Hi, so i am planning a trip to the Indian Subcontinent this autumn for roughly 5-6 weeks from early october to mid november. I was thinking on taking this route outlined below (well ish). I prefer overland travel and I dont like taking internal flights, as i would much rather see the surrounding countryside instead of just flying over it. allthough i appreciate this takes up time but so be it. Also i like flying into one country and flying out of another as it saves on doubling back on myself!
fly into new delhi (3 days) - Jaipur (3 days) - Agra (2days) - Varanasi (3 days) - Nepal (10days) - Kolkata (5 days) - Bangladesh (7 days) fly out of Dhaka.
All periods of stay are rough estimates!
So a few questions.
a) is this route to rushed, or could i just about do it in the time amount of time i have.
b) What could i do in Bangladesh, is there anything i should not miss if i visit there?
c) Any other obvious things i should see which would fit in with the route i am currently thinking of.
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 24, 2008, at 10:56 AM by kingreyes ]
Thanks for your post and interest about Bangladesh.
Almost you are right and your choise is good. Seven days in Bangladesh is not so bad. In this seven days you can you should must visit and your itinerary might be as follows:
Day-1 & 2: Lalbag fort, Ahsan Manjil, Sonargoan(ancient capital of Bengal), Wari-Botesher(2500 years oldest town) these are in Dhaka and near about Dhaka, possible these places visit within a day. You can change subject and also include Ship breaking and builder’s yard, national memorial,
Day-3. Pundru Nagar (Bogra 04 hour’s bus journey from Dhaka), Puthia Temple (another 02 hours journey from Bogra), Dighapatia Rajbari (former emperior house on the way to Puthia). Borendra Museum(Rajshahi-Archeological richest collection in Bangladesh)
Day-4. And then go to Khulna for day long sundarban trip (regular 3-4 days Sundarban trip will not suitable for you)
Day-5: Back to Dhaka and relax
Day-6: Visit Sreemangral, beautiful tea garden and Lawachara Rain Forest, Small forest but very rich
Day-7: Shopping and others personal activities.
Thanks for your reply. I will have a look into the places you suggested. I have heard about the ship breakers yard, saw photos of it in some magazine i think! looks interesting!
Im guessing that Bangladesh is not a very popular tourist destination? Im quite adventurous; so am curious about visiting Bangladesh.
How much per day do you think i could survive on barring in mind, i will be backpacking, so i will be doing things for as cheap as possible! $25-$30 good enough?
Thanks to you also Tena.
Yeah, definitely it is very much interesting. Your guessing is absuletly right. When take a step in Bangladesh that's time it will grow in your mind, you are first traveller. So definitely it is adventures. (except Dhaka & Chittagong, you first means-never you will face any European of Noth American traveller)
Per day 30 USD living cost(Acco+food) for a backpackers not bad.
Actually when you will coming in Bangladesh?
How are you? Did you visit Bangladesh? If you need any information or help then let me know.