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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 30, 2016
getting a visa  (2 Answers)

Is it easy for a USA citizen to get a visa at the Dharka airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 30, 2016
Indian visa  (2 Answers)

I had indian visa issued from november - may 2016. I had to travel to the UK in this period so I could not manage time for india tour. Now I need india visa again.
1. Is there any implications of not travelling to india previously, though I had visa ?
2. In the online form, what should I write? Not travelled?
3. Is there any chance of rejection on this ground?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 12, 2016
Nearby location of snowfall  (2 Answers)

Can anyone tell me the nearest location from Bangladesh (and suitable time) for experiencing snowfall?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 17, 2016
Journey to Bangladesh  (9 Answers)

Can anybody recommend trusted tour agency or it is possible to travel in Bangladesh without it ? We"d like to see as much as possible in 2 weeks..
Any useful advices ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 27, 2015
Tourist safety... (Article attached)  (1 Answer)

The Australian Cricket team has delayed their tour of Bangladesh due to safety concerns from advice from the Australian Govt.

"This Advice was last issued on Friday, 25 September 2015. There is reliable information to suggest that militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh."

Im heading over to watch the Australia v Bangladesh in the football in November....

Just wondering people's thoughts...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 21, 2015
Visa and ticket information  (1 Answer)

I'm looking to stay in Bangladesh for two years. I'm going to get there and attempt to find a job with an NGO. What kind of plane ticket should I get (return - short term or long term - or can I get a one way ticket?)?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 14, 2015
Cheeky football trip to Bangladesh

So my beloved Australian Football team just drew Bangladesh away in the preliminary World Cup Qualifying rounds.... We also have Jordan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (Not exactly the group of death i know :) )
Would it be worth a trip or don't bother?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 05, 2015
Dhaka to Kankarvitta, Nepal

Dear good people please suggest should I take a taxi from Dhaka airport to Kankarvitta, Nepal. If yes cost and time involved would be? Many thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 18, 2014
banned in uae

I am life banned in uae can I get work visa to oman?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 23, 2014
if invitation rejected for visa what can do next to visit Armenia  (10 Answers)


This is rafa from Bangladesh and i wanted to visit Armenia by invitation from My friend. My friend applied for it but it rejected in a month. May i know for what kind of reason it can be rejected? and is there any other option to visit Armenia if invitation is closed after rejection.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 08, 2014
Confused Pls Advice  (3 Answers)

Ill come to Bangladesh in the month of April’15. My fiancé is in Dhaka for the last two years and doing job. Now we both are getting married in march so have to come there. But after reading so many reviews and blogs I am quite nervous and confused whether to come or not. Can any one pls help me or share reviews? He might apply for immigration to some other country but it takes one or two years so for this time period I have to move Bangladesh.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 04, 2014
Car Rental in Chittagong


I'm looking to rent a driver and vehicle in Chittagong for travel within the city and possibly to nearby cities. Can anyone recommend a good/reputable company?

thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 29, 2014
Accomodation  (3 Answers)

Anyone can suggest any apartment for short term stay please??? Affordable price

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 27, 2014
visa bangladesh  (2 Answers)

how many days can an indian citizen can stay in bangladesh please help me sir pls help me sir

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2014
want to be in sylhet

Hi, is there anyone who can give me information of how to visit bangladesh from guwahati?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2014
challenges  (3 Answers)

What challenges do you think you might face while living and working in Bangladesh?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2014
Indian visa  (7 Answers)

I have a web file. but i hit get apointment there was say no apointment aviable here. please tell me what can i do????????


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 22, 2014
Appointment Dates for indian visa problem

I select the appointment date.but when i hit the "confirm the appointment" button it shows the blank application form.what can i do now????????

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 25, 2013
Need advice and a few questions answered!  (4 Answers)

I am a white 19 year old male from america who within the next couple of years plan on going to bangladesh by myself or with my one friend who is also male. I have been doing a good bit of research about the place and the people so i know a little bit of what to expect. Whenever i go i do not plan on staying near the major cities. I have a few questions that i would like to have answered before going and if anyone has any advice for me that would be much appreciated. I would like to be there for a month just as a trial but if it goes well maybe longer. On my stay i plan on helping out where ever and whoever i can. So first thing i would like to ask is what do they need i have very good electrician skills and was wondering if that would come in useful to anyone down there. I was going to go to some local good wills and buy clothes for people(Dont know if this is a good idea or not, would they take it offensively if i try to help them out?). For you people that have been there i would like to know how much money i should bring with me?How much money would i use in a month on like food, transportation, and things like that. I do not look this up yet but if able i was going to take around 10,000usd with me and yes i was planning on helping people out with the money.I also would like to know if i will have a hard time because i only speak english. Should i learn Bangli and if i should is it an easy language to understand? Should i hire a translator and if so where would i be able to do this? I see people have concerns with there water so should i bring my own water with me or where would be the safe places for me to get water? I do plan on getting any possible vaccinations that i can before i go there. I have read that bangladesh people are very nice and curious people and i was just wanting to know if that was true or not? If i go there what are some of the things that i should go see, what are nice places to visit and what are places that i should stay away from? Should i bring things like my cell phone or my laptop? I will be taking a camera. Do they have wifi or internet anywhere it does not really matter to me i was just curious. and if anyone has any advice they would like to share it would be greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 10, 2013
Translator Bangladesh, Jessore

Together with 4 other students I'm doing research on post-harvest losses of perishable fruits and vegetables in rural areas in Bangladesh. In about 5 days we will leave Dhaka (were we are now) and head for areas around Jessore. There we will conduct a few interviews with local farmers to get information about losses. However, we need a translator to translate the interviews. (We have some friends from Bangladesh to conduct the interviews, but we need an extra translator). We need a translator for 2 days.

Does anyone know if it is possible to arrange a proper translator on such a short notice? Does anyone have any experience with having or booking a translator in this area (Jessore)? Are they good translators? What are the prices?

We actually can't find anything, so perhaps anyone can help us with it, would be appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 12, 2013
Travel Description  (1 Answer)

How Can I go to Doulotdia at Rajbari District From Comilla ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 12, 2013
Hiring a Guide?  (2 Answers)

Hey guys, I'm flying into Dhaka and will have two full days to explore the city. I've drawn up a list of the places I want to visit however seeing as I've never been to Dhaka before I was wondering if you think it'd be advisable to hire a local guide to take me around so I don't spend half my time getting lost.

Places I want to visit;

- Sadarghat River station.
- Buriganga River
- Ship repair yard
- Karwan bazar
- Korail slum
- Kamlapur station area
- Hindu street
- Chawalk bazar.

If you can help with where I'd go about hiring a guide and how much you think the rate would be?

Many thanks to anyone who can help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 24, 2012
Prepaid Mobile card for a short visit to Dhaka  (1 Answer)

Any suggestions.

Can I purchase SIM at airport

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 27, 2012
Dhaka and vaccinations  (5 Answers)

Hi guys!
I was offered a 2-month job in Bangladesh (mainly Dhaka with travels to rural areas). Given I'm pregnant, I cannot be vaccinated for diphtheria+tetanus and typhoid.
When it comes to typhoid, I need to be careful with food and drinks; yet, diphtheria can be transmitted through air.
Any information on the risk to get diphtheria and typhoid in Bangladesh?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 18, 2012
Problem with indian visa application in Bangladesh  (18 Answers)

I been trying to get appointment on indian embassy in bangladesh and i can never get an appointment with them.
When I walk into their office they say only get appointment on the internet website so i go to their website and it does NOT work for me at all.
One time I had to fly to nepal to get to india from bangladesh all because of the indian website not working i had to spent money on a plane ticket to nepal.
I have the website for the indian embassy in bangladesh, if anybody tries it and it works then let me know I will give you a thumbs up.
The website is
I tried 60 times before and it didnt work that was 3 months ago now I am trying again and it still is not working for me.
How can i get an appointment with them? Us embassy cant give me an appointment i already talked to them. How can i get an appointment with indian embassy to get a visa if the website isnt working?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 17, 2012
Question about renting apartments in Bangladesh  (1 Answer)

I have wanted to rent an apartment in Bangladesh, and almost every place I want to rent in the foreighn areas or areas where upperclass people live they want like 2 months advance, and some places with a security guard wants about 500 us dollars to move in.
I have rented apartments before without advance in the villages but why is it in these upperclass areas of the city they want 2 months advance?
Now I rented one apartment in the city I paid 2 months advance and I do not even know if i will get that back once I leave and I am a poor person.
Almost every place that wants to rent to me they want advance money.
Can a lawyer help me get the advance money back if the owner does not want to give it? Is it a scam with foreighners because only in areas where foreighners live they ask for 2 months advance or more.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 04, 2012
Itinerary to Bangladesh in December 2012 -- 18 days -- Any opinions  (2 Answers)

Hello, Planning a private tour to Bangladesh with driver and guide.
This is what we are thinking of doing....any suggestions, additions, deletions...don't hold back.

Thank you.

Day 1: Receive & welcome:
Arrive Dhaka Airport. Reception and transfer to Sheraton Hotel. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel.

Day 2: Full Day city Sightseeing:
Full day city sightseeing covering Sadarghata Terminal, Pink palace, Dhakeshawari Hindu Temple, Lalbag Mughol Fort, Curzon Hall, Central Shahid Minar and the distinctive Notational Parliament Building. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch drive to Savar to visit National Memorial and the Brass Metal works at Dhanmarai (If time permits). Overnight at Sheraton hotel.

Day3: Dhaka-Sonargaon
After breakfast drive to Sonargaon by A/C Micro. Visit the historical Panam city and Sonargaon Folk-art Museum and complex.Cruise in the river Megna from baddyar bazar by wooden country boat. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel.

Day 4: Dhaka- Bogra
After breakfast drive to Bogra by A/C micro passing through the panoramic Jamuna Bridge (the 11th longest in the world) via Shirajgonj. After lunch visit Mohasthangar archaeological sites and the museum. You can also visit the Vashu Vihara near th Mohasthangarh. Overnight and dinner at Naz garden hotel.

Day 5: Bogra-Rangpur-Dinajpur
After breakfast drive to Rangpur. Visit the Tajhat Zaminder Palace. Drive to Dimla Kalibarri via Gangachura and Domar. You can also visit the attractive Tista Barrage. After Tajhat sighseeing Drive to Kantajir Mondir and visit the ornamented terracotta temple. Over night on Parjatan hotel Dinajpur.

Day 6: Dinajpur-Paharpur-Rajshahi:
After breakfast drive to paharpur the largest single monasteries south of Himalays (world heritage site). After Paharpur sightseeing drive towards Rajshahi. visit the spectacular Varendra research museum (if time permits) and the fine silk industry.Evening walk through the bank of Padma river to enjoy the sunset. Overnight at Hotel Parjatan hotel Rajshahi.

Day 7: Rajshahi-Puthia-Khulna
After break fast sightseeing at Puthia. Visit Puthia palace, Shiva temple and others terracotta temple in Puthia. After sightseeing drive towards Khulna. En-route you can visit the wonderful Bagha Mosque. Over night at Khulna.

Day 8: Sundarbans
After Early breakfast drive to Mongla to avail the boat for full day safari tour to Sundarbans forest. Lunch on the boat. Return Mongla by evening and overnight stay in Khulna.

Day 9: Khulna-Bagerhat-Dhaka
Morning after breakfast Bagerhat Sightseeing visit the Sixty Domb Mosque (world heritage site), shrine of Khan Jahan Ali. After Bagerhat sightseeing drive towards Dhaka. Upon arrival Dhaka check in to the hotel. Over night stay on hotel sheraton.

Day 10: Dhaka- Srimongal:
After breakfast drive to Sreemangal by land transport through the green valley and terraced tea garden at Srimangal where there are lots of attractions for nature loving tourist. This is an ideal place for eco-tourism. Upon arrival in Srimongal check in to the hotel. After lunch visit tea garden and MonipuriTribal villages and Lawachara forest at Srimangal. Over night stay at Srimangal.

Day 11: Srimongal-Moinamoti-Chittagong:
Morning after breakfast drive towards Chittagong. En-route visit the most impressive archaeological sites Shalban Vihara at Moinamoti Lalmai hill range. There are more than 50 archaeological spots like Shalban Vihara, Kutila Mura, Ananda Vihara which are very important for studies of Buddhism. Upon arrival chittagong check into the hotel.

Day 12: Chittagong-Rangamatti,Cruise on Kaptai lake:
After breakfast drive to Rangamati hill district which is 77km distance from Chittagong. This is a unique place for holidays. After fresh up we will offer you the most fascinating boat cruise in the Kaptai Lake with its splendid setting of lush landscape and scenic grandeur. The boat journey through the vast expanse (spreading over 680sq. km.) of crystal clear water flanked by hills and evergreen dense forest with rich tribal villages temples and tribal markets fishing boat. Overnight stay at Parjatan hotel.

Day 13: Rangamatti- Bandarban
After breakfast visit Rajban Vihara, Buddhist temple. After sightseeing drive to the hill district Bandarban. On the way to Bandarban you will visit Moorong tribal villages, tribal market and transfer to Milonchari Resort. After lunch visit the Golden temple, local bazaar to get the touch of local people.Over night stay at Resort.

Day 14: Bandarban- Cox'sbazar
After breakfast jeep drive to Chimbuk hilltop (3700 feet high) and en-route visit the Murong
tribal villages, tribal market and attractive Shailopropat. After sightseeing drive to Cox’s Bazar through the hilly roads. Upon arrival Cox’s bazar check in to the hotel. Enjoy the sun set from the largest unbroken seabeach in the world

Day 15: Cox'sbazar- Saintmartin
After breakfast (7.30 am) drive for teknaf for onward ship to St.martin. Upon arrival Teknaf board in to the ship. Enjoy the cruise around 3 hrs on the river Naf and Bay of Bengal. Reach St. Martin in the afternoon & check in to the hotel. After lunch you will have free time on the coral island for enjoy the beauty. In the dinner, enjoy the delightful seafood. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Saintmartin-Cox'sbazar
After the breakfast we will start sightseeing for Chera Deep by boat. Visit Chera deep (a small coral island). Return to hotel. After lunch departure from St. Martin for Teknaf at 3:00pm. Upon arrival to Teknaf transfer to Cox’s Bazar, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17: Cox'sbazar-Dhaka
Morning start journey to Dhaka. Arrive Dhaka in the late evening. Dinner and overnight. (If you want to skip long drive its advisable to fly from cox'sbazar to Dhaka)

Day 18: Departure transfer to airport
After breakfast if time permits we’ll offer a fascinating shopping trip. Transfer to Zia Int’l airport for onward destination.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 31, 2012
Living conditions in Bangla Desh  (1 Answer)

Hello, I'm an Italian Geologist 41 years old, and I've just received a good job offer for one year in Bangla Desh. Basically, I would be based in an office in Dakha, in the quarter of Baridhara, but sometimes with field surveys in Rangpur, Dinajpur, Mymensingh, Tangail, Bogra, and Rajshahi. The job position is extremely attractive and fascinating and also the salary is good (I wuold be payed in Thai Bhat, about 60000 per month, equivalent to 163445.13 Takas, if I correctly converted the currency). I am really excited of this job opportunity, but at the same time I quite worried.
Browsing on the web I read many controversial information on Dakha and Bangladesh in general. Someone speaks of an awful hot and wet climate, of terrible infective diseases, millions of mosquitoes (including those transmitting the Dengue virus), very bad and dangerous public transports, not drinkable water, unsafe food, very poor hospitals, old houses and hotels not very clean, high levels of criminality, continuous political and religious disorders and fightings. Some others, instead, report of a beautiful, peaceful country, with just some danger of diseases in rural areas.
Now, taking into account that I'm accustomed to European standards of living and that I should work there for at least one year (not just a few weeks as a tourist) can somebody objectively describe the living conditions in Dakha and in the rest of Bangladesh? Do you think it's worth accepting such a job offer? I am particular worried about infective diseases. Can someone tell me precisely which the compulsory and suggested vaccinations are? And in which do these vaccinations consist? Pills or injections? How long does it take, on the whole, such preventive cures? Just a few days or weeks? Thanks in advance for any answer. Regards.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 17, 2011
Best guide book?  (5 Answers)

When I started traveling I was a lonely planet girl. But as i've gotten older and traveled more widely i feel that it can be a bit hit or miss depending on the countries and the authors. E.g when i traveled through Central America it was a great source of help and knowledge but when i recently traveled to Colombia it's information fell short and the writing style annoyed me.

I'm planning to go to Bangladesh for two months or more traveling over from India next February. I was wondering whether to bother with a guide book and if so what are peoples views on the best ones in print?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 02, 2011
visa upon arrival

Hi, I've been told that when you don´t have a BD consulte in your country (I'm portuguese/UE), you can get a visa upon arrival at the Dhaka airport. How many days can you get? I wanted to stay more than 30 days. Maybe two months.
Thanks a lot,

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