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ToBangladesh.com is not a travel agency; it is a gateway, bridging the gap between you and the local service providers throughout the country. It is a concept, an initiative, infusing the combined resources of Grace Tours, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Interspeed Media, a Dhaka based advertising company.

Via this website you will not only be able to have an overview of available destinations within Bangladesh and different levels of accommodation, (on our website, you can choose from a wide variety of accommodations – homestay hideaways, heritage hotels & palaces, rural farms, beach villas, jungle lodges, spa retreats, and even tree-houses!), but you will also be able to contact locally based hotel owners and tour guides, ask questions, provide answers and buy travel products and services all in one place.

Dhaka Division

Overview
Love it or loathe it, Dhaka is an essential ingredient to the Bangladesh travel experience, a place that every Bangladesh traveller will eventually see in a journey to Bangladesh. Colourful pedal rickshaws decorate the city at every turn, while the streets are constantly humming with human activity of trade and construction. But, for those seeking brief escapes from the city-circus that is the capital city, the Dhaka Division offers some accessible highlights which can be reached reasonably cheaply and quickly with a private vehicle and don’t require any lengthy ferry crossings to get there.

The most scenic part of the division is definitely its northernmost areas, those that line the border with India. Here, travellers will find the homes and villages of Garo people whose villages lie just beneath the Garo hills of Meghalaya. With their unique food, customs and drinks (soft or hard) this is a great place to visit and could be done within a weekend although three days would be better given the driving distances required (about six hours).

There’s also a fair amount of potential for river tours in the region as well — Contic’s river tours on the Jamuna are a very memorable way to spend a few days although the tours will cost you a pretty penny and are definitely not geared towards the budget crowd (which might be exactly what you’re after in a crowded country like Bangladesh).

Highlights
  • Exploring Old Dhaka on a heritage walk with the Urban Study Group and then drinking coffee at Mango, a chic café in Dhanmondi.

  • Having a drink with the Garo people of the Dhaka Division, in their home villages surrounding Durgapur or Haluaghat.

  • Cruising on the wide rivers of the Jamuna or the Padma on a historic Bangladeshi sailboat.

  • Hanging out on river beaches during the dry season or seeing the ocean-like river landscape during the wet.