Best time to visit Bangladesh
During monsoon season, southeastern Bangladesh can get flattened by 1,000mm of rain in July – that’s as much as the UK’s yearly rainfall.
Dry season is from November to March, when it’s warm and sunny. There are leftover showers in the southeast in November, when cyclones still brush the coast. December is one of the best times to visit Bangladesh, with warm sunny days and cooler nights. Dhaka is a comfortable 25°C around this time of year. Bangladesh swelters under a hot spring between March and May, when temperatures can climb over 40°C. The humidity is stifling, triggering spectacular thunderstorms. It’s broken by a long, rainy monsoon season that arrives at the end of May and doesn’t move on until October.
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Bangladesh holiday advice
Aled Evans, from our supplier Undiscovered Destinations, tells us why Bangladesh is one of his favourite countries in the world:
“The lack of tourists sets Bangladesh apart from its neighbouring countries. You will rarely see another Western tourist and local people will come up to you in the street and ask where you are from. They are genuinely interested in who you are and why you have come to Bangladesh. All done with a big smile on their faces!”
See the Sundarbans
“A walk through the Sundarbans mangrove forest allowed us a glimpse into the world of the local fishermen and honey collectors, who face the threat of tiger attack on a daily basis. Between 30 and 40 people are killed annually in this area by tigers. It was a fascinating if slightly nervous walk, even though we were told that the tigers were predominantly nighttime hunters. I was lucky enough to see dolphins, fish eagles and much more. We didn’t see the elusive Bengal tiger, but I did see footprints from a mother and cub that had passed by only hours earlier.”
Be prepared for Dhaka“One of the largest cities in the world, Dhaka is complete and utter chaos. Double the amount of time anyone tells you it takes to get anywhere. Relax and try and enjoy the mayhem going on around you as you travel through the streets. You may even come to like it!”
More about Bangladesh
Read our Bangladesh travel guide to uncover a country full of surprises. The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, harbours elusive Bengal tigers. Cox’s Bazaar rolls out the biggest beach – and the biggest refugee camp – in Asia. And architectural marvels are around every corner, including the millennia-old Somapura Mahavihara Buddhist monastery.