Bangladesh is a strikingly lush and beautiful land with a rich history and a variety of attractions unusual for a country this size. It says that it's a young country bearing with very old histories. For a start, you can visit archeological sites dating back over 2000 years; check out the longest beach and the largest littoral mangrove forest in the world; and see decaying 'Gone with the Wind' mansions of 19th-century maharajas. Tourists say that Bangladesh people having very colorful life………
Rural Bangladesh feels relaxed, spacious and friendly: travelers from India have been agreeably surprised to find border officials offering them cups of tea rather than reams of forms to fill in. Bangladesh people are very friendly. Facilities are limited but if you have an independent streak, it's definitely worth avoiding the crowds heading to India and Nepal and following the slogan: 'Visit Bangladesh Touch the Color of Life…….
Full country name: People's Republic of Bangladesh
Area: 143,998 sq km (55,598 sq mi)
Population: 129 million
Capital city: Dhaka (pop: 8.5 million)
People: 98% Bengali, 250,000 Bihari, tribals less than 1 million
Language: Bengal, English
Religion: 88.3% Islam, 10.5% Hindu, 1.2% other
GDP: US$175.5 billion
GDP per head: US$1380
Annual growth: 4%
Major industries: Jute manufacturing, cotton textiles, food processing, steel, fertilizer, rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, beef, milk, poultry
Major trading partners: Western Europe, US, Hong Kong, Japan, India, China, Singapore
The Bengal region has a multifaceted folk heritage, enriched by its ancient animist, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim roots. Weaving, pottery and terracotta sculpture are some of the earliest forms of artistic expression. The best known literature of Bangladesh is the work of the great Bengali poets Rabindranath Tagore and Nasrul Islam. Folk theatre is common at the village level and usually takes place during harvest time or at melas (village fairs). There are many folk dances, but classical dance is largely borrowed from Indian models and is frowned upon by the more severe religious leaders.
Clay made show pieces
Bangladesh's Muslims and Hindus live in relative harmony. The Muslim majority has religious leaders, pirs, whose status straddles the gap between that of a bishop and that of a sage. Hinduism in Bangladesh lacks the pomp and awe of the Indian version, but consequently Hindu ceremonies are rarely conducted in the depths of temples to which access is restricted. People here are very willing for you to watch and even participate. Buddhists today form only a tiny minority of the population. It's worth noting that the Bangladeshi pride in ancestry is balanced by the Islamic slant of the country's intellectual life which tends to deny the achievements of the preceding Hindu and Buddhist cultures.
A typical Bangladeshi meal consists of beef (or sometimes mutton, chicken, fish or egg) and vegetables cooked in a hot spicy sauce with mustard-oil, yellow watery lentils (dal) and plain rice. Fish is part of the staple diet; however, over-fishing has led to a scarcity of river fish and more sea fish are appearing on menus. Alcoholic drinks are not widely available; head for five-star hotels and ritzier restaurants when you want a tipple
When to Come
Most of the tourists come to visit Bangladesh in the winter season (from October to February) when the weather is dry, fresh & cold. But rich with six seasons this exceptional country discloses her different beauties in every season. So tourists are welcome round the year to see & enjoy the different beauties… of the country