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07 Sep 2018

Visa Policy of Bangladesh

Visa on Arrival

To attract the tourists and ensure them a hassle free arrival in this land of stories, the government of Bangladesh has decided to provide Visa on Arrival to the foreign nationals including those of Bangladeshi origin. Once you arrived in Bangladesh, after examining your necessary travel documents the immigration authority at the Airports and Land ports will issue Visa on Arrival for a period of maximum 30 days to the citizens of the countries mentioned below under the following conditions:

(a) The nationals of those countries where there is no diplomatic mission of Bangladesh may be granted visa on arrival after examining the genuineness of their visit;

(b) On the basis of invitation letters of interested/required body being attested by the Board of Investment/BEPZA, the foreign investors/businessmen may be allowed to issue visa on arrival. In this case, interested/inviting organization must inform in advance the arrival of the foreign visitor(s) to the immigration and passport authority.

(c) Only for the purpose of official duty, business, investment and tourism citizens arriving from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russian Federation, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the countries of Europe may issue visa on arrival after examining and being satisfied by the immigration authority at the Airports and Land Ports;

(d) If any foreign national arrives in Bangladesh from a country other than his/her own country, where there is no mission of Bangladesh may be issued visa on arrival;

(e) Bangladeshi origin foreign citizens, their spouses and their offspring may be issued visa on arrival, on the proof of their being Bangladeshi origin;

(f) The staffs/officials of the foreign missions, UN or its affiliated organizations located in Bangladesh may be issued visa on arrival after examining their appointment letters or other related documents. Only UN passport holders will get such facilities gratis (free of charge).

 

Transit Visa

If you are waiting for your connecting flight and hoping to get the best out of it, Transit Visa will be allowed to you for the period of maximum 72 hours or till the time of the next available flight on request of the concerned carrier. For this an amount of 20 USD or equivalent amount of foreign currency is to be deposited in the concerned bank account. And then you are free to be amazed by Beautiful Bangladesh.

 

Visa Extension

If you haven’t done with wondering our amazing lands, you can extend your Visa on Arrival by applying to the Department of Immigration and Authority in light of existing Visa Policy.

 

Visa Requirements

In respect of visa on arrival the following procedures to be followed:

  1. a) Visa fees are to be paid in foreign currencies (US dollar, GB Pound/Euro etc.);
  2. b) Visitor must possess minimum USD 500 or its equivalent amount of foreign currency in cash or credit card;
  3. c) Visitors must have return ticket;
  4. d) Must have necessary documents to justify his/her visit;
  5. e) No visa fee will be applicable for the visitors from these countries which are exempted from visa fee.
  6. f) On arrival visa fee will be applicable on the basis of reciprocity only.
  7. g) The concerned intelligence agency must collect complete information of visitors to take necessary action. The immigration authority at Airports and Land Ports will send a monthly report on this issue to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department of Immigration and Passports.
  8. h) Visa on arrival shall be issued only after being satisfied about the purpose of visit. In case of foreign military or defense forces, prior approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs must be taken.

Ref: www.visa.gov.bd

07 Sep 2018

Gulistan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Gulistan is a very busy and important street of Dhaka city in Bangaldesh. Gulistan means ‘Flower Garden’ in Persian, which lead to the speculation that in medieval times there might be prominent flower gardens. Several important streets are connected to Gulistan which makes it busy and crowded. The street is full of roadside shops. Thousands of people visit this place for their daily needs. The road is always occupied with traffic and passersby. One of the oldest transports of Dhaka City ‘Tom Tom’ can be seen in this street. There is a shrine right at the middle of the road. It is called “Golap Shah’s Shrine”. Thousands of people show their devotion to this shrine everyday and make donations so that their desire can be fulfilled. There is one major bus stand situated in Gulistan, called the Gulistan (Fulbaria) Bus Station. Most of the buses here are public and the number of buses is very few according to the number of passengers. People often get on top of the bus as there are no longer spaces inside the bus. Some people can be seen hanging at the doorways. Banga (or Bango) Bazar is the prime shopping place here. New and fashionable clothes can be found here with reasonable price. There are hundreds of shops inside the place. The narrow pathways make it hard to roam inside the vicinity. The place is so congested and hot that it is hard to stay long time inside the complex. There used to be a Cinema complex (‘Gulistan Cinema Hall’) here which was one of the oldest architectural monuments. Even though the design was not eye catching and the structure was bizarre, it was one of the modern buildings in Dhaka city. The 11-km-long Gulistan–Jatrabari Flyover was opened in October 2013 to ease traffic jams and reduce travel time from the usual one hour to just five minutes. Osmani Uddyan park, Dhaka City Corporation, Dhaka GPO, Bangabandhu National Stadium, National Mosque Baitul Mukarram and many other important infrastructures are very close to this street. ref:wikipedia

06 Sep 2018

Pahela Baishak

First day of the Bangla year, Pahela Baishak is celebrated in a festive manner in Bangladesh. Pohela Baishak is a national holiday in Bangladesh. Pohela Baishak falls on April 14 or 15. Celebrations of Pahela Baishak started from Akbar’s reign. It was customary to clear up all dues on the last day od Chaitra. On the last day, or the first day of the New Year, landlords would entertain their tenants with sweets. On this Occasion, there used to be fairs and other festivities. In due course the occasion became part of domestic and social life, and turned into a day of merriment. Tribals of Chattagram Hilltracts observe Pahela Baishak as Baishabi.

06 Sep 2018

Dhaka Tourism Bangladesh

Are you looking for a travel tour operator in Bangladesh. Dhaka tourism Bangladesh is one of the leading tour operator in Bangladesh which typically combines tour and travel packages to create customized holidays in Dhaka for you according to your needs. One can select tours to Bangladesh according to themes on honeymoon tours, adventure tours, historic tours, archeological tours and many more of such kind.  We also provide all tour & travel related services like car/coach rental, hotel reservation, budget holiday tour, economy packages etc. You can contact with dhakatourismbd.com

31 Aug 2018

Science Museum

National Museum of Science and Technology located as Agargaon. It was founded on April 1965. The Museum is a modern learning center related to the latest scientific discoveries. The National Museum of Science and Technology serves as Bangladesh’s only science museum and organizes science education activities at a national level.

Address: Shahid Shahabuddin Shorok, Shere Bangla Nagar, Agargaon, Dhaka 1207

Hours:

Friday 3–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday

(Krishna Janmashtami)
9AM–5PM

Hours might differ
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday Closed

Phone: 880-2-9112084

 

31 Aug 2018

Folk Art Museum

The Folk Art Museum, or Folk Art and Crafts Museum, was established in Sonargaon in 1975,

This museum is built  to fulfill the dream of the celebrated painter Shilpacharya Zainal Abedin. It has a very rich collection of folk-themed objects of both aesthetic value.

Open: Saturday to Thursday, 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

31 Aug 2018

Liberation War Museum

Liberation War Museum situated  at Segun Bagicha, the museum contains rare photographs of the Liberation War and items used by the freedom fighters during the period. It commemorates the heroic struggle of the Bengali nation for their democratic and national rights. The struggle turned into an armed conflict following the genocide unleashed by the military rulers of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and culminated with the emergence of Bangladesh as a secular, democratic state in December 1971.

 

30 Aug 2018

National Park, Gazipur

National park situated at Bhawal,40 kilometers north of Dhaka on Trisal-Mymensingh highway. The National Park spreads on 1,600 acers with national recreational forests and animals,including small tigers, leopards, small bears, monkeys, porcupines and foxes.There are 20 picnic spots and 6 rest-houses, which can be looked in advance at the Divisional forest office, Mohakhali, Dhaka.

 

29 Aug 2018

Rijuk Waterfall, Bandarban

Rijuk Waterfall:

This natural mighty waterfall is situated at Ruma, 65 km southeast from Bandarban town. The water continuously falls into the River Sangu from about 300 ft. high hill dazzling like pearl particles in the space creating and nonparallel beauty of the nature.

This lake is surrounded by many kinds of plant and under wood. You can go there any time but during the rainy season the most attractive views of this fall can be seen. This awesome place will make you the most naturalistic and very close to your heart.

You have to make a trip from Bandarban to Ruma by “Chander Gari” (public jeep) or a private vehicle and from Ruma bazar to Rijuk fall you can hire propelled boat. This boat is known as “Reeshongshong” in local dialect. Fare of boat is 800 taka or subject to change.

29 Aug 2018

Boga Lake, Bandarban

Boga Lake is a natural lake in the hill district Bandarban. It is located on one of the peaks of the Politai Mountain Range in Naitong mauza of Ruma Upazila, about 29 km east of the river Shankha. The lake isrectangular. It is bounded for a nature loverno other place can be more alluring than Boga Lake. A natural lake spread over 15 acres of land and at a height of 3700 ft. is symply boggling. It is 65 km from Bandarban town and 20 km from Ruma Upazila. Many folktales herad about the formation Boga Lake. Some people assumes it might be creator of a dead volcano.

The lake is bounded on three sidesby mountain peaks covered with thick bamboo bushes. The lake is a table land of height  between 457 meter and 610 meter above the see level and 38 meter  deep.It is a closed lake and there is asmall spring named Bagachara, which is 153 meter deep. There is no outlet for draining and spring seepage. The water is the lake is usedby the local tribal people as drinking water but sometimes it changes color and looks turbid.

Hillside Resort organizes a trip to the beautiful, tree-lined Boga Lake, which is very popular, although depending on the current permit situation you can usually reach the lake on your own via Ruma Bazar. There is basic accommodation by the lake.