Bangladesh

Taka (Tk)

Bengali (Bangla)

Information

Telephone in Dhaka

Grameenphone

For local SIM cards for your mobile phone, and internet modems for your laptop. Staff members speak good English. Also has a SIM card counter as you exit customs at the airport, as well as branches across the...

Tourist Information in Dhaka

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation

The national tourist office is the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation. It has more of a presence in terms of nationwide hotels than nationwide information. It also theoretically runs tours, but private-sector...

Tourist Information in Mongla

Abdul Malek

Rounding off Parjatan Hotel's umbrella services is its extremely resourceful (and English speaking) manager Abdul Malek, who can arrange daylong and multi-day boat trips into the Sundarbans.

Embassy in Bandarban

District Commissioner's Office

At the time of research, Hill Tracts permits were most easily obtained through a tour operator, but the District Commissioner's Office can help in a last resort – if you're persistent.

Landmark in Cox's Bazar

Radisson (Under Construction)

Perpetually under construction for several years, Cox's Bazar still holds out that the Radisson will eventually open. It'll likely be the best hotel in the city when it does.

Bank in Rangpur

Sonali Bank

Changes cash and travellers cheques. If you're exiting to India via the checkposts at Burimari or Hili, pay your Tk 500 departure tax here.

Bank in Sylhet

Sonali Bank

If you're crossing over to India, you can pay your Tk 500 ‘travel tax’ at this bank before heading to the Indian border at Tamabil.

Post in Dhaka

Main Post Office

Near Baitul Mukarram Mosque. Parcel-wallahs (who sew up large parcels) can be found in a small shelter on the left of the building.

Post in Sylhet

Post Office

Located in a quaint colonial campus, the post office is erratically staffed, although it offers international mail services.

Tourist Information in Srimangal & Around

Nishorgo Network

This government-run body manages several conservation and community development projects in and around the Srimangal area.

Post in Cox's Bazar

Post Office

On the edge of the Hotel Shaibal grounds. It’s poorly marked – look for the letter box outside.

Internet in Jessore

Oishi Online

Decent connections are available at Oishi Online, but the electricity may play truant at times.

Bank in Rajshahi

Sonali Bank

Pay your Tk 500 departure tax here if you want to exit Bangladesh by land from Sona Masjid.

Internet in Khulna

Cafe.net

This is a cyber cafe with a real cafe attached to it. Connections are reliable and quick.