Medical in Dhaka

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh Hospital

The travellers’ clinic here is excellent for travel health advice and travel-related issues such as vaccinations. A consultation costs Tk 1000 (Tk 4000 if you have medical insurance). You should make an appointment,…
Telephone in Dhaka


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 countr…
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 operators…
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.
Embassy in Chittagong

Divisional Commissioner’s Office

Come here for Chittagong Hill Tract permits. It's housed in old colonial building on the corner of Badsha Mia Rd and Chatteswari Rd, but not signed in English.
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.