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