When to Go

High Season (Oct–Mar)

  • Cooler temperatures; almost chilly in January and February.
  • Dry; the worst of the monsoon has gone; some late rains in October.
  • Prices in Cox’s Bazar may be inflated.

Shoulder (Apr–May)

  • Almost unbearably hot temperatures, without the cooling monsoon rains.
  • Join honey-harvesters for the honey-collecting season in the Sundarbans.
  • Mangoes start ripening in May.

Low Season (Jun–Sep)

  • Monsoon season disrupts plans and sees much of Bangladesh under water.
  • Hot, but the rains cool the air.
  • Tea-picking season in full swing in Sylhet.