Destination Information for Bangladesh
Bangladesh is situated on the Bay of Bengal. Its many waterways, including the Padma, Meghna and Jamuna rivers, mean that a common mode of transport is by boat. Wildlife lovers head to the South coast of Bangladesh to see the royal Bengal tiger in the huge mangrove forest of the Sundarbans. Formerly known as East Pakistan, Bangladesh gained independence after a civil war in 1971.
The capital, Dhaka, is a cacophony of noise and activity, a thriving metropolis with a population that increases by the day. Other major cities include Chittagong, a commercial centre and seaport, and Sylhet, one of the holiest sites in the country and home to the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Shahjalal.
Whether you’re heading to the jungles and riverways, the cities or the beaches, Bangladesh holds a special attraction for travellers who like to go off the beaten path and stay away from the mass tourist spots. Here you can discover archaeological and historical sites, beaches and picnic spots, waterfalls and
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria in Cox Bazaar district and Chittagong district. There is a low to no risk in the rest of the country and anti-malarials are not normally advised in these areas. (See map above).
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:
Doxycycline OR Atovaquone/Proguanil OR Mefloquine
If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.