Virtual Bangladesh

Virtual Bangladesh : By Land

Lots of tourists and visitors enter Bangladesh from India, which almost entirely surrounds Bangladesh. Traveling to Bangladesh from India has recently been made easier with direct bus connections between Dhaka and Kolkata (Calcutta) and between Dhaka and Agartala. There is also a train link between Kolkata and Dhaka throught the Benapole entry point.. However, travellers have to disembark at the station and switch trains.

There are several major entry points (Bangladesh names listed first):

  • Benopol-Petrapole (in the West, towards Kolkata)
  • Chilihari-Haldibari (in the North, towards Darjeeling)
  • Tamabil-Dawki (in the North East, towards Shillong)
  • Akhaura-Agartala (in the East, towards Agartala)

Asian Highway Network

Courtesy UNESCAP

Even though Bangladesh and Myanmar shares a border, overland routes have been closed since the early 1950s. With recent liberalization in relations between the two countries, a road link between Teknaf in the South of Bangladesh and with Myanmar's Sittwe area is slated to begin soon as part of the Asian Highway and it is assumed that a border crossing will be opened.

You can bring your own vehicle into Bangladesh provided that it has a valid Carnet de Passage and that the vehicle is registered in your home country and re-exported within the specified time.

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