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1. Bangladesh Visa in India.

 New Dellhi  : High Commission of  Bangladesh,  56 Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar III,  New Delhi 110024,  India, Ph : 6834668, 6839209, Fax : 6839237, E-mail : bdoot.del@smy.sprintrpg.ems.vsnl.net.in

 - Kolkata : Bangladesh Consulate at Kolkata,  Circus Avenue (Park Circus), Tel: 22475208

 

2. Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka TRAIN Service (Moytree Express)

 

From Dhaka   : Every Saturday & Sunday (at 8.30 a.m) from Dhaka Cantonment Station.

          Ticket  : From Kamalpur Rail Station, Dhaka (with Passport & Visa)

          Fare     : USD 8 (Non A/C). USD 12 (A/C Chair), USD 20 (Sleeper Class)

 

From Kolkata : Every Saturday & Sunday (at 7.10 a.m) from Chitpur Station.   

          Ticket  : From Fairly Place,Kolkata (with Passport & Visa)

          Fare     : USD 8 (Non A/C). USD 12 (A/C Chair), USD 20 (Sleeper Class)

 

Note : i )While going from Dhaka, please also add Taka 300 for trvel Tax.

ii) Please mention that you want to travel by train while tking visa.

 

 3. Kolkata-Dhaka/Dhaka-Kolkata Bus service

 One way fare is USD 10 (Air con). Green Line (9 A Marcuis St., New arket, Kolkata. Ph : 2252 0571)  & Shymoli  Transport (6/1 Marquis Street., Kolkata. Ph : 39579672),  Shohag Paribahan (Marquis Street) are the best in this route.  The journey takes 10-11 hours. From Dhaka, all buses start from Arambag area.

 

4. Shiliguri-Dhaka bus service.

 Shyamoli Transport started Shiliguri-Dhaka bus. Fare is USD 12 (air con) . Bus starts froim Shiliguri at 1.30 p.m & reach Dhaka next morning.  

 

5. India-Bangladesh border crossing (Break journey)

 For break journey, there are several enter point to Bangladesh from India which details as under :

 a) Horidaspur (Petropole)  – Benapole border (Travelers from Kolkata)

 This border located 88 km from Kolkata. You can come Horidaspur by shared jeep. Or can come to Bongaon station by Train from Sialdoh & then take Cycle Rickswaw to the border. After crossing the border, will find a bus stands from where many buses go to Dhaka, Barisal, Jessore, Khulna, Mongla (from early morning to midnight). The distances these places are : Kolkata-Horidaspur (Benapole) - 88 km,  Benapole - Jessore : 39 km,  Benapole - Dhaka : 310 km,  Benapole -  Khulna : 97 km. For any reason, if you have to stay at Benapole, can stay in the hotel of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (Govt. owned)  Hotel Benapole, Room tariff : USD 7/night.

 b) Chengrabandha-Buramari border (Travelers from Shiliguri /Darjeeling/Nepal)

 You can also take break journey.  Changrabandha border is 63 km far from Shiliguri. You will find buses &  taxies to come the border. After crossing the border, will find a bus stands (Burimari side) from where many buses go to Dhaka, Dinajpur & other cities. Changrabandha-Dhaka distance is 387 km. It takes around 10 hours to reach Dhaka.

 c) Dauki-Tomabil border (Travelers from Shillong, Guahati,Assam)

 From Shillong, Dauki border is 95 km.After crossing the border, will find some local buses go to Sylhet (55 km). Also can hire microbus.  Sylhet is tea city. So, you can stay 2-3 nights here to see the Tea gardens. From Sylhet every day many buses (air con/non air con) & trains go to Dhaka. The journey takes 5 hours (By bus) & 6 hours (By train).

 d) Agartola-Akhaura border (Travelers from Agartola, Tripura)

From Agartola, take a rickshaw to Akhaura border. The distance is 4 km. Crossing the border take another Rickshaw to Akhaura rail station (12 km) . From that station, will find many trains to Dhaka (3 hours), Chittagong (2.5 hours) , Sylhet ( 4 hours). 

 

6.  Indian Visa in Bangladesh :

 Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC),  House-12, Road-137,  Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212

Phone : 880-2-989 3006,  E-mail : info@ivacbd.com

 

To get the visa :

 i) You have to have passport with at least 6 months validity & 2 blank pages.

ii) 2 copies of recnt photographs.

ii) Photocopy of Passport (1-7 pages & Bangladesh Visa page)

iii) Visa fee (Depends on Nationality)

 

Office hour : Sunday-Thursday (11.00-01.00 for non Bangladeshi Nationals)

 Visa Delivey : After 3 working days.

 

7. Dhaka-India By Air

GMG Airlines is the best. Fare : Dhaka-Kolkata : USD 60 (+ takex) & Dhaka-Dellhi USD 210   (+ Taxes). For details, please visit : http://www.gmgairlines.com

 

8. Travel Tax/Depareture Tax.

To leave Bangladesh by land, all nationals have to pay Taka 300 (USD 4.5). So, please be sure to have at least Taka 300 while you leave for border. But in cse of leaving Bangladesh by air, no need to pay extra at airport as the ticket is inclusive all taxes.