In 1995 I entered the Indian subcontinent by way of Bangladesh. After a month in Bangladesh I found India to be joyride, which is in contrast to what I've heard from many other travelers. I love both places.
Bangladesh in particular was difficult for me because of it's level of poverty and congestion (and lack of tourist infrastructure). Plus I was traveling alone. However I did meet many of the most wonderful people that I've met anywhere in my travels. And I still keep in touch with them today.
I am still in the process of editing these images, but these will give you the idea.