Dhaka is the capital and biggest city of Bangladesh. With its brilliant history and rich social customs, Dhaka is referred to the world over as the city of mosques and muslin. Its distinction pulled in voyagers from far and close all through the ages. Today it has developed into a super city of about 8.5 million individuals, with a region of around 1353 sq. km. turning into the center point of the country's modern, business, social, instructive and political exercises.Dhaka is situated in the geographic focal point of the nation. It is in the incredible deltaic area of the Ganges and Brahmaputra waterways. The city is inside the rainstorm atmosphere zone, with a yearly normal temperature of 25 deg C (77 deg F) and month to month implies fluctuating between 18 deg C (64 deg F) in January and 29 deg C (84 deg F) in August. About 80% of the yearly normal precipitation of 1,854 mm (73 in) happens among May and September.Dhaka is situated in one of the world's driving rice and jute or normal rawjute developing areas. Its incorporate jute material businesses, muslin and cotton ventures and furthermore sustenance handling, particularly rice processing. An assortment of other customer products are additionally made here. The Muslim impact is reflected in the in excess of 700 mosques and noteworthy structures found all through the city. The University of Dhaka (1921) and a few specialized schools and historical centers are situated here.
GENERAL INFORMATION :
Region : 815.85 Sq. kilometers (approx.)
Populace : Seven million (approx.)
Atmosphere : Tropical, with overwhelming precipitation and splendid daylight in the rainstorm and warm for most of the year. The winter months, from November to March, are in any case, most amiable, cool and lovely.
Temperature: Max. Min.
summer 36.7°C 21.1°c
Winter 31.7°C 10.5°c
Precipitation : 2540 mm yearly.
Stickiness : 80 percent (approx.)
Attractions of Dhaka
Mosques : Dhaka has a few hundred mosques. Conspicuous are Baitull Mukarram-National Mosque, the seven Domed Mosque (seventeenth century), Star Mosque (eighteenth century) , Chawkbazar Mosque and Huseni Dalan Mosque.
Hindu Temples : Dhakeshwari Temple (eleventh Century), Ramkrishna Mission.
Temples: Armenian Church (1781 A.D.) St. Mary's Cathedral at Ramna, Church of Bangladesh or previous Holy Rosary Church (1677A.D.) at Tejgaon.
National Memorial : It situates at Savar, 35, km. from Dhaka city. The remembrance structured by engineer Moinul Hossain is devoted to the consecrated memory of the a large number of obscure saints of the war of freedom.
Lalbagh Fort : It was worked in 1678 A.D. by Prince Mohammad Azam, child of Mughal ruler Aurangazeb. The fortification was the scene of grisly fight amid the primary war of freedom (1857) when 260 sepoys positioned here supported by the general population rebelled against British powers. Extraordinary among the landmarks of the Lalbagh are the tomb of Pari Bibi , Lalbagh Mosque, Audience Hall and Hammam of Nawab Shaista Khan presently lodging an exhibition hall.
1857 Memorial : ( Bahadur Shah Park) Built to honor the saints of the main freedom war (1857-59) against British guideline. It was here that the revolting sepoys and their common comrades were freely hanged.
Bangabandhu Memorial Museum : The home of the dad of the country Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi has been transformed into a musuam. It contains uncommon accumulation of belongings and photos of his lifetime.
Mukti Juddha Museum : Situated at Segun Bagicha region of the city the exhibition hall contains uncommon photos of Liberation war and things utilized by the opportunity warriors amid the period.
Ahsan Manzil Museum : On the bank of the stream Buriganga in Dhaka the pink superb Ahsan Manzil has been redesigned and transformed into a historical center as of late. It is a case of the countries rich social legacy. It was the home of the Nawab of Dhaka and a quiet onlooker to numerous occasions.
The redesigned Ahsan Manzil is a landmark of massive authentic excellence. It has 31 rooms with an immense arch on which can be seen from miles around. It currently has 23 exhibitions showing pictures, furniture and family unit articles and utensils utilized by the Nawab.
Curzon Hall : Beautiful design building named after Lord Curzon. It presently houses the Science Faculty of Dhaka University.
Old High Court Building : Originally worked as the living arrangement of the British Governor, it shows a cheerful mix of European and Mughal engineering.
Dhaka Zoo : Popularly known as Mirpur Zoo. Brilliant and alluring accumulations of various nearby and outside types of creatures and winged animals including the glorious Royal Bengal Tiger are accessible here.
National Museum : Located at the essential issue of the city, the gallery contains countless accumulations including figures and artistic creations of the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim periods.
Greenhouse : Built on a region of 205 sections of land of land at Mirpur and contiguous Dhaka Zoo. One can examine the zoo and the professional flowerbed in one outing.
National Park : Situated at Rejendrapur, 40 km. north of Dhaka city , this is an immense (1,600 sections of land) national recreational timberland with offices for outing and paddling and so on.
Focal Shahid Minar : Symbol of Bengali patriotism. This landmark was worked to honor the saints of the noteworthy Language development of 1952. Thousands of individuals with flower wreaths and bundle assemble on 21 February consistently to pay regard in a grave climate. Festivities start at party time of midnight.
National Poet's Graveyard : Revolutionary writer Kazi Nazrul Islam kicked the bucket on the 29 August 1976 and was covered here. The burial ground is contiguous the Dhaka University Mosque.
Suhrawardy Uddyan (Garden) : A Popular Park. The promise of freedom of Bangladesh was taken here and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman gave clarion call for autonomy on this event on the seventh March 1971. The place is popular for its lavish verdure and delicate breezes. Interminable Flame to breath life into the memory of the saints of our Liberation war has been blown here as of late.
Catacomb of National Leaders : Located at the southwestern corner of Suhrawardy Uddyan, it is the everlasting resting spot of extraordinary national pioneers, Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haque, Hossain Shahid Suhrawardy and Khaja Nazimuddin.
Banga Bhaban : The official habitation of the President, situated in the city . One can have an outside perspective of this amazing royal residence.
Baldha Garden : Unique making of the late Narendra Narayan Roy, the landowner of Baldha. Year of foundation was 1904. Situated in Wari territory of Dhaka city, the garden with its rich accumulation of indigenous and intriguing plants is a standout amongst the most energizing fascination for naturalists and travelers.
Ramna Green: An immense stretch of green garden encompassed by a serpentine lake close to the Sheraton Hotel.
Parliament House : Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (Parliament House) situated at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar has particular compositional highlights. Planned by the popular designer Louis I. Kahn, it might be called a compositional ponder of this area.
Science Museum : The historical center is a cutting edge learning focus identified with the most recent logical revelations. It is arranged at Agargaon.
Establishment of Arts and Crafts : Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Shahbagh the Institute of Arts and Crafts has an agent gathering of society craftsmanship and works of art by specialists of Bangladesh.
Sonargaon : About 29 km. from Dhaka. Sonargaon is one of the most seasoned capitals of Bangal. A Folk Arts and Crafts Museum has been built up here.
Different attractions in and around Dhaka incorporate the Institute of Arts and Crafts with its delegate gathering of society craftsmanship and works of art, handiwork shops. Aparajeya Bangla landmark, outing spots at Chandra and Salna, mechanical domains of Tongi, Narayanganj, Demara, Tejgaon, cruising by nation vessel in the close-by stream or a visit to a town to see jute development, weaving and stoneware making. Last yet not minimal travel by a steed driven truck or rickshaw along occupied Dhaka avenues is a compensating knowledge.
Cookout Spots : There are great outing spots in the territory around Savar and Mirzapur. Other magnificence spots associated by street with Dhaka incorporate Joydevpur, Sripur, Madhupur, Rajendrapur National Park, Chandra and Salna, all of which have rest-houses that can be utilized by voyagers on demand to the Forest Department.
Bangaldesh Parjatan Corporation possesses two outing spots with Bunglows at Chandra and Salna which can likewise be contracted by travelers.
Touring Tours : Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation runs directed touring visits from its Tourist Information Center at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. The length of the Dhaka City touring visits is three hours roughly. The Corporation works various other intriguing touring visits around the Dhaka City (Ph: 8119192). For the travel travelers the Corporation additionally runs unique city touring visits from the Tourist Information Center, Zia International Airport,Ph: 880-2-8914416.
Clubs : Dhaka Club, Dhaka: framed in 1851 for the sake of Ramna Dhaka Club. Accom, Rest. and Bar, Swimming Pool, Indoor Games, Tennis, Squash Ph: 880-2-8619180-4, 505800-4