Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has a vibrant cultural heritage and a gripping history. It is also the industrial and commercial epicentre of the country. It is this wonderful blend of modern and historical that seems to attract holiday makers from all corners of the globe to Dhaka.
Tourist Spots in Dhaka
Tourists can do a lot in Dhaka. Following are some tourist spots in the city that warrant a visit from holidaymakers.
- Lalbagh Fort
- Bangabandhu Memorial Museum
- Mukti Juddha Museum
- National Museum
- The National Memorial
- The Central Shahid Minar
Shopping Attractions in Dhaka
Shopping in Dhaka mostly revolves around souvenir-hunting. There are loads of stores and shopping arcades that can be found in the city. Some hotels have their own shopping plazas. Aarong, Bashundhara City and Sukanta’s Dhamrai Metal Crafts are few spots where tourists can find wonderful souvenirs. Dhaka is renowned for its sarees and pearls, you can go for them; or you could buy an ektara (a single stringed musical instrument).
Eating Out in Dhaka
When it comes to eating out, tourists in Dhaka will have an ample of choices. Local dishes are the undeniable favourites of tourists, though continental and other cuisines are served as well. Below listed are some of the most popular restaurants in the city.
- Haji Biryani
- Dhaka Roti House
- El Toro
Hotels in Dhaka
Dhaka has a long list of accommodation choices for people visiting. From luxury choices to mid-range properties to cheap hostels, all sorts of alternatives are available to people. Here are some of the most luxurious hotels to be found in Dhaka.
- Six Seasons
- Amari Dhaka
- The Westin
- Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka
Preferred Airlines to Dhaka from UK
Jet Airways | Biman Bangladesh | Emirates | SriLankan Airlines |
Airports in Dhaka
Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the largest airport in Bangladesh. The airport is the hub of Biman Bangladesh and all other Bangladeshi airlines. The airport is served by carrier such as Air Arabia, Air India, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, Oman Air and Singapore Airlines. Hazrat Shahjalal International handles annual passenger traffic of more than 5 million, each year.
Best time to Visit Dhaka
Dhaka is best visited during the winter month of November to March. The temperature is extremely pleasant during these months, with warm days and cool evenings. Understandably, this is the peak tourist season in Bangladesh, with demand for flight tickets and hotel rooms witnessing a steep hike.
Transport in Dhaka
Dhaka has several transportation choices for people who wish to travel around. Apart from taxis, which are easily available from the airport and hotels, holiday makers have the option to use an auto rickshaw. Buses are available as well.