Best of Dhaka in Two Days


Dhaka is a spectacular and bustling blend of culture, history, food and people. It can be crowded and busy, but the city and its people are known for friendliness and hospitality. Although various guided tour services are available in the capital city of Bangladesh, for a more unique experience, you may want to explore the place on your own. Have a look at our itinerary to see some of the top places in Dhaka in two days. You will need to buy entry tickets to visit Bangladesh National Museum and certain other places. However, not all attractions require one to buy entry tickets.

Day 1: Old Dhaka City
On the first day, wake up early to see the bustle of people buying groceries from roadside vendors; the whole spectacle is a unique experience with people haggling over vegetables and meat. Take a taxi to Kazi Alauddin Road for a hearty breakfast of cha (tea) and Bakharkhani, a type of biscuit-textured bread, popular in the cuisines of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. After a satisfying meal, visit Sadarghat River Front to witness the bustle at Sadarghat Launch Terminal; one of world’s largest river ports. Next, take a rickshaw to Ahsan Manzil, situated on the banks of Buriganga River to admire its beautiful architecture and historical significance. It once served as the “Official residence of the Family of Dhaka Nawabs” and has been transformed into a museum. From there, you can visit the National Museum to know more about the rich history of the country.

Day 2: Dhaka City and Suburb
Wake up early morning to see the sun rise from the beautiful Dhakeshwari Temple and then head over to the famous Modhur Canteen, located about a 10 minute drive from the temple for some mouthwatering fritters and Rosogullas (cottage cheese-balls in sugar syrup). Modhur Canteen holds a historically significant place in the national politics of the country and has been a starting point of many political movements. After having your brunch, visit the stunning Tara Mazjid or the Star Mosque. Known for its intricate ornate design of blue stars, it is a place with lots of historical significance. Next visit Lalbagh Fort. The construction of the fort was started by Mughal Subahdar, Muhammad Azam Shah, the son of Emperor Aurangzeb and was left partially incomplete. It is a great example of Mughal architecture and artistry.  Conclude your day with a delicious meal of the popular ‘Dhaka Kacchi Biryani” or “Dhakai Paratha” at one of the eateries.

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