It is said that a picture speaks much more than words can actually do; this holds absolutely true for Dhaka. The capital city of Bangladesh has enough in its platter to allure and attract vacationers from all across the world. The city has well-preserved the age old charms and blended them beautifully the most recent developments. If you are skeptical about holidaying in the city, then it’s important that you are aware that its one of the most visited cities by the travelers who like to explore culture and traditions.
The city has various places that will delight travelers and visitors of all temperaments and likings. If you are on a short visit here, then there are some places that are a must visit if you want to feel the essence of Bangladesh in a short span of time. You could start with the famous National Museum. Located in close vicinity with most of the Dhaka hotels, you will relish visiting here. This is the place where you can see a mat made from ivory, good-looking and well embroideries, coins of 2nd an 3rd Century BC and liberation gallery. This is one place where you can get acquainted with the pastimes of the place. The actual importance of the museum is because of its widespread collection of fine folk art and handicrafts. The other highlight of the museum is the assortment of paintings and charcoal drawings by Zainul Abedin depicting the1943 Great Bengal Famine.
The other must visit place has to be the lovely waterfront of the city; Sadarghat. Part of old city, it is one of the most crowded places. You have to visit the place to know why! After all, it is known to offer the most breathtaking and amazing view of the river life. In the center of the river, which is approximately 500 m wide, you will see an incredible array of boats, speedboats, tugs and motor launches- going in every direction. If you look carefully along the river's edge, you may also spot some of the ancient houseboats. Get set for some splendid time as you visit this place.
The other place has to be the unfinished, yet very beautiful Lalbagh Fort. The construction of the fort began in 1677 under the patronage of Prince Mohammed Azam, third son of Aurangazeb. However, the death of Khan's daughter, Pari Bibi, was regarded as a bad prophecy and the fort was never completed. But, whatever exists is amazing. It's a graceful two storey construction with balanced portico and a central hall. Inside, there is a small museum of Mughal miniature paintings and stunning examples of lettering, together with the usual swords and weapons. Make sure, you take out time and visit the tomb of Pari Bibi, which is an exclusive and essential structure.
The city also has the famous Dhakeswari Temple, which dates back to the 12th century. A must visit if you want to soak the religious fervor of the place. These are just few places that you should visit; and there are many more. So, make plans, book tickets, make reservations in any of the Dhaka hotels and get set for a matchless vacation experience.
Enjoy the diversity as you visit Dhaka