Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is located in the geographic center of the nation in the huge deltaic region of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. It is a prosperous , vivid and congested metropolis of some 18 million people.
Dhaka is one of the most frantic places on Earth. The streets and rivers are filled with colorful chaos. It also plays host to the maximum number of rickshaws in any city in the world, totaling around 400,000; one definitely won't miss them. Experiencing the city for the first time can often seem irresistible.
The best time to visit is when the cold sets in, that is September to March. It isn’t really cold in Dhaka – the sun is warm and it is very enjoyable outdoors. It has also become the hub of the nation's industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activities and that’s why it is also called as the commercial heart of Bangladesh.
It doesn’t matter how many times you experience this city, the sensation of being utterly overwhelmed is always the same. Sights and experiences come at you so thick and fast that it would take a lifetime to know this mega-city’s every mood. A day spent alternating between the filthy riverbanks of Old Dhaka and the swish restaurants of Gulshan is a day spent seeing the haves and have-nots of the world in crystal clarity.
Dhaka has many beautiful sites to see which includes various historical museums, forts, temples, gardens and many other beautiful sites. Most of the museums are housed in buildings with historical lineage. The city is known as the city of mosque, muslin and rickshaws. It has attracted travellers from far and near through ages. As it is developing rapidly, it is attracting various tourists all over the world. No trip to the city is complete without visiting the various monuments and mausoleums dotting the city.
The city is certainly a shoppers' paradise with a rich convention in handicrafts at throw away prices. While muslin of ancient Dhaka has gone into history, other products such as contemporary paintings, wood works, bamboo decoration pieces, cane and conch shell products, gold and silver ornament, cotton, silk, gold, silver, jute, reed, brassware, traditional dolls and leather goods also get great admiration of the lovers of arts and crafts now and over the past centuries. Also, the city is famous for Pink Pearls.
In the city, Up market restaurants serve international cuisine, which includes Continental, Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. For genuine Bengali cuisine, one has to be little adventurous and look for it outside the confines of luxury or semi luxury restaurants. For good kebabs, look for the restaurants in the old town and the slightly more expensive ones at Banani Bazaar.
I am Maria Stephen, a Travel Journalist by profession. I love visiting around the world. I have been to many places around the world. This time I planned my holidays in Dhaka, a beautiful city of Bangladesh. I booked my Flights to Dhaka through TicketsToBangladesh.co.uk. If you are planning your holidays in Dhaka then I would recommend you to book your Flights with TicketsToBangladesh.
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