Dhaka is a wonderful, vibrant but also a congested metropolis. With haggling hawkers and chaotic traffic, Dhaka is definitely a city filled with action and color. Dhaka is the largest city in Bangladesh and also one of the busiest and the most bustling. The waterfront area of the city Sadarghat is an excellent place to spend some time at. The city is dotted with numerous attractions including prominent monuments, beautiful buildings and several museums.
There are numerous attractions in Dhaka that are from the Mughal period. The Lalbagh Fort is one of the major attractions.Visitors should also visit the National Museum that has several interesting artifacts. The National Museum of Science and Technology and the AhsanManzil Museum are some of the best museums to visit in the city. There are several green spaces around the city that are serene and wonderful. Some of the best green spaces include the Baldha Garden, Ramna Green and the National Botanical Gardens.
Dhaka comes as a very pleasant surprise for ardent shoppers. The city is home to numerous shopping malls, some of them being the largest in the world. The Basundhara City and Jamuna Future Park are the major shopping malls in Dhaka. Other good places to shop in the city are Banga Bazar, New Market, New Elephant Road, Mirpur Road,etc. The best things to buy in Dhaka are pink pearls, silver and gold jewelry and brass and copperware.
Dhaka is served by the HazratShahjalal International Airport. From the airport visitors can take taxis which cost around BDT 400 to the city center. Buses can be availed from the main road which is about 5 minutes away from the airport terminal. Auto rickshaws can also be availed from the main road.
There are numerous Halal restaurants in Dhaka. Some good Halal restaurants in Dhaka include HajjeeBeryani, BismillahKabab, Fakruddin, Al-Razzaque, GulshanKhabarGhar, NannaBiriyani, Star Kabab Hotel and Restaurant, etc.
Dhaka is home to several mosques. Dhaka is in fact home to what is known to be the 10th largest mosque in the world; the Baitul Mukarram Mosque. This mosque was built in 1968 and is also Bangladesh’s national mosque. Some of the other prominent mosques in Dhaka include Chawk Mosque, HussainiDalan Mosque, BinatBibi Mosque, Musa Khan Mosque, Saat Masjid, Sitara Mosque, etc.