Dhaka City

Lalbagh Fort Dhaka

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh beside Buriganga River since 1608 and second, most densely populated city of the world.  It’s a center for Trade and Culture, with a long history as a seat of government. In the 17th century, it was the Mughal capital of Bengal, and many palaces and mosques from that period remained tourist places in Dhaka. Lalbagh Fort- is an incomplete early 17th-century Mughal fort complex that stands before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka is the key attraction for all travelers. American architect Louis Kahn’s National Parliament Building typifies this fast-growing modern metropolis, Sadarghat bank of river Buriganga, Nawab Abdul Gani’s Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace), Sakhari Bazar Hindu street, Mridha Mosque, Dhakeswari National Temple, Armenian Church, Star Mosque, Curzon Hall (University of Dhaka), and the noisy urban space with different friendly people are an ideal place for the tourist.

Quick Facts

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Capital Established: 17th Century. (Mughal Period)

Total Area: Capital- 306.38 sq. km, Metro-2,161.17 sq. km.

Population: Capital- 8.9 millions (2011 census), Greater Dhaka- 18.2 millions (2016), Floating People: 2-5 millions

Attractions: Lalbagh Fort, National Assembly Building, Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace), Sadarghat, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Shakhari Bazar Street, Curzon Hall, Dhakeswari Temple, National Museum, Railway stations, Bazaars, Rickshaw Ride, Street Food & Festivals.

Check out our Dhaka City Tour, Dhaka Photography Tour packages to visit Dhaka city and experience the urban space.