Dhaka – The Capital City of Bangladesh

Mosques: There are hundreds of mosques in Dhaka. Notable are Baitul Mukalam State Mosque, Seven Domes Mosque (17th century), Star Mosque (18th century), Chak Bazar Mosque and Huseni Dalan Mosque.

Hindu Temple: Dhakeshwari Temple (11th century), Ramkrishna Mission Dhaka.

Churches: Armenian Church (1781 AD),  St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ramna, Bangladesh Church or former Holy Rosary Church in Tejgaon (1677 AD).

National monument: Located in Savar It is 35 km away from Dhaka city. Designed by architect Moinul Hossain. This memorial is dedicated to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown soldiers of the liberation war in Bangladesh.

Lalbagh Fort: Built in 1678 AD by Prince Muhammad Azam, son of Mughal Emperor Aurangab. The fort was the scene of bloody battles during the First War of Independence (1857), when 260 soldiers stationed here fought with the support of the people against the British. Among the monuments in Lalbagh are Pari Bibi Tomb, Lalbagh Mosque, Auditorium and Nawab Shaista Khan Hammam which is now a museum.

Bahadur Shah Park: Built to commemorate the martyrs of the First War of Liberation (1857-59) against British rule.

Bangabandhu Memorial Museum: The Dhanmondi residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation, has been converted into a museum. It contains rare personal items and photographs from his life.

Mukti Juddha Museum: Located in the Segun Bagicha section of the city, the museum houses rare photographs of the liberation war and items used by freedom fighters during this period.

Ahsan Manzil Museum: On the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, the majestic pink Ahsan Manzil was renovated and converted into a museum. It is an example of the country’s rich cultural heritage. It is the home of the Nawabs of Dhaka and a silent spectator of many events. The reconstructed Ahsan Manzil is a monument of great historical beauty of Bangladesh. It has 31 rooms and is topped by a huge dome. It now has 23 galleries that showcase portraits, furniture and household items and appliances used by the Nawab.

Curzon Hall: A beautiful building named after Lord Curzon. It is now home to the Faculty of Science, University of Dhaka.

Old High Court Building: Originally built as the residence of the British Governor, it is a perfect amalgamation of European and Mughal architecture.

Dhaka Zoo: Commonly known as Mirpur Zoo. A variety of native and exotic animals and birds, including the Royal Bengal Tigers are available here.

National Museum: Located in the city center, this museum houses a large and interesting collection, including sculptures and paintings from the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim periods.

Botanical Garden: Built on 205 acres of land in Mirpur, adjacent to Dhaka Zoo. You can visit the zoo and botanical gardens in one tour.

National Park: Located at Rajendrapur, 40 km. North of Dhaka City is 1,600 acres of Forest with facilities for picnics, boating and more.

National Shahid Minar: Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This memorial was built to honor the martyrs of the historic language movement of 1952. Every February 21, thousands gather with garlands and bouquets to pay their respects in a festive atmosphere. The festivities start at midnight.

National Poet Cemetery: Revolutionary poet Qazi Nazrul Islam died on 29 August 1976 and is buried here. The cemetery is adjacent to the Dhaka University Mosque.

Suhrawardy Uddyan (Garden): A popular park in Dhaka. On March 7, 1971, Bangladesh swore its independence here, and the founding father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, explicitly called for independence. This place is known for its lush greenery and breeze. Recently, the eternal fire has been lit here to evoke the memory of our liberation war martyrs.

Monument of National Leaders: Situated in the south-west corner of Suhrawarda Uddyan, it is the eternal resting place of the great leader of the country, Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haque, Khaja Nazimuddinand Hossain Shahid Suhrawardy.

Banga Bhaban: The official residence of the President of Bangladesh located in the city Dhaka. This magnificent palace can be seen from the outside.

Baldha Garden: A unique creation of late Baldha owner Narendra Narayan Roy. The year of establishment is 1904. The garden is located in Wari of Dhaka city, are rich in native and exotic plants and are one of the most interesting attractions for naturalists and tourists.

Ramna Green: A sprawling green garden surrounded by the Serpentine Lake near the Sheraton Hotel.

National Parliament Building: The Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (Parliament Building) in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar has a unique architectural feature. Designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn, it is an architectural wonder of Bangladesh.

Science Museum: The museum is a modern learning center in Bangladesh related to the latest scientific discoveries. It is located in Agargaon, Dhaka.

College of Arts and Crafts: Located in picturesque Shabagh. The College of Arts and Crafts houses a collection of folk art and paintings by representative Bangladeshi artists.

Sonargaon: About 29 km. away from Dhaka. Sonargaon is one of the oldest capital of Bangladesh. The Folk Craft Museum is set up here.

Star Mosque: The very beautiful mosque of the city is located in Mahuttuly on Abul Khairat Rd; just west of Armanitola High School. It is an architecturally immaculate (Mughal style) mosque with five domes decorated with hundreds of twinkling stars, large and small. The stars are made by inlaying porcelain onto white cement. The Sithara Mosque was originally built in the early 18th century by the respected Zamindar of Dhaka Mirza Gulam pir.

Baitul Mukarram Mosque: Baitul Mukarram Mosque is located in Purana Paltan, east of Bangladesh Secretariat and north of Dhaka Stadium. The largest mosque in the city with three floors was modeled after the Kaba Sharif. The interior is very nice and expensive. To the south and east are long lawns, gardens and rows of fountains. There is a huge varanda to the east which is also used for Eid prayers and gatherings. There is a shopping center below the ground floor.