The pride capital of Bangladesh Dhaka, formerly Dacca, is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. Dhaka was founded during the 10th century. It served as the Mogul capital of Bengal from 1608 to 1704 and was a trading center for British, French, and Dutch interests before coming under British rule in 1765. In 1905 it was again named the capital of Bengal, and in 1956 it became the capital of East Pakistan. The city suffered heavy damage during the Bangladesh war of independence (1971). The Romanized spelling of the Bengali name was changed from Dacca to Dhaka in 1982.
Bangladesh radiates a distinct old world charm that sets it apart from other travel destinations of the world. The city of Dhaka in the heart of Bangladesh is a land of glorified beauty, hundreds of serpentine rivers, sapphire lakes encircled by lush tropical forests, rustic mountain ranges, and emerald tea gardens. The country is home to the world's largest mangrove forest preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the royal Bengal tiger, the world's longest beach, ritualistic tribes, as well as relics of ancient Buddhist civilizations. Dhaka is a land of impressions - a land of peace; a treasure trove waiting to be discovered.
Dhaka is known as the City of Mosques because of having many Mosques. Baitul Mukarram which was built in 1960 is the National mosque of Bangladesh. Many mosques are very beautiful in Bangladesh .Here some list famous mosques of Dhaka
1)Lalbagh Shahi Mosque
2)Chowk Bazar Mosque
4)Shat Gambuj Masjid
Lalbagh Fort an incomplete Mughal palace fortress at Dhaka on the river Buriganga in the southwestern part of the old city. There are numerous statutes throughout the beautifully maintained gardens of Lalbagh Fort. The defensive walls along the eastern portion of the south-west corner have been reinforced with an internal embankment of earth. An underground room with an ornamental half-domed entrance is contained within these defensive walls and it is believed that this may have been used as a summer house.
Bahadur Shah Park
This park was renowned as Victoria Park till 1947. But after that its renamed as Bahadur Shah Park after the name of "Bahadur Shah II", the last Mughal Emperor. But still now, local people used to call this park as Victoria park. So keep this on your mind when you'll visit the place, otherwise you may find difficulties to locate the park.
Bangabandhu Memorial Museum
The Bangabandhu Memorial Museum was originally the former residence of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On display are rare collections of personal effects and photographs of this great man.
Mukti Juddha Museum
Mukti Juddha Museum contains an impressive assortment of photographs concerning the liberation war as well as materials used by its freedom fighters.
Ahsan Manzil Museum
The majestic pink coloured Ahsan Manzil Museum was the former home of the Nawab of Dhaka. The Ahsan Manzil contains 31 rooms with a massive dome seen from miles around. It also boasts 23 galleries where masterwork paintings, furniture and household articles, used by the Nawab, are on display.
Ahsan Manjil museum Open for public visiting from 9 am- 5 pm from Saturday to Wednesday and 3-5 pm on Friday. Thursday is close.
Dhaka Zoo is the largest zoo in Bangladesh situated at Mirpur, about 16 km from the centre of Dhaka city. The total number of vertebrate fauna in the zoo is about 2,150 in 191 species. Included in these animals are about 551 mammals under 64 species, 1,543 birds under 90 species, 73 reptiles under 15 species, and about 104 aquarium fishes under 23 species. There are 15 tigers, 21 lions, 9 hippopotamus, about 200 monkeys, and 33 pythons. Moreover, some rare and interesting animals such as the rhea, peacock, zebra, elephant, African grey parrot, water buck, impala, emus, baboon, chimpanzee, gayal, black bear, tapir, mandrill, and estuarine crocodile provide additional entertainment to the visitors.
National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh, also referred to as Bangladesh National Herbarium, is the largest plant conservation center in Bangladesh, with an area of around 84 hectares (210 acres). It is located at Mirpur in Dhaka, beside the Dhaka Zoo. It is one of the greatest botanical gardens of Bangladesh and a tourist destination..
The Science Museum is a state-of-the-art faculty dedicated to the advancement of sciences. Science Museum is situated at Sherebangla nagar. you will get the much idea about the invention of science. it will give you the idea of the progress of the science and techonology of our coutry. You will see the contribution of the science.so come and enjoy.