Dhaka Division

Dhaka Division

DhakaDhaka Division is the center part of Bangladesh and an administrative division.The capital and largest city, Dhaka is in Dhaka Division. The Division as constituted prior to 2015 covered an area of 31,051 km²,and had a population of 47,424,418 at the 2011 Census. However, following the separation of the new Mymensingh Division in 2015, the area has been reduced to 20,508.8 km² with a population at the 2011 Census of 36,433,505.

Dhaka Division is bounded by Mymensingh Division to the north, Barisal Division to the south, Chittagong Division to the east and south-east, Sylhet Division to the north-east, Rangpur Division to the north-west, and Rajshahi Division to the west and Khulna Divisions to the south-west.

Administrative divisions Dhaka Division, formerly Dacca Division of East Pakistan province, consisted before 2015 of four city corporations, 17 districts, 123 upazilas and 1,248 union parishads. However, four of the most northerly of the 17 districts were removed in 2015 to create the new Mymensingh Division, and another five districts (those situated to the south of the Ganges/Padma River) are in the process of being removed to create a new Faridpur Division.

Dhaka City

Dhaka cityDhaka City (The capital city) stands on the bank of the river Buriganga. It consists of seven principal thanas and 14 auxiliary thanas, 148 wards and 824 mahallas. It has a total area of 153.84 square kilometres (59.40 sq mi). The town has a population of Dhaka Statistical Metropolitan Area is 99,12,908 according to the Population Census 2001, Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh has a fairly long history. Its existence in the pre-Muslim period cannot be ascertained with certainty. But it grew as an urban centre in the Sultanate period and rose into prominence in the Mughal preiod when it enjoyed the position of a provincial capital. Its history has here been dealt with in two sections: Dhaka to 1800 AD and Dhaka since 1800 AD. Its physical growth has been dealt with in the context of its history in the last section.

Today Dhaka is a prosperous and growing city where tremendous commercial, industrial, financial, sporting and cultural activities take place. It is also politically very powerful, being the capital city and the administrative headquarters of the country. It has grown all around, covering an area of some 360 square km and having a population of over 9.1 million (2001). A substantial number of the inhabitants are very rich. It is also the home of the rising ‘Bangladeshi’ middle class. However, Dhaka has been caught up in a sudden spree of development and growth.

Main Tourist attractions of the clty

National Assembly House

DhakaBangladesh National Assembly House Starting from the beginning of architectural history, say from the time of the Pyramids till modern times, if a list of most significant buildings of the world is made, the National Assembly building complex will feature very prominently among the top few in that list. It can be said to be the culmination of the modern period of architecture and the beginning of that of the post-modern era. This magnificent building stands as a silent evidence of the creative devotion and poetic vision of its American architect, Luis I Kahn.

Lalbag Fort

DhakaLalbagh FortBangladesh National Assembly House It was built in 1678 A.D. by Prince Mohammad Azam, son of Mughal emperor Aurangazeb. The fort was the scene of bloody battle during the first war of independence (1857) when 260 sepoys stationed here backed by the people revolted against British forces. Outstanding among the monuments of the Lalbagh are the tomb of Pari Bibi , Lalbagh Mosque, Audience Hall and Hammam of Nawab Shaista Khan now housing a museum.

Ahsan Manzil

Ahsan Manzil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently.Ahsan Manzil Museum On the bank of the river Buriganga in Dhaka the pink majestic Ahsan Manzil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently. It is an example of the nations rich cultural heritage. It was the home of the Nawab of Dhaka and a silent spectator to many events. The renovated Ahsan Manzil is a monument of immense historical beauty. It has 31 rooms with a huge dome atop which can be seen from miles around. It now has 23 galleries displaying portraits, furniture and household articles and utensils used by the Nawab.

Curzon Hall

Curzon Hall meant to be a town hall, was named after LORD CURZON, the Viceroy of IndiaCurzon Hall meant to be a town hall, was named after lord curzon, the Viceroy of India, who laid its foundation in 1904. One of the best examples of Dhaka’s architecture, it is a happy blend of European and Mughal elements, particularly noticeable in the projecting facade in the north which has both horse-shoe and cusped arches.

Shaheed Minar

The Shaheed Minar   is a national monument in Dhaka, BangladeshThe Shaheed Minar   is a national monument in Dhaka. Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement. A demonstrations of 1952. Pakistani police force opened fire on Bengali protesters who were demanding equal status for their native tongue, The massacre occurred near Dhaka Medical College and in Dhaka. A makeshift monument was erected on February 23 by students of University of Dhaka and other educational institutions, but soon demolished on February 26 by the Pakistani police force.

The Language Movement gained momentum, and after a long struggle, Bengali was given equal status with. To commemorate the dead, the Shaheed Minar was designed and built by Hamidur Rahman (artist) a Bangladeshi sculptor. The monument stood until the in 1971, when it was demolished completely during. After Bangladesh gained independence, it was rebuilt.

Dhakeshawery National Temple

Dhakeshwari National Temple is a Hindu temple in Dhaka, BangladeshDhakeshwari National Temple is a in. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh’s ‘National Temple’. The name “Dhakeshwari” means “Goddess of Dhaka”. Since the destruction of in 1971 by the during the Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari Temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh.

Liberation War Museum

Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh established in 1996, commemorates heroic struggle of Bengalee nation for democracy Liberation War Museum Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh established in 1996, commemorates heroic struggle of Bengalee nation for democracy and national rights which following genocide unleashed by military rulers of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, turned into armed struggle with emergence of Bangladesh as Secular Democratic State in December 1971.

Setara Masjid

Star Mosque is a mosque located in Armanitola area, Dhaka, BangladeshStar Mosque is a located in Armanitola area, The mosque has ornate designs and is decorated with of blue stars. It was built in the first half of the 19th century by Mirza Golam Pir (Mirza Ahmed Jan).

Armanian Church

The Armenian Church (also known as Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Resurrection)The Armenian Churchalso known as Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Resurrection is a historically significant architectural monument situated in the Church (building) bears testimony to the existence of a significant in the 17th and 18th centuries.

National Museum

Located at the central point of the city, the museum contains a large number of interesting collections Located at the central point of the city, the museum contains a large number of interesting collections including sculptures and paintings of the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim periods.

Ricksaw

Rickshaws are one of the most famous sights in and Dhaka. And whether you stay a few days or a few weeks, it is impossible not to see or literally run into one. Recent estimates peg the number of Dhaka rickshaws at over a quarter million — making this convenient and smog-free mode of travel one of the cities main sources of income for nearly 5 million individuals.

Buringanga River

The Buriganga River flows past the southwest outskirts of Dhaka cityThe Buriganga River flows past the southwest outskirts of the city, the capital of. Its average depth is 25 feet (7.6 m) and maximum depth is 58 feet (18 m). Buriganga River a tide-influenced river passing through west and south of Dhaka City. There is a traditional story behind naming it. In ancient times one course of the Ganges used to reach the  Bay of Bangle through Dhaleswari. The Buriganga is of great economic importance to Dhaka. It provides river connection by launch and country boats. Majority of the water transports linking Dhaka to the southern part of Bangladesh use this river. Sadarghat is the main terminal.

Botanical Garden

on an area of 205 acres of land at Mirpur and adjacent to Dhaka ZooDhaka Botanical Garden built on an area of 205 acres of land at Mirpur and adjacent to Dhaka Zoo. One can have a look at the zoo and the botanical garden in one trip.

Dhaka Zoo

Located in the Mirpur section of the capital city of BangladeshDhaka ZooLocated in the Mirpur section of the capital city of Bangladesh, the Dhaka Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals from 165 species and is a popular place to spend the day, both for Bangladeshis and international visitors. Established in 1974, the Dhaka Zoo has been developed and improved over the years, and is widely considered to be one of the best zoos in Bangladesh, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Institute of Art and Craft

Faculty of Fine Art (FFA) was an Institute of Dhaka UniversityFaculty of Fine Art (FFA) was an Institute of Dhaka University. The Institute turned into Faculty in 2008. This educational institute which established in 1948 was the first art educational Institute in this region and became the main centre of art and cultural practice. Situated in the picturesque surroundings of Shahbagh the Institute of Arts and Crafts has a representative collection of folk-art and paintings by artists of Bangladesh.

Main attractions of this division

Sonargaon

Medieval capital of Bengal ‘Sonargaon’ and an incident city, Panam NagarMedieval capital of BengalSonargaon’ and an incident city, Panam Nagar, which is 29 kilometers away from Dhaka. The Folklore Museum (traditional rural art and crafts museum) of Sonargaon one of the main attraction to the tourist.

Nationals Martyrs’ Memorial

National Martyrs' Memorial situated at Savar, about 35 km north-west of DhakaNational Martyrs’ Memorial situated at Savar, about 35 km north-west of Dhaka, symbolises the valour and sacrifice of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Bangladesh. The main monument is composed of seven isosceles triangular planes each varying in size in its height and base. The highest one has the smallest base while the broadest base has the lowest height. The planes are folded at the middle and placed one after another. The highest point of the structure reaches 150 feet. This unique arrangement of the planes has created a structure that seems to change its configuration when viewed from different angles. The whole complex is spread over an area of 34 hectares (84 acres) which is again wrapped around by a green belt of 10 hectares (24.7 acre). Several mass-graves and a reflection water body are placed in front of the monument.

Traditional Matel Craft Village, Dhamrai

Dhamrai is a little town beside Dhaka mainly known for the Brass metal workshop Dhamrai is a little town beside Dhaka mainly known for the Brass metal workshop that uses the ‘Lost Wax’ method to produce show pieces. There is a Pottery village very close to the town. The other reason for the town to be so popular is the Chariot Rally celebrating the birth of Krishna, one of the nine incarnations of Lord Visnu. Back to Deestinations