Places of Attraction: Old City, Ahsan Manzil, Armenian Church, Star Mosque, Lalbagh Fort, Khann Mohammad Mridha Mosque, Dhakeswari Temple, Curzon Hall, Liberation War Museum, and National Parliament Complex.
Guide will pick you up from hotel lobby and start for Old City.
Drive through the University area and see the colonial buildings, visit the Curzon Hall named after Lord Curzon –a Viceroy of
India (1899-1905) who laid its foundation stone in 1904. A year later Bengal was partitioned and Dhaka became the capital of the newly
created province of East Bengal and Assam. After the establishment of Dhaka University in 1921 it become part of the university's science
section and continues as such.
And then visit Shahid Minar –the symbol of sacrifice for mother language in 1952.
Visit the oldest Hindu temple Dhakeswari. This is the state temple of Bangladesh for Hindu Community built by King Ballal Sen in
12 th century. Some people believe the city named after the temple.
The Lalbagh Fort –an incomplete but beautiful Mughal fort. Then walk 10 minutes visiting Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque –a
beautiful mosque of Mughal period.
Take a rickshaw ride to Star Mosque –most ornamented mosque of Mughal period. The mosque is decorated with motifs of blue
stars, was built in the first half of the 19 th century by Mirza Golam Pir.
Take again another rickshaw to Armenian Church. This church bears testimony to the existence of a significant Armenian
community in the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the domination of their homeland by Persian powers of the
time, Armenians were sent by their new rulers to the Bengal region for both political and economic reasons. The church was built in 1781.
Mother Teresa stayed in the church compound during a 1996 visit to Dhaka.
Drive to Sadarghat and walk through the bank of Buriganga River crowded with many vendors and crafts. Every day hundreds &
thousands of passengers are transported by motor launches to & from far off places through this river port.
Visit the most beautiful Nawab’s Palace Ahsan Manzil which is also known as “Pink Palace”. The construction started in 1856
and finished in 1872. It was constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture. Now it has been designated as a museum.
Its lunch time, have Bangladeshi cuisine at a local restaurant.
Walk through the old Hindu streets and taste the color, smell, sound and activities of the old town.
Visit Liberation War Museum, a newly built museum with the collection of liberation war period, located at Agargaon.
Visit the National Parliament Complex –the master piece of world famous Architect Louis I. Kahn. The Assembly House is
surrounded by beautiful lake and gardens. If you want to visit inside the House, it requires permission which takes 15-20 days.