ROYAL BENGAL TOURS
Discover the jewels of Bangladesh
Build in 1982
Hustling Bustling – Dhaka
Once was known for Maslin and Mosque, Dhaka- the capital of Bangladesh, is a sprawling & bustling metropolitan city, which has an exciting history and rich cultural heritage. Founded in 1604, the city alternately enjoyed the glory of being the capital of the region when it was successively under the Mughal and British rule. Intersected by the river Burigonga, Dhaka became the capital of Bangladesh as it emerged as an independent and sovereign state in 1971. Dhaka has a happy blend of Mughal, Victorian and modern architecture as well as a number of historic relics. The recent spurt in high rise buildings is changing Dhaka’s skyline very fast. The city still has a name for its exotic culinary and cuisine.
Dhaka also has several museums to represent the past history and glory of Bangladesh. A visit to the National museum or the Liberation War museum will increase the understanding of the culture and history of this country.
National Assembly Building or the Parliament Building, designed by a world renowned American architect, Louis Kahn, this building is arguably the most notable modern building in Bangladesh and is regarded as the best work of Louis Kahn by many. A visit inside the building is a special treat for general tourists as well as for architects around the world.
Mainamati, one of the Buddhist ruins of Bangladesh can be a worthwhile experience. Also visiting Sonargaon, the old capital of Bengal is a great treat. For tourists who are interested in local artisanship, travelling to the pottery village to see these local artisans of Bengal and also seeing the people working with brass metal- creating their beautiful artwork will surely uplift the spirit. While in Bangladesh, a river cruise is a must to see the river side life.
The sights and sounds of the chaotic city with over 16 million inhabitants can be quite overwhelming. But has much to offer!