Dhaka is the administrative and commercial center of Bangladesh. Dhaka is located in central Bangladesh, on the Eastern banks of Buringanga river. Dhaka has wet and dry seasons of equal duration. The best time to visit Dhaka is from November to March when the weather is cool. Dhaka has people from diverse religions and ethnic backgrounds. Parks to visit in Dhaka include Suhrawardy Uddyan Park, National Park, and Shishu Park. In the old area of Dhaka, there are notable historic buildings to visit such as Dhaka Sadarghat and Binat Bibi Mosque.
Voice of Travelers to Dhaka
Work trip in Dhaka
I traveled to Dhaka in January for work business. I flew to Dhaka with Air India Express. The airline had excellent customer service, and the plane was comfortable with enough leg space. Onboard, we had quality entertainment, and snacks were served. In Dhaka, I loved the Dhaka cuisine, especially the Morog Pulao, a dish made with chicken curry and traditional rice. Other than completing my work assignment in Dhaka, I also visited the Port of Dhaka, the National museum, and Lalbagh Fort. I also visited the largest market in Dhaka, known as New Market.
A stay in Dhaka
My partner and I traveled to Dhaka to meet his mother's family for the first time. We traveled using Air Asia airline. The airline had very friendly staff. We were able to book our seats in advance at no extra charge. While in Dhaka, we stayed in Westin Dhaka Hotel. We were lucky to have gone to Dhaka at a time that they were celebrating their traditional food festival. We sampled a lot of Bangladesh Cuisine in Dhaka. We also visited Liberation War Museum, Baldha Gardens, and Bara Katra. Dhaka was a good place with friendly people, and easy to get along with.
Dhaka Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Which documents do I need to travel to Dhaka?
A. You will need a VISA from Bangladesh Embassy in your country, valid passport, and a valid ticket. You should also show evidence of a fully paid return ticket. Your passport should be valid for your entire period of stay in Dhaka. If you will need to use Dhaka to access other neighboring countries, you have to get a VISA for those other countries too.
Q. What are the popular attractions in Dhaka?
A. Dhaka offers a fascinating insight into Bangladesh's culture. Lalbagh Fort is a key historical site that was built in the 1600s and is a reminder of the Mughal rule in Bangladesh. The Liberation War Museum is another attraction with artifacts, educational information, and images of the conflict that led to the birth of Bangladesh country. Sadarghat, a river port of Dhaka is also a unique site that is ideal for a boat ride. Also, the Armenian Church and Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque are notable religious attractions in Dhaka.
Q. What is the weather like in Dhaka?
A. Dhaka experiences a tropical wet and dry climate with three distinct seasons. Annual temperatures range from 18 °C (64 °F) to 29 °C (84 °F). The rainy season is from April to October, the dry season from November to January, and the cool season from February to March. The cool season is the peak tourists' season in Dhaka.
Q.Can I give my ticket to someone else if I have changed my plans?
A. You cannot transfer your ticket to another person and neither can you change the name indicated on the ticket. If you are no longer traveling and you have already purchased a ticket, please call us or the airline, to begin the ticket refund process. You can also decide to keep the value of the ticket for future travel plans. You should contact the airline before departure time or else your ticket will have no value after the scheduled departure time.
Flight Routes to Dhaka
The busiest international air routes to Dhaka are from Sharjah, Delhi, Guwahati, Bangkok, and Abu- Dhabi. The commonest domestic air routes to Dhaka are from Chittagong, Sylhet, and Rajshahi. The air routes to Dhaka are mainly serviced by Air Arabia, Air Asia, Air India Express and Bangkok Airways.