Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and is the largest city of the country. It is an overcrowded metropolis which offers the best cultural glimpse of Bangladesh. The streets are a riot of colors and the city is utterly chaotic and bustling with life.
Since the weather in Dhaka is tropical, summer months from March to September are extremely hot and humid. Winter is cooler and is the best time to visit Dhaka with temperatures hovering around 20 degree Celsius and humidity is a lot low.
Ahsan Manzil, National Parliament Complex, , Lalbagh Fort, Dhakeshwari Temple, , Banga Bhaban, , Baitul Mukarram Mosque and the Dhammarajika Bouddha Maha Vihar are some of the best tourist attractions in Dhaka.
You will see an overwhelming amount of cycle-rickshaws so for short distances commuting by cycle- rickshaw is a cheap option and charges start from BDT30 for a 15 minute ride. Buses ply within the city and are the cheapest, but travel by bus only if you know where to get on and get off. Auto-rickshaws are the cheapest for long distances within the city so settle for the fare first.
The is the major airport of Dhaka. You can catch a bus from outside the airport to the old city. It is 20 km drive and the ticket costs cheap, around BDT20.
The local dialect is Bengali in Dhaka. You may get some Hindi and Urdu speaking population but English is restricted to the urban areas. Local cuisines are the famous Jhal Muri, Alu Posto, Bhetki Macher Paturi and the different types of biryani and kebabs. For the sweet tooth you have the milk sweets like the Mishti Doi and Rasgulla.
Do your hotel bookings in advance in best hotels like Hotel , Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, , and Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden where prices range from BDT11000- BDT20000. You get cheap hotels in the range of BDT2400- BDT3200 in Hotel Center Point, Hotel Pacific, Contemporary Heights Hotel.
The currency of Bangladesh is the Bangladeshi Taka.