Excursions in Dhaka

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Best places to visit in Dhaka

Dhaka, the bustling capital city of Bangladesh, holds a special allure for travelers looking to immerse themselves in a vibrant cultural tapestry and rich historical legacy. With its intriguing blend of the old and the new, Dhaka is a city that promises an array of fascinating experiences. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a foodie, or simply love to explore new places, Dhaka has something for everyone. Below are some of the best places to visit in Dhaka, where the spirit of this city is palpable in every corner.

Lalbagh Fort

An iconic reminder of the Mughal era, Lalbagh Fort is an unfinished 17th-century structure that oozes historical significance. Visitors can wander through the lush gardens, marvel at the majestic architecture, and feel transported to a time of emperors and battles. The fort's mosque, tomb of Pari Bibi, and audience hall are must-see sections during a visit.

Ahsan Manzil

Known as the Pink Palace, Ahsan Manzil was once the home of the Nawab of Dhaka. This striking building is now a museum that offers a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of Dhaka's past nobility. From the beautifully restored rooms to the opulent Durbar Hall, it's a testament to the city's architectural grandeur.

Dhakeshwari Temple

The spiritual heart of the Hindu community in Dhaka, Dhakeshwari Temple is not just a place of worship but a cultural beacon. Believed to be over 1,200 years old, the temple's name has served as the origin for the city's name, Dhaka.

Sadarghat Boat Terminal

For those keen on experiencing the raw pulse of Dhaka, Sadarghat Boat Terminal is the place to be. This bustling port on the banks of the Buriganga River is constantly alive with activity. Visitors can take a boat ride to observe life along the river, seeing Dhaka from a unique waterborne perspective. Make sure to keep your camera at the ready to capture the dynamic scenes unfolding before you.

Star Mosque

The Star Mosque, embellished with intricate tile work and ornaments, is an exceptional example of Islamic architecture. Though it is smaller compared to other attractions, the mosque stands out with its unique design and peaceful ambience. It's a serene retreat from the city's clamor.

Our company, Happytripz, offers diverse excursions to help you explore the best of Dhaka with ease and expertise. Whether it’s a historical tour or a journey through the buzzing city streets, Happytripz ensures a memorable and enriching experience for every traveler. A visit with us can take the hassle out of planning and navigating, giving you more time to enjoy the sights and sounds of this extraordinary city.

  • Curzon Hall: This part of the University of Dhaka, named after Lord Curzon, is a fine example of British Raj-era architecture. A visit here is like stepping back in time—and it’s a renowned spot for both history buffs and photography enthusiasts. Check it out on Google Maps.
  • National Parliament House: Designed by the famed architect Louis Kahn, this architectural marvel is not to be missed. You can appreciate the building's modernist design and the vast grounds surrounding it.

The Liberation War Museum is another poignant stop to better understand the country's struggle for independence and the resilience of its people.

From age-old temples to grandiose buildings telling tales of bygone times, Dhaka is a repository of culture waiting to be discovered. With Happytripz as your guide, the exploration of this pulsating city becomes both effortless and enlightening. Begin your journey with us and unveil the myriad facets of Dhaka, a city where the past and present coalesce to create a truly unforgettable experience.

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Parker Joseph

Just came back from an exhilarating day tour of Old Dhaka, and I couldn't be more pleased! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and shared fascinating details about the history and culture. The rickshaw ride through the bustling streets was an unforgettable adventure. Highly recommend this tour for anyone seeking an authentic local experience!

Lorelei Alfaro

The full-day tour of the National Parliament House and Dhaka's modern architectural marvels was superb. The precision in the tour's organization and the depth of information provided made this an educational and enjoyable experience. The guides were friendly and accommodating, ensuring we were comfortable throughout the excursion.

Tiffany Hunter

Our recent boat tour along the Buriganga River provided a unique perspective of Dhaka. It was relaxing to be on the water, and observing the riverside way of life was truly eye-opening. The sunset over the river was a picturesque moment that rounded out the day beautifully.

Brooks Bullock

The culinary tour of Dhaka was a food lover's delight! Each stop introduced us to delicious local dishes and treats, and our guide's insights into the history of the recipes and eateries added an extra layer of enjoyment. It was a gastronomic journey I'd highly recommend to anyone visiting Dhaka.

Erin Mahoney

I explored the Lalbagh Fort and the Ahsan Manzil with a group, and it was an amazing experience. The guide was enthusiastic and took us on a journey back in time. The blend of Moghul and colonial history came alive as we walked through these historic sites. An engaging and educational excursion that’s definitely not to be missed.

Irene Chavez

We booked our Sonargaon day trip with Happytripz and were not disappointed. Not only was the transportation comfortable, but the itinerary was well-planned, leaving us ample time to explore the ancient capital. The folk art museum was the highlight for me, with its vast collection showcasing Bangladeshi culture.

Kolton Barry

Visiting the National Martyrs' Memorial and the historical city of Panam Nagar was a deeply moving experience. It provided us with insight into the country's struggle and resilience. The planning and care taken to ensure our comfort throughout the trip were commendable.

Savannah Vazquez

The street photography tour through Old Dhaka was a creative and inspiring outing. With countless opportunities to capture the vibrant street life and colorful markets, even as an amateur, I felt like I was able to take some truly significant shots. The guide was encouraging and had great tips for framing the perfect photograph.

Layne Hodge

One of the highlights of my trip was the excursion to Dhakeshwari Temple and the Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque. Our guide was exemplary, providing expertise on the religious and historical significance of each site. The serene atmosphere of these sacred places offered a wonderful respite from the city's hustle and bustle.

Lillian Hensley

Just had an incredible wildlife experience at the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Although it was a longer excursion, every moment was worth it! Spotting the Bengali tiger in its natural habitat was breathtaking. The organizer, Happytripz, ensured that all aspects of the tour were covered, making us feel secure and focused on enjoying the magnificent scenery.