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1. Ahsan Manzil

Ahsan Manzil situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka. The pink building finally completed in 1872 by Nawab Abdul Ghani. It is one of the momentous architectural monuments of the country. The palace Ahsan Manzil is divided into two parts, one side is called the Rangmahal and the other side is living rooms called Andarmahal.

Visit Ahsan Manzil

At Ahsan Manzil still have attractive wooden stairs in the room that is attached to the north of the domed room. The balusters were ornamented afterward vine leaves made of iron along the railing of the stairs. The wooden ceiling of the room, decorated with geometric designs, is very elegant. To this day, It remains one of the finest examples of Indo-European architecture in Bangladesh.

Ahsan Manzil Visiting Hours and Entry Fees

  • Local Tourists: 20TK
  • SAARC Country Tourists: 75TK
  • Other Foreigners: 100TK

Summer Season (April-September)

  • Saturday - Wednesday 10.30am to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 03.00pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday: Weekly Holidays

Winter Season (October-March)

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 09.30am to 04.30pm
  • Friday: 03.00pm to 04.30pm
  • Thursday: Weekly Holiday

Ahsan Manjil will remain close any Government Holidays and in Ramadan it will close at 4.00pm

2. Bangladesh Parliament

The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh gives the legislature the name Jatiyo Shangsad in Bengali and House of the Nation in English designed by architect Louis Isadore Kahn. It is commonly known as Parliament. Its situated in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in heart of Bangladesh capital Dhaka. It was designed by Louis Kahn  the entire Jatiya Sangsad complex, which includes lawns, lake and residences for the Members of the Parliament (MPs). The main building is at the center of the complex which is divided into three parts – the Main Plaza, South Plaza and Presidential Plaza. An artificial lake surrounds three sides of the main building of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Find more detail about Bangladesh Parliament in wiki

Bangladesh Parliament Building

How to visit

You can reach here by Taxi or Auto Rickshaw from any place within Dhaka. Also there are a large number of local buses or city buses passing through the Parliament Building. Beside this, there are lot of travel agencies who are providing city tour services for the tourists.

Types of Visitor: Local
For Long notice visitor
Fee: Free
Remarks: You need to take prior permission to observe parliamentary session
Requirements:
– Application through organization letter pad with visitors list.
– Application to be submitted: at least seven working-days prior to visit

For Short notice visitor:
Fee: 500/per person
Requirements:
– Fill up the prescribed Form, attach copy of passport & valid visa of every individual.
– Application submission: at least one working day prior to visit

Types of Visitor: Foreign
For Long notice visitor
Fee: 500/Person
Remarks: You need to take prior permission to observe parliamentary session
Requirements:
– Application through organization letter pad with list of visitors, copy of passport & valid visa of every individual.
– Application submission: at least seven working days prior to visit
For Short notice visitor:
Fee: 500/per person
Requirements:
– Fill up the prescribed Form, attach copy of passport & valid visa of every individual.
– Application submission: at least one working day prior to visit
– Advance booking/permission is required to observe a parliamentary session

Application Address and Submit to:

Senior Secretary, Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat, Sher-e Bangla Nagor, Dhaka.
e-mail: secretary.js@parliament.gov.bd
(Attn: Senior Assistant Secretary, Visit Section)

Contact if any query:
1. Senior Assistant Secretary, Visit Section, Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat
Tel : +88 -02 -8171323, 01720595590. E-mail : visit.branch@parliament.gov.bd

2. Deputy Secretary, Protocol& Visit Branch, Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat
Phone: 8171357; 01711737802

3. Additional Secretary, IPA Wing, Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat
Tel: +88-02-9129685, 9116120, +88-01713456896

Please click here  to download the Visitors’ Application Form.

3. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre is a planetarium near Bijoy Sharani roundabout of Tejgaon area in Dhaka. Bangladesh Military Museum stands just on the West side of the theatre. The theater opened to public on 25 September 2004 which previously named Bhashani Novo Theatre.

There are many local and direct buses from various places inside and outside Dhaka. You can visit Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre very easily through Auto Rickshaw, Taxi and public transport with minimum cost.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre

Shows in Novo Theatre:
1) Planetarium show
2) Ride Simulator
3) 3-D film show
4) Some scientific exhibits

Ticket Price

Ticket Price:  50Tk/Person;
Children under 2 have free entrance.
There is a special ride inside the theater which is called the ‘Simulator Ride’; you have to collect a ticket worth tk5 for enjoying this 5-minute ride.

Sale of tickets starts before 1 hour of the show time.

Show Time

Saturday to Thursday: 10.30 AM, 12.00 PM, 2.00 PM, 3.30 PM, 5.00 PM, 6.30 PM
Ticket Collection Time: 10.00 AM, 10.30 AM, 12.00 PM, 2.00 PM, 3.30 PM, 5.00 PM
Friday: 10.30 AM, 12.00 PM, 2.00 PM, 3.30 PM, 5.00 PM, 6.30 PM
Ticket Collection Time: 10.00 AM, 10.30 AM, 12.00 PM, 2.00 PM, 3.30 PM, 5.00 PM
Closed: Wednesday
Special Show Time for the Month of Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 10.00 AM, 12.00 PM, 2.00 PM
Friday: 9.00 AM, 11.00 AM, 2.30 PM
Closed: Wednesday

The theater remains closed on all Govt. holidays.

Toilet Facility:

There are separate toilets on the West side of the ground floor of the theatre; 8 for Ladies and 8 for Gents.

Parking:
The theatre has underground parking system. Parking charges are as follows:

Tk30/bus
Tk10/car
Tk5/motorcycle

Security and Fire Safety:

Bangabondhu Novo Theatre has sufficient security people, equipment’s and fire safety arrangements.

4. Shahid Minar (“Martyr Monument”)

visit shahid minar

The Shaheed Minar is a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to remember those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in then East Pakistan.

On 21 and 22 February 1952, students from Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College and political activists were killed when the Pakistani police force opened fire on Bengali protesters who were demanding official status for their native tongue, Bengali.The massacre occurred near Dhaka Medical College and Ramna Park in Dhaka. A makeshift monument was erected on 23 February by students of Dhaka medical college and other educational institutions, but soon demolished on 26 February by the Pakistani police force. Ref: wiki

How to go there:

To visit central Shaheed Minar, there are lot of bus, taxi and auto rickshaw available, by bus first you have to reach Shahbag then take a rickshaw, from Shahbag it takes about 15min to reach there. Also you could book a taxi or Uber from any place within Dhaka City.

5. Bangladesh National Museum

The Museum was inaugurated on 17 November 1983 and one of the largest museums in South Asia. Bangladesh National Museum is devoted to archaeology, classical, decorative and contemporary art, history, natural history, ethnography and world civilization. Bangladesh National Museum has splendid collections which range in date from prehistory to the present time.



How to Go
It is located on the South side of Bangabondhu Sheikh Muzib Medical University at Shahbag area in the Capital Dhaka. There are lot of local buses, taxis, auto rickshaws and uber available to reach Museum at Shahbag, Dhaka

Visiting Hours
April to September (summer)
Sat – Wed : 10.30 AM – 17.30 PM
Friday : 15.00 PM – 20.00 PM

October to March (winter)
Sat – Wed : 10.30 AM – 17.30 PM
Friday : 15.00 PM – 20.00 PM

Ramadan Timing
Sat – Wed : 10.00 AM – 16.00 PM

Thursday and Friday Weekly Holiday

Entry Fee for Single Entry
– Bangladeshi Citizens : 20 Taka
– Children (3 – 12 Years) : 10 Taka
– Citizens of SAARC Countries : 20 Taka
– Other Foreign Citizens : 100 Taka

Parking
There is a free parking lot which can. accommodate 120 vehicles

6. Dhaka Zoo

Visit Dhaka Zoo

It is Located in the Mirpur section of the capital city of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh National Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals from 165 species and is a popular place to spend the day, both for Bangladeshis and international visitors. About 4 million visitors visit Dhaka Zoo every year. Calm environment of the zoo attracts people to gate relief from the bustle and monotony of urban life. Source: Dhaka Zoo, Mirpur

Facilities
– Parjatan Restaurant
– Aquarium
– Animal Purchase
– Picnic Spot
– Zoo Museum
– Fishing at Lake
– Public Resting Shade
– Parking Facilities

How to go
There are frequent local bus services, taxis and auto rickshaw available from any location Dhaka to Bangladesh National Zoo or Dhaka Zoo.

Entrance Time Table
Summer season (April to October) 9.00AM- 6.00 PM,
Winter season (November to March) 8.00AM-5.00 PM
Every Sunday zoo is closed except government holiday.

Entrance fees:
Main gate entrance fee above two years Tk. 30.00 BDT, Zoo museum entrance fee Tk.05.00 BDT
Children ages of 0 to two years are free and students from school, collage and University are free (with condition).
Phone: +88 02 9002020

7. Dhaka University

Curzon Hall Dhaka University

The Dhaka University is the oldest and ranked number one on the Bangladesh University in 2017. It is established in 1921 during British Rule. it has made significant contributions to the modern history of Bangladesh. After the Partition of India, it became the focal point of progressive and democratic movements in Pakistan. Its students and teachers played a central role in the rise of Bengali nationalism and the independence of Bangladesh. Ref: wiki

The University started its activities with 3 Faculties,12 Departments, 60 teachers, 877 students and 3 dormitories for the students. At present the University consists of 13 Faculties, 83 Departments, 12 Institutes, 20 residential halls, 3 hostels and more than 56 Research Centres. The number of students and teachers has risen to about 37018 and 1992 respectively.

Every year thousands of students traveling to Dhaka for admission test to admit in this University. After HSC (Higher Secondary School Certificate) every students first choice to get higher education in Dhaka University. They go through admission notice to know admission procedure.

Departments:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Business Studies
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Biological Science
  • Faculty of Pharmacy

Useful Links

  • Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Fine Art
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Medical Sciences and Research

Places to Visit

Ahsan ManzilBangladesh National ZooBangladesh ParliamentDhakaNovo Theatre

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