Dhaka is the opposite of a chill, quiet city. Bustling with 17 million people, the city of Dhaka is always noisy, vibrant and bubbling with energy. Dhaka, or also spelled Dacca, is the capital city of Bangladesh. It is located just north of the Buriganga River, a channel of the Dhaleswari River, in the south-central part of the country. Dhaka is Bangladesh's most populous city and is one of the largest metropolises in South Asia. The hustle and bustle of Dhaka may be intimidating for some travellers, but once you've seen the colorful heart of Dhaka, you will surely want to explore more.
Named after the Muslim Sufi Shah Jalal, Shah Jalal International Airport is the main airport in Bangladesh and it is also the largest. Located in Uttara, 17 kilometers from Dhaka city this airport is relatively a new airport. This airport is the main gateway into Bangladesh and the hub of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the country’s national airline. Its strategic geographical location makes it perfect for both leisure and business passengers travelling around Bangladesh.Some of the airlines that operate here include domestic carriers such as Biman Bangladesh Airlines and international carriers such as Aeroflot, British Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air, Malaysia Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Saudi Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways. There are facilities such as lounges, restaurants, duty-free shops, restaurants and many more at this airport.
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Dhaka has a tropical monsoon climate. The dry season in Dhaka occurs from November to March. During these months, the weather is warm and sunny. December is one of the best times to visit Bangladesh, as the days are warm and sunny with cooler nights. The temperature in Dhaka is at a comfortable 25°C around this time of year. In the spring that occurs between March and May, the temperatures can climb over 40°C. The humidity is high and may cause thunderstorms. The monsoon season will occur at the end of May and doesn’t move on until October.
Kawran Bazaar – The streets of Dhaka is the main living hub for all. If you are in Dhaka, you must visit the Kawran Bazaar, a wholesale market since the 17th century in the heart of the city, where the locals get their meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Noisy is a way to describe this bazaar, but it makes this bazaar so energetic. Everyone in this bazaar is really friendly and welcomes you to take their photos.
Have a cup of tea – In Bangladesh; it is almost technically illegal to drink alcohol. Locals here mostly drink tea or also known as cha, made fresh with fresh tea leaves with sugar or condensed milk. The tea leaves that come from the north of Bangladesh is rarely found outside of Bangladesh, so this is a chance you must not miss. You can find tea stalls at almost every road and enjoy the tea, served with a pouring performance.
Lalbagh Fort – This picturesque fort is a remaining symbol of the Mughal or Muslim culture of the country. There are gardens in this fort that offers peace and tranquility to escape the hustle and bustle of Dhaka city. The fort was constructed by the son of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and later by Shaista Khan and the fort even contains a mausoleum for the daughter of the architect called Pari Bibi. There is also an auditorium, a mosque, a museum of Mughal era miniature paintings, coins, carpets and calligraphy and a bathhouse.