Division - Dhaka

 

Dhaka Division is an administrative division within Bangladesh. The capital and largest city is Dhaka. The division covers an area of 31026.51 km², and has a population of 46,729,000 at the 2011 Census (preliminary results), revised to 47,424,418.

Dhaka District is a district located in central Bangladesh, and is the densest district in the nation. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, rests on the eastern banks of the Buriganga River which flows from the Turag to the south of the district. While Dhaka (city corporation) occupies only about a fifth of the area of Dhaka district, it is the economic, political and cultural center of the district and the country as a whole. Dhaka District is an administrative entity, and like many other cities, it does not cover the modern conurbation which is Greater Dhaka, which has spilled into neighboring districts, nor does the conurbation cover the whole district, as there are rural areas within the district.

 


 

Bhawal National Park

Location: About 40 km north of Dhaka city on the Mymensingh Road

Area: 5,022 hectares

Attraction: Continuous tract of Sal forest, Recreational facilities, including picnic areas, boat rides and horse rides, Guest house facilities available for night stays in the Park, A new “Silent Zone” has been established within the Park where no music is allowed

Habitat, Flora & Fauna Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Within this sal forest, recorded species have included 13 mammals, 48 birds, 5 amphibians, 9 reptiles and 220 plants. The Forest Department has recently re-introduced Peacock, Spotted Deer, Python and Fishing Cats to the area.

Description: Bhawal National Park, only 40 km north of central Dhaka, offers serenity from the bustle of the city as well as a taste of the vast Sal forests that once ran nearly uninterrupted from Dhaka all the way north to West Bengal. It is predominantly a recreational Park. During the past thirty years, the forest has regrown from sal coppices. The high rate of visitors inflow to the park, particularly in the winter season has given rise to economic opportunities for the local residents. Now, the forest has re-grown and represents the largest forest block within an easy day trip of Dhaka.

 


 Madhupur National Park

Location: Is in Tangail District, 125 km north of Dhaka on the Dhaka-Mymensingh road.

Area: 8,436 hectares

Attraction: Stately Sal forests, Capped Langur, Wild Boar and Barking Deer, The Garo (Mandi) ethnic community, some of whom reside within the boundaries of the declared Park

Habitat, Flora & Fauna Habitat, Flora & Fauna: The Sal forest habitat is a sample of much larger tracts of sal that once existed here. Identified species include 11 mammals, 38 birds, 4 amphibians, 7 reptiles and 176 plant species.

Description: Parts of what is now the National Park have been inhabited by Mandi ethnic communities for well over a hundred years. Although considerable forest loss has occurred at Madhupur National Park in recent years, the Park still represents an important and treasured part of the biological as well as cultural diversity of Bangladesh. Members of the Garo (Mandi) community have lived in this area for well over a hundred years. Within the Park can be found the endangered Capped Langur. 

 


Khadigar National Park

Location: About 78 km north to Dhaka city and 54 km south of Mymensingh town in Bhaluka upazila.

Area: 344 hectares.

Attraction: Continuous tract of Sal forest, bird watching.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Sal tree, Golden jackal, Indian small mongoos and Jungle cat. Birds include Indian Pitta, rufous treepie, Black-hooded oriole, spotted Dove and many more.

Description: This small park is easily reached from the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. It provides a glimpse of the deciduous Sal forest that once covered much of Mymensingh district

 


 Madhu Tila Eco-park

Location: Is in Nalita Bari Upazila, approximately 30 km from Sherpur District near the India-Bangladesh border.

Area: 100 hectares

Attraction: Plantations of ornamental tree species and some rare species, A lake and other recreation facilities, Surrounding Sal forest

Habitat, Flora & Fauna Habitat, Flora & Fauna: The area of the Eco-Park is predominantly secondary Sal forest. Ornamental trees have been planted at the site.

Description: Madhu-Tila Eco-Park was established, to provide recreational nature facilitities in harmony with biodiversity conservation. The small Eco-Park includes a lake with boating and other recreational facilities.

 


 GAJNI

Location: About 220 kilometer from Dhaka in the Jhenagati upazila of Sherpur district

Attraction:

Description: Gajni Abokash Kendra is mainly a picnic spot. An amusement park has been established around it. You can go there by bus from Dhaka to Sherpur or Nalitabari. Then take Rickshaw, Easy bike, or Baby taxi to arive Gajni Parjatan Center (Gajni Abokash Kendra). In the way you have to pay entry fee and make registry in BGB check post before entering Gajni.
As Gajni is in Bangladesh-India border area, you must return before 5 pm by law. So you have to maintain the time cautiously to enjoy endless natural beauty 


LAU CHAPRA

Location: About 250 kilometer from Dhaka in the Jhenagati upazila of Sherpur district

Attraction: Reserve Forest

Description: Lau Chapra reserve forest is a unique place at India-Bangladesh border............. 


SEVEN GAMBUJ MOSQUE

Location: Jafarbad, Dhaka.

Attraction: Historical Place

Description: Sat Gambuj Mosque is located near the north-western outskirts of Dhaka in the Jafarbad area is the Sat Gambuj Mosque which illustrates a fine example of the provincial Mughal style introduced in Bangladesh in the 17th Century. The mosque's most notable features are its seven bulbous domes crowning the roof and covering the main prayer hall. Probably erected by Governor Shaista Khan, It has a small gate in front of the masjid. The gate self alone count as an archeological heritage. Place for ablution (Oju) is in the west side of the Masjid. Masjid has a grave yard in east north corner.
After its boundary, there is a big garden, which is also property and part of the masjid. Boundary of the garden ends in the road and just opposite side of the road there is also a small architecture which is actually a shrine (Majar Sharif). People say one daughter of Shaista Khan is sleeping in this Majar sharif 


JAHANGIR NAGAR UNIVERSITY

Location: About 35 km from Dhaka city

Attraction: Lake, migratory birds, sightseeing

Description: Most beautiful and natural university of Bangladesh. Every winter huge gathering of migratory birds are cited at different streams and lakes in the country. the three lakes of Jahangir Nagar University campus, Savar are a popular place for public viewing of guest birds. Birds arrive in the campus lakes from November and remain until March. large scale felling of trees in the campus, new construction, over-fishing of the lakes and spraying of insecticides have caused uncongenial environment and habitat for the migratory birds- the reason behind the decline of birds. 


AHSAN MANJIL

Location: Dhaka City

Attraction: Historical Palace of Nawabi period.

Description: Most magnificent monument of Bangladesh. It was the official residential palace of the Nawab family. This monument is located at kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Bangladesh. The construction of this palace was started in the year 1859 and was completed in 1869. This palace was damaged during the earthquake of 1897. Nawab  khwaja  Ahsanullah  repaired the whole palace again. 


LALBAGH FORT

Location: Lalbag, Dhaka

Attraction: Historical place

Description: Lalbagh fort was the fort of Aurangabad. It was built in 1678. Prince Muhammad Azam was strat construction of the fort in 1678 ad, during his 15 month long vice-royalty of Bengal. But before he complete the work he was recalled by Aurangzeb. His successor, Shaista khan did not continue the work, though he stayed in Dhaka up to 1688. In 1684 his daughter Bibi pari died here in 1684. 


IDRAKPUR FORT

Location: Munshiganj

Attraction: Historical place

Description: The historical Idrakpur Fort is situated in District town, Munshiganj. This water fort was built in 1660 AD on the bank of the river Ichhamati which has now dried up, during the Mughal rule. The present Munshiganj town including the outlying areas was known as Idrakpur which was named after the then Mughal faujdar Idrak. 


PANAM NAGAR

Location: Sonargaon Disrict, Dhaka Division

Attraction: Historical place

Description: Sonargaon was the oldest capital of bengal. This capital was also called ‘panam nagar’ whis is still standing with its past. There in many house and palace are still remain with its past glory 


SONARGAON

Location: Sonargaon Disrict, Dhaka Division

Attraction: Historical place

Description: By the second quarter of the fourteenth century ad sonargaon had developed into a commercial  metropolis.  Sonargaon  was an important port city. They had directly Sonargaon was the ancient capital of Bengal . it is 27 km away from commercial  relations with china, Indonesia and Maldives. They produced muslin, especially its finest variety which is called khasa. Second  decade of the seventeenth century ad , sonargaon lost its commercial and political status. Again rose  when it established as a trading center of cotton fabrics  in the nineteenth century ad. 


BHAIRAB RIVER PORT

Location: Bhairab Bazar

Attraction: River port

Description: The Tongi–Bhairab–Akhaura line is a railway line connecting Tongi and Akhura , via Bhairab in Bangladesh. There is a branch line from Bhairab Bazar to Mymensing via Gouripur. These tracks are under the jurisdiction of Bangladesh railway. The bridge over the Meghna river, popularly known as the Bhairab railway bridge, was opened on 6 December 1937, enabling passage between Dhaka and Chittagong. Bhairab is a small port. The thriving coal business at Bhairab Bazar has opened up a vast prospect. Bhairab port also prominent of its fish market. By road  just  90 km travel reach to Bhairab port from Dhaka. 


WARI-BATESHWAR

Location: Narshingdi district

Attraction: Archaeological site

Description: The archaeological site of Wari-Bateshwar in the north-eastern part of Bangladesh, has uncovered the remains of a city that is believed to date back to 450 BC. The ancient city was discovered near the Wari and Bateshwar villages, around 75 kilometers from Dhaka in the Narshingdi district of Bangladesh, and is considered to be of great archaeological significance.
The site was originally discovered by a local school teacher in 1933, but official excavation by a team from Jahangirnagar University’s Archaeology Department only began in the year 2000. The discovery of a number of artifacts, including superb examples of monochrome glass beads  etc.