As Dhaka residents go about their regular hectic life, fatigue often sets in. This 400-year-old (some historians say older) city is dotted with historic places – fortresses, mansions and religious sites. A sightseeing tour of Dhaka with family or loved ones can give you some respite during the holidays. That being said, this article covers 10 such historic sites and landmarks in Dhaka city. 10 Historical Sites in and around Dhaka Lalbagh Fort Lalbagh Fort is located in the Lalbagh area of Old Dhaka on the banks of the Buriganga river in the southwestern part of the capital Dhaka. Emperor Aurangzeb started the construction of the Lalbagh Fort in 1678 AD. Currently, the residence and Durbar Hall of Subedar Shaista Khan, Lalbagh Fort, is used as a museum. Lalbagh Fort has three gates, but two of them are closed. As soon as you enter through the gate, the lovely garden cheers up your mind. If you go straight ahead along the entrance road, you can see the tomb built for the memory of Paribibi, the daughter of Shaesta Khan. Read Hassle-free travel tips for senior citizens Furthermore, there are some more attractions worth visiting in this place. You can visit the Lalbagh Fort Mosque, beautiful fountains, and some more tombs and cannons used in war during that time. Ahsan Mazil Ahsan Manzil is located on the banks of the Buriganga River at Kumartoli in Old Dhaka. A century-old history of Dhaka is connected with Ahsan Manzil.
Over the last few years, Nikli Haor in Kishoreganj has become a popular tourist attraction. What makes the Nikli Haor trip more interesting is the 47 km long Mithamoin-Ashtogram Road built-in 2019. It is also called ‘All-Weather Road’. Filled with water in every monsoon, Nikli Haor shows its real beauty. To enjoy the enthralling beauty of Nikli Haor, you have to plan your trip between July and September. Let's learn more about Nikli Haor and Mithamoin-Ashtogram Road. The natural beauty of Nikli Haor, Mithamoin-Astagram road The large freshwater wetland breadth through Nikli, Mithamin, Astagram, and Itna Upazilas is a great place for long trips by boat. Small villages floating like islands on the water, fishermen busy with fishing in clear water, small swamps like Ratargul. You will find all of these in the Nikli Haor, which is 110 km away from Dhaka city. While floating over the Haor, Chhatirchor village will fill your eyes with the fascination of a magical water forest. When there is less water, you will see half floating Monpura Char. You can walk around there for a while. However, if the Haor is filled to the brim with water, the char will not be visible. Finally, the reflection of the rays of the setting sun over the Haor water will create an unforgettable memory in your mind. Read Visit Saint Martin, Coral Island, Bangladesh: Piece of Paradise on Bay of Bengal The beauty of Haor at night is mesmerizing. The quiet environment of the Haor will engross you in a magical feeling of silence. Sometimes songs of boatmen come from distant boats, which makes the ambient more dramatic. The reflection of the moon over the small waves of Haor water will captivate anyone's heart. It seems that the moon has started floating on the water along with the boat. Even during the winter or dry season, you can enjoy the beauty of Nikli Haor from a different perspective by virtue of the newly constructed elevated paved All-weather Mithamoin-Astogram Road. The water of Nikli Haor recedes at the beginning of the dry season. In the next few months, the place becomes a green state of paddy. And, when the paddy ripens, this zone turns into a golden carpet. Thousands of tourists flock to Mithamoin-Ashtogram Road all year round to enjoy the eye-catching beauty of Nikli Haor where it is filled with water or paddy fields. Not to mention, the Mithamoin-Astogram road has added new dimensions to the beauty of the whole Haor. Read The Most Beautiful Tea Gardens in Bangladesh to visit