Dhaka’s Absolute Musts

Try the local Bangladeshi dishes at any restaurant in Old Dhaka and sample the sweets called rasgulla and ledikeni.

THE BANGLADESHI CAPITAL DHAKA IS A CITY DESERVING OF THE EPITHET MEGACITY. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS IF YOUR TRAVELS HAPPEN TO TAKE YOU THERE.

•          Tour the city in one of the three-wheeled rickshaws that are a major mode of transportation in Dhaka.
•          Have a look at the fascinating Hindu handicrafts called shankhari in the incense-filled Shankharia Bazaar.
•          Stop at the port city of Sadarghat on the River Buriganga that bisects the city and see the rural-to-urban transition with your own eyes.
•          Go to the famous Sitara Mosque and see the 18th century mosaics.
•          When you’re tired, take a break amid the exotic plants at Baldha Gardens.

HOW TO GO
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Dhaka-Istanbul flights 4 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays). For more information:
www.turkishairlines.com

Have a look at the architecturally attractive Ahman Manzil Palace, a pink stone structure on the riverbank.

Try the local Bangladeshi dishes at any restaurant in Old Dhaka and sample the sweets called rasgulla and ledikeni.