:: Mosque of Baba
Of a slightly later date, the elegant 6-domed mosque
(43'x36') of Baba Adam in Rampal near Dhaka was erected
by one Malik Kafur during the reign of the last llyas
Shahi Sultan, Jalauddin Fateh Shah in 1483 A.D. It displays
the same characteristic features of the period such
as the faceted octagonal turrets at 4 corners, the curved
cornice, the facade and 3 mihrabs relieved richly with
beautiful terracotta floral and hanging patterns.
On the Dhaka-Chittagong highway about 29 km from Dhaka,
Sonargaon is one of the oldest capitals of Bengal. It
was the seat of Deva Dynasty until the 13th century.
From that century onward till the advent of the Mughals,
Sonargaon was the subsidiary capital of the Sultanate
name of Sonargaon was "The City of Panam".
Now, the relies of uildings of the old dynasties,
Goaldia Mosque and the Folklore Museum that houses
artifacts from every cultural trait of the country
increase the attractions of this place.
At Jainal Abedin Museum in Sonargaon, you will
and archeological things. Among
the ancient monuments still intact are the Tomb of Sultan
Ghiasuddin (1399-1409 A. D), the shrines of Panjpirs
and Shah Abdul Alia and a beautiful mosque in Goaldi
Martyrs Memorial is situated in Nabinagar, Savar approximately
35 km from Dhaka. The memorial designed by architect
Moinul Hossain is dedicated to the sacred memory of
the millions of unknown martyrs of the war of liberation.
Martyrs Memorial is a symbol of Bengali nationalism.
It is really a scenic beauty of 108 acre of land.
The top of this monument is 150 ft. high, which
consists other 07 triangular monuments. Its open
07 days a week besides this monument you can enjoy
your foods in Parjatan restaurant opposite of
Bhawal National Park
National Park is in Gazipur district 45 km far from
Dhaka in the north side. It is a vast (1,600 acres)
national recreational forest with Picnic spots; jangles
of Gajari trees surrounded by a beautiful lake .you
can enjoy boats horse riding here. Especially in the
winter, season lots of picnic party enjoy their day
in this park.
Bridge is 110 km from Dhaka on the River Jamuna. This
bridge is 4.8 km long and it is the 11th largest bridge
in this world. It is a real beauty at nights when sodium
lights lighten the bridge. Some beautiful resorts have
already been established near the bridge to encourage
tourists in this area.
Tungipara, Bangabandhu Mausoleum Complex
is 144 km far from Dhaka. Here is the graveyard of great
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman the father of our national who
was killed in the year 1975, 15th August.
Modhupur Picnic Spot
picnic spot is 155 km from Dhaka and is of great historical
importance. It is a forest park where lots of picnic
party comes in winter season.
Picnic Spots: There are good picnic spots in the
area around Savar and Mirzapur. Other beauty spots connected
by road with Dhaka include Joydevpur, Sripur, Madhupur,
Rajendrapur National Park, Chandra and Salna, all of
which have rest houses that can be used by tourists
on request to the Forest Department. Bangladesh
Parjatan Corporation owns two picnic spots with Bunglows
at Chandra and Salna, which can also be hired by tourists.
Durgapur is 182 km from Dhaka, a real natural beauty
of forest river & hills area where the Garos and
other tribal live. You can also enjoy boating in the
river. Wild Elephant some times comes from forest. But
going to Susang Durgapur is a real troublesome for the
tourists due to the location and communication problem
in this area. It is advisable only to go there in winter
Gajni Parjatan Center
Parjatan Center is 220 km far from Dhaka. Where you
will find the natural beauty of hills, lakes, forest
& lots of birds here, it is a natural tourist spot
where you can see the tribal life of our tribes. You
can enjoy boating in the lake and also there is a natural
waterfall what you will like to watch. If you are lucky,
enough you can see the wild elephants in the forest.
attractions in and around Dhaka include the Institute
of Arts and Crafts with its representative collection
of folk art and paintings, handicraft shops. Aparajeya
Bangla monument, picnic spots at Chandra and Salna,
cruising by country boat in the nearby river or a visit
to a village to see jute cultivation, weaving and pottery
Travel by a horse driven cart or rickshaw along busy
Dhaka streets is also a rewarding experience.