Dhaka, Bangladesh - NCL Tours
  • Duration (nights):
    7
    • Adults:
      16+ years
    • Teenagers:
      12-15 years
    • Children:
      2-11 years
    • Infants:
      0-23 months

Welcome to Dhaka

Dhaka
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. It is the principal city of Dhaka District and Dhaka Division. Dhaka is one of world's most populated cities, with a population of about 15 million people. The Greater Dhaka Area covers a population of 17 million people. The historic quarter of Dhaka stands on the east bank of the Buriganga River. It is located in the central part of the Bengal delta. Bengali Muslims make up the majority of the population, followed by Bengali Hindu, Bengali Buddhist, Bengali Christian and Bahá'í Faith communities. For centuries, the city's name was romanized as Dacca until the current spelling was adopted in 1983.
 
The city's name was Jahangir Nagar (City of Jahangir) in the 17th century. It was the Mughal capital of Bengal for 75 years; and flourished in trade and culture as a cosmopolitan commercial capital and the hub of the worldwide muslin and silk trade. The city hosted two major caravansaries of the subcontinent: the Bara Katra and Choto Katra, located on the riverfront of the Buriganga. The Mughals decorated the city with well-laid out gardens, tombs, mosques, palaces and forts. Dhaka became known as the City of Mosques in Bengal. It was also described as the Venice of the East. The old city was home to various Eurasian merchant groups. At the height of its medieval glory, Dhaka was regarded as one of the wealthiest and most prosperous cities in the world. It was central to the economy of Mughal Bengal, which generated 50% of Mughal GDP.
 
In 1793, Dhaka was ceded to the British East India Company. British Dacca developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the establishment of railways, jute trading and various educational and cultural institutions. It was the capital of British Eastern Bengal and Assam between 1905 and 1912. After the Partition of British India in 1947, Dhaka became the administrative capital of East Pakistan. Due to major political, economic and cultural frictions between East and West Pakistan, the city was subjected to long periods of martial law and military suppression during the Bangladesh Liberation War. After independence, Dhaka witnessed rapid urban growth as the centre of political, economic and cultural life in Bangladesh.
 
Modern Dhaka is one of Bangladesh's twin economic centres, along with Chittagong, to which it is connected by the Grand Trunk Road and the Bangladesh Railway. The city was the 2012 ISESCO Asian Capital of Culture. It is served by Shahjalal International Airport. As the most densely populated and one of the fastest growing megacities in the world, it faces many challenges common to a developing world metropolis, including traffic congestion, crime, urban pollution and poverty. With daily traffic of over 600,000 cycle rickshaws, Dhaka is nicknamed as the Rickshaw Capital of the World.
Bengal Inn Unrated
The hotel is located in the upmarket area of the city, close to the Gulshan Circle 1. Entertainment venues, shopping centres and banks are all within walking distance. The hotel is only 15 minutes' drive from Zia International Airport.The establishment..
Property Location With a stay at Best Western La Vinci Hotel in Dhaka, you'll be convenient to Bashundhara City Mall and Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban. This hotel is within close proximity of Nakhalpara Sapra Mosque and Katabon Mosque. Rooms Make yourself at..
Grand Oriental Unrated
Property Location With a stay at Grand Oriental in Dhaka (Gulshan), you'll be close to Baridhara Central Mosque and Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 40 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless..
Conveniently Located at Gulshan 2, Diplomatic Zone. Take advantage of our prime position just 6 kilometers from Shahjalal International Airport (DAC), and within walking distance of the area's many embassies and high commissions. Dhaka's most secure district,..
Lake Castle Unrated
Hotel Lake Castle offers a unique brand of hospitality and a level of highest standard services to meet the need of business travellers. Magnificent architectural design, wide range of cuisine, skilled staffs and personalised service made us unique in..
Property Location With a stay at Babylon Garden Serviced Apartments in Dhaka, you'll be convenient to Jamuna Future Park and Baridhara Central Mosque. This aparthotel is within the vicinity of Baridhara Park and Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.Rooms Make..
Grand Dhaka Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Dhaka. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. To be found at the hotel are 24-hour room service, restaurant,..
LocationSel Nibash Hotel & Serviced Apartments is located in a residential area in Central Dhaka. The Kamlapur Railway Station is around 6 km and the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is approximately 15 km from the property.Room AmenitiesThe..
Property Location Located in Dhaka, Amazon Lilly Lake View Residence is convenient to Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium and Dhaka Zoo. This hotel is within close proximity of Martyred Intellectuals Memorial and Baridhara Central Mosque.Rooms Make yourself..
Property Location Located in Dhaka, Amazon Lilly Lake View Residence is convenient to Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium and Dhaka Zoo. This hotel is within close proximity of Martyred Intellectuals Memorial and Baridhara Central Mosque. Rooms Make yourself..
Ahsan Manzil
Ahsan Manzil was the official residential palace and seat of the Dhaka Nawab Family. This magnificent building is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lalbagh Kella ( Fort)
Lalbagh Fort is an incomplete 17th century Mughal fort complex that stands before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON DHAKA, GULSHAN

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 for 7 nts

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