Trips and Itineraries for Dhaka
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Liberation War Museum
After lunch, head to the Liberation War Museum. An absolute must-see, the museum pays tribute to the nation's hard-won independence from Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. It also chronicles the events of the monumental Language Movement. Learning about the courage and resilience of the Bangladeshi people, having endured genocide and rape, will move and inspire you.Timings: 10 AM - 6 PM (Mar - Sep) & 10 AM - 5 PM (Oct - Feb), Sundays closed. Price: Tk 5.
Weekend Getaways from Dhaka
270 Kms from Dhaka
Kolkata, or Calcutta (also Cal), is a kaleidoscopic melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. There's quite possibly no Indian festival that the city doesn't celebrate with glorious hoopla. Each month sees small festive marquees popping up at every corner of the street and come October, throngs of women enwrapped in silk sarees and red bindis convene around the city, undeterred by the ever-present rains. This celebration alone is reason enough to travel to Kolkata. From the glut of vibrant attractions, the city also holds a rich vehicular heritage ranging from the big yellow taxi that floods both parts of the city (Calcutta and Howrah) divided by the reticent river Hoogly, to the hand-pulled rickshaws and rickety trams meandering the roads. Tourists will hardly ever run out of things to do in Kolkata. Starting from Kumartuli, a traditional potters’ quarter, famed for its sculpted idols of gods and demons, to the architectural spectacle, that is the Howrah Bridge, Kolkata will engulf you with its sights, sounds and scents. The city's biggest, most prismatic wholesale flower market on Mullick Ghat, Victoria Memorial, the old Chinatown Tiretta Bazaar, the magnificent Nakhoda Masjid and Jorasankho (Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home) are few of the most picturesque places to visit in Kolkata.