The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka with its exciting history and rich culture. Known to the world as the city of mosques and muslin, it has attracted travellers from far and near through the ages. It has a history dating back to the earliest times. According to recorded history it was founded in 1608 A.D. as the seat of the Imperial Mughal Viceroy of Bangla.
Dhaka has grown into a busy city with a happy blending of old and new architectural trends. It has been developing fast as a modern city and is throbbing with activities in all spheres of life. It is the centre of industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activities in Bangladesh. Dhaka’s major waterfront the bank of the Buriganga River is crowded with all kinds of river craft, country boats, motor launches, paddle-steamers, fishermen’s boats all bustling with activity. Colourful rickshaws (tricycles) on the city streets are common attractions for the visitors.