Things to Do in Dhaka When You’re Tired of the Crowds


If you’re visiting Dhaka for the first time, or if you’ve lived here for a while, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Dhaka is a fantastic city with lots to see and do, but it’s also the most densely populated in the world. It’s hot, humid, and is prone to torrential rain. If the humidity and crowds are too much for you, here are some ideas of exciting things to do that will keep you away from the busyness of Dhaka, so you can enjoy all the city has to offer without feeling overwhelmed.

  1. Get up early and go for a walk through your neighborhood.

A great way to steer clear of the busy crowds is to beat them to the streets. Getting up before the rest of the city rises means you’ll be able to wander the streets of Dhaka in peace. You’ll also get a different perspective on the city by seeing it without the crowds blocking your view. Take a look at the city’s incredible, varied architecture, and take a deep breath.

  1. Order food in using Foodpanda.

The best way to avoid the crowds is to simply stay inside. But then, this doesn’t have to mean missing out on everything Dhaka has to offer! Using the Foodpanda food delivery service, you’ll be able to enjoy food from some of Dhaka’s most delicious restaurants without leaving home. Relax, pour yourself a drink, or run yourself a bath and wait for the doorbell to ring. Your meal will be with you in no time! Click this link to see which restaurants are closest to you: 

  1. Visit Bashundara City.

Bashundara City is the 12th largest mall in the world and is located in Dhaka. While it can be a bustling, crowded place, it’s fully air-conditioned, and you’ll find some respite from the hot, noisy streets of old Dhaka. There’s plenty to do at this mall. It has a food court, a multiscreen cinema, a theme park, and an underground gymnasium. This is a great destination in Dhaka if you have children who need a break from the heat and the crowds. The whole family will be kept entertained at this mall, and you’re sure to find items and stores that will interest everyone.

  1. Take a day trip.

If you really are feeling like you need some proper respite from the crowds of Dhaka, consider taking a quick day trip and getting out of the city altogether. Our recommendation would be a fast and easy trip to Sonargaon. It’s only 30 kilometers from Dhaka, so it will be a fairly simple journey of an hour at most. Visit the “lost city” of Panam, a quiet, small village that will feel like a ghost town after the chaos of Dhaka. It’s full of incredible architecture, so you’ll also get some great photo opportunities. Be sure to stop by the beautiful arts and crafts museum of Sonargaon before you head back.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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