Are you bored of living within the concrete jungle of Dhaka city? Need a glimpse of refreshment? Well, some beautiful parks with natural harmony could be the best options to be refreshed! Also the beautiful parks are the best place for morning walk or evening refreshment. You can be in a dilemma to choose the best park in Dhaka. But I am here to turn your hesitation to certainty. You can select your near one or best one of those parks which list is given below.
Ramna Park is the oldest park in Dhaka city which was established in 1610. Situating in the heart of capital city, it is a large recreation park for any ages of people. Pahela Baishak (Bengali new year celebration) is celebrated here with fascinating cultural activities. For nature’s loving people and photographer, Ramna Park is a great natural landscape of lots of trees and flowers with a beautiful lake. This park is favorite for local citizens who are used to do morning walk or jogging.
Visiting Hour: 06:00 am – 07:00 pm
Location: Mowlana Vashani Road, Dhaka 1217
Entry Fee: Free with five access point.
Gulshan Lake Park
I think a park with a beautiful lake could be one of the reasons for impressing the visitors. If you are a lover of an eye-catching lake with surrounding green jungle, Gulshan Lake Park is there to receive you. A walk by the lakeside will allow you to get relief from the noise of the busy city. Soothing view to witness, well-arranged playground for the kids, 900-meter track around the lake are the ingredients of this park.
Visiting Hour: 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
Location: Road No-63, Gulshan-2, Dhaka 1212
Entry Fee: Free
Bahadur Shah Park
Bahadur Shah Park is established in 1858 at the approach of Nawab Khwaja Abdul Ghani in the Sadarghat area. It is a historical park that is located in old Dhaka which was known as Victoria Park till 1947. Then it was renamed after Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal Emperor. It was built in the honor of martyrs of Indian Mutiny in 1857. The park is enriched with architectural significance. For history and peace lovers, the park has all ingredients to attract. Morning and evening walkers come to the park to take a walk or exercise.
Visiting Hour: 5 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 10.30pm.
Location: Johnson Road. Sadarghat, Dhaka.
Entry Fee: Free
Chandrima Uddan is one of the favorite parks for the visitors in Dhaka city. It is located just after the north side of Bangladesh National Parliament. There is a bridge which connects the park over the Crescent Lake with the road. Another interesting fact is that the name of the park derives from the Crescent Lake! The park is also known as Zia Uddan as the former president of Bangladesh, Major Ziaur Rahman was buried there after he was killed in 1981. The public gathered here in the park for a morning walk, jogging, to show respect to the shrine of the former president, to spend quality time with dear one. The green presentation of trees, the crystal lake, and the peaceful environment makes the park more popular for the visitors.
Visiting Hour: 5:00 am – 09:00 pm
Location: Crescent Lake Road, Dhaka.
Entry Fee: Free
Dhanmondi Lake Park
Once I went to Dhaka for job’s interview purpose and after finishing the interview I feel like to be refreshed from the hustle of Dhaka city. One of my friends suggested visiting the Dhanmondi Lake Park which is beside the Bangabandhu Museum. Guess what, I was just astonished to see the view of the green park! It was an abandoned channel of the Karwan Bazar river and connected to the Turag river.
As a residential area, Dhanmondi was developed in 1956 and 16% of the area was designated for the lake. Now a day, the lake park is one of the cultural hubs for the local people. The green view, sidewalk beside the lake, benches to sit and the bridges over the water view will allow you to indulge in the beauty of the park.
Visiting Hour: Open for all time.
Location: Road No-10, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
Entry Fee: Free
Dhaka Shishu Park
The park is the only public amusement park for children in Dhaka. It was established in 1979 on an area of 15 acres. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation established it as a profit-making venture. Since 1983 Dhaka City Corporation maintained it. In the 1980s and 1990s, Dhaka Shishu Park is the most visited entertainment park for the visitors. But with the span of time, it has lost its appeal. Because most of its rides are not in good position and many private amusement parks are cutting off the visitors from the park.
In spite of losing the old charm, the park is still more popular children’s amusement park in Dhaka for the middle-class people. Dhaka Shishu Park has 12 rides including a merry-go-round, a wheel train and a number of charming rides for the children. The rides are cheapest than all amusement park in Dhaka, pricing BDT 10.00 for each ride. A private company owned ride coupons cost Tk. 25 (including VAT) per person. At present, there are 04 rides maintained by a private company. Another attraction of the park is a fighter jet that donated by Bangladesh Air Force in 1992. About 6000 visitors are drawn by the park but during Eid holidays and festivals the numbers reach up to 350 thousand!
Visiting Hour: Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday: 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Wednesday: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Only for poor & street children) and Sunday: Closed.
Location: 1000, Shahbag Foot Over Bridge, Dhaka
Entry Fee: Tk. 15/- (including VAT) per person
Fantasy Kingdom is one of the best amusement parks in Dhaka. It is the first theme park in Bangladesh. The Fantasy Kingdom has assumed a special place in the heart of the visitors from the very beginning for its international standard rides, high-quality services, and perfect entertainment. Water Kingdom is a key attraction of this park. The water park is located beside the Fantasy Kingdom. Besides, it has a family pool, slide world, multi-site, lazy river, water pool, lost kingdom, dancing and play zone.
Visitors can relax here at Motel Atlantis for a private retreat. It offers a range of amenities and other entertainment facilities including restaurants enclosed by the beautiful landscape.
Visiting Hour: Everyday 11 am to 9 pm .and Holidays: 10 am to 10 pm.
Location: Jamgora, Ashulia, Dhaka
Entry Fee: Adult: Entry 380tk and Kids (below 4′) Entry 250tk.
Well, I have just included the most visited and popular parks in Dhaka. Stay connected for getting the updated information about the best parks in Dhaka.