10 places around Dhaka for day trip

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The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. However, if you are looking for suggestions to go somewhere to take a breather, here is a list of 10 places you can visit while maintaining the health guidelines. Do not forget to wear a mask carry a hand sanitiser.Photo: Collected

Mawa
A day trip to Mawa offers the scenic view of the river Padma, and fresh ‘ilish’. You can also visit Padma Resort. The ferry ghat is a 2-hour drive from Gulishtan.  Mawa is the place for an ultimate cheap and chill trip.Zinda Park has cottages as well as a little tree house near a lake. Photos: Noor-A-Alam

Zinda park
This green park is very close from Kuril Bishwaroad. It’s a quiet and hassle-free park where you can enjoy a good time with the whole family, unlike other parks in Dhaka. The entry fee for adults is 100 and 50 for children.

Sonargaon 
The history of Sonargaon dates back to the fifteenth-century Bengal when it was the capital. Sonargaon is adorned by architecture from the Sultanate, Mughal, and colonial periods. You can also visit Panam city. These are great places for history and architecture enthusiasts.Photo: Collected

Gazipur
Gazipur has become a new destination for anyone who wants to have a relaxed weekend. There are plenty of resorts that offer over day trips and night stays for a range of prices. Choose one that suits you. Photo: Collected

Nikli Haor
Nikli Hoar is in Kishoreganj district. It takes about 4 hours to get there from Dhaka. It is a long journey but the peace and tranquillity that Nikli offers will take away any tiredness. You can reserve a boat and indulge yourself in the beauty of the haor.Photo: Collected

Baliati Jamidar Bari
Situated in Manikgonj district, the Baliati Jamidar Bari bears the testimony of the Renaissance era. It is about 2 hours away from the capital. There are also many old architectures in Manikgonj along with boat rides in the rivers.Photo: Collected

Moinot ghat
Moinot ghat is also called the ‘Mini Cox’s Bazar’. It is a popular tourist spot that’s in Dohar upazila of Dhaka. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Padma River and get boat rides too. Photo: Collected

Mohera Jamidar Bari
Mohera Jamidar Bari is one of the most well kept piece of old architecture in the country. It is about 2.5 hours away from Dhaka in the Tangail district. The entry fee is Tk 80. You can even stay the night with your family for Tk-3,000 to Tk10,000.Photo: Nafisa Ferdous

Chandpur
Chandpur is also a good option for a day trip. It is also quite cheap. You can go there by launch which is an experience by itself. Visit boro station park and spend the evening at the Meghna Mohona. A hand paddled boat ride is very much recommended.Photo: Siberian Husky Kennel – Bangladesh Facebook page

Siberian Huskey Kennel
The Siberian Huskey Kennel is just a 30 min ride from Mirpur technical. Recently they changed their policy and now anyone can pet the huskies and stay for as long as they want from 9 am to 6 pm with a fee of Tk 250.