Beauty Boarding, the writer-publisher rendezvous, has changed drastically in Bangla Bazaar over the years. This old motel-cum-restaurant situated at the end of the Bangla Bazaar street, on the verge of Paridas road, once was the hub for creative and progressive chit-chatting.
It has been said that, Once Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came to Beauty Boarding for its famous adda (chitchat). Currently the place is managed by Tarok Saha and Somor Saha, sons of Prohallad Saha who was killed in 1971 along with 17 other staffs and boarders of this place.
Before the liberation war movement, this place was frequented by creative people from various fields – writers, artists, film directors, politicians, singers and composers. Now-a-days, a group of writers arranges a get-together once a year in memory of that time. The menacing traffic of Old Dhaka as the sole reason for losing the culture of gossiping at Bangla Bazaar that had developed centering Beauty Boarding years ago.
Poet Nazrul used to come to 14 Bangla Bazaar, where was the office of Begum magazine, and the writer Nasir Ali used to sit at Nawroze, which was the reason to turn this place a hub for writers. However, Now a days there is no longer need for such a gathering, as writers do not need to come to the publishers for submitting their works or proof reading. With the advent of technology they can do those things from their home. Rather, he finds coming to Bangla Bazaar just for chitchat, a waste of time.
You can go there from various locations of Dhaka City. From Sadarghat Terminal it’s a short distance to reach there. You can Just hire a rickshaw/auto-rickshaw from Sadarghat-Gulistan area and tell the puller to bring you at Bangla Bazar street.
Most popular transport system in Dhaka city is Rickshaw. You can find available buses (Local or direct service) in coming inside or move outside Dhaka city. There are other transport systems like Trains, Rivers and Air.
There are more than 71 quality hotel in Dhaka. Some are listed below…
1. Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka
107 , Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Tel: +880 2 811 1005
Website : Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka
2. Ruposhi Bangla Hotel
1 Minto Road, Shahbagh, Dhaka,
Phone : 88-02-8330001
Fax : 88-02-8312975
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : Ruposhi Bangla Hotel
3. Radisson Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka
Airport Road, Dhaka Cantonment,
Dhaka 1206 Bangladesh.
Telephone: + 88 02 8754555
Fax: + 88 02 8754554 , + 88 02 8754504
Email : reservations.dhaka[at]radisson.com
Website : Radisson Water Garden Hotel
4. Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort
Airport Road, Nikunja 2
Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh.
Phone : +88-02-8913912, +880 2 8900250-9
Fax : +88-02-8911479
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.dhakaregency.com
5. Best Western La Vinci Hotel, Dhaka
54, Kawran Bazar,
Phone No : 880-2-9119352
Fax No : 880-2-9131218
E-mail : lavinci[at]bol-online.com ,
Web : www.lavincihotel.com
6. The Westin Hotel
Main Gulshan Avenue,
Plot-01, Road 45, Gulshan-2
Phone : 88-02-9891988
7. Royal Park Residence Hotel
House no. 85, Road no. 25A
Block – A, Banani,
Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh.
Telephone: + 88 02 8815945/46
Fax: + 88 02 8815299
Email : hotelinfo[at]royalparkbd.com
Website : Royal Park Residence Hotel
8. Bengal Inn
House # 07, Road # 16,
Gulshan – 01
Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh.
Tel: +880 2 98880236, 9880610
Fax: +880 2 9880274
Email : info[at]bengalinn.com
Website : www.bengalinn.com
9. Hotel Sarina Dhaka
Plot #27, Road #17
Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh.
Tel: +880 2 8859604 -10, 8851040 -2, 8851011-4
Fax: +880 2 988-9989
Email : sales[at]sarinahotel.com, reservations[at]sarinahotel.com
Website : www.sarinahotel.com
An old place for interactions and Chit-chatting will make you feel like spending time with real good people. And if you are a food overs, then there are some options awaiting for you, as this place has a long tradition to serve Rui fish ( রুই মাছ) and mutton leg at very cheap rate to fill your appetite.
Haji biryani, Star Kabab, Dhaka Roti House etc. Referred to where to eat in Dhaka city, click here
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