The Buriganga River (বুড়িগঙ্গা), previously known as “Old Ganges”, flows past the southwest outskirts of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. Its average depth is 7.6 meters (25 ft.) and its maximum depth is 18 meters (58 ft.). In the distant past, a course of the Ganges River used to reach the Bay of Bengal through the Dhaleswari River.
When this course gradually shifted and ultimately lost its link with the main channel of the Ganges it was renamed the Buriganga. It is said that the water levels during high and very high tides in this river astonished the Mughals. In the 20th century the water table and river became polluted by polythene and other hazardous substances from demolished buildings near the river banks.
Photograph of Dacca (Dhaka) taken in the 1880s, from an album ‘Architectural Views of Dacca’, containing 13 prints by Johnston and Hoffman. View looking along the river Buriganga towards the city of Dhaka situated on the left bank. A Hindu temple tower stands at the water’s edge.
You can take local buses to go Gabtoli or Aminbazar to have a boat tour at river Buriganga.
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 : email@example.com
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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Balashi Ghat (বালাসী ঘাট) is one of the most beautiful tourist spots of Gaibandha District.It stands beside the bank of Jamuna River and is not very far from Gaibandha Sadar Upazila. At the beginning of 2004, steamers were banned from this place. Although, trawlers & boats are available for traveling. It has built a connection with the southern districts of Jamalpur.
As a result of erosion, everyday many parts of this Ghat are drowning under the river. A huge crowd comes to Balashi Ghat to enjoy its stunning natural beauty.)  => Array ( [name] => River Turag [post_id] => 7172 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/river-turag/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Turag-River-Dhaka-021-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
River Turag (তুরাগ নদী) is an upper tributary river of the Buriganga River, and flows beside the Dhaka. The condition of the river is not good during the dry season. It uses to be polluted severely, and the water seems black in most of the places with a pungent smell.
The river Turag uses to inundate it’s both bank during the rainy season. Though the river is a narrow one, but for this inundation it looks like a massive river during this time. Lot of fishermen use to catch fish from this river. But due to the pollution (from industry around) the count of fish decreasing day by day. That's why those fishermen are struggling these days for fishing and migrating into other occupations for living.)  => Array ( [name] => Jamuna River (Sariakandi Part) [post_id] => 2764 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/jamuna-river-sariakandi-part/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/IMG_1706-Copy1-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Sariakandi Upazila (Bengali: সারিয়াকান্দি উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Sariakandi Thana was established in 1886 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Sariakandi.)  => Array ( [name] => Karnafuli River and Zoom Restaurant [post_id] => 7023 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/karnafuli-river-and-zoom-restaurant/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/River-Karnafuli-and-zoom-restaurant3-300x240.jpg [post_content] =>
There are lots of marvelous natural and man-made objects to enjoy near the bank of Karnafuli River in the port city Chittagong. If you visit the Karnafuli River, there is a restaurant called Zoom, just beside the Chittagong-Kaptai road. This restaurant is monitored and managed by BDR. It’s a nice picnic spot. A lot of students from Rangamati go there as a study tour.
From the spot, you can enjoy the panoramic view over the river Karnafuli. This river is flowing nicely, always full with water, whether its dry season or rainy. Both side of the river has small Mountains, and which is rich with various kinds of deciduous trees. If you visit there in the dry season, you may find most of the trees having no leaves. Its different kinds of beauty. No sign of life, but it’s still wonderful to enjoy.
There are several boats at the river, you can have a boat ride using them. Those are a bit costly, but you know you have to spend some money when you want to enjoy that kind of such beauty.) )
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