Gurudwara Nanak Shahi

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Gurudwara Nanak Shahi (গুরুদুয়ারা নানকশাহী) is a Sikh Gurudwara in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It is considered to be the only official Sheikh Prayer Hall in Bangladesh. It is located at the campus of the University of Dhaka and considered to be the biggest of 9 to 10 Gurdwaras in the country.

According to the commemorating, the visit of Guru Nanak (1506-1507), founder of Sikh religion, it is the most important historic place. It is said to have been built in 1830. The present building of the Gurudwara Nanak Shahi was renovated in 1988-1989. The parkarma verandah had been constructed on all four sides of the original building to provide protection. You can go there in every Friday afternoon to pay a visit and see their rituals.

How to go

You can come to see this Prayer house from different locations of Dhaka City. There are so many buses moving towards Shahbag & Dhaka University area. Just ride one of those at your choice.

How To Reach: Dhaka City

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.

Where to Stay

There are more than 71 quality hotel in Dhaka. Some are listed below…

1. Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka
107 , Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Dhaka, Bangladesh
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 :
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]
Website : Radisson Water Garden Hotel
Dhaka Bangladesh

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 :
Website :

5. Best Western La Vinci Hotel, Dhaka
54, Kawran Bazar,
Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
Phone No : 880-2-9119352
Fax No : 880-2-9131218
E-mail : lavinci[at] ,
Web :

6. The Westin Hotel
Main Gulshan Avenue,
Plot-01, Road 45, Gulshan-2
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
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]
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]
Website :

9. Hotel Sarina Dhaka
Plot #27, Road #17
Banani C/A,
Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh.
Tel: +880 2 8859604 -10, 8851040 -2, 8851011-4
Fax: +880 2 988-9989
Email : sales[at], reservations[at]
Website :

Things to do

This one domed architecture for the prayer hall is an important prayer Hall for Shikh Religious people. Although, In Bangladesh there are very little number of people living belong to the Shikh Religion. If somebody is interested to know about the details of this Architecture & Religion, then very left to the main structure there is a Shikh research center awaiting for them.

Eating Facilities

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  • The main Sikh gurdwara in Bangladesh, is situated on the campus of the University of Dhaka near the arts faculty building.The building was completed in 1830.

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