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Dhaka City Guide
Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, home to a population of almost 15 million people. With so many people calling Dhaka home, this is a city that radiates energy. For those that book flights from Auckland to Dhaka, a thriving restaurant and arts scene awaits, as do sites of ancient palace and forts. Don’t feel daunted by the frenetic and fast pace Dhaka offers to travellers. Embrace the city’s liveliness and you will never look back.
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When Should You Book Cheap Flights from Auckland to Dhaka?
The best time to book return flights from Auckland to Dhaka is January. This is a perfect month because the weather is ideal for visitors. If you enjoy outdoor activities and long walks when visiting a new city, then January is perfect for you. However, keep in mind that this is also the high tourist season. For those looking to save some money while travelling, opt to visit Dhaka between June and July. In these months hotel prices are much lower, but the temperature can also get quite high.
Departing from Auckland Airport (AKL)
There are more than 50 Auckland (AKL) to Dhaka (DAC) flights available every day. AKL to DAC flights depart from the international T1 terminal. Auckland Airport handles around 70% of the international traffic in New Zealand. This makes it, by far, the busiest airport in the country. Auckland Airport (AKL) is located 20 kilometres from the city.
Getting to Auckland Airport (AKL)
Travellers have a multitude of options to reach Auckland Airport. Using a tax is a popular, convenient and easy method of transportation, and a one-way fare costs about $70NZD. Those based in Auckland’s CBD can jump onto the express SkyBus service, which operates 24 hours a day. There are also other SkyBus routes that service other areas of Auckland. A one-way adult fare on the SkyBus is $18NZD.
Parking at Auckland Airport (AKL)
There are two parking options at Auckland Airport (AKL): the economy car park and the standard car park. Both are good options, and come with covered and uncovered parking. The economy car park is a cheaper option, but you will need to take a 10-minute walk to the terminal.
Arriving at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC)
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) is the largest airport in Bangladesh and is located 8 kilometres from the city. The airport is exceptionally well serviced by transport options, both for travelling to and from the airport. The Airport Railway Station (also known as Biman Bondor Railway Station) is located across the road, and there is a rank of pre-paid taxis. Travellers keen to jump into Dhaka life can hail a rickshaw to take them into the city.
Things to do in Dhaka
National Assembly of Bangladesh Building
The National Assembly building was designed in 1963, and is, to this day, one of the finest landmarks in Dhaka. The unusual shape of the building, which almost resembles a castle made of empty boxes, makes it a drawcard for visiting travellers.
Escape the craziness of Dhaka’s urban sprawl by seeking out the serene, well-tended gardens at Lalbagh Fort. While the fort itself was never completed, three monuments inside the structure have been finished: the Mausoleum of Pari Bibi, the Diwan and the three-domed Quilla Mosque. Visitors are only allowed inside the Diwan, however.
Located on Buriganga River, Sadarghat Riverfront is an extremely busy port in Dhaka. Here, you can just hop onto a boat, which will take you on an unforgettable ride. The boat ride will let you experience the most fascinating views of the surrounding area, and also the views of the river. Webjet can help you in finding flights Auckland to Dhaka with ease, so you can start your vacation hassle-free.