Badda is located in the northeast of the very busy Dhaka. Badda can be divided into two areas. One is the North Badda and another is the Central and South Badda. North Badda mainly consists of Shahjadpur, Namapara, Bawaila Para, East Nurechala and Khilbari Tek. The commercial hub, Pragati Sarani, which is the main road of the area, has a plethora of corporate offices. On the other hand, the entire Central and South includes Madhya Badda, Merul Badda, Tekpara, Merul, Sona Katra, Sitkhali, DIT Project, East Merul Badda, Nagar and Aftab Nagar. Badda is a well developed area with both residential and commercial facilities.
Properties in Badda
Badda is gradually becoming one of the main commercial centers of Dhaka. Banks, offices, restaurants and outlets of various brands have been built on both sides of Pragati Sarani and Gulshan Badda Link Road. A lot of artworks can also be seen in this area. Some housing projects have been developed. Among them, Aftabnagar is a well-arranged and tidy place. Badda has all the civic amenities within reach, so the demand for properties here is also high.
Badda has become an important area of the city and the transportation system is also very good. Pragati Samari and Gulshan Badda Link Road are the most important roads in this area. Almost all the buses of the Dhaka route travel through this road. Rickshaws are very useful vehicles for the internal transportation of Badda. Also, being within proximity of Hatirjheel is an advantage. In the near future, when the metro rail is launched, it will be yet another means of transportation for this area.
Badda has the presence of a significant number of educational institutions. East West University is a very good institution of higher education. Canadian University also has its campus here. One of the best BRAC University of the country is also building a campus in Badda. There are also the North South University, Independent University, Bangladesh and United International University, Dhaka International University and the Bangladesh Institute of Management Studies. There are a number of English and Bengali medium schools in Badda, including the campus of Cambrian School and College, Oxford International School, Badda High School, and the Islamic International School.
There are several reputed medical institutions in Badda. There are some excellent medical institutions like the Evercare Hospital, United Hospital, AMZ Hospital, Lab Aid Diagnostic Center, AIMS Hospital and the Union Specialized Hospital in Badda. Pharmacy shops are also available in Badda.
Mosques and religious institutions
Muslim residents do not have to face any difficulty as there are numerous mosques throughout Badda. Beautiful mosques like the Baitur Rahman Jame Masjid can be found within the Badda area. For Christians, there are the Badda Baptist Church and the Baridhara Baptist Church. Hindus can visit the Sri Sri Radha Govinda Temple.
Hatirjheel is known as one of the most beautiful entertainment centers of Dhaka. Many people gather there for morning trips or evening chats. Nearby, the Aftab Nagar Lake is also very popular among the city dwellers.
There are two prosperous areas of Dhaka that are close to Badda, those being Gulshan and Baridhara. Gulshan is connected to Badda through Gulshan-Bada Link Road which is one of the most important roads of Dhaka. This road is also accessible from Badda to Mahakhali. Baridhara is connected to the north-west side of North Badda, through Madani Avenue. The two areas immediately adjacent to Central and South Badda are Rampura and Banashree. All in all, Badda’s location is important to the surrounding area.
Food and restaurants
Badda has many options for both local and foreign dishes. Chef’s Table Courtside is an upscale food court which is quite popular here. Also, North End Coffee Roasters is popular all over Dhaka city. Among the desi dishes, Nayan Biryani House’s Biryani is quite famous. Nearby, Bahari street food is available in Gudaraghat and Aftab Nagar in Hatirjheel. Various fast food and Thai-Chinese restaurants can also be found.
The Valley shopping complex is one of the favorites among the locals of Badda, as it is the biggest shopping mall in the local area. But the biggest shopping mall in Bangladesh, the Jamuna Future Park, is also nearby. There is also the Lutfun shopping complex. All in all, Badda is a great place for shopping. There are also other departmental shops and super shops for your daily needs, all available at your fingertips.