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Gulshan, Dhaka

Gulshan is considered an affluent suburb and is often regarded as the “posh area” in Bangladesh, mainly in Dhaka. It is a part of Dhaka North City Corporation and has an area of 8.85 sq./km, close by Mohakhali, Korail Basti, and the Banani Lake flowing through the middle.

Based on the type of people who live there and the activities that go on there, the Gulshan Model Town has been divided into Gulshan 1 and Gulshan 2. These areas include Baridhara, Niketan, Banani, and the main Gulshan city.

The Gulshan area guide shows it has around 50% residential, 32% commercial and diplomatic, and 18% land area. Along with the most lavish residential parts, the town has many embassies and high commissioners’ residences. That is why it is one of the most highly secured areas in Dhaka, with a low crime rate.

Moreover, Gulshan is well-planned and not overly crowded, partly because living in the residential area is expensive. Despite that, there are always ongoing building projects taking place in the area. However, it is filled with beautiful landscapes, restaurants, supermarkets, entertainment facilities, schools, colleges, medical, commercial, financial institutions, etc.

This area is the ultimate destination for people who love exploring food and other recreational areas filled with aesthetic vibes. Many people are attracted to this area due to its well-known restaurants and top-class food.

In addition, you can visit some of the city's significant parts, such as Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed Park, Gulshan Lake Park, and Banani Club Field, and visit some of the best restaurants in Dhaka.

However, transportation in the area is quite limited as there are many VIP residences. That is why direct public transportation communication from the residential area is challenging.

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City Insights

tick iconGulshan is one of the most developed and planned areas of Dhaka.
tick iconDespite being filled with many housing projects, Gulshan has parks and lakes that make the area photogenic and beautiful.
tick iconLiving in the area is highly expensive due to high-end housing projects.
tick iconSome of the best-known restaurants in Dhaka are located in Gulshan.
tick iconGulshan is known for having the residence of political leader Begum Khaleda Zia.

Known Landmarks

  • Banani Graveyard

  • Banani Lake Park

  • Gulshan Park

  • Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed Park

  • Bangladesh Army Stadium

  • Bangladesh Navy Headquarters

  • Residence of Begum Khaleda Zia

  • United Hospital Limited

  • North End Coffee Roasters


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Bus Routes

Gulshan 1 - Mohakhali
Gulshan - Badda Link Road
Gulshan - Banasree
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Nearest Train Stations

Dhaka Cantonment Railway Station

New Developments

tick iconThe government is working on removing obstructions around the footpath to widen the road and reduce traffic issues.
tick iconA new project has been undertaken to establish a waterway to connect Gulshan and Banani with Hatirjeel. This project involves demolishing culverts and turning them into high-raised bridges to create a better passage for water buses.

What’s great here?

tick iconThe serene beauty and cleanliness attract many people here. And the entire area is quite photogenic.
tick iconSeveral tele companies headquarters, such as Airtel, Banglalink, Teletalk, Robi, etc. Moreover, there are several embassies of countries like Qatar, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Saudi Arabia, etc
tick iconMost parts of Gulshan are filled with high-end housing and apartments, which are only affordable to people with a higher income. So naturally, it is an area of luxurious and expensive lifestyle.
tick iconFrom natives to foreigners, this area is filled with multi-cultured people. And the commercial areas around it grew based on that, making it a culturally diverse part of Dhaka city.
tick iconDue to the area's popularity, Gulshan is filled with bars, restaurants, and many recreational areas. For people who love to experience diverse food cultures or various cuisines, Gulshan is an ideal place.
tick iconBecause it is a diplomatic area, Gulshan is always under strong surveillance, making it highly safe for everyone. The crime rate in the area is also low.

What needs attention?

tick iconThe roads are narrow, mostly because of hawkers on the footpath, which often causes heavy traffic jams.
tick iconThere is no fire service station in the area.
tick iconThe Gulshan Lake often loses its beauty due to waste dumping and poor sewage management.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Gulshan for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Tk. 12,866.25 sqft
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