The 216-year-old building of the former British Residency of Hyderabad (also known as Koti Residency or Hyderabad Residency) has been fully restored after a remodelling work of nearly 20 years.
While Dhaka was losing its splendour after the fall of Mughal Empire, the local zamindars and nawabs under British rule tried to revive its past splendour as the city of gardens. Dhaka's Baldha Garden is one of the most magnificent examples of this beautification effort. Still it is one of the richest botanical gardens of this subcontinent that spans 3.15 acres of land and boasts of eighteen thousand plant specimens of eight hundred different species. It has some of the rarest species of plants that can be found nowhere else in Bangladesh or even in this subcontinent.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sat together on the bench at the Taj Mahal in India where Diana, Princess of Wales, was pictured 24 years ago.
Dhaka, one of the oldest metropolises in this part of the subcontinent, has crossed the enviable milestone of 400 years. The city, founded by the Mughals in the 17th century, was the economic capital of the Mughal Empire, and later saw rapid growth in urbanization during the British colonization in the late 19th and early 20th century.