Dhakaiyas are famous for their juicy adda. Bangalees are nick named addabaz bangalees. In Dhaka, Bailey Road is one of the most popular spot for deshi adda. It is a classic road in Dhaka. Although people of all ages are flocked at this place but it is very popular to the students and youngsters. It is a place for decent and pure deshi adda.
All the amenities are available at Bailey Road that youngsters are looking for. What you want for adda? If you like pitha then Pitha Ghor is there. If you like ice-cream then ice-cream parlor is there. If you like book, then Sagar Publishers is there. If you need flower then flower shops are also there.
Footpath of both sides of Bailey Road are remain full of addabaz Dhakaiyas in the evening. In fact this popular hangout place is busy all day long. Youngsters and Natok (Drama) lovers are enjoying their adda with spicy Fuchka and Chotpoti. Fuchka of Bailey Road is famous in Dhaka. During the time of Bengali festivals this place becomes the center of colorful deshi adda.
Bailey Road is also famous for Deshi Sarees and Boutiques. All the famous deshi saree like Jamdani, Tangail, Dhakai saree are available here.
Internet lovers are also flocking here. Bluepla.net, one of the old and largest cybercafes in Dhaka is situated at Bailey Road. Youngsters and students are gathering here for online adda and chatting. This cafe is also very popular for group adda.
Fast food dating is very common at Bailey Road. Some of the fast food shops like Helvatia, Bamboo Castle, Golpea Burger, Dominous Pizza, Sausage, Swiss Bakery etc remain full of lovebirds from morning till night. Two new addition to these food shops are Boomers Cafe and Al-Baik. These two are very modern and offer both deshi food and continental fast food.
Mama Piaju is a food shop for very tasty and spicy food items (telebhaja). The Dhakaiyas who come here for adda have always taste these spicy foods.
Bailey Road is very famous for Theater (Mancho Natok). It is the heart of Dhaka's theater world. Two of the most famous and oldest theater auditoriums (mancho) of Dhaka are situated here. These are Mahila Samity Mancho and Guide House. Almost all the famous theater personalities and TV and cine actors are the products of these two theater houses. Dhaka mancho natok (theater) lovers come here in the evening.
Bailey Road has originally been named after Lt. Governor of Bengal Sir Steuart Bailey. But it was renamed as Natok Saroni (Theater Street) in 2005 in recognition of the road's contribution to performing arts in Dhaka. Although it is renamed, it is still familiar to the Dhakaiyas as Bailey Road.
This road is also famous for educational institutions for girls. Two of the most famous educational institutions namely Viqarunnisa Noon School & College and Siddeshwari Girl's School & College are situated at this road. Roadside romeos are seen roaming in and around these colleges and having adda at day time.
If you are a new comer to Dhaka and if you don't come to this classic place, you will miss a lot.
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