One of the best places to run in Dhaka is West Uttara. It’s an upscale residential suburb in the northern part of the city that’s part of the planned Uttara Residential Model Town. The area is not far from Dhaka International Airport.
We recommend, particularly, the area around Sector 15. There’s a Lakeside Walkway that goes along Lakes 2 and 3, between Lake 4 and Lake 11, for 2 km, and then a ~1.5 km loop around Lake 11. Overall, a route of up to 7.4 km — most of it on a path. One can also run in some of the streets in the area, such as Avenue 1, Avenue 2, and Avenue 9.
The other area of West Uttara that’s decent for running on the streets in the adjacent Sectors 4, 7, 13, 14.
Our thanks to Mohammed Batein for suggesting this route!
- Lakeside Walkway route is up to 7.4 km
- Area along Lakes 2 and 3 in Sector 15
- There's a rail system in the Uttara area