Nikunja is one beautifully built residential area, where you will get an amazing view of the runway of the prominent international airport at one side and easily get access to Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway and Khilkhet area on the other. This area has been segregated into two parts. On the south front, there is Nikunja 1 facing the airport runway. Whereas, the north side mostly covers Nikunja 2. Nikunja has earned a reputation over the years for being located away from the hubbub of city life. The area is right next to the airport road, which gives it an upper hand in easier communication, especially for those who frequently travel to distant parts of the country or go for foreign trips. The presence of 5 star hotels and branches of public and private commercial offices in the area transformed it into one of the popular and lucrative hubs of the country.
As a residential area, Nikunja is pretty well organized and has an establishment of a peaceful locality. As Nikunja 1 is located right in front of the airport runway, no apartment receives government approval for being constructed more than 3 story high. Yet, most of the buildings raised in this area are quite luxurious. On the other hand, Nikunja 2 holds the most number of residents along with numerous numbers of high-rise apartments. On an interesting note, the apartment demand in Nikunja is quite high. Nikunja 2 is a very famous area especially among the bachelors, as they can easily find affordable apartment options here. Others can also find suitable listed apartments for sale in Nikunja on the Bproperty website. Taking all these factors into consideration, Nikunja is usually preferred as an ideal place for residential purposes.
Properties in Nikunja
A lot of offices have developed in Nikunja 1, due to the high presence of residential apartments. Whereas Nikunja 2 consists of several commercial properties, which are mostly located by the side of the main road. The Khilkhet thana is just beside the BRTC Bus Depot, making it another crucial point of the area. Other than that, offices of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board and Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited are also present in the area. Between these two offices, there is Rajuk trade center shopping mall and the luxurious Dhaka Regency Hotel. Another luxurious hotel, Le Meridien Dhaka is situated right beside the main road and at the edge of Nikunja 2.
Right next to Le Meridien, the very own building of Dhaka Stock Exchange is present. Besides, other mentionable commercial buildings include Lotus Kamal Tower and Nitol Niloy Tower. One significant side of this area is the presence of few petrol pumps as well as CNG Refueling Stations. As the area is right beside a highway, due to that reason it is easier to find such refueling stations over there. Right next to Le Meridien, the very own building of Dhaka Stock Exchange is present. Besides, other mentionable commercial buildings include Lotus Kamal Tower and Nitol Niloy Tower. One significant side of this area is the presence of few petrol pumps as well as CNG Refueling Stations. As the area is right beside a highway, due to that reason it is easier to find such refueling stations over there.
Nikunja has an amazing combination of internal and external communication. You can get the entire view of this area simply through a rickshaw ride. In Nikunja 1, you will find segregated blocks in roads 9 and 10, out of all the 10 roads. In Nikunja 2, there are about 21 roads in total and the lion’s share of the area extends to the east-west side. It is convenient for anyone to commute to any parts and outside of Dhaka using the adjacent highway road. The presence of the luxurious hotels and corporate offices, make the outlook of this area even more unique. On top of that, the Kuril flyover makes it easier to reach areas like Badda, Rampura, Purbachal, 300 feet and Pragati Sharani. Speaking of Nikunja, how can you even forget Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport positioned right beside the area? It simply makes living in Nikunja even more worthwhile. Lastly there is also a depot of BRTC located in Nikunja, a state-owned transport company in Bangladesh.
There are several educational institutions in Nikunja, most of which are situated in Nikunja 2. On road 2 there is Marq Ideal School. Right next to that on road 3, there are Green Arrow International School and Sunshine International School. On road 9 you will find Starlit School of English. All of these fall under the english medium curriculum. On the other hand, there are Jan-E-Alam Sarker High School and Civil Aviation High School, which adheres to the Bengali medium curriculum. Apart from these schools there is an admission office of Pledge Harbor International School in Nikunja 2, which happens to be an english medium boarding school. Fortunately, Nikunja lies close to Uttara which is why the residents can also get their child admitted in schools available in Uttara.
As far as medical institutions are concerned, there is Meditech General Hospital and City Dental College and Hospital beside the main road, serving the patients throughout the day. The residents can easily reach the Kurmitola General Hospital from Nikunja and avail better healthcare facilities, if needed. The residents of Nikunja can also benefit from the medical facilities of renowned hospitals located in Uttara, since it is very close to the area.
Parks & Recreation
There is a huge playground beside the Nikunja 2 Masjid, where children engage in sports activities everyday. For arranging any form of events, people can easily go to Nikunja club located in Nikunja 2, Kabi Faruk Sharani. Some also opt for the Nikunja 2 park to spend the rest of the evening. There is also a lake out there in Nikunja 1, where a park has grown along the shores of it. All in all, these places are quite popular among the locals for entertainment purposes.
There are few mosques in Nikunja where Muslims can perform their daily prayers. The biggest Masjid in Nikunja 2 is known as the Nikunja 2 Jame Masjid. Besides, there are other mosques located in the vicinity starting from Tin Shade Masjid, Mridhapara Jam E Mosjid and BREB Masjid.
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport lies in the nearest proximity to Nikunja and surrounds most of the north and south parts of the area. Then there is the entire Khilkhet area across the Airport road or Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. On the southern side of Nikunja 1, the army golf area is located. Moreover, the Kuril flyover right at the edge of Nikunja 1 helps further in connecting the residents to the Bashundhara residential area and several other ones.
Food & Restaurants
Regency Hotel and Le Meridien are the expensive hotels in the locality. Other than that, Nikunja has plenty of small restaurants available in the area where the locals can go for regular meals. Some of the restaurants include Dhaka Spice Restaurant and Party Center, Graam Bangla Restaurant, Marwa Kabab and Restaurant, Kolapata Restora and many others. The street foods in Nikunja are also quite popular and mostly seem available near the Nikunja 2 playground.
Nikunja is not really a home to any significant shopping malls. However, there are super shops and other stores available in adequate numbers for the convenience of the residents. Residents mostly buy all their necessary items from here. Besides, the Jamuna Future Park is just a few kilometers away, where one will find all sorts of products from renowned brand shops. Last but not the least, Uttara also plays a major role in the availability of great shopping malls, which can be an added advantage for the shopaholics residing in Nikunja.