As the people of Bangladesh slowly gather to gear up for holy Eid-ul-Adha, the priceless question on everyone’s mind has already begun to form; where to get the cattle? Qurbani haats (Cattle Markets) during Eid-ul-Adha are set up in almost every location around Dhaka City. This year however, following new regulations, a total of 22 Qurbani haats has been positioned in designated areas set by the government administration. Due to this new regulation, prices are expected to be moderately high in those designated cattle markets.

However, those who are looking for quality cattle within a good budget are just in luck. The following locations are in very close proximity to Dhaka city, where domestic cattle ranged BDT.40,000 to BDT. 50,000 can be availed, sometimes even as low as BDT. 35,000.

Gabtoli:

The one permanent Qurbani Haat in Dhaka city has been standing strong over the decades. From local cattle to imported ones, the market at Gabtoli has the variety of different breeds at different prices. Popular amongst Dhaka dwellers, only a bargain will set you straight in the battle of the price for the sacrificial cow.

Paragram Haat:

One of the lesser known cattle markets which is in very close vicinity of Dhaka city, the Paragram haat is one of the best locations to find domestic cattle. What makes Paragram Haat stand out is not the location’s proximity to main Dhaka city center but the competitive pricing at which customers can avail the cattle. Generally open all throughout the week, the Paragram Haat is slated to be open every day to the days leading up to Eid-ul-Adha.

Hemayetpur Bazar:

Situated in Savar, which is less than an hour’s drive away from Dhaka city, Hemayetpur is the smart choice when it comes to finding cattle for Eid-Ul-Adha. The cattle market here has been quite popular for the past decade for buyers who are willing to drive the extra mile to avail the best quality cattle at the lowest of prices. Granted there is a transportation cost in bringing the feast back home, but compared to the price range in Dhaka, Hemayetpur is undoubtedly the most cost-effective.

Bosila, Mohammadpur:

Situated in Savar, which is less than an hour’s drive away from Dhaka city, further from Gabtoli, Hemayetpur is the smart choice when it comes to finding a sacrifice for Eid-Ul-Adha. The cattle market here has been quite popular for the past decade with buyers who are willing to drive the extra mile to avail the best quality cattle at the lowest prices. Granted there is a transportation cost in bringing the feast back home, but if compared to the price range of Dhaka, Hemayetpur is undoubtedly the most cost-effective.

Bosila, Mohammadpur:

The quarbani haat in Bosila has been gaining popularity for the past couple of years now. Considerably the most closest when it comes to Dhaka city, the Bosila cattle market has been growing into one of the most popular locations when it comes to finding quality cattle in an affordable budget. What makes this haat even more attractive for buyers is that the range of cattle they house. The qurbani haat has the potential to be the next Gabtoli in terms of a cattle market, but more budget friendly.

It is important to keep in mind that there is a transportation cost when bringing the cattle from the respected areas mentioned above. However, it is significantly cheaper and more affordable if you compare prices to in-city cattle markets.

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