Archaeology, Beach, Tribe, Hill, Culture, Heritage, Old Buddhist Civilization of Bangladesh
13 Days & 12 Nights
Meet on arrival at Dhaka airport. Transfer to the hotel. Depend on your arrival; if time permits we shall offer you some city sightseeing activities at this day.
We shall pick you at 08:00hrs from your hotel. Accompanied guide will show you the Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Ahsan Manjil and Sadarghat River Terminal. Then we shall arrange a short river cruise by country boat on the Buriganga near Shadarghat what is really interesting. Also we shall visit Shakhari Bazaar before lunch. After lunch visit Rickshaw paint and decoration pieces; bit of luck enjoy the assembling of a rickshaw, walk inside Chawk Bazar, continue Lalbagh fort and Dhakeswari temple.
Depart at 7am for the drive to Rajshahi by reserved Car / Micro Bus / Mini Bus; cross the world’s11th longest (5.01km.) bridge on the river Jamuna. We shall stop at a highway restaurant in Shirajgonj for refreshment and a tea brake. Next we drive 120 km to visit Puthia (city of temples) King's Palace, Jamindar’s Admin and Tax Office, terracotta ornate nine Hindu temples of16th to 19th century.
Afrer lunch continue approx 30 km to Rajshahi. Check in to the hotel. Then visit Barandra Museum in Rajshahi if it is open this day. Also visit one of a silk processing factory and enjoy the Sun set from the bank of the river Padma.
Enjoy a sunrise from bank of the Padma River (this is the Bangladesh part of the Ganges River) also take a boat cruise there if possible. Return to the hotel for breakfast at 08:00.
Afterwards drive to Naogaon. On the way, visit Kusumba Mosque (16th century)
After lunch visit Paharpur Buddhist Monastery in Naogaon. It is the largest single Vihara at the south of Himalaya; also the UNESCO World Heritage site.
It is an extra ordinary structure of 7- 8 century and the finest symbol of Buddhist civilization of ancient Bengal.
Continue drive, approximate 2 hours to Dinajpur. Check in the Parjatan Motel.
Breakfast at 08:00. This morning we visit the most ornate terracotta Kantanagar Temple what is very special one; 20 km from Dinajpur town.
Afterwards, drive to Bogra. After lunch drive again to Mahasthangarh, the earliest capital of Bangladesh (formerly known as Pundravardhana). Mahasthangarh is considered to be sacred by Buddhists and Hindus alike.
It is one of the earliest urban archaeological sites so far discovered in Bangladesh. The village Mahasthan in Shibganj Thana of Bogra district contains the remains of an ancient city that was called Pundranagara or Paundravardhanapura in the territory of Pundravardhana. A limestone slab bearing six lines in Pakrit inBrahmi script, discovered in 1931, dates Mahasthangarh to at least the 3rd century BC. The fortified area was in use till the 18th century AD.
We also stop at a village market. Check in to the hotel in Bogra for overnight.
After breakfast here we visit Vashu Bihara and Gokul Med. Then drive back to Dhaka via Jamuna Bridge. After lunch at a high way restaurant; you may brief stop at the bank of the mighty Jamuna River near Jamuna Bridge. We shall stop en-route to visit the hand loom factory for making designed cotton Sharees and the mustard factory for making mustard oil in Tangail. We shall arrive Dhaka in the evening; check in to the hotel in Dhaka.
After breakfast at 8:00 am you will start for Chittagong by reserved car / bus. On the way you will visit Sonargaon, to explore the old capital of Bengal at Sultanate period (11th to 16th Century). Here also you will visit GOALDI mosque of early16th century, Famous PANAM City of 13th to 19th century and a folk museum. Start again and visit "War Cemetery" in Comilla, where you can see the graveyard of the soldiers who died in the Burma front during the Second World War at nearby Comilla.
After lunch you will explore Mainamoti, archaeological ruins dating back to 7th-12th century. Here you will visit Salban Vihara, Kutila Mura, Ananda Vihara, Charpatra Mura, Itakhola Mura, Salban Vihara museum etc.
After visit these archeological sites continue to Chittagong; at evening arrive in Chittagong. Check in to the hotel.
Breakfast and start the drive at 7am to Bandarban (approx 2 hours 15 minutes). After finishing some government formalities (required for foreigners entering Bandarban) visit Dhatu Zadi (Golden Temple); then a tribal village, hike down to the River Shangu, and visit Shailapropat (cold water spring) near BOWM tribal village, tribal handicrafts.
Lunch at Parjaton Motel Restaurant or at a local restaurant in Bandarban. Overnight at Parjatan Motel or best local hotel or in some hill resort.
Note: We shall try our best to show you maximum ethnic people’s life style at this day. Please don’t photograph of ethnic people without asking them.
Breakfast and start the drive at 7:30 am to Cox’s Bazaar (approx. 2 hours). Check in to the hotel. You will be free on the Cox’s Bazaar, the World longest sea beach till Sun set. At evening; visit Burmese or Rakhain Tribal Market. Dinner at a local restaurant.
After breakfast visit Morning Fish Market, Buddhist Temples in Cox’s Bazaar town. Drive to Himchori and Inani beach. After lunch drive back to Cox’s Bazaar, way back visit Buddhist temples in Ramu.
After breakfast drive back to Chittagong. Check in the hotel. At after noon visit Ethnological Museum, Baijit Bostami St.’s Shrine, Port area and walk / Rickshaw ride to the old city and few markets. At evening you can pass your lazy time on Patenga Beach.
Drive back to Dhaka; on the way visit Ship-breaking yards (External view). Lunch at a high way restaurant in Feny or Comilla. Arrive in Dhaka at around 17:00 (depending on traffic).
Or, after breakfast you can fly back Dhaka by domestic air. Morning, Afternoon and Evening flights are available.
Depend on your flight schedule we shall arrange you airport transfer. Also we can offer you some activities in Dhaka including visit some souvenir shops if you want.