Bangladesh Archaeology, Culture & Heritage Tours
11 Days & 10 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.
Breakfast at 8:00; then proceed to this day tour of 400 plus old city Dhaka. Accompanied guide will show you the Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Ahsan Manjil. Also we shall visit Lalbagh fort and Dhakeswari temple.
After lunch visit Old High Court Building, Curzan Hall and central martyr’s memorial. Also you will visit the national museum of Bangladesh. On the way back to hotel you will visit the Parliament house may be the finest building of this region designed by I Lui khan.
After breakfast at 08:00hrs drive to Sonargaon 30km; on Dhaka – Chittagong highway and visit GOALDI mosque of early16th century, Famous PANAM City of 13th to 19th century and FOLK Museum. Sonargoan was the ancient capital of Bengal at Sultanate period.
Drive again for Comilla. Visit cemetery of World War Two. Then Stop for lunch at a highway restaurant in Comilla.
After lunch you will explore Mainamoti archaeological ruins dating back to 7th to 12th century. Here you will visit few Buddhist monasteries like Shalban Vihara, Kutila Mura, Ananda Vihara, Rupvan Mura, Charpatra Mura, Itakhula Mura, Shalban Museum including Comilla’s famous Handicraft shops. We shall invite you to taste famous sweet of Comilla named “RASH MALAI” before drive back to Dhaka. Arrive in Dhaka by evening.
Depart at 7am for the drive to Bogra by reserved Car / Micro Bus / Mini Bus. We shall stop en-route at a brick baking factory in Tangail to visit the activities. Also we shall visit the hand loom factory for making Sharee and the mustard factory for making mustard oil in Tangail, then 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.
Continue drive to Bogra. Lunch at local Restaurant in Bogra with various Bangladeshi dishes. Check in to the hotel.
Drive 13 km. to Mahasthangarh, to visit the remnants of the oldest ever (at least the 3rd century BC) known city of the region. Visit the enclosure of the city and adjacent museum, Vasu vihara, Govinda Vita, Lakshindar’s Medh.
We also stop at a village market. Back to the hotel in Bogra for overnight.
After breakfast drive to Naogaon to visit Paharpur Buddhist Monastery. It is the largest single Vihara at the south of Himalaya; also the UNESCO World Heritage site is an extra ordinary structure of 7- 8 century and the finest symbol of Buddhist civilization of ancient Bengal.
After lunch in Jaypurhat 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 Rajshahi. On the way to Rrajshahi visit Kusumba Mosque (16th century) in Manda, Naogoan. Check in to the hotel in Rajshahi. Visit the Varendra Research Museum in town if it is open this day.
Or, In Rajshahi we shall enjoy the sunset from bank of the River Padma (this is the Bangladesh part of the Ganges River) also take a boat cruise there if possible. Return to the hotel for Overnight.
Early morning drive couple of hours to Gaura to visit Sona Mosque. Drive back to Rajshahi for lunch. After lunch, next we drive 30 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.
Morning drive to Bagha to visit the famous Bagha Mosque. After the visit, drive south to Khulna. This would be a journey of about 6 hours. Overnight in Khulna.
In the early morning we shall drive to Mongla (40km. /1 hour) where we board our boat and immediately start cruising towards Sundarban. Here we spend a whole day in side Sundarban.
At Daingmari Forest station we have to stop for half an hour to pay fees and collect permits. Then start cruising inside the forest. On this day you will visit Karamjal and Habaria areas of Sunderban. We have a walk inside the jungle, where you may see the foot marks of the Bengal tiger. Deer can take leaves from your hands; lazy crocodiles will lie on the shore. Also you will see Gangetic (from Ganges River) Dolphins, several birds and many other wildlife. Also we have a possibility to visit fishing by trained OTTERS. In the late afternoon we shall arrive in Mongla; then drive back to Khulna for overnight stay.
After Breakfast drive to Bagerhat. Visit the 60 Domed Mosque a world heritage site, adjacent Museum, Nine domed mosque and Shrine of Khan Zahan. Also visit a nearby village to observe the village life and shrimp cultivation etc. Lunch in a local restaurant, drive back to Dhaka at evening.
Check in to the hotel in Dhaka.
Depend on your flight schedule we shall arrange your airport transfer. Also we can offer you some activities in Dhaka including visit some souvenir shops if you want. Extra cost will applicable for this day.