General

Classical Bangladesh

Day 1:

Arrival Dhaka, Meet and Transfer to the Hotel. If time permits, depending on flight schedule then drive to the old part of the city. Your visit will include the places as Sadarghat (Waterfront), Ahsanmanjil (Pink Palace), Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Some Roadside Markets, & then you will be offered a quick lunch in a fast food restaurant or Bangladeshi food in a local restaurant.  After lunch visit Lalbag fort, Dhaka University, Dhakeswari temple, New market etc. Back to the Hotel by evening.

 

Day2:    Dhaka – Srimangal

Early morning take the morning train from Dhaka – Srimangal. Upon arrival, transfer to Komalgong to stay with a Monipuri tribal family. Afternoon, visit the village,  learn their cooking, participate in their famous weaving  etc.

 

Day 3: Srimangal

Full day bicycle trip in srimangal to visit tea gardens, Madupur lake, local markets, Tripura tribal village etc. Overnight with the host family

 

Day 4: Srimangaol – Chittagoan by Train

Next morning, visit the Lawarchara rain forest , trek down to visit khasia village Take the afternoon train from Srimangal-Chittagong. . A city that can trace its maritime heritage back over a thousand years. The Portuguese one describes its Porto Grande and indeed it has served the region well as a thriving port since the arrival of the Arab merchants back in 9th Century.  In the afternoon explore the little bit of the city. Overnight  stay at Chittagong.

 

Day 5: Chittagoan – Rangamati.

Early morning visit, the fish market, 2nd world war cemetery, and then drive to Rangamati lake city.

Afternoon, take a cruise on  lake Kaptai to visit the remote villages of Chakma, Tribura tribe.Enjoy the beautiful sunset while cruising back to your hotel.

 

Day 6 & 7 :Rangamati – Banderban

Morning, sightseeing in Rangamati including Tribal villages, colorful markets, Buddhist monastery etc. after lunch, drive to Bandarban. On the way stoppage for military check points. Overnight Bandarban.

Next two days, visit different remote parts of Bandarbans including Ruma bazaar, Chimbuk hills, Golden temples, Tribal markets, Villages of Marma, Mru, Tripura, etc.

 

Day 8: Banderban – Cox’s Bazar

Morning hours activities with the ethnic community of Banderban. After lunch drive to the longest sea beach in the world  “Cox’s Bazar” .After arriving check in to your hotel then  beach activities  and  enjoy beautiful sunset . Overnight stay in Cox’s Bazar.

 

Day 9: Cox’s bazar- Dhaka

After  breakfast you  will visit the Ramu Buddhist temple, then  trip to the Mohaskhali Island, Fish market. Take  afternoon flight to Dhaka .Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and check in .Overnight in Dhaka.

 

Day 10: Dhaka –Rocket steamer

After breakfast free time in the hotel.

Start our sightseeing at around 12:00 towards  Old Dhaka. Visit Parliament Building Star Mosque, Hindu Street, Ahsan manzil etc. afternoon, transfer to the Rocket steamer Ghat. It will be overnight Journey to Moralgonj.

 

Day 11:Moralgong – Baggerhat – Khulna

Arrive Moralgonj in the afternoon, and then drive to Khulna. En route visit the mosque city Bagerhat. This city was established by a Persian merchant Khan Jahan Ail, made lot of mosque nearby the whole region. One of his remarkable architect which was declared UNESCO World Heritage site 60 Dome Mosque, we will explore. Also visit the shrine of Khan Jahan Ali, 9 dome mosques, and some other mosque. Then a short drive to Mongla. Overnight at Khulna.

 

Day11 &12:   Sundarban Mangrove Forest Cursing

Early Morning transfer to the sundarbans chartered boat & immediately star cruising towards the forest.  Forming one of the largest margrave forests on earth, the world heritage site will be landscapes of the spectacular backdrop for next two days. Home of Bengal Tigers, estuarine crocodile and some 270 specs of birds, the incredible network of islands, creeks, mud flats, provide the setting for an unforgettable boat trip. We will cruse deep into the heart of incredible wildness, exploring the most eastern part of Sundarbans called Kotka wild life sanctuary area.  There will be different wild forest activates like country boat trip in the small creeks and cannels, watch tour climbing, mangrove trekking inside the forest, etc. here one Bar B Q dinner is included in the forest. On the way back at the last day, we will visit some villages nearby the forest. Last night we will stay at Khulna.

 

Day 13:     Sunderban  — Khulna

Morning cruise back to Khulna through the delta of the Mangrove forest it will be daylong cruise  Arrive in the evening. Disembark from boat and take the evening train from Khulna to Dhaka. Overnight Journey.

 

Day 14 :   Khulna –Khustia

After a relax morning take a drive to Khustia “Land of intellectuals” here lived the famous mystic poet Lalon Shah. On the way visit some mosque dated from 14th century in Baro Bazar.After arriving check in to your hotel and has lunch, then visit the house of   Rabindranath Tagore who received Noble peace prize and also wrote Bangladesh national anthem. Later pay a visit to the Shrine of Lalon Shah and enjoy the lalon music from the followers. In early evening back to your hotel.

 

Day 15: Khustia – Phutia – Rajshahi

After breakfast in your hotel start heading north towards the university town of Rajshahi on the bank of the Padma River. Lying amongst the landscapers of the north western corner of Bangladesh, close to the border with India, Rajshahi enjoys a reputation as the centre of the countries silk industry. The town is also an important cultural centre, with the nearby Hindu temples at Puthia proving us with a fascinating destination for this afternoon. Little known and rarely visited , the remarkable collection  of atmospheric ruins include a number of bangle and Chu-chala style temples dedicated to Shiva , Govinda, Annika . The town is also a home to impressive, but sadly fading, maharanis palace. Built during the late 19th century by Hemanta Kumari Devi.  After visiting return to Rajshahi for the evening and overnight stay.

 

Day 16: Rajshahi —  Paharpur –Bogra

After breakfast this morning drive to Paharpur, to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of  Sompur Mahavihara, one of the most important archeological site s in the country. Once the largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas, Sompura Mahavihara dates back to the 8th century and architecturally is more remising of the Buddhist shrine of the Burma & Cambodia then those of India. Continuing on to Mahastangar, we visit the oldest archeological site anywhere in the country. Lying on the western bank of the Korotoya River and dating back to at least the 3 century BC. The site is littered with reminders of its Buddhists, Hindu & Muslim past. After Our visit we drive the short distance on to Bogra, One of the oldest town of the northern Bangladesh, which lay of the heart of some fiercest fighting during the war for independence for back in the early 1970’s.

 

Day 17: Bogra – Tangail

After breakfast take a drive for 3 hours to Tangail waeving village.In Bangladesh ladies are dress up in Saree and there are many different types of Saree  among them Tangail Saree is quite famous.

Upon arrival in Tangail  check into ‘UBNIG “ guest house and after refreshment  spent the day with the weavers and walk through the rural village and feel the hospitality odf Bengali people.

In the evening participate with local farmers into folk musical programme .later back to guest to get some sleep .

 

Day 18: Tangail – Dhaka

Early morning take a bicycle ride to morning market which starts  from 6am till 8am  only for two hours. Later back to guest house and have breakfast .then visit Ubinig’s organic farm, where you will see how they motivate the locals farmers into organic farming. After lunch    drive to Dhaka. Arrival at your hotel  and stay for the night.

 

Day 19:  Dhaka – Sonargoan – Dhaka

After breakfast drive towards Sonargoan old capital of Bengal till 15th century .Here ruled by Buddhist, Hindu and Sultan dynasties. Here you will have the chance to visit ruins  of the houses of the rich business people. Also visit Goaldi mosque  built by during sultanate period. Not forgetting great Sardar bari which is turned into a museum.later drive to Jhamdani weaving village.Early evening  back to your hotel and relax the night.

 

Day 20: Dhaka – Fly Back

After breakfast according to flight schedule transfer to international airport to catch the flight for next destination. Check out time from hotel 12PM.

 

 

Package Include:

  • All sightseeing, Transfer by Air-condition car expect in Bandarban Hill track.
  • All boat cursing (Dhaka – Jalokhati), sundarbans,
  • 4WHD in Banderban NON AC .
  • Accommodation will be twin sharing basis from (Day 01 to Day 15) & hotel considered tourist standard hotel
  • Flight Cox’s Bazar – Dhaka
  • Sundarban tour with all forest permission, armed forest guard.
  • All entrance, Permission fees .
  • All the place breakfast is included (Local Bangladeshi Breakfast) & during the stay of sundarbans all food is included.
  • English speaking guide though out the tour.

Package Exclude:

  • Any cultural program.
  • Food (Lunch & dinner) except the above mentioned days.
  • Hard and soft drinks.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Gratitude to Guide, driver

 

Available departures

Srimangal:
Srimangal is known as tea capital of Bangladesh.There are about 120 tea estates in Srimangal ,rubber plantation ,one and only rain forest in Bangladesh (introduced),besides all these here lives 3 different types of ethnic community as Monipuri, Tripura and Khasia.Visiting all these sights will make your journey worthy.
Chittagong:
Bangladeshi calls it port city and also the second capital of Bangladesh.Fish market , Ethnological museum, 2nd World War cemetery, Shrine of Byzid Bostami and Patenga beach area are the places to visit.
Rangamati:
Rangamati was a contesting ground for the kings of Tripura and Arakan. This region came under the Mughal Empire after the Muslim invasion in 1566. In 1737 Sher Mosta Khan, a tribal leader, took refuge with the Mughals. After this the Chakma settlement began along with various other settlements of varying ethnicity.From 1760 to 1761, this land was leased to the East India Company. Kaptai Lake is a manmade lake in south-eastern Bangladesh. It is located in the Kaptai Upazila under Rangamati District of Chittagong Division. The lake was created as a result of building the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River, as part of the Karnaphuli Hydro-electric project. The Kaptai Lake's average depth is 100 feet (30 m) and maximum depth is 490 feet (150 m). This lake was developed by inundating valleys and plain lands between lots of hills. This made a beautiful scenario while forested mountains and highland climb from within the water.
Banderban:
Here lives 13 different types ethnic group mostly living in villages by hills valley. River Sangu flows through it. Highest peaks of the country are here.
Cox’s Bazar:
The modern Cox's Bazar derives its name from Captain Hiram Cox (died 1799), an officer of the British East India Company. Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. He embarked upon the task of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. Captain Cox died in 1799 before he could finish his work. To commemorate his role in rehabilitation work, a market was established and named Cox's Bazar ("Cox's Market") after him.
Today, Cox's Bazar is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh, though it is not a major international tourist destination. In 2013, the Bangladesh Government formed the Tourist Police unit to better protect local and foreign tourists, as well as to look after the nature and wildlife in the tourist spots of Cox's Bazar.
Rocket Paddle steamer:
Bangladesh is a riverine country. If you want to explore this land of rivers, then you should make a journey by rocket steamer. Rocket Paddle Steamer trip is one of the most popular tour attractions in Bangladesh. The foreign tourists like this trip very much. This tour will give you the opportunity of seeing many rivers of our country. Rocket Steamer Trip is recommended by many travellers. The famous news media such as BBC, CNN have featured this tour. Many travel guides including Lonely Planet have given focus on this fantastic rocket trip. It will be an outstanding travelling experience in Bangladesh for the tourists.
History of Rocket Paddle Steamer
It has been running since British regime. Now, the service is almost 100 years old. It is well-known as rocket in Bangladesh although it is paddle steamer. Probably once it was the fastest boat among the local Bangladeshi vessels. Rocket steamer was considered as elite-class service in south-eastern India. Once the paddle steamers used to run by steam engine. At present, all have been converted to diesel engine. The first rocket steamer was built in 1920s.
Specialties of Rocket Trip in Bangladesh
*It is a day and night tour.
*It creates the opportunity of visiting Sundarbans and historical Muslim city Bagerhat.
*Exceptional river-cruise experience
*Journey by boat of Colonial period
*It will give you feeling of travelling with a marine vessel museum.
60 Doom Mosque:
Shatgumbad Mosque is the largest of the Sultanate mosques in Bangladesh and one of the most impressive Muslim monuments in the whole of the Indian subcontinent. Built in the 16th Century, the mosque does not have sixty Domes as the name might mislead, rather sixty Pillars and 77 domes. Probably the name sixty Gumbad (Pillars) turned into Gambud (Dome) to raise such name in Bangla.
The mosque proper, built mainly of bricks, forms a vast rectangle and measures externally, inclusive of the massive two-storied towers on the angles, 48.77m from north to south and 32.92m from east to west.  The huge of the building has been supported by Stone pillars. It is one of the three UNESCO heritage sites of Bangladesh and offers a tranquil neighbourhood for the visitors. There is a museum at the site to make a visit through the history for you too.
Sunderban:
Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest of the world, having more than 6000 Square Kilometer of its 10,000 Square kilometer in Bangladesh. This is a national park and UNESCO heritage since 1997. One of the major lives in this forest is the Royal Bengal Tiger, which is believed to have only 500 members still alive. Spotted dears, Monkeys, Crocodiles are among other commonly seen animals in the jungle.
Recent studies revealed that the Bangladesh Sundarbans support diverse biological resources including at least 120 species of commercially important fishes, 270 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 35 reptiles and eight amphibian species. Winter is perfect time for visiting Sundarbans.
Phutia:
Situated 20km west of Rajshahi it is an upazila in Rajshahi district. Puthia Jamindari created by the Mughals in the early 17th century is one of the oldest estates of Bengal. The 1895 two storied Puthia Rajbari is one of the most attractive structures in the area. Among others the five spire Govinda temple, Trio Bangla temple, and the Shiva temple of South Indian Style are interesting.
Paharpur:
Paharpur, an important archaeological site in Bangladesh, is situated in a village in the Badalgachhi Upazila of Naogaon district. The site was first noticed by Buchanon Hamilton in course of his survey in Eastern India between 1807 and 1812. But regular and systematic excavation was jointly started here in 1923 by Archaeological Survey of India, Varendra Research Museum of Rajshahi and Calcutta University.
Excavation unearthed a Buddhist monastery that was built during the period from 780 AD to 830 AD by Dharma Pala, the second king of Pala Dynasty. The site comprises of a nearly rectangular surrounding wall with minor structures like refectory hall, kitchen, well, small Stupas etc, and a central Stupa. The stupa has a cruciform foundation for a hollow chamber supported by four identical wings in four directions. The site has an adjacent museum that houses findings in the surrounding.
Mahastanghar:
Mahasthangarh is so far the oldest and largest archaeological site of Bangladesh, lies on the western bank of river Katatoya, about 12 km north of Bogra town, and is connected by a good metalled road. The site consists of the ruins of the ancient city of Pundranagara. The city was identified in 1879; the first regular excavation was conducted at the site in 1928-29 by the Archaeological Survey of India under the guidance of KN Diksit. Currently the Bangladeshi and French archaeologists have been carrying out excavation every winter since 1993.
Latest findings indicate a total of 18 building levels and that the city was inhabited as early as 6th Century BC. Dwellers of the city were mainly traders, who traded to and from faraway countries. Allegedly the city was derelict after a great fire in the 15th Century, and had gone underground in few centuries. Govinda Bhita, Laksmindar Medh, Bhasu Vihar, Vihar Dhap, Mangalkot and Godaibadi Dhap are excavated sites located outside the city but within its vicinity. The site has an adjacent museum that houses findings of the city.
Sonargoan:
Sonargoan the old capital of Bengal.
The name Sonargaon came as the Bangla version of the ancient name Suvarnagrama Buddhist ruler Danujamadhava Dasharathadeva  shifted his capital to Suvarnagrama from  Bikrampur  sometime in the middle of the 13th century.  In early 14th century, Bauddha ruling in this area ended when Shamsuddin Firoz Shah (reigned 1301–1322) of  Lakhnauti  occupied and annexed it to his kingdom.
Visit the Folklore and Art Museum , beautiful Panam City, Gualdi Mosque (1517AD).
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