General

Meet Bangladesh

Day 1:                                                                                    Dhaka

Arrive Dhaka international airport and meet with our representative, then transfer to your hotel .After refreshment take a Dhaka sightseeing tour  Your visit will include  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 your hotel by early evening for overnight stay.

 

Day 2:                                                                    Dhaka – Mymensingh

After breakfast take to Mymensingh  and upon arrival check into hotel and refreshment .Later visit the Jamidar Plalce in Muktagasa also visit some rural villages to meet the simple people of Bnagladesh and see their daily life style. By early evening back to your hotel  for overnight stay.

 

Day 3:                                                        Mymensingh – Birishiri – Haluagath

Haluaghat & Garos:

The Garo ethnic community still clings to their age-old unique culture and lifestyle amidst the nature sustaining continuous aggression from the ethnic majorities in the mid-northern region of Bangladesh bordering the Garo hills of India. From the anthropological point of view, the Garos began to live at Durgapur, Haluaghat, Sherpur and Madhupur region in greater Mymensingh of Bangladesh originally from Yang Si Kiang and Hoang Ho basin of China via Assam, Meghalaya, and Coach Bihar of India.

 

After breakfast drive to Haluaghat  and explore Garo village and meet with the host family and  see their daily  life style. Have lunch with them and be a Garo for a day .After visiting Haluaghat drive to Birishiri  and explore the scenic beauty of Birishiri.  and drive to Mymensingh and overnight stay

 

 

Day 4:                                                                    Mymensingh – Tangail

 

Early morning after breakfast take a drive to Tangail weaving village. Arrive and check into a guest house and have your lunch with organic foods. Later take a bicycle ride through the rural weaving   and meet with the locals and also feel their hospitality which will warm you up. Later visit the organic farm and meet the farmers and participate in a folk music program .In the evening back to your guest house for overnight stay.

 

 

Day 5:                                                                    Tangail – Bogra

After breakfast  drive towards Bogra ,on the way cross the longest bridge in Bangladesh  and 11 longest in the world “Bangabandhu Multipurpose bridge” it is over the river Brahmaputra.Aslo make a quick stop to visit a weaving village for “GAMSA” (Traditional towel).Upon arrival check in to your hotel and after lunch drive to the oldest citadel of Bangladesh dated from 3rd century BC. Visit the site archaeological museum with huge collections of ancient historical objects, terracotta plaques, sculptures and black stone images of Buddha and gods and goddesses of Hindu epics.you will visiting some other archeological ruins. Drive back to your hotel and overnight stay.

 

Day 6:                                                                    Bogra – Paharpur

After breakfast this morning drive to Paharpur, to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of  Sompur Mahavihara, one of the most important archeological site  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. Later visit the Santals ethnic community and spen the day with them and see their daily lifestyle  also cook with them and have your lunch after a cultural show drive back to Bogra to the hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 7:                                                                  Bogra – Rajshahi – Chapai

After breakfast in your hotel start heading West 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. Upon arrival check in hotel and lunch later drive to Chapai to visit the capital from Sultanate period in Bangladesh side. and see Darashbari mosque and madrasa, , Khania digi mosque, Choto Sona mosque  and Tawakhana. Later drive back to Rajshahi and enjoy the sunset by the river Ganges .Back to hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 8:                                                                  Rajshahi – Phutia  – Dhaka

 After breakfast drive towards Dhaka ,en route visit 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, Maharani’s palace. Built during the late 19th century by Hemanta Kumari  Devi.  After visiting continue driving for Dhaka . Arrive Dhaka in early evening and check into your hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 9:                                                                  Dhaka – Fly back

After break transfer to  airport to catch the flight for next destination.

Package Include:

  • All sightseeing, Transfer by Air-condition
  • Accommodation will be twin sharing basis
  • All entrance, Permission fees in included in the price.
  • All meals .
  • English speaking guide though out the tour.

Package Exclude:

  • Any cultural program.
  • Hard and soft drinks.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Gratitude to Guide, driver

Available departures

Meet Bangladesh:
Dhaka:
Dhaka is in the centre and the capital of Bangladesh, founded in 1608 has an exciting history and rich cultural heritage. Built on the bank of the river Buriganga, and it is now a sprawling modern city. The total area of the city is approximately 1550 sq. km., with a population of 15 million. It was adorned with the glory of being the capital of the region when it was successively under the Mughal and the British rule. It used to be known as the city of mosques and now is called the city of rickshaws. There are some archeological sites in Dhaka is worth visiting.
Garo Ethnic Community:
The Garo are matrilineal ethnic community of Bangladesh, who inahbit Mymenshingh, Tangail, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Sylhet and Gazipur. Like other ethnic communities they used to worship super natural powers like sun, moon, storms, fire, mountains, water or rain etc. Joom cultivation, a way of agriculture, was a major activity for their living. However, in modern time their livelihoods no longer depended on traditional Joom cultivation; rather, they have adopted modern system of agricultural work. Their economy depends on agriculture and private sector employment, mostly NGOs.
Mahastan:
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
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.  
Chapai (GAUD):
Gaur is one of the largest medieval cites in the Indian subcontinent, was the capital of Bengal from 1450 AD to 1565 AD. Located on the eastern strip of land between the Ganges and the Mahananda rivers, has few structures standing inside the border of present day Bangladesh. Choto Shona Mosque, Darashbari Mosque & Madrassa, and Khania Dighi Mosque are some of the remains
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.
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Bangladesh

BangladeshAbout Bangladesh: Official Name: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh State Religion: Islam but other main religions namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity are practiced in peace and harmony. State Language: Bangla National Anthem: The first ten lines of “Amar Sonar Bangla”. Written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. National Flag: Consists of a circle colored red throughout its Read more

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