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Package: Bangladesh Nature and Culture Tour
Cities: Dhaka, Sonargaon & Srimangal
Stop At: Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbag, Dhaka City 1000 Bangladesh
The Museum was established in 1913 is a four storied building with forty galleries under its 4 departments of natural history, History and Classical Art, Ethnography and decorative art and Contemporary art and World civilization. Note: Thursday Closed.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: University of Dhaka, Nilkhet Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
The University of Dhaka is the oldest university in modern Bangladesh. Established during the British Raj in 1921, it gained a reputation as the “Oxford of the East” during its early years and has been a significant contributor to the modern history of Bangladesh. After the partition of India, it became the focal point of progressive and democratic movements in Pakistan. Its students and teachers played a central role in the rise of Bengali nationalism and the independence of Bangladesh.
Stop At: Shahid Minar, Dhaka university campus, Dhaka City 1000 Bangladesh
Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952(only and one languafe movement in the world's history). Hundreds and thousands of people with floral wreaths and bouquet gather on 21 February every year to pay respect in a solemn atmosphere. Celebrations begin at zero hour of midnight. As recognisation of the language movement UN declear 21 February as International mother language day in 1999, which ovsreve all over the world every year on 21 February.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Dhakeshwari Temple, Dhakeshwari Road Bakshi Bazar, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Dhakeshwari Temple is the National Hindu Temple. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh’s ‘National Temple’. The name “Dhakeshwari” means “Goddess of Dhaka”. The Temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh.
The Dhakeshwari temple was built in the Medieval era during Sena Dynasty, (12th century CE) by King Ballal Sen, and many say the city was named after this temple. The current architectural style of the temple cannot be dated to that period because of the numerous repairs have taken place over time. It is considered an essential part of Dhaka’s cultural heritage. Many researchers said that the temple is also one of the Shakti Peethas, where the jewel from the crown of the Goddess Satihad fallen. Since ages, the temple has been held in great importance.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Lalbag Fort, Lalbagh Rd, Dhaka City 1211 Bangladesh
No trip to Dhaka city is fulfilled without a trip to the Lalbagh Fort or also known as the fort of Auranagabad which was built in 1678 AD during Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The beautiful fort represents the dream of the Mughal Prince which stayed unfinished. So the whole fort has a sense of history and mystery entwined in the very bricks of the foundation. Note: Sunday Closed.
Stop At: Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Abul Khairat Rd Armanitola, Old dhaka, Dhaka City Bangladesh
One of the most beautiful Mosque from Mughal dynasty. an exquisite white marble structure superbly decorated with engraved floral and star patterns will surely capture your attention. Even the local residents of the area often stop for a while to have a look and be amazed with its perpetual beauty. Unlike other Mughal architectures, there is no inscription found in the mosque mentioning its founding year. However, according to the trustees of the mosque, it was built in the year 1711.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, Armanitola Rd, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Armenian Church / Armenian community in Dhaka
In 17th and 18th century, there was a strong presence of Armenians in Dhaka. When Persians conquered Eastern Armenia, Shah Abbas (king) deported about 40,000 Armenian traders to Isfahan and New Julfa. From there, they arrived at Bengal following the footsteps of the Persians. They establish their own trading community there, which was recognized by the Mughal govt. since late 17th century. They used to trade textile, jute, and lather. Their colony in Dhaka is still known as Armanitola. Armenian Church in Dhaka bears testimony to the existence of a significant Armenian community in the region. Now the church is completely abandoned.
Stop At: Shakhari Bazar Puratan Jame Masjid, শাখারী বাজারের রাস্তা, Mirkadim, Bangladesh
Shakhari Bazaar; the residential and commercial area of mostly Hindu and Artisan Community, the present area is over 400 year old center of Dhaka’s Hindu community, this colorful and vibrant area is a slice of the commercial life of Old Dhaka, and reveals the artisan traditions of the Hindu community in Bangladesh. Note: You will walk through small narrow streets in a buzzing populated environment.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Ahsan Manzil, Old City Old Dhaka, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Known as the Pink Palace, Ahsan Manzil is located within the midst of antique metropolis, simply beside the bank of the River Buriganga. The amazing structure was the primary factor that attracts traveler to the palace; its rich history is what kept travelers intrigued. It reflects the lavish way of life of the Nawab dynasty.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Sadarghat, Buriganga Riverfront, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Sadarghat Central River Port, located in the southern part of Dhaka, on the river Buriganga, is one of the most vibrant and dynamic places in Dhaka. Here, the Sadarghat River port is one of the largest river ports in the world. Millions of passenger and products are going and coming everyday with thousands of passenger cruise liner crossing 4-6 biggest rivers in Bangladesh. Sadarghat River port is the biggest hub to connect South central part and South western part of the country, it plays a vital role to our domestic economy. You'll experience a small rowboat ride on the busiest river Buriganga to be a part of local people.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Sonargaon, 29 km from Dhaka, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Sonargaon was the old capital of Bengal in the medieval period. It was an important administrative and commercial center of Bengal, and a rich maritime center. Sonargaon was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Bengal. Different rulers from 13th century used Sonargaon as their capital. In different time, Sonargaon was the place to become the stair to the throne of Bengal for many different rulers. Sonargaon was used as a mint capital beside Gauda in medieval period. It was abandoned as capital of Bengal in 1610 by the Mughal rulers when they shifted the capital of Bengal to Jahangirnagar, which was later named Dhaka. Now a days, very few trace of the old capital is remaining in Sonargaon. Seeing the quiet little village, no one can even imagine how glorious this place once was on it’s prime time. You will visit Sonargaon most vital Area including Goaldi Mosque from 15th Century CE, the quite abandoned city Panam Nagar, Sonargaon Baro Sardar Bari and it's surroundings and Bangladesh Folk and Craft Museum. An approximate 4/5 hours required for a return trip from Dhaka.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Goaldi Mosque, Goaldi Road Sonargaon, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Goaldi Mosque is a beautiful medieval period mosque in Sonargaon. This is the only structure remaining in Sonargaon from the medieval period when it was the prime time of this old capital Built in 1519 AD. This is a must visiting sight in Sonargaon.
Stop At: Panam Nagar, Sonargaon Rd, Sonargaon Bangladesh
Panam Nagar is an abandoned city of the Hindu merchants, It is the most attractive tourist spot in Sonargaon.
Stop At: Sonargaon Folk Art and Craft Museum Sonargaon Road, Sonargaon Bangladesh
Folk-Arts and Crafts Museum is the most popular tourist spot in Sonargaon. Artifacts related to the heritage of Bengal from 17th century onward is being displayed on this museum. You can see here things people used to use on their everyday life which the city based new generation are unaware of. Daily-life tools, ornaments, furniture, treasure box, arms, musical instruments, boats, decoration peaces, and many other things related to the heritage of Bengal are the main attraction of this museum.
Stop At: National Parliament House, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Bangladesh National Parliament is one of the must-sees of Bangladesh, an architectural masterpiece and a real accomplishment for the country. It was designed by world renowned American architect and Yale University Professor Louis I. Kahn. Originally commissioned by the Pakistanis when Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan after Partition of the Indian Sub-Continent, was meant to serve as the second seat of the national parliament. Construction of Bangladesh National Parliament started in 1964 but halted due to the Bangladeshi War of independence, and finally completed in 1982. You'll visit the exterior part of the monument.
Stop At: Nilkhet Book Market, Nilkhet, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh
You will experience a combination of Nilkhet Book Market and Hawkers Market, it's a large public place with huge gathering and very typical buy-sell system.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Grand Prince. This hotel has a easy communication to Rail station for your next morning departure.
Day 3: Dhaka - Srimangal
Stop At: Bimanbandar Railway Station, Airport - Dakshinkhan Rd, Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh
Your guide will make an early morning transfer to Bimanbandar Rail station to catch your respected train to Srimangal; the Tea Capital.
Duration: 5 hours
Stop At: Bhanugach Bazar, Sreemangal - Vanugach Rd, Kamalganj, Bangladesh
Srimangal, the tea capital of Bangladesh. Upon arrival at Srimangal station afternoon your guide will make your transfer to a small clean hotel just a km from beautiful tea estates. After refreshment you will have walking tour to the nearest tea gardens and to the town centre to see the local life and bazaars. Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local restaurant. Back to your hotel. Overnight stay.
Stop At: Lawachara National Park, Kamalganj Upazila, Sreemangal 3220 BangladeshThis day you'll have a full-day guided tour with full of activities. trek through Lawachara tropical Rain forest in search of wildlife, birds and rare animals and trees, especially the Hulluck Gibbons and spectacle leaf Monkeys or the rare Dusky leaf monkeys and the famous Khasi tribal village, visit numerous tea gardens, Hike through Moonipuri tribal villages, rubber gardens, lemon gardens, and pineapple gardens; taste the famous 7 layer tea. You may love to do Cycling through beautiful narrow streets in and around villages and the small township as an optional.Duration: 10 hours
Stop At: Railway Field, Sreemangal - Bhanugach Rd, Sreemangal, BangladeshMorning free time and then your guide will make your transfer to Rail station for your departure to Dhaka. Reach Dhaka late in the afternoon and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy your farewell dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight stay. Next morning you will have your Airport Drop-off. The tour end.Duration: 5 hours
3 Star accommodation provided. Can be upgraded based on request.
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