This 11 days Cultural & Heritage tour of Bangladesh, not only provides you the opportunity to experience the daily life, culture and heritage of the people in Bangladesh, you also get a great opportunity to see the countryside, rural tribe and Sundarbans Forest closely.
Begin your tour in Dhaka, the hustling and bustling capital of Bangladesh. Take a steamer to Mongla enjoying the countryside along the river ways. Take an excursion to Sundarbans forest, one of the world heritage sites.
Continue to Bagehat, where you will see the Grameen Bank founded by Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus. The tour also includes the town of Khulna, Rajshahi where you will tour around historical mosques.
Before you return to Dhaka, visit Bogra & Ragpur and enjoy the cultural and heritage sites of Bangladesh.
Day 01 Arrive Dhaka
Upon arrival in Dhaka, you will me met and taken for tour in and around Dhaka.
The tour includes Parliament building (outside), Dhaka University campus Dhakeswari Temple, star mosque Shakhari Bazar, Pink Palace ..
Transfer to Sadarghat river port to catch the paddle steamer (rocket).
Overnight on rocket.
Day 02 Day Cruise, Rocket- Mongla
Breakfast on rocket, you will spend the whole day on the boat enjoying the riverine beauty and the countryside along the river ways. The Steamer will have port of call to all important port towns on its route. In the evening, arrive Mongla.
Day 03 Sundarban-Mongla
Early breakfast at hotel; then whole day excursion to Sundarbans forest with locally hired motorboat. Explore the Sundarbans, the World Heritage Site. Visit Karamjal Wildlife breeding centre and explore the forest a bit.
Return to the hotel in the evening. Ovenright Mongla.
Day 04 Mongla-Bagehat-Khulna
After breakfast drive to Bagerhat (1 hrs/ 52km), to see micro credit program of Grameen Bank founded by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus & explore the Mosque City; 60-domed Mosque, Tomb of Khan Jahan (builder of the Mosque), 9-domed Mosque, Thakur’s Pond. After that drive to Khulna (45mins / 30km) and check-in to hotel.
Day 05 Khulna-Rajshahi
After Breakfast driving north towards the university town of Rajshahi (6hrs / 295km) on the bank of the Padma River. Lying amongst the landscapers of the north western corner of Bangladesh, close to the disputed border with India, Rajshahi enjoys a reputation as the centre of the countries silk industry.
En route visit the lalon shrine, a poet come singer born in kushtia in 17th century. Now the city is known as a city of lalon music, lunch will be served with songs performed by the lalon followers.
From Kustia , straight drive to the Puthia, a home of terracotta temples providing 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 .
Day 06 Tour Rajshahi
After breakfast drive to Gaud (Chapai Nababgonj) (40km / 1 hrs), occupied a great importance mainly for its historical mosques than any other area. These mosques were built during the rule of Muslim Sultanate in the late 15th century AD. Most of them are located in the western part of Bangladesh. Chotosona Mosque, Toha Khana Mosque, Darasbari Mosque, are some renowned mosques deserve to be mentioned.
Drive back Rajshahi (40km / 1 hrs), explore silk factory & showroom.
Evening relaxed on bank of mighty river Ganges. Overnight.
Day 07 Rajshahi-Bogra
After breakfast drive Bogra (2.5hrs / 150km) en-route visit Temple city-Putia (45mins / 32km) to explore Mahasthan ruins (20 Mins), and then proceed to Bogra, dinner and overnight at Bogra
Day 08 Bogra
After breakfast drive to Paharpur (2.5hrs / 130km) to explore the Paharpur Buddhist Monastery. After lunch return to Bogra (2.5hrs / 130km).
Day 09 Bogra-Kantanagr-Rangpur
After breakfast proceed to Kantanagar to visit Kantajee Temple (4 hrs / 185 km) to explore Kantajee’s Temple, Raaj Bari & Ramsagar, in the afternoon drive back to Rangpur (1.5 hrs / 80).
Day 10 Rangpur-Dhaka
Early breakfast at hotel. Drive to Dhaka (6.30 hrs / 340km), en route visit a Handloom weaving village in Sirajjong.
Continue driving to Dhaka via Jamuna Bridge over mighty river Jamuna. Upon arrival, check-in to hotel.
Day 11 Dhaka-U.S. or an extension
Transfer to airport and fly back home or extend your trip to Myanmar, Bhutan or India.