Being a 3000 years old civilization Bangladesh has an extraordinarily rich, diverse culture. Its deeply rooted heritage is thoroughly reflected in its architecture, literature, music, dance, painting and clothing. The four primary religions of Bangladesh (Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism) have had a great influence on its culture and history. The indigenous communities of Bangladesh have their own culture and tradition. Along with the affluent history and culture, the peaceful rivers, breathtaking mountains, miscellaneous culture, colorful festivals make it truly a Beautiful and vivacious Bangladesh.
Day 1 / Night 1: Check in to Hotel.
Day 2/ Night 2: Sonargaon, the ancient golden city day tour
Day 3 / Night 3: Chini Mosque, Kantajiu Temple, Tajhat palace
Day 4 / Night 4: Mohastangar, Paharpur Buddhist Monastery, Kushumba Mosque
Day 5: / Night 5: Choto Shona Mosjid, Tahkhana
Day 6: Puthia, Dhaka (check in to hotel or go for next plan)
==================Detailed Description of the Tour============
- Check in to hotel. If time allow, a half day city tour can be arranged.
- 8:30 AM ~ 5:30PM – Start to Sonargaon just after breakfast. Explore the beauty of an ancient city. Lunch.
- 7:30 PM ~ 10:00 PM: Shopping, walk and a especial dinner.
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Fly to Saidpur Airport by flight BS-151
- 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Visit Chini Mosjid, Lunch
- 2:30 PM: 3:30 PM: Kantajiu Temple
- 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Tajhat Palace, Rongpur
- 7:30 PM: Check in into Hotel Naz Garden, Bogra
- 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Breakfast, Visit Gobinda Vita, Mohastangar, Gokul Medh
- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM : Visit Sompur Bihara
- 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Visit Kushumba Mosque at Naogaon
- 6:30 PM : Check in into Parjatan Hotel, Rajshahi
Day 5 :
- 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Breakfast, Visit Barendra Research Museum
- 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Arrive Kansat, Lunch
- 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Darashbari Madrasa, Tahkhana, Choto Shona Mosjid
- 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Breakfast, Visit Puthia Temple
- 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch
- 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM: Arrive Dhaka by Flight BS-162
- Price includes: Twin sharing A/C or Non A/C accommodation with daily breakfast, all transfer and transportation by A/C Microbus, all entry fees, all sightseeing as per the itineraries, guide and driver.
- Price excludes: Any sort of personal cost, any sort of tips and any things not specified in the above inclusions.
==========We cover following attraction in this tour========
The Ancient Golden City (Sonargaon) The name Sonargaon came as the Bangla version of the ancient name Subarna gram. Buddha ruler Danujamadhava Dasharathadeva shifted his capital to Subarna gram 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.
Chini Masjid is located at Syedpur Upazila of Nilphamari district. Saidpur is the northern railway and industrial city of Bangladesh. Chini Masjid is one of the most fascinating and distinctive architect. Chini Masjid is also known as glass Mosque. Chini Masjid or Glass Mosque was established in 1883.
Kantajiu Temple Built in 1704-1752 A.D. by Pran Nath, a renowned maharaja from Dinajpur, and his adopted son Ram Nath, it is the country’s finest example of brick and terracotta style. Its most remarkable feature, typical of late Mughal-era temples, is its superb surface decoration, with infinite panels of sculpted terracotta plaques.
Tajhat Palace The incredible architectural skill that went into the building and design of this 100-year-old palace is truly something special and visitors often find themselves stunned by the craftsmanship that is found in this amazing structure. It is hard to believe that all this, and the surrounding city, all started as a simple bit of trade involving hats.
Lakshindarer Gokul Medh The mound derived its name from the popular romantic folk tale entitled Behula and Lakshindar. Connected with the same story is found another smaller mound, locally known as ‘Netai Dhopanir Pat’, situated to the close east of the Medh. The mound is situated on the west of village Gokul which is about 2km to the southwest of Mahasthangarh. It was excavated in 1934-36 and has revealed the derelict relics of a temple.
Paharpur Buddhist Monastery, also known as Somopura Mahavihara is one of the most important ancient sites in our country. It was declared as a World Heritage site in 1985. There were monasteries which were built in Pala period in Bengal and in Magadha. Dharampala Vikramsila was the pioneer in building this monastery. It is a large square rectangle which is approximately 920 feet.
Kusumba Mosque is named after the village of Kusumba, under the Manda upazila of Naogaon district, on the west bank of the Atrai River. It is inside a walled enclosure with a monumental gateway that has standing spaces for guards. It was built during the period of Afghan rule in Bengal under one of the last Suri rulers Ghiyasuddin Bahadur Shah, by one Suleiman who was probably a high ranking official. The inscription tablet in Arabic dating the building to 966 AH is fixed over its eastern central entrance.
Varendra Museum is a museum, research center and popular visitor attraction located at the heart ofRajshahi town and maintained by Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. It is considered the oldest museum in Bangladesh. Varendra museum was the first museum to be established in East Bengal in 1910.
Tahkhana Complex is located on the bank of a pond called Zahedulbala at a distance of 500m. towards north-west of Chhoto Sona Mosque. Two-storeyed in plan, the building called Tahkhana measures 35.35 x 11.58 m. On its first floor, there are 17 rooms of which two are octagonal. The octagonal room on the north-west was used for performing Salah, while the rest for different purposes, viz-saloon, recreation, dining, meeting hammam etc.
Choto Sona Mosque – During the regime of Sultan Hussain Shah Choto Sona Mosque was built that is between 1493 and 1519. The 50 domes of the mosque were adorned with precious elements so it was named as Choto Sona Mosque. It is perpetuated by the Department of Archeology and Museums, Government of Bangladesh.
Puthia Temple Complex consists of a cluster of notable old Hindu temples in Puthia Upazila, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. Located 23 km to the east of Rajshahi city, it has the largest number of historic temples in Bangladesh. The temples were built by Hindu Zamindars Rajas of the Puthia Raj family who were noted philanthropists of Rajshahi. The temples have been built in terracotta in a variety of styles combining the typical Jor-bangla architecture with other influences. The Rajbari or Palace of the Raja of Puthia and the Dol Mancha are part of the complex. The temples are laid out around a lake with a sprawling lawn.