Mosque City Bagerhat Tour

Some famous and historic sites of Mosque city Bagerhat!

  • Start: Dhaka
  • Destination: Bagerhat, Khulna
  • Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
  • Attractions: Rocket Steamer, Sixty Dome Mosque, Koldla Moth, Khan Jahan Ali Shrine
  • Availability: Everyday
  • Best Time: October to March
  • Transport: Air-conditioned car, Train, Tuk-tuk, Rickshaw, Ferry
  • Activity: Walking
  • Guide Language: English
  • End: Dhaka

Price: From $260 USD (৳20,500 BDT) per person BOOK NOW

The Mosque City of Bagerhat is a formerly lost city situated in the outskirts of Bagerhat, at the meeting point of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. This ancient city, formerly known as Khalifatabad, according to numismatics, was founded by the warrior saint Turkish general Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. It was a vast, prosperous city and administrative headquarters once upon a time on this swampy and marshy area. This historic city, listed in Forbes Magazine as one of the 15 lost cities in the world, has more than 50 Islamic monuments in the distinct Bengal variant of Indo-Islamic architecture. This site was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983. There are 7,815 mosques, 238 temples and 17 churches in this city. The main attraction is Sixty Dome Mosque (Shait Gambuj Mosque). Apart from the Sixty Dome Mosque, the other buildings including Khan Jahan Mausoleum, Nine Dome Mosque, Singair Mosque, Bibi Begni Mosque, Chunakhola Mosque, Ronobijoypur Mosque, Kodla Math (Ajodha Moth), Ghora Dighi and Majar Dighi (Thakur Dighi) are remarkable.

So if you are a nature lover and want to come closer to the heavenly beauty which is bestowed by its divine nature and explore the medieval mosque city after sailing on the antique Paddle Wheel Rocket Steamer then this is the best tour for you.

    Explore daily life activities in Old Dhaka with its busiest beauty and tradition.
    Boat ride on the busiest Buriganga River (Old Ganges)
    Rickshaw ride through the narrowest lane in Old Dhaka
    Overnight journey on a century old Paddle Wheel Rocket Steamer
    Visit ‘Mosque City Bagerhat’, the UNESCO world heritage site
    Journey by train and discover the countryside for its divine natural beauty (a unique experience)
    Interact with local people.
    Enjoy a unique experience beyond your expectation.
2 Pax $350 USD (৳27,000 BDT) per person
3 Pax $320 USD (৳24,500 BDT) per person
4 Pax $290 USD (৳23,000 BDT) per person
5 Pax $260 USD (৳20,800 BDT) per person

Students, Tourists on a budget, Backpackers and Groups – please ask for me for a price!

Day One (Old Dhaka Tour and Embark on Rocket)

09:00 – 09:00 AM: We will pick you up from your hotel. Drive to Old Dhaka
09:30 – 10:00 AM: Have a look National Parliament House (Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban) from outside, which is the biggest legislative building in the world designed American architect Louis Kahn. This building won Fourth Aga Khan Award in 1989.
11:00 – 11:30 PM: Visit Dhakeshwari Temple the oldest (built in 12th century) and sacred Hindu temple in our country, this is the most significant temple because many historian believe that the name of Dhaka could have emerged from this temple. Now it’s being serving as the national temple of our country.
11:40 – 12:00 PM: Visit Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque built in Mugal period. The founder of the mosque could have been the architect himself.
12:10 – 01:10 PM: Visit Lalbagh Fort (Fort Aurangabad) which is the main tourist attraction in Old Dhaka for local visitors as well as foreign tourist. This is basically an unfinished fort built in 17th century by Prince Azam who was the second son of Emperor Aurangzeb
01:15 – 02:15 PM: Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)
03:00 – 03:40 PM: Take Rickshaw to visit Star Mosque (Tara Masjid) this is the most beautiful mosque in Old Dhaka, the mosque has ornate designs which is decorated with thousands of motifs blue stars. Also visit Armenian Church the Holy of Resurrection built in 18th century by Armenian traders.
03:45 – 04:00 PM: Walk-through Islampur Cloth Market the biggest clothes market in our country. This market started from British period with few shops. In Pakistan period this market expanded step by step. After independence of Bangladesh this cloth market become as a biggest cloth market in our country.
04:00 – 04:40 PM: Visit Ahsan Manzil (Pink Place), it has been designated as a Museum now but it was the residential place of the Nawab family.
04:45 – 05:45 PM: Sadarghat (main river terminal) the main river station in Dhaka, this river port mainly use by southern people of Bangladesh and this is the cheapest and easiest way to tavel from Dhaka to Southern part of our country close to the coastal area. All the passenger ferries (locally call launch) leave in the evening towards greater Barisal Division. Take boat ride with a wooden pushing boat run by oar and you will see here the vibrancy of river which is full of activities. People normally use these small wooden boats only cross the river to avoid long distance travel or bad traffic congestion.
05:50 – 06:00 PM: Embark on the Paddle Rocket Steamer and leave you bags in the cabin, come out and enjoy the evening beauty of Buriganga River.
Overnight at Rocket (Air Conditioned Sleeping Cabin)

Day Two (Explore a Lost City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site)

06:00 - 08:30AM Early in the morning enjoy the divine beauty of river side. Breakfast in Rocket or in a local restaurant
09:30 - 10:00AM Disembark from Rocket at Hularhat around 10:00 AM and head off towards Mosque City Bagerhat (Khalifatabad).
11:00 - 11:30AM Visit Koldla Moth (Ajodha Moth), is one of the remarkable example of Sikhara types temple, as it is look like a pyramid so many archeologist says, it may be tomb of some great man. The façade treatment and decoration of the Kodla Matha is one the main attractions of the temple. It is presumed that the builder of the moth was a Brahman in 17th century.
12:00 - 12:30 PM Visit Ronovijoypur Mosque, This is the biggest single dome mosque in Bangladesh. It is 11 meters (36 ft) wide supported by arches and pendentives. Interior design is plain but exterior corners have tapering circular turrets while the external cornice has a slight curve.
12:45 - 01:15 PM Visit Khan Jahan Ali Shrine (Mazar) - Khan Jahan Ali was died on 25 October in 1459, His tomb was preserved here it is now serving as a pilgrimage site where peoples pay attention their tributes towards this mausoleum who dedicated his life time to build the city and its monuments. Also visit Majar Dighi (Thakur Dighi), and Nine Dome Mosque
01:30 – 2.30 PM Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)
02:40 – 3.20 PM Visit Bibi Begni Mosque- this mosque is still another traditional single domed mosque in Bangladesh which is built massively with 9’-9’’ thick walls. Local people believe that Bibi Begani could have one of the wives of Khan Jahan Ali while others belief she was a concubine of him. Chunakhola Mosque- This bulbous mosque located in a lush paddy field that gives it a fairy-tale-like setting. Chunakhola mosque is also single domed square type of Sultani mosque built in same time like others mosque in this area in 15th century. It has also massive thick walls 2.24 meters (7’-4’’).
03:30 – 4.30 PM Visit Singair Mosque- Singair mosque located across the road from 60 dome mosque on its southern side. It has a single dome which is heavily built and a wide dome. The measure of each side is 39 feet 6 inches this mosque also built in the same century but bit later than 60 domes. This mosque has some terracotta decoration on it. Bagerhat Museum- the museum is located in front of the sixty dome mosque, where antiquaries collected from the area of the historical site are displayed providing knowledge on the history of Bagerhat. Main attraction is legendary crocodile’s skin that once lived in Thakur Dighi (Majar Dighi).
Sixty Dome Mosque- This is the largest Sultanate mosques in Bangladesh and one of the most impressive Muslim monuments in the whole of the Indian subcontinent. This historic mosque represents the Golden Era of Muslim Bengal. This mosque is unique as it has 60 pillars that support 77 exquisitely curved ‘low squat domes’. Sixty Dome Mosque was built in 1440 by Turkish saint general Khan Jahan Ali. This site has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983 under the criteria (iv).
05:30 – 5.45 PM After visiting all of sites drive towards Khulna for an hour
Overnight at Khulna (Hotel Castle Salam / City Inn)

Day Three (Khulna – Dhaka by Train)

07:00 – 07:30 AM Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the railway station. Walk around on the railway station and get the experience of a Bangladeshi train and train station. Get on the first class AC compartment called Snighdha.
08:40 – 05:40 PM Our nine hour train journey will start at 08:40 AM from Khulna Railway Station to Dhaka. From the train you can expect to see vast vegetation beauty in the countryside, different types of harvest fields, a lot of mango orchards, litchi orchards and other orchards as well the longest steel railway bridge in Bangladesh (Hardinge Bridge) and 6th longest bridge in South Asia (Bangabandhu Bridge) which is 4.63 km long. You will also notice may local people and their daily life activities.
06:00 – 07:00 PM Transfer to your hotel and say good bye. End the Thrilling Sundarban train ride and Mosque City Tour.
06:00 – 07:00 PM Transfer to your hotel and say good bye. End Mosque city Bagerhat along with Rocket Steamer Tour.

Includes:
Air conditioned vehicles with driver
Professional English Speaking Guide
All entrance tickets
All necessary permission fee
02 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in the boats and hotel.
Transportation (Rocket, Passenger Ferry, Train, Country boat)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
All tips except our guide and drivers

Excludes:
Personal items

Starting from Dhaka with Rocket on Friday and coming back from Khulna to Dhaka on Monday is not possible cause Friday is day off for the Rocket and Monday is day of for train (Chitra Express).
Regarding Rocket, as it is a public transport so sometimes many cabins are reserved for VIP of government authority. We must try our level best to reserve you cabin if not possible then we will go by traditional ferry (locally called Launch).
We are not responsible for any schedule change of Rocket (if it’s happen we will go with a traditional ferry)
Traditional passenger ferry locally call Launch is available every day instead of Rocket Paddle Steamer and Luxurious AC business Class Coach (Bus) is also possible instead of Train; itinerary can be change slightly if you desire.
If you would like to go by Air instead of Passenger Ferry / Bus / Train then it’s also possible to go from Dhaka to Jessore and Jessore to Dhaka by Air for an extra $65 USD (৳5,000 BDT) per Pax for One Way.
Accommodation (Twin Sharing Basis): 1st night in the Rocket Steamer / Passenger ferry (Launch) with Air-Conditioned Cabin, 2nd night at Khulna with Air-Conditioned room and hot water facilities. For single supplement add an additional $65 USD (৳5,000 BDT).
Please wear long pants to enter the mosque. Shorts are not allowed by authority to enter the mosque. Women should wear scarf to cover their head while entering the mosque.
Please be polite to the local people as they don’t see that many foreign people. They may well be curious but they are very friendly and always helpful.
Please be respectful of Bangladeshi culture and tradition because you may encounter situations different from your own tradition and culture.
The itinerary is flexible and can be changed according to your demand
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