Old Dhaka Tour

Major attraction of Old Dhaka

  • Start: From your mentioning place
  • Destination: New and Old Dhaka
  • Duration: Day tour
  • Attractions: Sights, people, culture
  • Availability: Everyday except public holiday
  • Best Time: October to March
  • Transport: AC car, rickshaw, boat
  • Activity: Walking
  • Guide Language: English
  • End: Your mentioning place

Price: From $50 USD (৳4,000 BDT) per person BOOK NOW

Old Dhaka refers to the historic old city of Dhaka. The city name previously spelled as Dacca before 1982 which was an urban settlement dating back to the 7th century on the banks of the Buriganga River (Old Ganges) now is the most vibrant and chaotic place in the Dhaka Metropolitan Area. Main key attractions are Sadarghat (Main river terminal), Ahsan Manzil (Pink Place), Islampur Cloth Market (the biggest cloth market in Bangladesh), Shakhari Bazaar (conch musical instrument makers), Armenian Church, Star Mosque, Lalbagh Fort, Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque, Dhakeswari Temple, and National Parliament Building in new Dhaka. Most interesting Activities are Boat Ride on Buriganga River and Rikshaw Ride throughout the Buggiest and Narrowest streets.

All of these places are recommended by various travel books and websites like Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. If you do this tour you will be experience Bangladeshi Culture, heritage, daily life activities and finally the big hustle and bustle of Dhaka.

    Boat ride on Buriganga River
    All famous and historic sites of Old and New Dhaka
    Rickshaw ride through the narrowest lane
    Interacting with local people
    Discover yourself through the hustle and bustle of Dhaka city
    Taste Bangladeshi traditional dishes
    Enjoy a unique experience beyond your expectation.
1 Pax $110 USD (৳8,500 BDT)
2 Pax $90 USD (৳7,000 BDT) per person
3 Pax $75 USD (৳6,000 BDT) per person
4 Pax $65 USD (৳5,000 BDT) per person
5 Pax $55 USD (৳4,500 BDT) per person
6 Pax $50 USD (৳4,000 BDT) per person

Students, Tourists on a budget, Backpackers and Groups – please ask for me for a price!
    08:00 – 08:00 AM: Pick up from your Hotel. Drive to Old Dhaka
    08:20 – 08:35 AM: Have a look National Parliament House (Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban) from outside, which is the biggest legislative building in the world and designed by American architect Louis Kahn. This building won Fourth Aga Khan Award in 1989.
    09:15 – 10:10 AM: Sadarghat (main river terminal) is the main river station in Dhaka. This river port is mainly used by the southern people of Bangladesh and this is the cheapest and easiest way to travel from Dhaka to the southern part of our country close to the coastal area. All the passenger ferries (locally call launches) leave in the evening towards the greater Barisal Division.
    10:15 – 11:00 AM: Take boat ride with a wooden pushing boat run by oar and you will see the vibrancy of river which is full of activities. Peoples normally use these small wooden boats only cross the river to avoid long distance travel by land or bad traffic congestion.
    11:05 – 11:40 AM: Visit Ahsan Manzil (Pink Place), it has been designated as a Museum now but it was the residential place of the Nawab family.
    11:40 – 12:15 PM: Walk through Islampur Cloth Market and see the biggest cloth market in our country which is basically very famous for wholesale trading. Visit Shakhari Bazaar (conch musical instrument makers) this is one of the oldest area in old Dhaka here you can find all types of conch shell staffs and other jewelry ornaments.
    12:15 – 01:00 PM: Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)
    01:05 – 02:10 PM: Take Rickshaw and visit Armenian Church the Holy of Resurrection built in 18th century by Armenian traders and visit Star Mosque (Tara Masjid) this is the most beautiful mosque in Old Dhaka, the mosque is decorated with thousands of motifs blue stars.
    02:10 – 02:30 PM: Visit Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque built in Mugal period and the founder of the mosque who may have been the architect himself.
    02:40 – 03:40 PM: Visit Lalbagh Fort (Fort Aurangabad) which is the main tourist attraction in Old Dhaka for local visitors as well as foreign tourist. This basically unfinished fort was built in 17th century by Prince Azam who was the second son of Emperor Aurangzeb
    04:00 – 04:30 PM: Visit Dhakeshwari Temple the oldest (built in 12th century) and sacred Hindu temple in our country. This temple is the most significant temple as well because many historians believe that the name of Dhaka could have emerged after this temple. Now it’s the national temple of our country.
    04:30 – 05:30 PM: Drive back to your hotel and say good bye. End the Old Dhaka Tour.

Includes:
Air conditioned vehicles with driver
Professional English Speaking Guide
All entrance tickets
Rickshaw and boat rides
Lunch in a local restaurant
All tips except our guide and driver

Excludes:
Personal items
Items not mentioned in the inclusion box

To enter mosque is required to wear long, shorts not allowed by authority to enter the mosque, women should wear scarf to cover their head while entering mosque.
Rickshaw ride may not be possible more than 6 people.
All the sites are open only on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Ahsan Manzil is closed on Thursday as it is their weekly day off and opens after 3:00 PM on Friday. Lalbagh Fort remaining closed on Sunday and opens after 02:00 PM on Monday. Other sites are open 7 days in a week.
Pink place and Fort also closed during Public Holiday on that day you will have a look them from outside.
Since local people don’t see many foreign tourists they might be a bit curious but are very friendly and cooperative peoples. Please be polite to the local people.
Please be respectful of Bangladeshi culture and tradition because you may encounter situations different from your own tradition and culture.
Be prepared to face some traffic congestion on the highway except Public Holidays, Friday and Saturday.
The itinerary is flexible and can be changed according to your demand
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