Old Dhaka Tour - 1 Day


Trip Facts

  • 1 day
  • 5 persons
  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Light
  • Dhaka
  • Air-conditioned vehicles, Rickshaw and boat

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 expectations

Day 1
08:00 – 08:00 AM

Pick up from your Hotel. Drive to Old Dhaka

Day 2
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 the Fourth Aga Khan Award in 1989.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
10:15 – 11:00 AM

Take a 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.

Day 5
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.

Day 6
11:40 – 12:15 PM

Walkthrough Islampur Cloth Market and see the biggest cloth market in our country which is very famous for wholesale trading. Visit Shakhari Bazaar (conch musical instrument makers) this is one of the oldest areas in old Dhaka here you can find all types of conch shell staffs and other jewelry ornaments.

Day 7
12:15 – 01:00 PM

Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)

Day 8
01:05 – 02:10 PM

Take Rickshaw and visit Armenian Church the Holy of Resurrection built in the 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.

Day 9
02:10 – 02:30 PM

Visit Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque built in the Mughal period and the founder of the mosque who may have been the architect himself.

Day 10
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 tourists. This unfinished fort was built in 17th century by Prince Azam who was the second son of Emperor Aurangzeb.

Day 11
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 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.

Day 12
04:30 – 05:30 PM

Drive back to your hotel and say goodbye. End the Old Dhaka Tour.

Number of TravelersCost Per Traveler ($)Total Cost ($)
1 Person110110
2 Pax75150
3 Pax60180
4 Pax55220
5 Pax50250


  • 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


  • Any food, drinks or personal items other than mentioned above

To enter the mosque is required to wear long, shorts not allowed by the authority to enter the mosque, women should wear a scarf to cover their head while entering the mosque.

Rickshaw ride may not be possible for 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 a week.

Pink place and Fort also closed during Public Holiday on that day you will have a look at 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 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.

We require full payment in advance while you are booking the tour, you can see our Online Payment system in here….

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Price From USD $ 110/person
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Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 110 USD
Total $ 110 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1 day
  • 5 persons
  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Light
  • Dhaka
  • Air-conditioned vehicles, Rickshaw and boat

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