Wonderful Bangladesh

Some wonderful places of Bangladesh!

  • Start: Dhaka
  • Destination: Sremangal, Sylhet, Sundarban, North Bengal, Chittagong, Hill-Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, St Martin Island
  • Duration: 31 Days and 30 Nights
  • Attractions:Local Culture, Heritage Sites, Landscape, Wildlife, Archaeology, Hill-Tracts, Beach and Islands
  • Availability: Every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday around the year
  • Best Time: October to March
  • Transport: Train, Car, Tuk-tuk (CNG), 4×4 Car, Rickshaw, Country Boat, Flights
  • Activity: Trailing and Trekking
  • Guide Language: English
  • End: Dhaka

Price: From $3,100 USD (৳248,000 BDT) per person BOOK NOW

Bangladesh is a country with full of nature and great welcoming people. Each of its scenic territory is the blessing mind with the most enchanting and alluring divine beauty. These scenic beauties, green fields, and fields swarming with golden crops, the clear and cloudy sky, moonlit and pitch dark present the divine beauty of Bangladesh. To illustrate these beauties with some great archaeological masterpiece we have designed this impressive Bangladesh holiday tour to bring your holiday dreams to reality.

This welcome to farewell wonderful holiday packages we have included all popular and famous tourist destination all over Bangladesh. We have enlisted some off-roads area where only Bangladesh Scenic Tours operate touring to give you some unusual and exciting experience. You will see and experience each and every corner of Bangladesh from northern part of Bangladesh which is very close to India to Bay of Bengal and east to west. Most of the places are highly recommended by Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Wikitravel and other online travel guide. Precious treasures of ancient Pundra civilization in the form of ruins and excavations, the tall standing structures of the medieval times reflecting the splendor, art and architecture of times gone by and the achievements of present Bangladesh, all beckon you to explore them further and satisfy your curiosity.

These are including magnificent vibrancy of Dhaka, a unique overnight journey by century old paddle Rocket Steamer, exploring lost city Bagerhat, discovering wildlife and nature of thrilling Sundarban, visiting historic Kingdom of Gauda (also known as Lakhnauti), temple village Puthia, Somapura Mahavihara (the great monastery), ancient city Mahasthangarh, exploring extremely rural life (could be the best way to know a country with its indigenous custom, land and livelihood), tea capital Sreemangal, spiritual capital Sylhet, old capital Sonargaon, Chittagong hill tracts, and finally couple of days to refresh your mind and sooth your soul in the Cox’s Bazar & St. Martin's Island will give you the best attractive memorable experience of Bangladesh.

    Visit all three UNESCO world heritage sites of Bangladesh.
    Visit tea capital of Bangladesh
    Taste seven layers tea
    Wildlife and scenic trekking in Sreemangal
    Explore divine beauty of Sylhet
    All famous and historic sites of Old and New Dhaka
    Overnight journey on a century old Paddle Rocket Steamer
    Visit ‘Mosque City Bagerhat’ the UNESCO world heritage site
    Explore the largest mangrove forest in the world a UNESCO world heritage site
    Trekking and canals, creeks cruising
    Visit Historic Kingdom of Gauda also Known as Lakhnauti
    Visit temple village Puthia
    Visit Somapura Mahavihara, the UNESCO world heritage site
    Visit ruins of the ancient city Mahasthangarh which was a capital once upon a time
    Explore rural life activities and livelihood of villagers
    Enjoy a Lunch with a local host family in the village in North Bengal!
    Visit some agricultural farms; see how they produce food and other crops
    Visit some Chars (sandbank islands that isolated from mainland created from river sedimentation)
    Visit Old Capital Sonargaon
    Enjoy Bangladeshi fastest train journey
    Visit Ship Breaking Yard
    Boat ride at Kaptai lake
    Visit tribal handicraft market!
    All major attractions of Bandarban!
    Visit longest sea beach in the world
    Sandy beach activities
    Exploring coral and Island hopping
    Enjoy a unique experience beyond your expectation.
2 Pax $4,000 USD (৳320,000 BDT) per person
3 Pax $3,600 USD (৳288,000 BDT) per person
4 Pax $3,300 USD (৳264,000 BDT) per person
5 Pax $3,100 USD (৳248,000 BDT) per person

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

Day One (Arrival, Roaming Around Nearby)

A guide will welcome you and pick you up from inside the airport with a sign that has your name to receive you and transfer you to your hotel.
Roam around nearby with our guide and if you need to buy anything get that stuff.
Overnight at Dhaka (Richmond Hotel & Suites / Holiday Xpress)

Day Two (Dhaka-Sreemangal, Tea Estates, Tribal Village and 7 Layers Tea)

Pick up from your Hotel at 06:30 AM. Drive to Airport Railway Station, board to the train and start you journey at 07:03 AM.
Arrive at Sreemangal around 12:00 PM and you will transfer to your hotel immediately. After check in, freshen up and have your lunch at cottage dine in.
Take some rest and get ready to adventure to the tea garden (Cha Bagan) Lemon and Pineapple orchards, Rubber garden, Tribal village (Adibasi Gram) and if time permits you could have a look nearby.
In the evening you will taste the most popular 7 Layers tea at Nilkantha Tea Cabin, dinner either at your cottage dine in or downtown in a local restaurant to taste something special.
Overnight at Sreemangal (Nishorgo Eco-Resort)

Day Three (Trekking to Explore Ham Ham Waterfall)

Get ready early in the morning and start driving to Rajkandi Reserve Forest by a Four-wheel drive car (Chander Gaari) as it is a broken and muddy road. After reaching at Kalabanpara village leave the car and start strenuous trekking through the Rajkandi reserve forest to explore Ham Ham Waterfall. After around three hours trekking you will get Ham Ham Waterfall and you have to trek up and down over many hills.
After arriving there you will take your time for an hour to enjoy waterfall then have lunch. After lunch start back to the starting point though the streams if the water level is not higher than as usual if so then will return on the same way we came before.
Upon arrival freshen up and have dinner.
Overnight at Sreemangal (Nishorgo Eco-Resort)

Day Four (Wildlife and Scenic Hiking through Lawachara National Park)

After breakfast head to Lawachara National Park. If you are quite lucky enough then we will see some rare wildlife specially endangered western Hoolock Gibbons, Barking Deer, Python, Spit Viper, Loris, King Cobra, Pig-tailed Maxaque, Phayre’s leaf Monkey, Crapped leaf Monkey, many types of Spider and Butterfly. Also visit another tribal village on the edge of Lawachara national park.
Back to your hotel freshen up, have lunch and take some rest. Late check out and get ready to depart towards Sylhet by Car for two and half hour.
Overnight at Sylhet (Hotel La Vista or Hotel Star Pacific)

Day Five (Jaflong, Stone Quarry and Tribal Village)

After having breakfast, drive to Jaflong, after two hour drive from Sylhet town you will reach the beautiful spot Jaflong by the river Mari. It is very close to the Indian Border but you would need a visa to get across so you can idle your time strolling amongst the locals and marveling at the stone collectors which is far more interesting than you could ever imagine. Get on the country boat and enjoy the scenic view of the river, hills and explore Sangrampunji Waterfall
Have lunch in a local restaurant and visit tribal village, see their lifestyle and lifeblood!
Back to Sylhet in the evening
Overnight at Sylhet (Hotel La Vista or Hotel Star Pacific)

Day Six (Ratargul Swamp Forest and Khadimnagar National Park)

Pick up around 8:30 AM, drive for 27 kilometers from Sylhet, Ratargul Swamp Forest is one of the few freshwater swamp forest in the world and it is known as the Amazon of Bengal. after arriving there take a country boat and start cruising inside the Swamp forest, enjoy natural beauty with mind blowing environment which is quiet and tranquil as far as you could see, going through this swamp forest is certainly highlight of the day. Here you will see different types of plant and animal diversity.
Drive to Khadimnagar National Park for one and half hour, this is one of the important eco tourist places in Bangladesh it has various animal species, snacks, various species of bamboo, wild orchid, segun (Teak) garden, bomb hut, Borjan tea garden especially you will see many types of Spiders which is cool.
Drive back to Sylhet in the evening.
Overnight at Sylhet (Hotel La Vista or Hotel Star Pacific)

Day Seven (Exploring LalaKhal and Fly Back to Dhaka)

Having breakfast drive to Shari Ghat, upon arrival embarks on our waiting boat and enjoys this master piece of nature. Lalakhal should be considered one of the prominent places for its scenic view as it is beautiful, sound is mesmerizing; the color of water is different from others! The water is crystal clear! Small hills, greenery, gardens of coconut tree looks beautiful! Definitely you will fall in love with this awesome scenario.
Come back to Sylhet check out the hotel, after having lunch drive to the airport, catch the flight for Dhaka around twelve ‘o’ clock.
Arrive in Dhaka near about three ‘o’ clock, transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight at Dhaka (Richmond Hotel & Suites / Holiday Xpress)

Day Eight (Experience of Old Dhaka and Embark on the Rocket)

09:00 – 09:00 AM: 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 Nine (Explore a Lost City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site)

06:00 - 08:30 AM Early in the morning enjoy the divine beauty of river side. Breakfast in Rocket or in a local restaurant
09:30 - 10:00 AM Disembark from Rocket at Hularhat around 10:00 AM and head off towards Mosque City Bagerhat (Khalifatabad).
11:00 - 11:30 AM 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 Mongla for one and half hour
Overnight at Mongla (Poshur, Parjatan Hotel)

Day Ten (Sundarban: Harbaria and Kochikhali)

06:30 – 07:00 AM We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to our waiting chartered boat, start cruising right away towards our ultimate destination Sundarban. Breakfast will serve at boat very fresh and warm items.
09:00 – 09:00 AM We will stop at Joymoni to pick up the forest guard who will be guarding us always inside the Sundarban with his Gun (in case of emergency)
11:00 – 12:00 PM We will stop at Harbaria Ranger Station for our first trail, here you will warm up your activities. On this trailing you can see some different wild animal, birds, insects and previously some luckiest tourist spotted Bengal Tiger on hear. After finish this trail we will continue our cruising towards Kochikhali.
12:30 – 01:30 PM Time for lunch all the dishes freshly cooked in the small boat galley, all of them are delicious authentic local items.
04:00 – 05:00 PM We have a boat trip for an hour through a narrowest creek to spot different wildlife. Typically most of the wildlife comes to drink water in the late afternoon and in the morning on the canals and creeks so these two times is the best time to spot wildlife. Everybody has to keep quite while we are floating on a spectacular atmosphere. Get ready your curious eyes to locate some interesting species.
06:00 – 06:00 PM We will arrive in the evening at Kochikhali, freshen up have some Bangladeshi fresh snacks.
Overnight at Kochikhali in a sleeping cabin on the boat

Day Eleven (Sundarban: Kochikhali and Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary)

07:00 – 08:00 AM Have a cup tea / coffee and get ready immediately to explore wildlife in a nearby canals /creeks on a small wooden boat which is run by an oar. This is also another possible zone where many tourists spotted Bengal Tiger before.
08:30 – 09:15 AM Have freshly cooked warm breakfast, mostly Bengali style (Roti / Paratha / Khichuri with vegetable) and take some rest for your next adventure.
09:30 – 12:30 PM Start trailing towards Kotka Forest Station, it’s bit long trail more than two hours, while we are trailing we will cover Jamtola Beach, here you will see Tiger Paw-Prints specially, on the way we go you will see spotted deer, monkeys, wild boar, reptiles and various type of birdlife. Arrive at Kotka and embark on our main boat.
01:00 – 2:50 PM Take shower and have your Lunch; today’s dishes are different items in compare to yesterday and take some power nap.
03:00 – 4:00 PM Boat ride in a nearest canal and try to find different species.
04:30 – 5:30 PM from late afternoon till Sunset (become dark) we will go to Kotka Watchtower. This is basically feeding ground for animals and wildlife sanctuary where a lot of herbivorous animal look for their food on the other hand carnivorous animal like Tiger also look for their opposite for their dinner so this is the final change to spot Bengal Tiger (rare chance), here you can spot, wild boar, spotted deer, monkey, huge variety of birdlife and so on.
05:30 – 06:00 PM Head back to boat and cruise back towards starting point; we will stop at Horintana forest station. There is BBQ party at night today
Overnight at Horintana in a sleeping cabin on the boat

Day Twelve (Sundarban: Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center and Khulna)

07:00 – 08:00 AM Have a cup tea / coffee and get ready immediately to explore wildlife in a nearby canals /creeks on a small wooden boat which is run by an oar. Please keep quiet while spotting wildlife.
08:15 – 10:00 AM Have freshly cooked warm breakfast, mostly Bengali style (Roti / Paratha / Khichuri with vegetable) in the meantime boat captain will start cruising back to Joymoni, place from where we picked up forest guard.
10:30 – 11:30 AM Visit a fisherman village, where poor fisherman and their family lives. Basically they live hand to mouth; they catch fish from the river specially prawns and lobster during low tide.
11:45 – 12:30 PM Start cursing towards Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center after being there have a glass of lemonade to quench your thirst.
12:30 – 01:30 PM After arriving at Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center we have one hour long final trail and also we will visit crocodile breeding centre, deer-breeding center and some other exquisite wildlife species.
01:45 – 03:00 PM We will have our final meal (lunch) and heading back to Mongla after arriving say good bye to the boat staffs and get your belongings into our waiting car.
05:00 – 05:00 PM We will arrive in Khulna and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Khulna (Hotel Castle Salam / City Inn)

Day Thirteen (Khulna – Rajshahi, Varendra Research Museum)

06:00 – 06:00 AM Pick you up from hotel, transfer to the railway station. Walk around on the railway station and get experience of Bangladeshi train and train station. Get on the first class AC compartment called Snighdha.
06:30 – 12:30 PM Our train journey will start at 06:30 AM from Khulna Railway Station towards Rajshahi and it’s a six hours long journey. You can expect to see today from the train; vast vegetation beauty in the countryside, different types of harvest fields, a lot of mango orchards, litchi orchards and other orchards as well and you will see longest steel railway bridge in Bangladesh (Hardinge Bridge) and you will notice many local people’s day life activities.
12:30 – 02:30 PM Transfer you to your hotel. Check in, freshen up, have lunch and take some rest!
02:30 – 04:00 PM Visit Varendra Research Museum. It is considered the first museum in Bangladesh which was established in East Bengal in 1910. Here you will see many archaeological artifacts including lots of Hindu and Buddhist stone sculptures, old Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian scripts, and stone inscriptions from different times and so on.
04:30 – 05:30 PM Boat ride on Padma river (Ganges)
Overnight at Rajshahi (Hotel Chez Razzak / Parjatan Motel Rajshahi)

Day Fourteen (Visit Historic Kingdom of Gauda also Known as Lakhnauti)

08:00 - 08:30 AM Pick up from your Hotel at and drive to the ancient Bengal capital Goura or Gour city. Gaur city was thriving and affluent administrative headquarter from 9th century to 16th century. Due to the partition of 1947 two-third of the Gaur city is now situated in Malda district of West Bengal, India while a smaller part is located in Bangladesh side in Nawabganj District.
11:00 - 11:30 AM Visit Choto Sona Mosque (Small Golden Mosque). This mosque was built during the reign of Alauddin Husain Shah between 1493 and 1519. These fifteen domes of the mosque once were gilded so it’s called Choto Shona Masjid (Small Golden Mosque).
11:45 - 12:45 PM If it is the Mango season (May-August) then visit some mango orchards and Bazaar; this is the great change to taste yummy and best quality mangoes. This area is called The Mango Capital of Bangladesh. And if it is not mango Season then travel directly to the Tohakhana Complex. Here you will visit Sah Niamatullah Masjid and Shah Neyamotulla's Shrine.
01:00 - 02:00 PM Visit Darasbari Mosque which was built in 1479 AD by Shamsuddin Yusuf Shah and visit Darasbari Madrasa (Chollis Ghor). This religious institution was built at the same time as the mosque following the Somapura Mahavihara style.
02:20 - 03:20 PM Visit Khania Dighi Mosque, Chamchika Mosque and Dhunichak mosque.
03:30 - 06:00 PM Drive back to Rajshahi in the evening, if you wish you can have dinner down town before going back to your hotel.
Overnight at Rajshahi (Hotel Chez Razzak / Parjatan Motel Rajshahi)

Day Fifteen (Bagha Mosque, Temple Village Puthia, Natore Rajbari)

08:00 - 08:30 AM After having breakfast drive one and a half hours to Bagha, 44 kilometers away from Rajshahi.
10:00 - 11:00 AM Visit Bagha Shahi Masjid (Bagha Grand Mosque). According to its stone inscription the mosque was constructed in 1523 by Sultan Nasiruddin Nasrat Shah. This mosque is considered the epitome of Islamic terracotta ornamentation. The entire mosque wall- both interior and exterior is covered with elaborate depiction of exquisite floral patterns, abstract fretwork and geometric patterns.
11:00 - 11:40 AM Drive 40 minutes to the temple village Puthia (20 kilometers).
11:45 - 01:15 PM Visit the largest numbers of historic temples in Bangladesh which is consists of a cluster of notable old Hindu temple built in during the British reign early of the 19th century. You will visit Pancharatna Gobinda Temple (This temple has exquisite terracotta ornamentation depicting the divine romance between Krishna and Radha), Bhubaneshwar Shiva Temple (the largest Shiva temple in Bangladesh which is built in the five spire or Pancha Ratna style and it has a large black basalt Shiva Lingam), Bara Ahnik Mandir (It has a highly adorned eastern facade with terracotta plaques and some of them are stated to be in dilapidated condition, its consist of three chambers, Dochala in the center and attached two Chauchala in its north and south side). Here you will see some other temples including Gopal Temple, Rath Mandir, Dol Mandir, Puthia Rajbari.
01:15 - 01:40 PM Drive to Natore for Lunch, Natore Rajbari and Uttara Ganabhaban (17 Kilometers)
01:45 - 02:40 PM Lunch in a local restaurant and taste the nationally famous dessert called Kachagolla.
02:45 - 03:45 PM Visit Natore Rajbari also known as Pagla Raja's Palace. It was a prominent royal palace in Natore and residential palace for the Rajshahi Raj family.
04:00 - 05:00 PM Visit Uttara Gonobhaban. It was built in 1734 by Raja Doyaram who was the Dewan (like minister) of Rani Bhavanee. Once it was his royal palace and now it’s functioning as the provisional official residence of the head of government in the northern region of Bangladesh.
05:00 - 06:30 PM Drive back to your hotel in Rajshahi.
Overnight at Rajshahi (Hotel Chez Razzak / Parjatan Motel Rajshahi)

Day Sixteen (Kushumba Mosque, Somapura Mahavihara and Ancient City Mahasthangarh)

08:00 - 08:00 AM After having breakfast drive one and a half hours to Kusumba village 47 kilometers away from Rajshahi.
09:30 - 10:00 AM Visit Kusumba Mosque. This mosque is also known as Kala Pahar or Kala Rotno which means Black Pearl because its black stone built in 966 AH (1558-59 AD) during the last Afghan Suri ruler Ghiyasuddin Bahadur Shah.
10:00 - 12:00 PM Start driving for an hour and forty-five minutes to Paharpur to visit Somapura Mahavihara (55 kilometers).
12:00 - 01:00 PM Visit Somapura Mahavihara. It was the most famous Buddhist monastery of ancient Bengal. This is most significant and best known Buddhist monastery among all Buddhist monasteries in Indian subcontinent. Built in 8th century AD by the second Pala Ruler Dharmapala (c 781-821 AD) it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
01:00 - 02:00 PM Lunch in a local restaurant or in a guest house in Paharpur (authentic Bengal food)
02:00 - 04:00 PM Start driving an hour and forty-five minutes to Mahasthangarh (52 kilometers). On the way we will visit a Village Market and see the villagers activity and how the sell and buy their goods in an open field market.
04:00 - 05:30 PM Visit all major attractions of Mahasthangarh according to your interest including Museum, Citadel, Govinda Bhita, Bairagir Bhita, Khodar Pathar Bhita, Parasuram Palace, Godaibari Dhap, Noropotir Dhap, Gokul Medh (Lokhindorer Bashor Ghor), Bhasu Bihara (Narapatir Dhap)
05:30 -06:00 PM Back to your hotel
Overnight at Bogra (Hotel Naz Garden)

Day Seventeen (Bogra-Kurigram, Roaming around in Downtown)

Pick up from your Hotel is around 08:30 AM! Drive through the beautiful landscape to Kurigram and see the different geography of Bangladesh. You will have lunch in a highway restaurant on the way.
On the way we could stop at interesting places and have a look around. You also can have a cup of tea and stretch your legs, shoulders and neck.
After 3 h 45 min long drive you will arrive in Kurigram in the afternoon and transfer to the best available local guest house either RDRS guest house or Chinnamukul guest house (both have very basic facilities), freshen up and take rest.
In the evening we will walk around in downtown and interact with local people. Dinner in a local restaurant or in your guest house.
Overnight at Kurigram

Day Eighteen (Explore Extremely Rural Life on the Bank of Brahmaputra River)

Kurigram is the place which is defined more by its rivers than its land so boat journeys here reveal a shifting landscape of sandbars and river channels. This is a fascinating exploration to experience the stunning natural scenery and extremely rural villages.
We take wooden motorized boat from Chilmari to visit some Chars (sandbank islands that isolated from mainland created from river sedimentation) and isolated area in Kurigram district along the Brahmaputra river very close to the Indian border and see how the river erosion, floods and other natural disaster affects local people's life.
Overnight at Kurigram

Day Nineteen (Taste Local Hospitality and Meet Some Great People)

Our expedition continues to discover some archaeological sites including Chandamari mosque (built in 16th century), Rajarhat Shahi Mosque (built in 18th century), Nidariya mosque (built in AH 1176, 1755 AD), Harano Masjid (Lost Mosque) built in 69 Hijri of Arabic calendar (690 AD) during the presidency of "Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan", who was the 5th caliph of Umayyad Caliphate. Many historians and Islamic scholars believe this mosque is the first mosque built in Bangladesh and one of the oldest mosques in South Asia. During the excavation archaeologists found one floral motif that clearly mentioned this mosque was built in AH 69. Many Islamic Scholars says this mosque could have built by Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas (R), who was the seventeenth person to embrace Islam when he accepted Islam at only seventeen years old.
Enjoy Lunch with a local host family in the village. Spend sometimes with them and observe their daily life very closely.
Visit Sindurmoti Dighi (A legendary pond dug in ancient time)
Visit at least one local Bazaar in the evening (village market) and drive to Rangpur
Overnight at Rangpur (Hotel North View or CASPIA the Home)

Day Twenty (Tajhat Place, Kantajew Temple, Fly Back to Dhaka)

Visit Tajhat Palace (Tajhat Rajbari), this is a historic place and one of the finest Rajbaris in Bangladesh situated built in the 19th century by the feudal landlord Manna Lal Ray and located in the northern part of our country. Manna Lal Ray was a jeweler who was forced to emigrate from Punjab. Local peoples believe there is ample treasure hidden in the palace walls. Now the palace is Rangpur Museum, where you can see terracotta artifacts, Sanskrit and Arabic manuscripts, black basalt stone carvings that depict the story of Hinduism.
Visit Kantajew Temple, the most beautiful and stunning terracotta Hindu temple in Bangladesh. It gained distinction as an outstanding monument in Bangladesh for its fabulous terracotta embellishment. The Maharaja Pran Nath of Dinajpur began its construction around 1722. This temple is called Nava-Ratna or (nine-spired) Hindu temple, but unfortunately all nine spires were destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1897. Every inch of the temple is decorated with beautiful plaques describing the epic story of Hinduism.
Drive to Saidpur Airport to catch the flight for Dhaka around 4:30 pm.
We arrive in Dhaka near 5:30 PM; transfer you to your hotel
Overnight at Dhaka (Richmond Hotel & Suites / Holiday Xpress)

Day Twenty One (Visit Old Capital Sonargaon)

08:00 – 08:00 AM: We sill pick you up from your Hotel or where you will stay! Drives towards Sonargaon which is 45 kilometers away from Dhaka
09:30 – 11:00 AM: Take a boat and cross one of the powerful river called ‘Meghna River’ visit a Char (a tract of land surrounded by the waters of river, sea, or stream), you will see here extremely rural area where people living with limited facility and you will explore here villagers life activities and their local culture and tradition.
11:10 – 11:30 AM: Visit a Bamboo made elementary school which is built basically for destitute children from a lower class Hindu community. You could bring some Candy for them they will be extremely happy.
11:35 – 12:15 PM: Panam City (Panam Nagor) is now fully an abandoned city. The existing brick buildings of Panam nagor, obviously the residence of the Hindu Merchant-Talukdars (aristocrats who formed the ruling class during the Mughal Empire and British times), can be dated back to early nineteenth, and the later ones to late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s. Panam nagor which developed in the nineteenth century, continued to flourish till the end of the Second World War.
12:20 – 01:20 PM: Visit Sonargaon folk art and craft museum you will see here folks art and handicraft staffs all together 4,518 different objects collected from different times from 17th century to late of 20th century. Also you will visit Bara Sardar Bari this place could have built 400 years ago during the reign of Baro Bhuiyan in Bengal (1538-1612)
01:30 – 01:50 PM: Visit Goaldi Mosque one of the beautiful surviving monuments built in 1519 by Mulla Hizabar Akbar Khan during the reign of Alauddin Husain Shah
02:10 – 02:55 PM: Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)
04:45 – 05:15 PM: Drive back to your hotel. Overnight at Dhaka (Richmond Hotel & Suites / Holiday Xpress)

Day Twenty Two (Dhaka – Chittagong, Ship Breaking Yard)

We will pick you up from your Hotel around 06:30 AM, Drive to Airport Railway Station, board to Sonar Bangla Express and start you journey at 07:28 AM
Arrive in Chittagong around 12:30 PM and you will be transfer to your hotel immediately. After check in, freshen up and have your lunch at hotel or in a local restaurant
After taking some rest visit Ship Breaking Yard (the world's largest ship breaking industry). This ship breaking accounts for around one-half of all the steel in Bangladesh.
Overnight in Chittagong (Asian SR Hotel / the Peninsula)

Day Twenty Three (Rangamati, Boat Ride at Kaptai Lake)

After having Breakfast drive to Rangamati (four hours), upon arrival checks into hotel, have lunch and take some rest!
Late afternoon enjoy beautiful boat ride at Kaptai Lake (the largest man-made lake in Bangladesh)
in the evening visit a tribal handicraft market (all the products are made locally in their house)
Overnight at Rangamati (Parjatan Holiday Complex)

Day Twenty Four (Bandarban, Golden Temple, Nilachal)

After having breakfast drive to Bandarban for 83 Kilometers, on the way visit a tribal museum (ethnographic museum highlights the history and culture of the mountain tribes of Bangladesh)
Upon arrival check in, freshen up and take some rest to get back your stamina.
Visit, golden temple, Nilachal (popular for spectacular view from the hill apex and taking some nice photos, 2000 feet above from sea level) and other tourist spot nearby.
Overnight at Bandarban (Sairu Hill Resort)

Day Twenty Five (Nilgiri, Tribal Village, Sangu River)

Nilgiri is the meeting place between earth and heaven with colorful cloudy sky. When you leave your hotel, you will start enjoying the beautiful scenic view. The color of the hills and clouds are very impressive. It is 3500 feet above from sea level.
Visit some tribal village and explore their life style and see how they survive on such a hostile atmosphere. There are eleven ethnic groups in this territory such as Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Tanchangya, Lushai, Pankho, Bawm, Mro, Khyang, Khumi and Chak lives in harmony with nature.
Boat ride on beautiful Sangu River and see the heavenly beauty of nature.
Overnight at Bandarban (Sairu Hill Resort)

Day Twenty Six (Bandarban - Cox’s Bazar)

Enjoy your leisure morning up to ten ‘o’ clock, check out and drive to Cox’s Bazar for 120 kilometers.
Upon arrival at Cox’s Bazar transfer to the Long Beach Hotel have your lunch and enjoy rest of the day privately either at your resort or on the sandy breach.
in the evening enjoy beautiful sea side and the sunset
Overnight at Long Beach Hotel in Cox’s Bazar

Day Day Twenty Seven (Cox’s Bazar – St. Martin)

Around 9:00 to 9:30 AM starts your sea cruise with most popular ship KEARI Sindbad, on the way you will enjoy the beautiful ocean with its blue Naf River and green hills of Teknaf. Especially you will enjoy the estuary of the Bay of Bengal and Naf River which would be unique experience. The most exciting thing is the ship goes very close to the Myanmar and Bangladesh boarder.
Around 12:00 PM we will arrive at St. Martin Island and check in your Resort.
After having Lunch rest of time of the day is yours to enjoy yourself with your partner either at resort or on the beach.
Overnight at St. Martin Island (Blue Marine Resort / Shemana Pereye Resort)

Day Twenty Eight (St. Martin Island - Chera Dwip)

Around 9:00 AM let’s do trailing from St. Martin to Chera Dwip throughout beach, Chera Dwip is virgin island and last point of southern part of Bangladesh. On this trail you can expect to see some different species of wildlife like amphibians, birds, mammals and fossilized coral. We can go directly by motorized boat but you will miss many things which are not possible to explore through boat so we recommend walkway through beach.
After coming back from Chera Dwip have you lunch and rest of the day is yours for your personal interest. Enjoy beautiful Sunset!
Overnight at St. Martin Island (Blue Marine Resort / Shemana Pereye Resort)

Day Twenty Nine (St. Martin Island and Cox’s Bazar)

Relaxation in the morning at private beach of the resort in St Martin Island.
After having lunch check out the hotel and get ready to sail back to Cox’s Bazar. The ship will leave around 03:00 PM in the afternoon and again it’s a more than two hours sea cruise back to Teknaf.
Upon arrival at Teknaf drive towards Cox’s Bazar (60 Kilometers) after arrive there transfer to the Mermaid Eco Resort.
Overnight at Long Beach Hotel in Cox’s Bazar

Day Thirty (Cox’s Bazar – Fly Back to Dhaka)

Relaxation in the morning at private beach of the resort in Cox’s Bazar
Around 10:00 AM check out the hotel and get ready to back to the airport, catch the flight around eleven ‘o’ clock
Arrive in Dhaka in the afternoon, transfer you to your hotel
Overnight at Dhaka (Richmond Hotel & Suites / Holiday Xpress)

Day Thirty One (Departure and Goodbye)

Pick you up from your hotel, transfer you to the airport according to your flight schedule and say goodbye.
End the Wonderful Bangladesh Holiday Tour.

Includes:
Air conditioned car with driver
Professional English Speaking Guide
All entrance tickets
All necessary permission fees
30 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis with complementary breakfast.
All meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tea, coffee and unlimited mineral water while in the Sundhaban
Late afternoon snacks while in the Sundhaban
All transportation (Train, Car, Tuk-tuk, 4x4 Car, Rickshaw, Country Boat, Flight)
All boat rides!
All Flights according to the itinerary
All tips except our guides, drivers and boat crews

Excludes:
Personal items

This tour is available to start every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday throughout the year.
Regarding train ticket, we must try to get AC 1st class seats if not available then 2nd class, the difference between 1st class and 2nd class is AC (air-conditioning only in 1st class)
Train can be delayed sometime as it is common in Bangladesh.
We are not responsible for any schedule change of Rocket (if it does happen we will go with a traditional ferry locally call Launch)
Our guide will be with you always except while you are staying in the hotel.
To enter the mosque please wear long, shorts are not allowed by authority to enter the mosque, women should wear scarf to cover their head while entering mosque.
Please be patient while you are travelling on car (All roads are not quite good enough in Bangladesh, it can be bit bumpy and muddy sometimes)
The chartered boat for Sundarban excursion: with very basic facilities without air-conditioned, no electricity, hot water available on upon request, there is solar lighting system in the boat and electric generator will be available for couple of hours every day in the evening for charging your gadgets.
Cell Phone signal is poor while we are in Sundarban some places you will get only 2G network.
If possible please bring these staffs; Raincoat, umbrella, Snicker shoes for walking, Hat or Cap for Sun protection, Sunburn lotion, insects spray, Binoculars, Camera, and of course one pair of curious eyes to locate interesting species.
Regarding that long trekking; if you don’t prefer to do this activity then you can have a sit in front of the boat and enjoy the canal cruise you might locate something interesting here as well.
For single supplement additional $500 USD required for hotel only, in the rocket and the chartered boat for Sundarban will be applicable based on availability.
There is no luxurious hotel in Kurigram what we have chosen for you is the best available hotel in this area (basic facilities only!)
All of our hotels are 3*, 4* and 5* standard. If you wish you can upgrade all of them into 5* at extra cost when booking the tour.
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.
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