ROYAL BENGAL TOURS
Discover the jewels of Bangladesh
Artisans of Bengal
Artisans of Bengal
Excursion to Pottery village & Brass artisans.
The trip starts with the first visit to the National Martyr’s Monument in Savar (35 km from Dhaka) which was built to commemorate the martyrs in the liberation war in 1971. In the nearby place Dhamrai, famous for its brass artisans, you can observe the making of various traditional utensils and religious objects. During the Bengali month of Ashar (June-July) the colorful Hindu festival ‘Ratha Jatra’ takes place here. The large ‘Rath’, similar to a Roman chariot, can be seen throughout the year.
The tour will continue to Nayarhat, where you will leave the vehicle and take a short boat journey to Kakran. Here most villagers are engaged in the pottery trade. The use of clay pots and utensils is slowly disappearing, posing a threat to the traditional livelihood of these skilled artisans.
After returning to the vehicle and a light lunch at a local restaurant you will head back towards Dhaka. On the way you will stop at the beautiful Jahangir Nagar University campus, famous for the flocks of migratory birds visiting the many lakes in winter. This tour returns to Dhaka in the early afternoon.
Trip Price Shall Include;
o Air-conditioned vehicle, and driver.
o Local English speaking guide.
o All entrance fees and necessary permits.
o Bottled water for drinking.
o All rickshaw and boat rides.
o All tips except our guide and driver.
• Trip price does not include any expenses of personal nature like – drink, beverage, or any others.
Some tips to keep in mind;
• While visiting any religious places mosque, temple or church in Bangladesh, we advise to wear long trousers and sleeves. Covering the head by a scarf of any women guests will be appreciated, and must take off the shows during entering into the religious place. Shorts dress are not acceptable in any holly place.
• Pick-up time will be 8.30 am during the week days and 9:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and other govt. holidays.
• We’ll require the full payment in advance in order to confirm booking of this tour.