ROYAL BENGAL TOURS
Discover the jewels of Bangladesh
Rajshahi & Puthia
'The way to move around'
Overnight Trip to Rajshahi & Puthia
Northern part of Bangladesh offers a variety of historical monuments, including numerous mosques Hindu temples, Highest Buddhist Stupa south of Himalaya and British-era buildings. This overnight trip combines historical sites with the popular trademarks and some local life around the site of this region. A short boat trip to enjoy the sunset on the Holly Ganges (Padma) River at its entrance to Bangladesh.
Day 01: Leave Dhaka early in the morning for Rajshahi, on this 6 hours journey you will enjoy the scenic landscape. Lunch will be served at a highway restaurant. After lunch stop in Puthia, a charming town renowned for the largest number of historically important Hindu structures in Bangladesh. The Shiva Temple in Puthia is the largest Hindu temple in Bangladesh. The Govinda Temple, decorated with intricate terracotta designs, is in one of the country’s finest old Rajbari’s courtyard.
Continue drive to Rajshahi, a University town on the Padma River. If we are allowed by time a short visit to a local silk factory to experience weaving, dying, block and batik painting of this exclusive natural fiber before we proceed to a short boat trip to enjoy the sunset over the Padma (Ganges) River. Dinner at a local restaurant & overnight in Rajshahi.
Rajshahi is also known as the ‘silk capital’ of Bangladesh; visit a local silk production and watch the weaving, dying, block and batik painting of this exclusive natural fiber. After visiting the Silk factory start drive back to Dhaka. Lunch at a highway restaurant on the way. Reach Dhaka early in the evening.
Day 02: It’s interesting visiting a local vegetable market in the early morning over the winter season, difficult to stop taking pictures around spice, fish and piled up colorful vegetable market place, sales men are shouting with rhythm while auctioning. Rajshahi offers many more interesting attractions for visitors, including the country’s oldest museum, the Varendra Research Museum, managed by the Rajshahi University. In the predominantly British-style building with some interesting Hindu-Buddhist features, artifacts from all over the subcontinent are on display, including a superb collection of local Hindu sculpture. Museum visit after breakfast and leave Rajshahi for Dhaka, on the way visit the famous Natore Raj Bari (Land lord’s palace) and continue drive towards home.
Kushumba Mosque - It is worth experiencing the rigours of the journey to visit this highly decorative and rare stone monument of the early 16th century.
Trip Price Shall Include;
o Air-conditioned vehicle, and driver all the way.
o Local English speaking guide.
o All entrance fees and necessary permits.
o Complimentary breakfast on day 2.
o Bottled water for drinking.
o All rickshaw and boat rides.
o All tips except our guide and driver.
• Trip price does not include Lunch & Dinner and 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.
• Varendra Research Museum closed on any public holidays, open from 10am to 5pm.
• Pick-up time will be 6:30am (May changeable) its better leave Dhaka before the traffic starts.
• We’ll require the 50% payment in advance & rest 50% before the trip starts.