Remarkable Heritage Sites of Bangladesh in 9 Days
$1025 per person
On this nine days trip to the northwestern corner of Bangladesh, you will explore all important archaeological sites, ancient and contemporary architectures, diverse rural lifestyles and cultures. This region of the country is a popular destination for various historical monuments, including the number of mosques, Temples, Stupas, Rajbaris (Land lord’s palaces), British-era buildings, ancient and contemporary architectures, beautiful landscapes, rivers, Chars and vibrant local and tribal culture. There are many Islamic architectural relics in the country in the form of Mosques, Madrashas, Palaces and Mausoleums.
Bogra was one of the kingdoms of eastern India during the early historical period and was separated by a river from the more easterly kingdom of Kamarupa or Pragjyotisa. According to the Mahabharata and the Puranas, a powerful prince of the Pundra family, Vasudeva ruled this area back in 1280 BC. A limestone slab discovered in 1931 at Mahasthan excavation shows that this first Hindu city was an important urban centre when the Maurya empire dominated North India.
The UNESCO declared World Heritage Site Somapuri Vihara at Paharpur is the highest Buddhist monastery in the south of the Himalayas, dating from the 8th century AD. This is one of the most important and impressive archaeological sites in Bangladesh.
Rajshahi is famous for its fine silk, luscious mango, litchis and magnificent architectural landmarks. The city’s clean streets and green surroundings have always welcomed discriminating tourists. There are 270 varieties of mangoes grows in Rajshahi area during the season between May to September but most of them are available in June and July. Rajshahi is also famous for some characteristic sweetmeats, Roshkodom, Raghobshahi, Khaja and Kachagolla, not to be found anywhere else in Bangladesh.
Puthia palace is one of the finest examples of old-style architectural magnificence. It has a number of temples that used to be the centre for worship by the local Hindu community. Puthia is located about 32km to the east of Rajshahi city and one km from Dhaka – Rajshahi highway.
Gaur or Gaud or Gauda or Gour was the ancient capital established by Hindu Senas and called it Lakhnauti, which has turned into a site of great historical importance. Gaur has more mosques than any area of the country after Dhaka and Bagerhaat. It is located about 100km west of Rajshahi City, on Bangladesh – India border at Chapainawabgonj town. Archaeological heritage and artefacts of this area are Chhota Sona Mosque, Darashbari Mosque and Madrasa (1479), Dhanichak Mosque, Dakhil Darwaza, Khanjan Dighi Mosque, Kachari Bari of Shah Suja (Tahakhana), Tohakhana Mosque, Tomb of Shah Niamatullah, but none of the structures from the earlier Hindu Kingdoms remains.
This region opens its gates for those who are amazed by its archaeologically important sites as well as various tasty foods.
- Basic Plan
Per-person trip price for a group of 4+ PAX
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, closed shoes, hat. Warm jacket during the winter (November to February). Raincoat/ umbrella during the rainy season (May to August). Full sleeves are always necessary while visiting any religious place, mosque, temple, church or a trip during Ramadan.
IncludedAC vehicle with experienced chauffeur for sightseeing and transfersAccommodation in twin sharing basis as per itineraryAll air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itineraryAll entrance fees and local permitsAll Museum TicketsAll rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transportsBottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeingExpert English-Speaking GuideLunchTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsPersonal expenses
ZMervyn7 | Singapore, Singapore
RBT, the guys you ever need to make you feel at home in Bangladesh.
Sep 2016 • Business
Cast away the insecurities of being in Bangladesh with Jewel and his team.
My group and I had the challenging task of visiting the northern most region of the country during Bangladesh’s biggest holiday Eid al-Fitr, and Jewel and his team made it possible with their extensive connections and indomitable spirit.
It was an arduous journey for all but Jewel’s team made sure we were always safe and our needs taken care. They are an honest, warm and knowledgeable bunch of professionals who cares a lot for their country.
The team opened our eyes to the real Bangladesh and we left with an immersive cultural experience that we will never forget.