Sonargaon and Old Dhaka Trip
$71 per person
Trip to first capital- Sonargaon and Old Dhaka
This is an ideal day trip for short-time visitors who only have a day to explore old Dhaka and Sonargaon. This full-day trip would give you an orientation of both, Sonargaon and Old Dhaka. Dhaka and Sonargaon have an exciting history, rich cultural heritage, and exotic cuisine.
Sonargaon was the countries first capital from the 13th to 17th century, located about 30km southeastern direction from the Dhaka city centre. In its prime time, the Sonar – Ga (Golden City) was also an important river port and the trading centre for the world-famous muslin cloth. The remains of several mosques, tombs, stupas and a bridge in Panam Nagar, the Shiv Mandir (Hindu temple) and the well-maintained Folk-Art Museum are well worth visiting.
The scholar artist of Nawapara has been weaving their dreams on saree. Jamdani Saree is an ancient tradition, also known as Dhakai Jamdani Saree. It has started its journey from the Mughal era as Muslin. Now Jamdani represents one of the finest and most ancient forms of weaving that originated in Bengal. Narayangonj is the birth and main place for Jamdani sari in this sub-continent. Outstanding fine artworks of traditional handmade Jamdani by the magic fingers. Recently this unique technique has got UNESCO recognition for its ultra-fine fabric, transparency and design. It is always a dream for Bangali women to have one pure cotton & silk hand-loomed Jamdani saree in their collection.
Trip to Sonargaon and Old Dhaka is specially designed to meet people, explore more of life and culture, rather than just visiting the tourist sites and museums. This trip will drive you through the insights, which usually a tourist may not find by themselves or even by many locals.
- Basic Plan
Per-person trip price starts from
- 1 PAX – $155
- 2 PAX – $95
- 4 PAX – $81
- 6+ PAX – $71
DepartureYour hotel/ residence (anywhere in Dhaka city)
Departure Time8:00 AM (pickup time may change according to your hotel/ residence location)
Return Time5:30 PM or later; depending on your interests and the traffic situation
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 transfersAll entrance fees and local permitsAll Museum TicketsBottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeingExpert English-Speaking GuideLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsLunchTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAccommodation in twin sharing basis as per itineraryAll air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itineraryAll rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transportsAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesPersonal expenses
An expert guide and driver will come to pick you up from your hotel/ residence at 8:00 AM and immediately drive towards Sonargaon. Our first stop will be in Nawapara Jamdani sari weaving village to enjoy the unique technique of weaving such a saree by handloom. Continue driving towards the old capital of Bengal to visit Sonargaon, Panam Nagar, beautiful Sadarbari, and the well-maintained Folk-Art Museum.
Continue driving towards Old Dhaka; lunch will be served at a local restaurant, chosen by our guide according to the time, situation, and your dietarian restriction. You will meet one of the last remaining rickshaw artists in Oldtown. Once upon a time, this art and the artists were very famous for their fascinating and colourful works, which has taken over by modern digitalization technology. Now we shall give you a very brief exploration of Old Dhaka begun. Your guide will take you to as many places as possible within this short time, including the Armenian Church, Pink Palace, Sadarghat Riverfront, Star Mosque, and Curzon Hall. Walkthrough Shankharia & Tanti Bazar (Hindu Street), Bongshal Cycle Street and the residential area. If we are allowed by time, your guide may offer you quick shopping from a very well-known handicraft marketplace or from another place according to your wish. Drive back to your hotel for an overnight stay.