Sonargaon and Old Dhaka Trip
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Sonargaon and Old Dhaka trip 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 country’s first capital from the 13th to 17th century, located about 30km southeastern direction from the Dhaka city center. In its prime time, the Sonar – Ga (Golden City) was also an important river port and the trading center 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 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 magic fingers. Recently this unique technique has got UNESCO recognition for its ultra-fine fabric, transparency, and design. It is always a dream for Bengali women to have one pure cotton & silk hand-loomed Jamdani saree in their collection.
A trip to Sonargaon and Old Dhaka is specially designed to meet people and 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.
- Tour Price
Group Size Per-person price in USD Or in BDT 1 PAX $164.00 16,400.00 2 PAX $99.00 9,900.00 4 PAX $80.00 8,000.00 6+ PAX $70.00 7,000.00 1.2% to 2.5% charges will be applicable while paying by credit card.
- Reserved vehicle and driver
- A knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- A light lunch at a local restaurant
- All entrance fees and necessary permits
- Bottled water, soft drinks, tea seasonal fruits and old Dhaka special snacks
- All rickshaw and boat rides
Personal expenses, gratuities, and any activity not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
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.