Timeless Treasures: Exploring Old Dhaka’s Heritage
$61 tour starting at
Exploring Old Dhaka’s Heritage is an opportunity to travel through renowned highlights of central and Old Dhaka. This is an elaborate day excursion through the city, combining most of the important tourist attractions. This trip can be ideal for a family with children who may not like to walk so much.
Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh, a vibrant and diverse country in South Asia. Dhaka is also one of the most densely populated and chaotic cities in the world, with a rich history and culture that can be overwhelming for visitors. But if you are looking for an authentic and memorable experience, Dhaka has a lot to offer. Here are some of the highlights of Dhaka city that you should not miss.
Visit the Lalbagh Fort, a 17th-century Mughal fortress that was never completed. You can admire the architecture and gardens, and learn about the history and legends of this place.
Ahsan Manzil: Also known as the Pink Palace, Ahsan Manzil is a stunning architectural gem that was once the official residential palace of the Nawabs of Dhaka. It now serves as a museum showcasing artifacts and memorabilia from the bygone era.
Dhakeshwari Hindu Temple: Known as the national temple of Bangladesh, Dhakeshwari Temple is a significant Hindu place of worship. Its ornate architecture and religious fervor make it a captivating site for visitors.
National Parliament House: Designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn, the National Parliament House is an architectural marvel. Its striking design and vast grounds are worth exploring, showcasing the country’s modern aspirations.
New Market: A vibrant shopping destination, New Market is a bustling bazaar that offers a wide range of goods, from clothing and accessories to traditional handicrafts and souvenirs.
Dhaka University Campus: Stroll through the picturesque campus of Dhaka University, one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in Bangladesh. The campus features beautiful architecture, serene lakes, and lush greenery.
Street Food Delights: Dhaka is renowned for its delectable street food. Sample mouthwatering treats like biryani, kacchi biryani, jhalmuri, pani puri, and various kebabs from bustling street stalls and local eateries.
Explore Old Dhaka, where you can see the contrast between the modern and the traditional. You can walk through the narrow streets, visit the mosques and temples, shop at the bazaars, and taste the local cuisine.
Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the National Botanical Garden, which covers 205 acres of land and hosts more than 500 species of plants. The National Zoo is adjacent to the garden and has a variety of animals.
Experience the culture and art of Bangladesh at the National Museum, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts, artworks, and historical exhibits that offer insights into Bangladesh’s cultural heritage.
The Liberation War Museum documents the struggle for independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Witness the hustle and bustle of Dhaka at the Sadarghat River Port, one of the largest river ports in Asia. You can see hundreds of boats and ferries carrying passengers and goods, and even take a ride on one of them.
These highlights provide just a glimpse of what Dhaka has to offer. The city’s vibrant energy, historical landmarks, and warm hospitality make it a compelling destination for travelers seeking a unique and immersive experience.
It is impossible to cover all of the mentioned places on a day trip. We have a general itinerary based on our experiences and visitors’ feedback, which your guide will follow unless you have special interests. We remain open to your wishlist to make your trip even better.
- Trip Price
- $ 65
price starts from
Group Size → 1 PAX 2 PAX 4 PAX 6 PAX Per-person trip price → $ 146.00 $ 89.00 $ 76.00 $ 65.00
DepartureYour hotel/ residence (anywhere in Dhaka city)
Departure Time8:00 AM from your hotel / residence (can be modified according to the location of your hotel)
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 TicketsAll rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transportsBottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeingExpert English-Speaking GuideLunchTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAccommodation in twin sharing basis as per itineraryAll air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itineraryAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsPersonal expenses