Trip to Sonargaon – the first capital
$63 per person
Excursion to first capital, Sonargaon, afternoon cruise on Meghna River and a rural char village.
A trip to Sonargaon, the old capital of Bengal, is a great treat. Sonargaon was the country’s first capital from the 13th to 17th century, located about 30km southeast by the Dhaka Chittagong highway. In its prime time, the ‘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. A boat trip on the Meghna river for some hours and visiting a primitive char village are the activities of this trip.
At its origin, a visit to the Jamdani saree weaving factory is a must; here, the scholar artist has been weaving their dreams on sarees. With Muslin as its root, the Jamdani Saree is a very old tradition known as Dhakai Jamdani Saree. Jamdani has started its journey from the Mughal era as Muslin. This saree represents one of the finest and most ancient forms of weaving that originated in Bengal. Narayangonj is the central place for Jamdani sari in this sub-continent. Outstanding beautiful artworks of handmade traditional Jamdani sari by the magic fingers of the weaver. Recently this unique technique has got UNESCO award 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.
- Basic Plan
Per-person trip price starts from
- 1 PAX – $143
- 2 PAX – $90
- 4 PAX – $75
- 6+ PAX – $63
DepartureYour hotel/ residence (anywhere in Dhaka city)
Departure Time8:00 AM
Return TimeApproximately 6:00 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