RTB30: Dhaka – North Bengal – Dhaka4 days, 3 nights (Reserved Car)
North Bengal, as the name reveals, represents the northern part of Bangladesh. This part of the country is also an important destination for the tourists as it contains a lot of places with historical backgrounds and importance. Bogra, Rajshai, Natore, Rangpur, Dinajpur are some natable districts of North Bengal where significant tourist spots are there.
Bangladesh’s rich heritage is visually represented most strikingly in greater North Bengal. Remains of ancient Buddhist monasteries, intricately decorated temples and mosques are reminders of our country’s diverse cultures and history. Our North Bengal Heritage Tours combine historical sites with the popular trademarks of this region – silk, sweets and mangoes, ensuring a truly insightful experience for our quests.
Day – 01
After breakfast leave Dhaka by reserved a/c vehicle for a scenic drive through picturesque rural landscape to Dinajpur. This will be minimum 7 hours’ drive. Have lunch at a highway restaurant. Upon arrival at Dinajpur check-in to hotel and freshen up. Visit the Hindu Dinajpur Rajbari (18th century), one of the most striking historic buildings in the North Bengal, and Ramsagar, the largest man-made pond of the country. If the time situation permits have a short visit of Dinajpur city. Have dinner and stay overnight at Dinajpur.
Day – 02
After breakfast visits the Kantajees Temple (also known as Kantanagar Temple), the most spectacular Hindu temple and one of the most beautiful monuments in Bangladesh, is only a 25 km drive from Dinajpur. After visiting this temple with infinite panels of intricately sculptured terra cotta plaques, drive to Paharpur. Dating from the 8th century AD, the Sompur Vihara in Paharpur is considered the most impressive and important archaeological site in Bangladesh and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was once the largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas. Have lunch at a local restaurant in Joypurhat.
After lunch continue drive towards Bogra to visit the oldest known city in Bangladesh. Mahasthangarh, dating back to at least the 3rd century BC, is located only 14 km from Bogra town. Today the archaeological site consists mainly of foundations and hillocks hinting at the past glory. In the Mahasthangarh Site Museum an interesting collection of recovered pieces is on display. Continue drive to Bogra, check-in to hotel. If time permits, a visit to Bogra town and the Nawab Syed Abdus Sobhan Chowdhury Palace Museum, one of the only furnished Rajbaris in Bangladesh, is suggested. And before leaving Bogra, you must taste the famous Bogra-r-MisteeDhoi (sweet curd)! Have dinner and stay overnight at Bogra.
Day – 03
After breakfast leave Bogra for Natore, has two of the most outstanding Rajbaris in the country. Nature Uttara Gano Bhavan, a well maintained complex surrounded by a moat and high boundary walls. After visiting Natore continue drive to Puthia.
The charming town of Puthia, renowned for the largest number of historically important Hindu structures in Bangladesh, is the first stop on today’s journey from Bogra to Rajshahi. The Shilva Temple in Puthia is the largest Hindu temple in Bangladesh. The Govinda Temple, decorated with intricate terracotta designs, is in one of the country’s finest old Rajbaris’ courtyard. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the sunset from the bank of MA-GONGA (Ganges river), if you are allowed by the daylight and not too much exhausted by long drive earlier this day. Have dinner and stay overnight in Rajshahi.
Day – 04
In the morning, after breakfast visit Rajshahi. It is also known as the ‘silk capital’ of Bangladesh; visit a local silk production and watch the weaving, dying, block and batik painting of this exclusive natural fiber. Start return journeyto Dhaka (6 hours)by reserved a/c vehicle, where you will reach in the evening. Have lunch at a highway restaurant.
- All transfers and excursion by reserved a/c vehicle as per itinerary.
- Standard accommodation on twin sharing basis a/c room.
- All required entrance fees.
- All sightseeing excursions as per itinerary with full-time experienced English speaking guide.
- All meals.
Services Not Included:
- Personal expenses.
- Gratuities for any activity not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
Price is on request!
Kindly note that, you are required to wear full pants and full sleeves while entering any mosque, temple, church or religious sites. Women are recommended to carry a head scarf.
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Address: House # 18, Road # 18, Sector # 11, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230, Bangladesh