WALK YOUR WAY IN DHAKA
Walk to the Lalbagh for seeing the only Fort in the morning. Visit the Fort and get a small museum inside. Walk from the fort to the older part of Dhaka to visit a very beautiful old Star Mosque. Move onto see the 18th Century's Armenian Church. Having walked this far, surely you would be tired enough for a fascinating cycle Rickshaw ride. Relax on the rickshaw for about half an hour before you are landed at the Curzon Hall in the Dhaka University Campus. Visit the university, you would love it. Move further to the Liberation War Museum. Have your time understanding our courage and reason in fighting against Pakistan in 1971 visiting the Museum. By the time you finish the Liberation War Museum, it would be lunch time. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then ride on a rickshaw to the National Museum. It would be the last of the day's activities.
Drive in the morning from Dhaka to Birishiri. Visit for Birishiri cultural Academy and the spectacular scenic beauty at Bijoypur. After the visit, directly drive for the Sunamganj. Overnight at Sunamganj.
Have a half day long boat ride in the marsh land. Have the rest of the day free. Overninght at Sunamganj.
Drive in the morning to Jafflong. Enjoy the natural beauty by the town. Overnight at Jafflong.
Drive in the morning to Sri Mangal. Visit the Tea plantation, Rubber Plantation and tribal villages in the surrounding areas. Overnight at Srimangal.
Early morning trek into the Lawachara forest. Leave for Dhaka after lunch. Arrive at Dhaka in the evening. Embark on ‘rocket steamer’ right after arriving at Dhaka. Overnight on board.
The whole day would be on board. Arrive at Khulna in the evening. Check into the hotel. Overnight at Khulna.
Drive to Bagerhat to visit the Sixty Domed Mosque, Nine Domed Mosque and the Tomb of Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali (R:).
Visiting that, drive to Barisal. Overnight at Barisal.
Have a country boat ride in Barisal. After lunch, get back to Dhaka. Arrive at Dhaka in the Evening. Tour ends.
Shusong Durgapur of Birishiri is located at Netrokona about 170 km north from Dhaka. It’s not only blessed by charismatic natural beauty, also exist in ethnic culture as there are many ethnic groups like – Hajong, Garo, Achik and Mandi etc lives here. Many people around the world come here to learn the ethnic culture and livings. The main attraction of Birishiri is the ceramic hill of Durgapur and the picturesque landscape along the Shomeshwari River.
Jaflong is the most beautiful attraction for the tourists with a background of hills in the Indian Border. It is only 60km from Sylhet Town and is situated beside the river Mari. The whole area is very ideal for cycling and walking.
This is a reserved forest located about 12km from Sri Mangal Town, and approximately 212km from Dhaka. The forest has an area of 4,750 hectares. It was declared National Park in 1997. Biological Diversity in the Lawachara National Park consists of 460 species, of which 167 species are Plants, 4 amphibians species, 6 reptile species, 246 bird species, and 20 mammal species. Hoolock gibbon (Bunopithecus hoolock) is one seriously endangered higher primate that lives in this forest. It is also called a Bird Safari. Birds of different species are found here and anyone can always trek along the adventurous mud stairs, carved into the hills, while listening to the continuous chirping of birds.
Steam paddle boats, locally known as ‘Steamers’, ‘steamer rockets’ or simply ‘Rockets’, were introduced in Bangladesh in the second quarter of 19th Century. Originally these passenger vessels used to operate with steam engines produced in Denny yard on the Clyde. But in 1995 all of the steam engines have been replaced by diesel engines. The three rocket steamers that still operate between Dhaka and Khulna are Mahsud, Ostrich, and Lepcha. Having a trip on a steamer lets you relax for a while and gives you a very interesting introduction of the rural Bangladesh.
Sixty Domed Mosque
Shatgumbad Mosque is the largest of the Sultanate mosques in Bangladesh and one of the most impressive Muslim monuments in the whole of the Indian subcontinent. Built in the 16th Century, the mosque does not have sixty Domes as the name might mislead rather sixty Pillars and 77 domes. Probably the name sixty Gumbad (Pillars) turned into Gambud (Dome) to raise such name in Bangla. The mosque proper, built mainly of bricks, forms a vast rectangle and measures externally, inclusive of the massive two-storied towers on the angles, 48.77m from north to south and 32.92m from east to west. The huge of the building has been supported by Stone pillars. It is one of the three UNESCO heritage sites of Bangladesh and offers a tranquil neighbourhood for the visitors. There is a museum at the site to make a visit through the history for you too.
Nine Domed Mosques
Nine-Dome Mosque is located on the western bank of the Thakurdighi, less than half a km southwest to the tomb-complex of Khan Jahan. The mosque is now a protected monument of the Department of Archaeology, Bangladesh. This 16th Century mosque is a brick-built square structure measuring about 16.76m externally and 12.19m internally. The 2.44m thick walls on the north, south and east sides are pierced with three arched-openings on each side; the central one, set within a rectangular frame, is larger than the flanking ones.
Tomb of Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali (R:)
Khan Jahan Ali is a local ruler and celebrated Sufi saint, who seem to have come to Bengal just after the sack of Delhi (1398) by Timur. He acquired the forest area of the Sundarbans as jagir (fief) from the sultan of Delhi and subsequently from the sultan of Bengal. He was a great builder. He founded some townships, built mosques, madrasahs and sarais, roads, highways and bridges dug a large number of Dighis in the districts of greater Jessore and Khulna.This Saint Ruler died in 1459 and was buried in the tomb built by himself. He is revered by people and numerous people visit his tomb. An annual fair is held on the tomb premises in the first half of April every year.