Duration: 14 nights 15 days Tariff: USD 2823– 3471 (Min 2pax) Location: Dhaka, Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, Cox’s Bazaar, Khulna, Sundarban, Bagerhat, Bogra, Paharpur, Dinajpur, Naogaon, Rajshahi, Puthia Attraction: Sundarbans Best time to travel: Round the year
15 Days arrival to departure holiday package to visit all 03 UNESCO World Heritage tour in Bangladesh. Bangladesh UNESCO World Heritage sightseeing site is storic Mosque City of Bagerhat, Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, The Sundarbans, Jaggadala Vihara, Lalbagh Fort, Mahansthangarh and its Environs, The Lalmai-Mainamati Group of monuments & etc.
Receive from Dhaka Airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Depart for Chittagong by morning flight. Arrive Chittagong and transfer to Hotel. Sight Seeing at Chittagong includes the goldsmith’s alley, Reasuddin bazaar, colonial architecture and temples, Ethnological Museum, Kadam Mubarak Mosque, and Shahi Jama-e-Majsid etc. Night Halt at Chittagong
CHITTAGONG –RANGAMATI –CHITTAGONG
Depart for Rangamati at early morning. Arrive Rangamati and visit Kaptai Lake by boat, Tribal villages around the lake, Tribal King’s House, Traditional textile Handloom factory, Tribal handicraft shop etc. Back to Chittagong and night halt.
Rangamati is a district in South-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and the town of Rangamati serves as the headquarters of the district. Area-wise, Rangamati is the largest district of the country. Rangamati is located in the Chittagong Division. The total area of the district is 6116.13 sq km. It is bounded by the Tripura state of India on the north, Bandarban District on the south, Mizoram State of India and Chin State of Myanmar on the east, and Khagrachari and Chittagong Districts on the west. It’s a combination of Hill- Lake-Plain land The area of the district is 6116.13 sq. km of which 1291.5 sq. km is riverine and 4824.63 sq. km. is under forest vegetation and the lake area is about 650 sq. km.
Depart Chittagong for Bandarban at early morning, Bandarban Hill & Tribal Culture. Then a scenic drive up into the Burmese foothills to Bandar ban, and casual sightseeing around this colorful native market town. We’ll visit local Buddhist shrines, a Marma village, the Tribal complex, Afternoon options include Sangu river cruises by country boat, swimming or strolling along the sandy river beach, a visit to the hanging bridge, waterfalls and lookout points. Typical evening pastimes are visiting the homes of the locals (with home-brew for the thirsty), tea-stall crawling or perhaps just checking out the bazaar. Overnight in Bandarban.
Bandarban is a district in South-Eastern Bangladesh, and a part of the Chittagong Division and Chittagong Hill Tracts. Bandarban (meaning the dam of monkeys) is also known as Arvumi or the Bohmong Circle (of the rest of the three hill districts Rangamatiis the Chakma Circle and Khagrachari is the Mong Circle). Bandarban town is the home town of the Bohmong Chief (currently King, or Raja, Aung Shwe Prue Chowdhury) who is the head of the Marma population. It also is the administrative headquarter of Bandarban district, which has turned into one of the most exotic tourist attractions in Bangladesh since the insurgency in Chittagong Hill Tracts has ceased more than a decade back.
BANDARBANS –COX’S BAZAAR
Drive from Bandarban to Cox’s bazaar (early departure to be considered), Arrive Cox’s Bazaar (500 Hrs Journey: 160 Km). Transfer to Hotel. Enjoy Beach Activities, Shopping at Cone & Shell market and night halt.
Cox’s Bazaar is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is known for its wide sandy beach which, believed to be the world’s longest natural sandy sea beach. It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name “Panowa”, the literal translation of which means “yellow flower”. Its other old name was “Palongkee”. The modern Cox’s Bazar derives its name from Captain Cox (died 1799), an officer serving in British India. In the 18th century, an officer of British East India Company, Captain Hiram Cox was appointed as the Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became the Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilized to deal with a century long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. The Captain was a compassionate soul and the plight of the people touched his heart. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area, and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. But the work he had done earned him a place in the hearts of the locals and to commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him as Cox’s Bazaar (“Cox’s Market”). Although Cox’s Bazar is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh, it has yet to become a major international tourist destination, due to lack of publicity.
COX’S BAZAAR –DHAKA (By Air)
Enjoy the sun rise & some beach activities. Transfer to Airport to catch flight to Dhaka. Upon arrival Dhaka, transfer to Hotel & night halt.
DHAKA –KHULNA (By Road)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Khulna. Due to heavy traffic & ferry transfer, it may take 8-9 hours journey from Dhaka to Khulna. If time permitting, we will take a brief tour of Khulna city to give a good overview of the city. Night stay Khulna.
A very interesting day ahead as we take an excursion to the world famous Sunarbans Forest – another UNESCO World heritage Site. Part of this excursion will be done by boat The Sundarbans mangrove forest, the single largest forest in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. The site is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. We visit the world’s largest mangrove belt – a popular habitat of the Royal Bengal tiger. The forest treasures 330 plant species, 35 reptiles, 400 fishes, birds and 42 mammals. An optional arrangement for fishing with the aid of otters during the Sundarban cruising can be arranged. Night stay Khulna.
KHULNA –BAGERHAT –BOGRA (By Road)
After an early breakfast, drive to Bagerhat, the Islamic Metropolis for sightseeing. Here, you will explore on old mosque with a massive structure having sixty domes and you will also visit the area including some more mosques. Drive to Bogra.
After breakfast, you have to visit Mahastangarh –the archeological site, dating from 3rd century BC, which is about 13 KM north of Bogra, represents the earliest of city site in the whole of Bengal. It’s an impressive fortified city covering about 210,000 squire meters, most of which is still buried beneath the farmland. The citadel is encircled on three sites by artificial moats and by the Korotowa River othe fourth. Night Halt at Bogra.
Mahasthangarh is the earliest urban archaeological site so far discovered in Bangladesh. The village Mahasthan in Shibganj thana of Bogra District contains the remains of an ancient city which was called Pundranagara or Paundravardhanapura in the territory of Pundravardhana. A limestone slab bearing six lines in Prakrit in Brahmi script, discovered in 1931, dates Mahasthangarh to at least the 3rd century BC. The fortified area was in use till the 18th century AD. Together with the ancient and mediaeval ruins, the mazhar (holy tomb) of Shah Sultan Balkhi Mahisawar built at site of a Hindu temple is located at Mahasthangarh. He was a dervish (holy person devoted to Islam) of royal lineage who came to the Mahasthangarh area, with the objective of spreading Islam among non-Muslims. He converted the people of the area to Islam and settled there. Mahasthan means a place that has excellent sanctity and garh means fort. Mahasthan was first mentioned in a Sanskrit text of the 13th century entitled Vallalcharita.
BOGRA –PAHARPUR –DINAJPUR (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Paharpur; to visit the famous Buddhist Stupa – dating from 8th Century. Paharpur is about 56 KM from Bogra. It has been identified from a series of inscribed clay seals as the Samapura Vihara from the great Pala Dynasty. Its the biggest single Vihara (Image House) south of the Himalayas, measuring approximately 273 Meters along each site and enclosed by an outer wall with 177 monastic Cells built into it. In the centre of the 09 Hector courtyards are the ruins of a mighty temple- which rises to a height of 22 meters –an unusual hillock giving the local village of Paharpur. The temple is cruciform in plan, built in high quality brick with thousands of Terracotta plaque depicting the art from of that period, whether, it be religious or secular, human or animal or mythological or purely an artist’s whim. Somapura was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Since then, a series of UNESCO missions has regularly visited the site and helped with the project. Moreover, the UN body also prepared a master plan, involving 5.6 million dollars. Night Halt at Dinajpur.
DINAJPUR –NAOGAON –RAJSHAHI (By Road)
After breakfast, visit Kantaji Temple. Kantaji Temple is a late medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Built by Maharaja Pran Nath, its construction started in 1722 C.E. and ended in 1752 C.E., during the reign of his son Maharaja Ramnath. It boasts one of the greatest examples on Terracotta architecture in Bangladesh and once had nine spires, but all were destroyed in an earthquake that took place in 1897.
After visit, the ancient Hindu Temple, drive to Rajshahi. One the way, you have to visit Kusumba Mosque. Kusumba Mosque is named after the village of Kusumba, under the Manda upazila of Naogaon district, on the west bank of the Atrai River. It is inside a walled enclosure with a monumental gateway that has standing spaces for guards. It was built during the period of Afghan rule in Bengal under one of the last Suri rulers Ghiyasuddin Bahadur Shah, by one Sulaiman who was probably a high ranking official. The inscription tablet in Arabic (only the word ‘built by’ is in Persian) dating the building to 966 AH (1558-59 AD) is fixed over its eastern central entrance. Although built during Suri rule, it is not influenced at all by the earlier Suri architecture of North India, and is well grounded in the Bengal style. The brick building, gently curved cornice, and the engaged octagonal corner towers are typical features. Night Halt at Rajshahi.
RAJSHAHI –PUTHIA –DHAKA (By Road)
After breakfast, visit Varendra museum. The Varendra Research Museum, one of the oldest museums in this subcontinent, is situated in the heart of Rajshahi city. Its library contains 22,000 printed books and journals and 6000 manuscripts in Bengali, Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian languages. The library has been moved from the Museum building to a new, modern structure. It was one of the first non government initiatives for building a museum by some enlightened people with Kumar Sarat Kumar Roy during the British era. This museum has a large collection of statues of Lord Surya and some unique masterpieces illustrating the history of the locality and its civilization
on the way to Dhaka, you have to visit PUTHIA RAJBARI PALACE, more archaeological than architectural, it tells a different story about a 19th century palace almost stripped bare. Close to a desolate side street stands the towering Puthia Rajbari palace in the northwestern district of Rajshahi.
Full day sightseeing: Lalbagh Fort, Dhakeshwari Temple, Central Shahi Minar, National Monument, Parliament House and Zia Uddayan etc. Free for Shopping and Night Halt.
All Trough AC Transport upon arrival to departure, private van
14 Nights Hotel Accommodations: AC Deluxe Room
Domestic Air Ticket: DAC-CGP & CXB- DAC
Entry Fees to the place of Interest
Permit for Chittagong Hill Tracts (Rangamati & Bandabans)
Sight Seeing &
Private Guide Services.
Dhaka: Le meridien dhaka / Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon, 5 Star Properties
Chittagong: Hotel Agrabad, 4 Star Properties
Cox’s Bazaar: Sayeman Beach Resort , 5 Star Properties
Bandabans: Milonchori Resort, best of the way
Bogra: Hotel Naz Garden, 4 Star Properties
Dinajpur: Parjatan Motel, best of the way
Rajshahi: Hotel Nice International, best of the way