Best of Rajshahi Tour

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Facilities


  • Wifi

  • Hotel

  • Transfer

  • Transport

  • Site Seeing

  • Guide

  • First Aid

  • Meal
  • Photo Gallery

Price: Starting from $267 USD* /per pax

Duration: 03 Days, 02 Nights
Attractions Best Archaeological sites of Rajshahi Division
Area Covered Rajshahi, Puthia, Kusumba, Paharpur, Mahasthangarh, Bogra, Sariakandi
Best Time October - February
Availability: Round the Year (except Saturday)
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Compared to its neighbors, Bangladesh is a very small country. But still it has many impressive Archaeological Sites to visit. Most of them are located in Rajshahi Division, the north-western part of the country. In this tour you will visit the best archaeological sites of the Rajshahi division on the shortest possible time.

This tour will start with visiting the “Temple Village Puthia” where the highest number of historical temples are sited. After that visit “Kusumba Mosque”, a stunning stone-built mosque from medieval period. Continue to “Somapura Mahavihara”, the largest monastery south of Himalayas from 8th century and a “UNESCO World Heritage” site too. Last but not the least “Mahasthangarh”, the remaining of the ruined oldest known city of Bangladesh from 3rd century B.C. and ending up with experiencing the life on the “Char” (river island) of river Jamuna at Sariakandi.

    Tour Highlights:
  • Visit beautiful Hindu Temples, Palace, and Archeological Sites of
  • Varendra Research Museum, country’s first museum.
  • Visit beautiful Stone Mosques from Medieval Period at
  • Visit Sompur Maha Bihara, the Largest Buddhist Monastery from 8th Century in Asia, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Experience the simple Life of Farmers on the Island of river Jamuna, one of the Major Rivers of Bangladesh.
  • Tribal Village of Santal and Pahan people, to see their culture and lifestyle.
  • Visit local families to know their Culture, Tradition and Life-Style.
  • Ride Bangladeshi Trains, a Unique Experience.
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01Day One: Dhaka - Rajshahi by Train, Varendra Museum, and Temple Village
  • Our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby by 05:15 AM, and transfer to Dhaka Railway Station (Komolapur Rail Station / Kamalapur Railway Station) or Airport Railway Station (Airport Rail Station / Biman Bandar Rail Station) depends on your location. Your train, Dhumketu Express will depart for Rajshahi at 06:00 AM.
  • Arrived Rajshahi (Rampur Boalia / Silk City) around 11:50 AM and transfer to your hotel.
  • After check-in, freshen up, and have lunch in the hotel’s dine in.
  • After lunch you will visit Varendra Research Museum (Borendro Jadhu Ghor) at 02:00 PM, which is the ever First and the Oldest Museum of Bangladesh, and rich in its collection of archaeological artifacts of ancient times, which will help you to understand how the civilization has spread out in this region.
  • Visiting museum drive to Puthia (Putia) (40 km, 1.30 hrs) at 03:00 PM. Largest number of historical temples of Bangladesh are located in Puthia, most of which were built in the 19th Upon arrival will visit its beautiful temples and palaces, including Shiva Temple (Shib Mondir), Roth Temple (Roth Mondir), Dol Temple (Dool Mondir), Gobinda Temple (Gobindo Mondir), Panch Ani Palace (Pach Ana Prasad), Anhik Temple (Annik Mondir), Gopal Temple (Gupal Mondir).
  • Take a break for tea and then drive back to Rajshahi (35 km, 1.10 hrs).
  • In the evening we’ll take you to the bank of mighty river Padma, and have a nice walk through down town to your hotel.
  • You may have your dinner at your hotel’s dine in or any decent restaurant at downtown.
  • Overnight at Rajshahi (Parjatan Motel or Hotel Nice).
  • End of day 01.
02Day Two: Kusumba Mosque, Tribal Village, Somapura Mahavihara, and Mahasthangarh
  • After breakfast, check out from hotel and start drive at 08:00 AM, towards Kusumba (55 km, 1.30 hrs). Visit Kusumba Mosque (Kushumba Mosjid). Built on 1558-59 AD during the Afghan Rule in Bengal. This well preserved mosque is one of the two Stone-Built mosques in Bangladesh. This mosque has a raised gallery, which is the only surviving example in Bengal (including West Bengal, India) of an unscreened internal connecting staircase through the place of male worshiper.
  • Drive to Paharpur but on the way we will made a stop at Dhonjuil (40 km, 1 hr), to visit a small but nice village. This village is belongs to different tribal groups, especially Santal (Saotal) and Pahan You will see how the villagers make Puffed Rice (Muri) or Rice Flakes (Chira or Khoi) in traditional way.
  • Drive to Paharpur (30 km, 1 hr), after arrival, visit Somapura Mahavihara (Sompur Bihar). This was the Largest Buddhist Monastery, South of Himalayas (South Asia) from 8th This is the most impressive archaeological site in Bangladesh and a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. You will visit Somapura Mahavihara Museum as well (if time permits).
  • Take break for tea and snacks instead of lunch in a local restaurant. Because this place is quite remote then the other places and didn’t have any good quality restaurant.
  • After break, drive to Mahasthangarh (60 km, 1.30 hrs), which is the remaining of the most Ancient Civilization in Bangladesh from 3rd century. You will visit several well-known sites in Mahasthangarh, including Mahasthangarh Museum, the Citadel, Vasu Bihar, Bihar Dhap and Gokul Medh (if time permits).
  • Enough for today. Drive to Bogra (25 km, 30 min) in the evening. Check in to your hotel.
  • Have delicious food on dinner at the hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Bogra (Hotel Naz Garden or Momo Inn).
  • End of day 02.
03Day Three: Char of Jamuna, and Drive to Dhaka
  • After breakfast, checkout from hotel and start drive at 09:00 AM, towards Sariakandi (50 km, 1.30 hrs). Visit Char (River Island) by a boat, in the middle of the river Jamuna. Observe how people live on that small island, struggling with the natural calamities.
  • Drive to Dhaka (230km, 7 hrs). Lunch on a highway restaurant, on the way.
  • Reach Dhaka in the evening, drop you to your desired destination.
  • Say good bye.
  • End of day 03.
  • End of the tour.
Tour Includes:
  • All train station Pick-up and Drop-off service.
  • 02 Nights accommodation in hotels (twin sharing basis) as mentioned in the itinerary, with complementary breakfast.
  • All train and boat rides.
  • All sites entrance tickets.
  • Air-conditioned adequate Transportation.
  • Experienced and well-behaved driver.
  • English speaking, and experienced full time Guide.
  • All tips except our Guide, Driver, and Boat Crew.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any food, drinks, or beverage other than mentioned above.
  • Any personal item(s).
Availability:
  • Minimum 02 people are required to book this tour.
  • Tour is available at Friday, Saturday and any Govt. Holidays.
Train:
  • 1st Class Air-Conditioned tickets of any Train depends on availability. You might have to travel on the 2nd Class if 1st Class is not available. Only difference between 1st and 2nd Class on Train is that the 2nd Class have no Air-Conditioning. Other facilities are the same.
  • In case of traveling on the 2nd class by train, you will have a reserved seat on train.
  • There are several trains run every day in different directions from both sides all around the country. Each train have a different schedule for ON service and OFF service each week, from both sides or starting point. If you book for any other days except our mentioned one, and if there is no train is available on that day then you have to travel on a Private Hire Air-Conditioned vehicle or in a 1st Class Air-Conditioned Inter-City Bus instead of Train (whatever is available or convenient).
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Eating :
  • 02 breakfast are included on this trip. You need to pay for rest of the lunches and dinners during your trip.
  • Restaurants are widely available everywhere. There are few types of restaurant you will find, depends on their food, quality, hygiene and price. Our guide will help you to find decent restaurant where you will get the best quality food.
  • Most of the common Bengali Food is very tasty rather than Indian food. But the main difference is that the Bengali Food is bit spicy considering the Indian dishes.
  • Most of the places in Bangladesh you will find some common food like Kichuri (Kichudi / Kichdi), and Biriyani (Birani). Kichuri is a dish make with aromatic rice and lentils and served with a piece of meat or egg. Other hand Biriyani is a special dish cooked together with meat, aromatic rice and added spices.
  • You will find some Fast-Food corner as well. You can also find Samosa (Somocha) and Singara (Samosa) as a snacks everywhere.
  • Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. Mineral water is widely available.
  • We can take you to the Western Restaurant (depends on availability) if you wish (only on private tour) on your own expenses.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Tipping / Bakshis:
  • Tipping is common practice in Asia. There is no fixed limit in Bangladesh for tipping; most workers will expect a small tip, especially from foreigners. Anything from 100 Taka upwards, depending on the service provided by person.
  • At the end of the tour, if your principle guide and the driver have been helpful then you could think about tipping them. The amount can obviously be left to you.
  • Note: For more details please see Blog Posts.
Advise:
  • Booking this tour at least 02 weeks in advance is advised.
  • Required full advance payment to book this tour.
  • You need to wear modest cloths to enter the mosque, temple included on the tour. It’s not possible and also forbidden to visit the mosque, temple wearing shorts.
  • Ladies need to cover their arms and hair while entering the mosque, temple.
  • Shoes must leave outside while entering the mosque and temple.
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