Rajshahi Archaeological Tour

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Facilities


  • Wifi

  • Hotel

  • Transfer

  • Transport

  • Site Seeing

  • Guide

  • First Aid

  • Meal
  • Photo Gallery

Price: Starting from $461 USD* /per pax

Duration: 05 Days, 04 Nights
Attractions All impressive Archaeological sites of Rajshahi division
Area Covered Rajshahi, Gaur, Bagha, Puthia, Natore, Kusumba, Paharpur, and Bogra
Best Time September - March
Availability: Round the Year (except Saturday)
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    Tour Highlights:
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01Day One: Arrival, and Pick Up
  • 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 2:30 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.
  • After visiting the museum we will take you at river Padma to have a boat ride in the late afternoon.
  • Afterwards we will walk through down town to see the life in the city.
  • 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: Mango Garden (only in Season), and Ancient Bengal Capital Gaur (Gauda)
  • After breakfast, start at 09:00 AM. Drive towards Nawabganj and arrived a place called Kansat (75 km, 2 hrs).
  • After arrival visit numerous Mango Gardens (Aam Bagan) and Bazaars to photograph Mango Besides these taste some of the best quality mangoes in the world. This area is called the Mango Capital of Bangladesh where eighty percent of country’s Mangoes are produce every year.
  • Taste enough! Drive to Sonamasjid (15 km, 30 min) a place close to the Indian Border and visit some of the best archaeological sites of Gaur (Gauda). This place once the Ancient Capital of Greater Bengal in the Medieval Period with a rich history. Right now this ancient city is located in Bangladesh-India Border and split between two countries. Here you will visit its beautiful Khania Dighi Mosque (Khonia Dighi Mosjid), Dhunichok Mosque (Dhonair Chok Mosjid), Darasbari Mosque (Doras Bari Mosjid), 40 chambered ancient religious boarding school, called Darasbari Madrasa locally known as Challis Ghar (Chollis Ghor), and Tahakhana Complex (Tah-Khana), which is a multi storied building was founded between 1619 and 1658 by Sultan of Bengal, Shah Shuja as a “Temperature Control Unit” in honor of his “MurshedHazrat Shah Syed Niyamatullah. At the end visit the beautiful Choto Sona Mosque (Choto Sona Mosjid), all day long.
  • Return Rajshahi (90 km, 2.30 hrs) by evening. 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 02.
03Day Three: Bagha Mosque, Temples, Palaces of Puthia, Natore and Dighapatia
  • After breakfast, start towards Bagha (45 km, 2 hrs), at 09:00 AM and visit Bagha Mosque (Bagha Mosjid). This magnificent mosque was built in 1523 A.D. by the Sultan of Bengal, Nasir Uddin Nasrat Shah. The mosque ornamented with beautiful terracotta. It is one of the most beautiful mosques of Bangladesh in current days.
  • After that drive to Puthia (Putia) (25 km, 45 min). 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 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, will drive towards Natore (25 km, 30 min) and visit the palace of Rani Bhabani (Rani Vobani) also known as Natore Royal Palace (Natore Raj Bari) which was built in the Colonial Period. The whole West Bengal including current day’s Rajshahi Division was once ruled from here, and the Queen Bhabani was called ‘The Lady of half of the whole greater Bengal’. We will also visit a beautiful Shiva Temple (Tarokessor Shib Mondir) nearby and other places inside the complex.
  • We will start towards Dighapatia to visit Dighapatia Raj (Dighapatia Raj Paribar literally Dighapatia Royal Family) commonly known as Uttara Gonobhaban (10 km, 30 min). This is a historic place of Greater Bengal. Dighapatia Raj was a Zamindari in present-day Rajshahi, which was ruled by this dynasty of 7 generations of Rajas from early 18th century till the mid-20th century.
  • Finished all these we will drive back to Rajshahi (60 km, 2 hrs).
  • 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 03.
04Day Four: Kusumba Mosque, Tribal Village, and Somapura Mahavihara
  • 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 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.
  • Enough for today. Drive to Bogra (70 km, 2.30 hrs) 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 04.
05Day Five: Mahasthangarh, and Drive to Dhaka
  • After breakfast, checkout from hotel at 09:00 AM, and drive to Gokul Medh (20 km, 35 min). After visiting Gokul Medh, start to Vasu Bihar (15 km, 45 min).
  • After Vasu Bihar, then go to Bihar Dhap (5 km, 15 min).
  • From Bihar Dhap, now will go to visit Mahasthangarh (10 km, 25 min).
  • Upon arrival visit the Mahasthangarh Museum. Then we will visit the remains of this ancient city which still bear the proof of earliest civilizations of Bangladesh from 3rd century B.C.
  • Have tea break and then start drive to Dhaka (230km, 7 hrs) from Mahasthangarh.
  • Lunch on a highway restaurant, on the way.
  • Arrived Dhaka in the early evening, and drop you off at your destination.
  • Say good bye.
  • End of day 05.
  • End of the tour.
Tour Includes:
  • All Pick-up and Drop-off service.
  • 04 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 not available to start on any Saturday round the year.
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 :
  • 04 breakfast are included on the 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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