Temple Village Overnight Tour

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Facilities


  • Wifi

  • Hotel

  • Transfer

  • Transport

  • Site Seeing

  • Guide

  • First Aid

  • Meal
  • Photo Gallery

Price: Starting from $162 USD* /per pax

Duration: 02 Days, 01 Night
Attractions Temple and Palaces of Puthia and Natore
Area Covered Rajshahi, Natore, and Puthia
Best Time September - March
Availability: Round the Year (except Saturday & Monday)
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In Rajshahi, small village at Puthia lies the largest number of historically momentous Hindu Temples in Bangladesh, many of which are well preserved. It is an fascinating area for travelers to explore and gain imminent into the olden times and customs of Bangladesh. The Palace of Natore was once the centre of power from where the whole Rajshahi division and a large area of current day West Bengal was ruled.

In this overnight tour, you will visit the decrepit ”Palaces” and “Temples” at the pleasant little village Puthia, reside in the eye-catching “Royal Palace” at Natore full of far-fetched gardens and temple surrounded by ponds. Also visit “Varendra Research Museum” in Rajshahi, which is the oldest and country’s first museum full of archaeological artifacts. Enjoy sunset sitting on a country boat on mighty river Padma. Ideal tour to have an weekend in Bangladesh.

    Tour Highlights:
  • Visit beautiful Hindu Temples, Palace, and Archeological Sites of Puthia and
  • Varendra Research Museum, country’s first museum.
  • Boat Ride on mighty river Padma, the main stream of Ganges Delta.
  • Ride Bangladeshi Trains, a Unique Experience.
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01Day One: Rajshahi by Train, Varendra Research Museum, and Boat Ride
  • 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: Temples and Palaces of Puthia, and Natore, and Rajshahi - Dhaka by Train
  • After breakfast, at 09:00 AM, drive to Dighapatia (60 km, 2 hrs) to visit Dighapatia Raj (Dighapatia Raj Paribar literally Dighapatia Royal Family) commonly known as Uttara Gonobhaban. 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.
  • Then to Natore (15 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.
  • After that drive to Puthia (Putia) (30 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).
  • Finished all these we will drive back to Rajshahi (35 km, 1.10 hrs).
  • After freshen up, have lunch at hotel’s dine in.
  • Check-out from hotel, and transfer to the Rajshahi Train Station. Your train, Padma Express will depart for Dhaka at 04:00 PM.
  • Arrived Dhaka around 09:50 PM.
  • Drop you off at your desired location.
  • Say good bye.
  • End of day 02.
  • End of the tour.
Tour Includes:
  • All Pick-up and Drop-off service.
  • 01 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 outside the scheduled tours. Solo travelers can only join the scheduled tours.
  • Tour is not available to start on any Saturday and Monday 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).
Eating :
  • 01 breakfast is 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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