There are several good reasons to visit Bangladesh. It's a country which offers interesting things to see and do. First and foremost, it has the jungles of Sunderbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Second, it's filled with unique cultural experiences. Third, it is where you can enjoy boat cruises across the world's largest river delta. Fourth, it is home to a number of tribes, many of them located in the Chittagong hill tracts. There are many more surprises that Bangladesh has in store for you. If you want to explore it all and have a great time, the trip 'Historical and Archaeological Highlights of Bangladesh' is made exactly for you.
Arrive in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Get ready for a wonderful sightseeing tour of the city of Dhaka. Make a visit to the Ahsan Manzil, the erstwhile seat of Dhaka's Nawab family. The palace has now been turned into a museum. Visit the Shaheed Minar, the University of Dhaka, the Tara Masjid, the Sangsad Bhawan etc. Your next halt is Bogra, once a district of British India. After visiting Mahasthangarh, the capital of the erstwhile Mourjo, Gupta and Sen dynasties, proceed to Paharpur which has a number of Buddhist sites. Next, leave for Rajshahi, famously known as the 'Silk City'. Explore numerous worth visiting tourist attractions in the city. Visit Khulna before getting ready for a full day cruise inside the Sunderbans. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the biggest attraction for wildlife lovers in Sunderbans. Get one more chance to explore many other renowned places in Dhaka.
Finally, reach Dhaka Airport for your flight back home with some of the wonderful memories ever.
Reach Dhaka by flight and stay in the hotel for the night to kick start your adventure next morning.
After breakfast head for a day city tour of Dhaka with a stop at Sadarghat, a wharf on the River Buriganga, one of the largest river ports in the world. Continue to Ahsan Manzil, once a palace and the seat of Dhaka's Nawab family, and now Ahsan Manjil museum. Visit Shaheed Minar, a monument commemorating those killed during the Language Movement demonstrations in 1952, and the University of Dhaka, established in 1921 and modelled after the British universities. Stop in the Bangladesh National Museum to glimpse its staggering collection of over 85,000 pieces, beautifully preserved. Visit the Star Mosque or Tara Masjid, decorated with ornate designs and motifs of blue stars, and Baitul Mukarram, the Holy House founded in the 1960s. End the day's tour with a stop at the Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh. Designed by Louis I. Kahn, it is one of the world's largest legislative complexes.
Travel overland to Bogra through Bangabandhu Bridge, which established a strategic link between the eastern and western parts of Bangladesh. Bagura or Bogra was a town and district of British India in the Rajshahi division of eastern Bengal and Assam. After lunch, visit Mahasthangarh, the capital of the kingdoms of the Mourjo, Gupta and Sen dynasties. It is an ancient archaeological and historical site established in 2500 B.C. Visit some isolated Maunds and ruins of both the Hindu and Muslim eras. Proceed to Paharpur to visit the spectacular Buddhist Sompura Vihara, the single largest Buddhist monastery in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Travel overland to Rajshahi, passing through the vast chalan beel and green crop lands. En route, visit Dighapatia Rajbari, once the residence of Maharajas of Dighapatia. The extensive palace area encompasses 43 acres enclosed within a moat and a high perimeter wall. Continue to Puthia wherePaharpur you'll visit the largest Shiva Temple. Built in 1815 by the queen of Puthia, it is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The grandest temple in Puthia, the Govinda Temple was erected in the mid-19th century and dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple has exquisite terracotta ornamentation depicting the divine romance between Krishna and Radha. Puthia Rajbari was built in 1895 by Rani Hemanta Kumari Devi in honor of her mother-in-law, Maharani Sarat Sundari Devi. Rajshahi, located besides the Padma River, is often referred to as “The Silk City” and “Education City.” An epigraphic record engraved on the Dargah (mausoleum) of a famous Saint Hazrat Shah Makdhum indicates that the antiquity of Rajshahi goes back to at least 1634. After lunch, visit the Varendra Research Museum, established in 1910. I It houses a rich collection of artifacts from Mohenjo-Daro, also dating from the 16th and 19th centuries. You'll have the chance to shop for souvenirs at some of the nice silk emporiums.
After breakfast, travel overland to Khulna. En route visit Bagha Mosque,built during the Husain Shahi period by Sultan Nusrat Shah. The monument boasts some of the most impressive examples of terracotta wall carvings and relief in rich floriated patterns, combined with grapes and rosettes.
After a very early breakfast, embark on a full day cruise through the Sunderbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarbans is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. The area is known for the eponymous Royal Bengal tigers as well as numerous fauna – several species of birds, spotted deer, crocodiles and snakes. It's estimated that there are now 500 Bengal Tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer. The fertile soils of the delta have been subject to intensive human use for centuries, and the eco-region has been mostly converted to intensive agriculture, with few enclaves of forest remaining.
After breakfast, travel overland to Dhaka. Along the way, tour Bagerhat, founded by Khan Jahan Ali who settled here with his soldiers in 1429. Tour the Sixty Dome Mosque or Shah Gombuj Moshjid. It's the largest in Sixty Dome Mosque Bangladesh and one of the most impressive Muslim architectural structures in the Indian subcontinent. Continue to the Tomb of Khan Jahan Ali, the second most important monument of Khalifatabad; watch the marsh crocodiles as they soak in the large pool adjacent to the holy shrine. Continue with your drive towards Dhaka, crossing over the great Ganges River by ferry boat. You'll have free time to visit the local bazaars and souvenir shops before wrapping up your Bangladesh journey with a festive Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
After a relaxed breakfast, we will drive to Trichy or Tiruchirappalli located in the central part of Tamil Nadu. Situated on the banks of Cauvery River, the city has religious as well as historical importance. The city is characterized by several temples; churches and a large number of must visit spots. We will proceed with the guided tour, visiting Ucchi Pillayar Koil temple - dedicated to Lord Vinayaka. The city presents a fine mixture of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. The fort was one of the main centres around which the wars of the Carnatic were fought in the 18th century, during the British-French struggle for supremacy in India. In addition to the rock Fort, there are many Churches, Colleges and Missions dating back to the1760s. This city has produced several great Tamil scholars who gave a significant contributions to the Tamil literature.
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