Mystyical Bangladesh
Duration :7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination :beyond-boundaries-global
Interested :Special Interest Tours
Tour Months :January

Here begins your tour

On arrival on you will be met by Live India Tours representative and transferred to the hotel. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in Bengali. Under Mughal rule in the 17th century, Dhaka was also known as Jahangir Nagar. It was both a provincial capital and a centre of the worldwide muslin trade. The modern city, however, was developed chiefly under British rule in the 19th century and soon became the second largest city in Bengal after Calcutta (presently Kolkata). HOTEL (Dinner)

After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Dhaka. Your first stop will be at Sadarghat, a wharf located at River Buriganga, one of the largest river ports in the world. Continue to Ahsan Manzil, once a palace and seat of Dhaka’s Nawab family now converted into a museum. Proceed to Shaheed Minar, a monument commemorating those killed during the Language Movement demonstrations in 1952, University of Dhaka established in 1921 modeled after the British universities. Bangladesh National Museum houses a staggering collection of over eighty-five thousand pieces, beautifully preserved. Visit the Star Mosque or Tara Masjid with ornate designs, decorated with motifs of blue stars. Baitul Mukarram or the Holy House founded in the 1960s. End the day’s tour of the Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh, whose architect was Louis I. Kahn and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world. HOTEL (Breakfast & Lunch)

After an early breakfast, travel overland to Bogra passing through the Bangabandhu Bridge also called the Jamuna multi-purpose 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. However, the present district of Bogra was first formed in 1821, believed to be the oldest city of Bengal during Emperor Ashoka's era. After lunch, visit Mahasthangarh, the capital of the kingdoms of Mourjo, Gupta and Sen Dynasty. It is an ancient archeological and historical site established in 2500 BC. Visit some isolated Maunds and ruins of both Hindu and Muslim era. Proceed to Paharpur to visit the spectacular Buddhist Sompura Vihara, the single largest Buddhist Monastery of the world and the world heritage site. HOTEL (Breakfast & Lunch)

After breakfast, travel overland to Rajshahi, traveling through the vast chalan beel and green crop lands. En route, visit Dighapatia Rajbari once the residence of Maharajas of Dighapatia. Today, it is converted into Uttara Ganabhavan or Government House. The extensive palace area occupies about 43 acres of land, enclosed within a moat and a high perimeter wall. Continue with your drive to Puthia, visiting the largest Shiva Temple built in 1815 by the queen of Puthia and dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The ornate temple is an imposing and excellent example of the five spire Hindu style temple architecture common in northern India. The grandest temple in Puthia, the Govinda Temple erected in the mid 19th century is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple has exquisite terracotta ornamentation depicting the divine romance between Krishna and Radha. Putia Rajbari constructed in 1895 by Rani Hemanta Kumari Devi in honor of her mother-in-law, Maharani Sarat Sundari Devi. The balcony roof is supported on three graceful semi Corinthian round and fluted columns which reach up to the upper storey. Rajshahi, located besides the Padma River, is often referred to as the Silk City and Education City. There is 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 AD. After lunch, visit Varendra Research Museum, established in 1910, houses a rich collection of artifacts from Mohenjo-Daro also from the 16th and 19th centuries. The museum is dedicated to the study of ancient history and culture. Its rich collections contain interesting objects of past Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim heritage. You will have an opportunity to shop for souvenir at some of the nice silk emporiums. HOTEL (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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. HOTEL (Breakfast & Dinner)

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 including species of birds, spotted deer, crocodiles and snakes. It is 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. HOTEL (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast, travel overland to Dhaka via Bagerhat, founded by Khan Jahan Ali who settled here in 1429, accompanied by many soldiers under his command. Tour the Sixty Dome Mosque or Shaṭ Gombuj Moshjid. the largest in Bangladesh and one of the most impressive Muslim architectural structures in the Indian Subcontinent. Continue to the Tomb of Khan Jahan Ali the second important monument of Khalifatabad. The sarcophagus is profusely engraved with the verses from the holy Quran, Persian expressions and date of the demise of Saint Khan-ul-Azam Ulugh Khan-i-Jahan by title. You will also get to see 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. Time free to visit the local bazaars and souvenir shops before farewell dinner at a local restaurant. HOTEL (Breakfast & Dinner)

On time transfer to airport to board flight homeward. (Breakfast)

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