Jamdani Village, Dhaka
Atia mosque Tangail
St. Martin, Dhaka
Shat Gombuj Masjid
Arrive Dhaka airport and be received by our representative and transfer to designated hotel. Freshen up and in the afternoon pass through the streets of Dhaka to have a glimpse of the city. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Morning visit exotic Sadarghat river port crowded with different type of boats and crafts. Every day hundreds & thousands of passengers are transported by motor launches to and from far off places through this river port. You can find here the heritage paddle wheel steamer commonly called as Rocket Steamer Service built during British colonial period still in service and playing very important role for safe transport. Visit the wonderful historical Ahsan Manzil - the palace of Muslim Nawab, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Curzon Hall of Dhaka University, Have lunch at authentic Bengali restaurant.
After lunch drive to Sonargaon (30 km) the old capital of Golden Bengal. The city was under Turkish Sultanate during 1280 AD. The main attractions of Sonargaon of today are ruins of Panam, the dead city, Goaldi Mosque of Sultanate period and the rich Folk Art Museum with the panoramic lake and gardens. Drive back to Dhaka. If time permits, visit the National Parliament Building the master piece of world famous Architect Louis I. Kahn. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to River Shitalakkhya at Demra ghat for river cruise. Embark the boat and start cruise. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of river and riverine life, fishermen’s fishing, local country boat and engine boat carrying goods, livelihood of local people. After 45 minutes, anchor the boat in Murapara. Get down there and have a walk through an Old Landlords house, which has been converted to an educational Institute (college) now. Spend some times. Then return to the boat. On the way back, reach at Ruposhi village to experience Jamdani weaving. Here you can see the intricate Jamdani design and surely you will like to have some as souvenir. Then back to Demra ghat to have the journey back to Dhaka in the evening, visit Aarong famous for Bangladeshi handicrafts and products. Stay overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to airport to avail domestic flight to Jessore. Arrive at Jessore then drive to Bagerhat, Khulna. Visit the most impressive Islamic building in Bangladesh, the 60 domed mosque which is UNESCO world Heritage site. The other side of the road is another small mosque built in traditional brick style. A few Km down to the road, there is the holy shrine of Saint Khan Jahan Ali, the main attraction is Crocodile in the lake. If time permits then visit Kodala Math-Shiva Temple. Later move to the docking port and embark on cruise Ship for Sundarban. The Boat will immediately start its journey towards Sundarban forest. The boat will continue until it reaches Katka. Watch the magnificent forest vegetation and can expect huge Crocodiles basking Sun on the shore. Stay and overnight on vessel.
Early morning take a country boat ride to cruise in the narrow canal for bird watching. Return to vessel for breakfast. After breakfast, sail for Katka Wild life sanctuary (2 hrs), take a boat trip through a canal to Jamtali. At Jamtali an hour long walks through the meadows towards the beach. The Jamtali beach is one of the most beautiful and unpolluted beaches in the Sundarbans. Here you can sit back and relax and enjoy your time. Back to the main boat for lunch. After lunch take a short trip round the Kotka forest office inside the conservation area to watch sunset on the Bay of Bengal from a pristine and isolated beach or some other activities. Back to the boat and the boat will resume its journey. Evening enjoy a special Barbeque Dinner.
In the morning the boat will resume its journey towards Mongla. Disembark at Mongla and visit the Mongla port. The transfer to the Jessore airport to avail flight to Dhaka. Arrive and connect flight to Chittagong. Arrive at Chittagong – one of the biggest port of Bangladesh, this natural harbor is the gateway to Bangladesh. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to visit shipyards at Shitakundu, famous for its various Hindu and Buddhist temples including Chandranath Temple and another temple which is believed to have a footprint of Lord Buddha. Later Visit fish market, Nandan kanan, Chwatashwari temple – a Shakti Peeth, a place where it is believed that the ashes of Lord Shiva’s consort Sati Devi fell when he was carrying it with him. Stay overnight at Chittagong.
Morning drive to Cox’s Bazar. It will take 5 hours drive to Cox’s Bazar. Arrive at Cox’s Bazar and transfer to the hotel. If time permits then enjoy strolling on the beach at Cox’s Bazar. Stay overnight at Cox’s Bazaar.
Early morning drive to explore Sonadia and Moheshkhali Island. About nine square kilometer in area, Sonadia Island is known for its sandy western side where different kinds of shells are found on the beach. Off the northern part of the island, there are beds of windowpane oysters. Moheshkali Island, about 20-30 minutes sail from Cox’s Bazaar is famous for ancient Adinath Temple at the hilltop and the Rakhain villages with their colorful Buddhist temples. The island is dotted with forested hills and some mangrove vegetation alongside the coastal beach.
Stay overnight at Cox’s Bazaar
Morning transfer to the airport on Cox Bazaar for flight to Dhaka. Arrive Dhaka and connect for onwards flight.