Package Tours of "PathFriend Tour Operator" Rivers of Life There is not a better or more exhilarating way to see the scenic majesty of the countryside. You board on our wooden boat to absorb the sights, while experiencing the surprisingly peaceful sensation of being on the river. This is the only exciting way to discover Bangladesh. You stop on many Villages, bazaars, see the real life style and enjoy the different folk cultural programs in different villages in the evening. A cruise on Meghna, Ganges, Brahmaputra and other rivers will introduce you to riverine Bangladesh and her history, culture and life style. It is like a documentary filming before your eyes. Cruise on Meghna River & visit Sonargaon You board on our wooden boat to join this adventure. Explore the remote island villages that are only accessible by boat. Know their lifestyle. Stop at any island in the middle of river, swim and have more fun. Enjoy the hilsa fishing and the activities of villagers. On way back, visit Sonargaon, which was the first capital of Bengal (13th to 17th Century) a traditional Bangladeshi or Chinese food will serve at lunch. Depart Dhaka at 9 am from your nominated pick up point, you will board to the boat at Bouddhar Bazaar which is 29 km from Dhaka and takes about an hour to reach. RC 01: Cruise on Meghna River (Day long) price BDT. Person 1 2 3 4 5 6 7+ Price/Person 8500 5000 4500 4000 3700 3500 3200 Price includes: A/c Car, Boat,Lunch,Entry fee & Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities.
Half Day City Tour This trip will be started either in the morning or in the afternoon and mostly cover the old part of Dhaka. This is more, attracted by the tourist. The main attractions are Sadarghat (river front), Ahsan Manjil (Pink palace), Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Dhakeswari Temple, Karzan Hall, National Parliament Building, National Museum, Liberation war Museum and Dhaka Zoo. Though is it not possible to visit all the places by this tour, but we will try to show you as many as possible within 3-4 hours. SS 02: Half Day City Tour (4/h) – price BDT. Person 1 2 3 4 5 6 7+ Price/Person 5500 3000 2800 2500 2200 2000 1800
Price includes: A/c Car, Snacks,Water,Entry fee & Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities.
Full day sight-seeing Tour The first half will be same as half day city tour. After having lunch at city Chinese or Bangladeshi Restaurant, drive to either Sonargaon (29km). The oldest capital of Bengal (13th-17th centuries) or Saver (35km) to visit our National martyr’s monument. Back to Dhaka at around 06:00 pm at your nominated pick up point. SS 03: Full Day Sight Seeing Tour – price BDT. Person 1 2 3 4 5 6 7+ Price/Person 8500 4500 4000 4000 3800 3500 3000
Price includes: A/c Car,Lunch,Entry fee & Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities.
Archeological Excursion to Moinamoti Depart from Dhaka in the early morning for Moinamoti which is about 95 km southeast of Dhaka and well connected by road. The journey will take two and half hour’s time. Up on arrival you will visit “War Cemetery” where you can see the graveyard of the soldiers died in the Myanmar front during the world war-2. Drive to archeological camp where the Salban Vihara and the museum are located. Excavated Buddhist remains of 8th/9th Century are dotted all the way along the North-south running Lalmai-Moinamoti-Hill range. From here the following adjacent sites you may also visit: Anonda Vihara, Charpatra Mura, Itakhola Mura, Rubban Mura, and Kutila Mura are situated within the Moinmoti Cantonment are therefore, prior permission of the Cantonment authorities is necessary for the visit. After lunch at Miami Restaurants we will drive back to Dhaka. On the way back, we will visit Sonargaon, the oldest city, which was the capital of Bengal from 13th—17th century. SS 04: Buddhist Archeological sites (Day long) price BDT. Person 1 2 3 4 5 6 7+ Price/Person 10000 6000 5500 5000 4500 4000 3500
Price includes: A/c Car, Toll,Lunch,Entry fee & Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities.
Overnight Village Home stay trip Day 01: Depart from Dhaka in the morning by our reserved car / van. We will reach the village within 1-2 hours. During the day, you will be involved in the daily activities of the villagers like agriculture in the field, tending cattle, fishing or weaving. After having lunch with your home stay family we shell visit Zamindar palace and some Hindu temples (built more than hundred years ago), those are still in good condition. This palace is nearby Shitalakhma River, so you may go for a short cruise with the help of country boat. In the evening local singer will perform a significant folk musical program. Your accommodation will be very simple but we shell make sure the necessities. Day 02: In the early morning you will visit the village market, which is very different from the experience in your life. After breakfast you must enjoy the rural education system in a local school. Your accompanied guide will help you to communicate with students. After lunch drive back to Dhaka. SS 05: Village Home Stay Trip price BDT. Person 1 2 3 4 5 6+ Price/Person 16000 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000
Price includes: Accommodation, a/c Car, Boat,Food,Entry fee & Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities.
Srimangal Tour (2 Days / 1 Night) US$ 200 Srimangal Tour (3 Days / 2 Nights) US$ 275 Sylhet & Srimangal (4 Days / 3 Nights) US$ 350 Price includes: A/C accommodation twin sharing basis. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee & Water. A/C Reserved Car. Entry fee Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities. Note: We need minimum 2 adults to run this trip.
BANDARBAN Banderban is the roof of Bangladesh located at Chittagong hill tracts where living verities of ethnic people who are different rest of the flat areas. Different of Tribes living in the Bandarban district. Each tribe has its distinctive rites, rituals and dress. Each tribe also has its own language and cultural pattern. A lot to see in Bandarban offer you to visit Tribal people life style, Shaila propat, Bogha lake, water fall, King palace, Meghla, Tribal weaving, Buddhist Stupa,Museum,Bhum tribal village, Chimbuk and The three highest peak of Bangladesh- Tahjin dong (4632 ft) , keokradong and maudak mual is located in Bandarban. Its best place for unique experience to one tribal village to another tribal village through magical landscape. Important sites in Bandarban Trekking to the Sangu River To reach theSanguRiveryou venture on a short downhill hike. Returning to the Hillside Resort involves a physically exerting uphill climp of approximately two hours. You can opt for a local boat journey to Bandarban town and return to the resort by or reserved public or reserved transport. Shailapropat Waterfall & Bawm Village The scenic walk to the Shailapropat waterfall (4 km from Hillside Resort) along the local road takes one hour. You may wish to take a refreshing dip in the stream or chose to continue the walk to the nearby bawm village ‘Faruk para’, before returning on foot or with local or reserved transport. For all activities we strongly recommend the assistance of a local guide. This will enhance your experience and ensure your safety. Trekking Excursion to Hatibandha Hatibandha is a beautiful Tripura village situated in the valley close to Nilachal. The village can only be reached on foot. The short hike mostly follows a lovely stream, and includes some steep ascents. You will need 2-3 hours for this excursion. Excursion to Chimbuk & Murong Village Chimbuk, one of the highest points inBangladeshaccessible by road, is an hour drive from the resort. Visitors are rewarded with a stunning view. You can also have a glimpse ofBay of Bengalfrom the peak. The nearby Murong tribal village is in walking distance. The accompanying guide will introduce you to the lifestyle and traditions of the Murong people. Overnight Trip Bogalake BogaLake is a wonderful natural lake known for its scenic beauty, 65km from Bandarban and 20 km from Ruma Thana. This overnight trip involves a two hour drive to Painkhyongchori, a boat journey to Ruma bazaar and a five hour trek toBogaLake. Your local guide will arrange the overnight stay and all meals. You will need to carry a sleeping bag along with your essentials.
Jadi Temple/ Golden Temple
Perched on a hill top in Balaghata, a few kilometers out of town, is a large, glowing Buddhist temple. It is one of the most impressive structures in the country and is worth visiting. You are not allowed to enter the temple in shorts or with shoes on. There is also a pond on the hilltop called the “Debota Pukur” meaning pond of the God. Meghla Parjatan Complex: It is located 4 km from Bandarban town, on the Bandarban-Keranihaat road. A man-made lake has been created by building a dam. Meghla houses a children’s park, a mini zoo, two hanging bridges, and has boating facilities on the lake. Nilgiri: 47 km southeast from Bandarban town, on a hilltop 2200 feet above sea-level, is situated the Nilgiri resort. It is managed and administered by the armed forces. Often covered with clouds, this place provides a panoramic view of the landscape. Bijoy/ Tajingdong: The highest peak of Bangladesh Bijoy or locally called Tajingdong has a height of about 4500 ft. It is located in Ruma upazilla. During the dry season it is possible to drive near Tajingdong by motorized vehicle. Nilachol and Shuvranila: This place is often referred to as Darjeeling of Bangladesh. Nilachol tourist centre is located 4 km from Bandarban town in a place called Tiger Para. Prantik Lake: Almost 14 km from Bandarban town, in a village called Holudia on the Bandarban-Keranihat road, is Prantik Lake; spread over 2500 acres of land. The lake is surrounded by various species of plants and trees. Rijuk Waterfall: On the way from Ruma to Thanchi by Shangu River you will see Ruma Jolpropat or Rijuk waterfall. You can either take an engine boat from Ruma to the waterfall or you may also go for a trekking from Ruma to Rijuk. For all activities we strongly recommend you to use the assistance of a local guide. This will enhance your experience and ensure your safety. When visiting Bandarban and its surroundings, we request you to follow these rules: Respect the local traditions and social rules at all times. Never photograph people without their permission. Do not encourage the illegal wildlife trade by buying endangered animals or animal products. Do not litter. Do not disturbing the wildlife and refrain from picking flowers, plants or fruits. We always make Bandarban packages tour. Bandarban Trekking Tour ( 6 days / 5 Nights ) Price per person in US$ 500 Bandarban Trekking Tour ( 4 days / 3 Nights ) Price per person in US$ 350 Price includes: • Air Tickets (Dhaka-Chittagong- Dhaka). • Car, Chander Gari. • Permission. • 2 Guides ( Local & English speaking ). • Food. • Accommodation-(1 night A/c room, others night in tribal house). • Entry fee.
Price excludes: • Personal expense & Tips.
Note. We need minimum 4 adults to run this trip.
RANGAMATI & BANDARBAN Rangamati– the most picturesque place of Bangladesh. It’s rare scenic beauty and unspoiled tribal life is just 77 km from Chittagong. It will be interesting to cruise on emerald blue water of Kaptai Lake (1630 sq. km). The hill tracts are inhabited by fourteen groups of indigenous people who are equally colorful. Each group has each own language, rich tradition and attractive customs. The peach loving, friendly and extremely hospitable people will welcome you to their own land.Bandarban- is the roof of Bangladesh and living places of many varieties of ethnic people who are different rest of the flat areas. Total 12 communities groups stay In Bandarban. Each tribe has each distinctive rites, rituals and dress.They have each culture and languages. You can visit tourist spot and indigenous villages. Tracts. The town is located at 22°37’60N 92°12’0E and has an altitude of 14 metres (49 feet). It’s Rangamati is the Administrative Headquarter of Rangamati Hill District in the Chittagong Hill a travel destination of Bangladesh that is known as “ LakeCity ”. Rangamati is a wonderful repository of scenic splendours with flora and fauna of varied descriptions. The township is located on the western bank of the Kaptai lake. Rangamati is a favourite holiday destination because of its beautiful landscape, scenic beauty, lake, colourful tribes(Chakma, Marma)etc, Its flora and fauna, tribal museum, hanging bridge, homespun textile products, ivory jewellery and the tribal men and women who fashion them. For tourists, the attractions of Rangamati are numerous. Tribal life, fishing, speed boat cruising, hiking, bathing or merely enjoying nature as it is. • Hanging Bridge : Hanging Bridge ( Jhulonto Bridge in Bengali) is the landmark icon of Rangamati. It’s a popular tourist spot and a must go destination. • Kaptai Lake :KaptaiLake is a wonderful spot for boating and cruising. Parjatan and private tour operators offer a number of cruises by mechanical boats. One can go to various scenic spots in Shuvalong, Barkal, Longadu, Mainimukh and other areas by boat from Rangamati. • Tribal Museum : The only TribalCulturalMuseum in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region was established at Rangamati town in 1978 and run by the Tribal Cultural Institute. It preserves valuable objects and articles of different tribes depicting their socio-economic, cultural and historical tradition. These include typical tribal dresses, ornaments, arms and ammunitions, coins, statues made of wood, bronze and other metals, musical instruments, ivory products, handicrafts, paintings on tribal life etc. • Open: Saturday- Thursday, 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. Closed: Friday & Public Holidys. Admission is free.
Rangamati (3 nights / 2 days) What to See: Cruise on Kaptai Lake, Shovolong water falls; Hanging Bridge, Chakma King Palace, Pagodas, tribal life style and Indigenous village.. Price per person: BDT. 11,500 Price includes: Permission. Accommodation twin shating basis in parjatan hotel. A/c bus Tickets (Dhaka-Rangamati-Dhaka). Sight-seeing by local transport. Kaptai Lake Cruise Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee & water. Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities. Note: We need minimum 4 adults to run this tour.
Rangamati & Bandarban Tour
Hanging Bridge : Hanging Bridge ( Jhulonto Bridge) is the landmark icon of Rangamati. It’s a popular tourist spot and a must go destination. Kaptai Lake :KaptaiLake is a wonderful spot for boating and cruising. Parjatan and private tour operators offer a number of cruises by mechanical boats. One can go to various scenic spots in Shuvalong, Barkal, Longadu, Mainimukh and other areas by boat from Rangamati. Tribal Museum : The only TribalCulturalMuseum in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region was established at Rangamati town in 1978 and run by the Tribal Cultural Institute. It preserves valuable objects and articles of different tribes depicting their socio-economic, cultural and historical tradition. These include typical tribal dresses, ornaments, arms and ammunitions, coins, statues made of wood, bronze and other metals, musical instruments, ivory products, handicrafts, paintings on tribal life etc. Jadi Temple/ Golden Temple Perched on a hill top in Balaghata, a few kilometers out of town, is a large, glowing Buddhist temple. It is one of the most impressive structures in the country and is worth visiting. You are not allowed to enter the temple in shorts or with shoes on. There is also a pond on the hilltop called the “Debota Pukur” meaning pond of the God. Meghla Parjatan Complex: It is located 4 km from Bandarban town, on the Bandarban-Keranihaat road. A man-made lake has been created by building a dam. Meghla houses a children’s park, a mini zoo, two hanging bridges, and has boating facilities on the lake. southeast from Bandarban town, on a hilltop 2200 feet above sea-level, is situated the Nilgiri resort. It is managed and administered by the armed forces. Often covered with clouds, this place provides a panoramic view of the landscape. Shailapropat Waterfall & Bawm Village The scenic walk to the Shailapropat waterfall (4 km from Hillside Resort) along the local road takes one hour. You may wish to take a refreshing dip in the stream or chose to continue the walk to the nearby bawm village ‘Faruk para’, before returning on foot or with local or reserved transport. For all activities we strongly recommend the assistance of a local guide. This will enhance your experience and ensure your safety. Trekking Excursion to Hatibandha Hatibandha is a beautiful Tripura village situated in the valley close to Nilachal. The village can only be reached on foot. The short hike mostly follows a lovely stream, and includes some steep ascents. You will need 2-3 hours for this excursion. Excursion to Chimbuk & Murong Village Chimbuk, one of the highest points inBangladeshaccessible by road, is an hour drive from the resort. Visitors are rewarded with a stunning view. You can also have a glimpse ofBay of Bengalfrom the peak. The nearby Murong tribal village is in walking distance. The accompanying guide will introduce you to the lifestyle and traditions of the Murong people. Nilgiri: 47 km southeast from Bandarban town, on a hilltop 2200 feet above sea-level, is situated the Nilgiri resort. It is managed and administered by the armed forces. Often covered with clouds, this place provides a panoramic view of the landscape.
Rangamati & Bandarban tour (4 Days) US$ 400 Price includes: Air Tickets (Dhaka-Chittagong-Dhaka). Ac Car for (Chittagong Airport-Rangamati-Bandarban-Chittagong Airpotr) Transfer. Chander Gari ( Car ) for Nilgiri, Chimbuk & Shailopropat. Ac Accommodation twin sharing basis. Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Tea/Coffee & Water. Entry fee Tour Guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities. Note: We need minimum 4 adults to run this tour.
COX’S BAZAR & ST. MARTIN Beaches & Islands Cox’s Bazar lies approximately 150 kilometers south of Chittagong. The beach, with a gentle slope to the Bay of Bengal, stretches over a length of nearly 120 kilometers and is claimed to be the longest continuous natural beach in the world. Even without the silvery sands, surfing waves and rare conch shells, Cox’s Bazar also offers variety of indigenous groups, numerous Buddhist temples and a bustling early morning fish market. A day trip to Moheshkhali or Sonadia, the deltaic islands nestled among the gentles waves of Bay of Bengal also can be of interest. Teknaf, which is the southernmost tip of mainland Bangladesh and from there one can easily go to the only coral island of Bangladesh, the Saint Martin. Few kilometers east of Sundarbans, is the small town Kuakata which is also very popular among the Bangladeshi tourists for the beautiful beach over there. If you are visiting Bangladesh for a short time and want to relax close to the sea and enjoy the sun, then Cox’s Bazar and the islands close by is a great escape for you. HOW TO GET THERE Cox’s Bazar town has a domestic airport and at the moment regular flights between Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar is available. Good quality air conditioned public bus service is also available between Cox’s Bazar and Dhaka. It is recommended to reserve a vehicle if you are to travel to Saint Martin’s island from Cox’s Bazar as the bus service between these two places are not very good.
Price per person in US$ 350 (4 days / 4 nights) What to see: Sea beach, Himchari- inani beach; Moheskhali Island, Burmese market in Teknaf, Saint Martin Island and living coral experience in cheera dwip. Price includes: A/C Accommodation twin share basis. Air Tickrts one way ( Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar or Cox’s Bazar- Dhaka ) A/C Bus one way Sight-seeing by car, Boat & Local transport. Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Tea/Cofee & Water. English speaking Tour Guide.
Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities.
Mahasthan Garh: It represents the earliest and the largest archaeological site in Bangladesh, consists of the ruins of the ancient city of Pundranagara. The site is 13 km north of Bogra town on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway. The ruins measuring 1500m N-S and 1400m E-W and are enclosed on their four sides by rampart walls that rise to an average height of 6m from river level. Many isolated mounds occur at various places outside the city within a radius of 8 km on the north, south and west, testifying to the existence of suburbs of the ancient provincial capital. After a series of excavations, Bairagir Bhita, Govinda Bhita, Parasuram Palace, Khodar Pathar Bhita, Man Kalir Kunda etc. were excavated. Govinda Bhita: Govinda Bhita a high mound traditionally ascribed to be the site of a Govinda temple and is located outside the northern rampart of Mahasthangarh (Pundranagar) of Bogra district. On its eastern and northern sides flows the moribund Karatoya. During the excavation in 1928-29, two temple remains were exposed: one western and the other eastern. These belong to different periods and are enclosed within a 6-0 thick perimeter wall. The western temple, erected probably in the 6th century, is larger than the eastern smaller one, built about 11th century, partly on the ruins of the western temple. The western temple seems to have been built on a high central shaft, solidly filled with earth, and surrounded by three graded terraces, each buttressed by a series of blind cells packed with infilling of earth, intended to strengthen the foundation of a massive superstructure. Approach to this cellular podium was from the west. Gokul Medh: Gokul Medh is located around 5 km south west of the complex of the village Gokul. This site popularly known as Behular Bashar Ghar or Lokshminderer Medh is a 13m high podium consisting of 172 blind cells. On the flat top of this podium a Buddhist religious stupa or temple was built in 6th century AD. During the rule of Senas in 11th centuries another temple was built on the ruins of the former Buddhist one. The substructure appears to have been decorated with ornamental bricks containing floral and geometrical motif of ornamentation. Paharpur: Due to its geographical situation the entire region of Bengal, including the Paharpur Buddhist Vihara has been one of the vital links between India and Southeast Asia since ancient times. The Sompur Vihara is a Buddhist Monastery dating from the late 8th century. It is located in Paharpur, in the northwest of Bangladesh. It is said to be the second largest single Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas. It was made a WHS as a tribute to the Pala dynasty that ruled Bengal and Bihar for 3.5 centuries from middle of the 8th century. The monastery is built under the second Pala King Dharmapala as a quadrangle, measuring 281 meter on each side. All outer four wings contain monastic cells, 177 in total. In the center of the vast open courtyard of the monastery stands the shrine. Its remains are still 21 meter high and have three gradually diminishing terraces. The walls were built of burnt bricks; some ornamented with motif of flowers and seated BuddhaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. There were also bands of terracotta plaques in rows all around the terraces. From the 12th century on, after numerous attacks by invaders, the monks left and the monastery building suffered decline and disintegration. Paharpur Buddhist Vihara was included in the World Heritage List in 1985. Kusumba Mosque: This stone mosque is situated in the village Kusumba in the district of Naogaon. According to an inscription, it was erected by a patron, Sulayman in 1558 during the reign of Ghiyath al din Bahadur Shah. The Kusumba mosque is one such example in Bengal, which may be termed as Black Gem of Bengal. Stones used in this mosque are dark black-basalt that was transported from Rajmahal hill of Bihar through waterways. It is located on the west bank of a big tank measuring 381m x 274 m. There is a big courtyard in front of the mosque surrounded by a low boundary wall. This mosque is still in a good state as it has been well preserved. Varendra Museum: Varendra Museum was the first museum to be established in erstwhile East Bengal in 1910. The museum started out as the collection for Varendra Anushandhan Samiti or Varendra Investigation Society and got its current name in 1919. The Zamindars of Rajshahi and Natore, notably Kumar Sharat Kumar Ray, donated their personal collections to Varendra Museum. Varendra refers to an ancient janapada roughly corresponding to northern Bangladesh. This museum has a rich collection of objects of Mohenjodaro and also of 16th to l9th century AD. This is devoted to the study of ancient history and culture. Its rich collections contain interesting objects of past Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim heritage. It is located at the heart of Rajshahi town and maintained by Rajshahi University authority. The year of its formal establishment is 1910. Putia: Putia is an upazila in Rajshahi district. Putia zamindari created by the Mughals in the early 17th century is one of the oldest estates of Bengal. The extensive area of the estate, enclosed within a moat, has a number of elegant temples embellished with terracotta sculpture, e.g. the Pancharatna GovindaTemple, a beautiful little do-chala shrine behind the palace, the hut-shaped Jagaddhatri Temple on the west and the large Shiva Temple at the entrance of the estate. Govinda Temple: It was erected between 1823 and 1895 by one of the Maharanis of the Putia Estate in Rajshahi District. It raises two storeys on a 47′-6′ square structure having a crown of a set of ornamental miniature towers, four on each corner of the storey and a central one crowning the top of the second. Shiva Temple: The ShivaTemple, a 19.81m square building, was erected by Rani Bhuvan Mohini Devi in 1823 AD on a high plinth and plastered all over. It is decorated with numerous miniature ratnas on the main tower and on the four smaller towers on the roof of the ground floor. Putia Rajbari: The two-storied Putia Rajbari, which is the most notable structure in the area faces a four-storied large pyramidal dol mancha on the north, across an open ground and presents an imposing 60.96m frontage. It has two symmetrical projected wings at the east and west ends while its central part, about 15.24m wide, accommodates a grand portal. This grand palace was constructed by Rani Hemanta Kumari Devi in 1895 AD in honor of her mother-in-law Maharani Sarat Sundari Devi. Bagha Mosque: Bagha Mosque was built in 1523 A.D. by Sultan Nusrat Shah, son of Hussain Shah. It is a richly decorated monument originally roofed over with 10 domes which collapsed long ago but recently rebuilt carefully to their original form. The superb terracotta decoration on the central mihrab represents floral frame work and jali rosettes. The whole outer surface of the mosque is beautifully embellished with fine terracotta art motifs. Natore Rajbari: Natore Rajbari is situated in Natore, a district town about 48 km east of Rajshahi, was the zamindari headquarters of the Natore Raj. Like most of the feudal palaces in Bangladesh the palace ruins of Natore are approached through a long avenue, fringed on either side with carefully planted rows of bottle palms. Ramjivan, the real founder of the Raj family, made his headquarters at Natore and built most of the Rajbari complex, the tanks, temples, orchards and flower gardens. Originally Natore was a small settlement under Taraf Kanaikhali in Lashkarpur Pargana. Choto Sona Masjid: Chhoto Sona Masjid is a remarkably fine architectural specimen of the Sultante Period. It was built by Wali Muhammad son of Ali during the reign of Sultan Hossain Shah (1493-1519). It has fifteen gilded domes including three chauchala domes in the middle row. Chief attractions of the Mosque are its intricate stone carvings and decoration. The gilding employed in the ornamentation that has given the building its appellation Chhoto Sona Masjid (Little Golden Mosque) Tahkhana: Literally Tahkhana (Persian) means a cold building or palace. A structure built on the west bank of a large tank situated in the Firuzpur quarters of the city of Gaur-Lakhnauti is traditionally known as the Tahkhana. Mughal Subahdar Shah Shuja(1639- 1660 AD) occasionally used to visit and stay in Gaur-Lakhnauti to honour his patron saint Shah Niamatullah Wali point to this great Mughal governor as the builder. Shah Shuja held his court at Rajmahal, not very far from Gaur. It is very likely that Shah Shuja built this small palace as a khanqah (resting, meditating and preaching place) of the saint, and the mosque and the tombs as its adjuncts. Darasbari Mosque: Darasbari Mosqueis the largest mosque in the Bangladesh part of Gaur-Lakhnauti, now in ruins. It is situated in the Darasbari quarter of the mediaeval city on the west side of the Chhota Sona-Kotwali Darwaza Road, at present a desolated area near the Indian border. The name Darasbari is derived from its being located within a darsbari (place of lesson or learning), pointing to the madrasa to the east of the mosque, separated by a large tank, forming a typical Muslim educational complex. According to its inscription, which is now preserved in the Indian Museum at Calcutta, the mosque was built in 1479 AD by Shamsuddin Abul Muzaffar Yusuf Shah. Kantajee Temple: Kantanagar Temple is an eighteenth century brick temple, situated about 18 km. north of Dinajpur town. It has gained eminence as an outstanding monument in Bengal for its fabulous terracotta embellishment. This nava-ratnaHindu temple, exhibits the exuberance of Terracotta Art at its best in Bangladesh. Maharaja Prannath of Dinajpur began its construction about 1722. It was completed by his adopted son Maharaja Ramnath, in Shaka era 1674 (1752 AD. This magnificent pyramidal temple rose in three receding terraces and was crowned with nine ornamental spires or ratnas (jewels) on the corner of the three terraces which imparted to it an appearance of a huge rathaor an ornate chariot resting on a high plinth. It was provided with arched openings on all four sides in order to enable devotees to see the deity enshrined inside from all directions. Dinajpur Rajbari: Dinajpur Rajbari now in ruins, is situated on the north-east outskirts of the present town. Originally enclosed within defensive moats and high rampart, the derelict remains of the Dinajpur Rajbari, can now be approached through a tall arched gate facing west. Inside the palace precinct near the gateway on left is a painted Krishna temple and on right, some ruined outhouses and another inner gateway that provides access to an inner square court. Facing the courtyard on the east is a flat-roofed temple, the front verandah of which is supported on four semi-Corinthian pillars and another set of columns carry the roof of the main hall. North Bengal Tour ( 4 days / 3 Nights ) Price Per Person US$ 300 North Bengal Tour ( 3 days / 2 Nights ) Price Per Person US$ 250 North Bengal Tour (2 days / 1 Night ) Price Per Person US$ 200 Price includes: A/c accommodation twin sharing basis. Reserved Car. Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee & Water. Entrance fee. English speaking guide. Price excludes: Personal expense & Gratuities.
SUNDARBAN Special Sundarban expeditions for 3 days / 4 nights These trips cover the Sundarbans forest- the largest mangrove forest in the world (5770sk.km) and the home of Royal Bengal Tiger. A network of River and creeks criss – crosses their dense evergreen forests. You often find tiger crossing the river and crocodiles basking in the sun. Deers, wild boars, otters river Dolphin, over 270 species of birds, 120 species of fish, 50 species of reptiles and 8 species of amphibians are still found there. THE WORLD HERITAS SITES- the largest remaining tract of habitat for the Royal Bengal Tiger can be the best place for adventures cruising for a few days. REGULAR TRIP: SBT 01 Day-01: Depart Dhaka in the night at around 10:00 pm by Shohag Volvo bus from Malibug about to Khulna. On way we will serve tea & snacks from any highway restaurant and overnight bus journey. Day-02 : On arrival drive to Mongla to Board to the specially build boat at Mongla in the Morning. On way, we will stop at Daingmary forest station to take the permit finally. Sitting on the watch tower to have a look the wildlife, going into the beach for swimming or sports. Before sun set stop at any convenient place or Katka forest station for overnight stay. Day-03: On this day, we will offer different activities at around Katka & Kachikhali, like walking into the forest, sitting on the watch tower to have a look the wildlife, going into the beach for swimming or sports. Birds watching & finding wild animals in the narrow creeks/canal in the evening by a country boat. Overnight on Kachikhali. Day-04: More activities in the forest and we will Start the return journey and on way back visit on Karamjal wildlife sanctuary in the last afternoon start return drive back to Dhaka by A/c Bus in the night.
Price per person in BDT. Mini. 02-03 pax Mini. 04-06 pax Mini.10-12 pax Mini. 20 pax 45,900 30,900 20,900 19,900
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