Dhaka City Tour
A full-day tour at old Dhaka is absolutely unique, fun and a bit mixture of adventure. Bangladesh is a country immersed in history, culture, and tradition, kind and hospitable. Dhaka City Tour is to show, explain and illuminate these aspects to you. In fact, we don ' t do the usual tourist routes and few particular places of attractions, instead, we will take you through backstreets and side roads to reveal the little hidden communities where the traditional lifestyle is still practiced particularly in the old Dhaka at Shakhari bazar and some well-known places in old Dhaka like Bongshal, and Nawabpur, etc.
In this tour, you will be visiting, National Parliament building, Dhaka University, Curzon Hall, Lalbagh Fort, Pink Palace, the Star Mosque, Shadarghat, the Armenian Church, etc. Cruising on a boat on the Buriganga River which is the must-do thing at old Dhaka. Enjoying a Rickshaw ride through the busy and narrow streets of old Dhaka. As long as you will be with us you will not feel like a tourist, but rather as an explorer on a quest of adventure and discovers why Bangladesh is called the country of happy people.
08.00 – 08.00 AM: Pick up
Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel/residence. Just after picking up from your location our car will be heading toward national parliament building.
08.30 – 08.45 AM National Parliament Building
Visit outside of the National Assembly Building (Parliament Building) which is one of the largest legislative buildings in the world and finest piece of architecture in Dhaka, designed by world-famous US architect Louis Kahn.
09.20 – 09.50 AM: Dhaka university
Visit Dhaka university area including Curzon hall, TSC, Central Shahid Minar and round within the Dhaka university perimeter.
09.40 – 09.55 AM: Visiting Sadarghat (River Station)
Continue driving to Sadarghat River Station. This is the main river port in Dhaka and one of the largest river stations in South Asia. Passenger ferries leave for the southern part of Bangladesh from here to all over the absolute southern region of Bangladesh.
10.00 – 10.30 AM: Fascinating Boat Ride at Sadarghat.
Enjoy a boat ride on a rowboat at Dhaka’s busy Buriganga river. This river is an alive and vibrant place full of activities. You’ll see hundreds of rowboats crossing people in two sides of the river, small vendors selling goods on their boats, passenger and cargo ferries passing by.
10.30 – 11.45 AM: Ahsan Manjil (Pink Palace)
Visit Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace) – a beautiful and well-maintained palace from the colonial period which was home of the most influential family in Dhaka. This is another most popular tourist place in Dhaka city.
11.45 – 12.15 PM: Walking in the Famous Hindu Street. (Shankharia Bazar)
Walk on Hindu Street (Shankharia Bazar). This is a unique street – the center of Hindu culture and community in Old Dhaka. Old buildings on both sides of the street, which is full of jewelry shops, local musical instrument shops, Hindu bridal shops, kite shops, cookery shops, temples, rickshaws, and people continue walking till the end Tati Bazar.
12.15 – 12.40 PM: Rickshaw Ride, Star Mosque, Armenian Church.
12.50 – 01.00 PM: Heading to Bongshal (bicycle street)
From the star mosque, we will start walking or taking a rickshaw to come to Bonglshal.
01.00 – 01.30 PM: Lunch Break (Experience local authentic food)
Lunch in a local restaurant with some popular Bangladeshi food.
02.30 – 02.45 PM: Heading to Lalbagh fort (Signe of Mughal period)
After lunch, we will head toward Lalbagh fort beautiful fort from the Mughal period, a key tourist attraction in Dhaka city.
02.24 – 03.00 PM: Dhakeshary Temple visit.
After Lalbagh fort we will visit Dhakeshary temple
03.15 – 04.30 PM: End of the tour.
Get into our waiting car and start driving toward your hotel/residence and drop you tanking you for taking our tour. End of the Old Dhaka Tour.
Whats Included ?
Air-conditioned car and driver.
All rickshaw and boat ride at old Dhaka.
English speaking guide.
All site entrance tickets.
Lunch at a local restaurant with authentic local food
One bottle of drinking water.
All tips except our guide and driver.
Whats not Included
What to ware ?
To show respect to the religious places, You are requested to wear modest clothes to enter the mosques included on the tour. It is not possible to visit mosques wearing shorts. Women need to cover hair and arms. Also need to leave your shoes outside while visiting a mosque or a temple.
Pick-up time will be 9.00 am during Fridays, Saturdays, and other govt. holidays, as there would be less traffic on the streets during these days. For hotels in southern part of Dhaka city, pickup time will always be at 9.00 am.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant to have a test of our local food. In the old Dhaka there are wide range of local food offered amongst Biriani is one of the top rated foods that tourists like to have but you will be offered other type of food also.
Opening and Closing time
Ahsan Manzil will be closed on Thursdays and opens after 03.00 pm on Fridays. Lalbagh Fort will be closed on Sundays, and opens after 02.00 pm on Mondays. Rest of the sites are open seven days a week.On any government holidays Ahsan Manzil and Lalbagh Fort will be closed. However, you can visit them from outside though during these days.
Walking at Old Dhaka
You need to be prepared mentally to walk a lot because of being stopped on the same place for a long time without even moving due to the incredible traffic in Dhaka when everything stops in every intersection. And wear shoes accordingly.
No Advance payment Required
No advance payment required to confirm the booking if you are already in Bangladesh. But we request you if in any case you want to cancel the booking please call us soonest possible time.
In general, people like to be in the frame of foreigners even sometimes feel very proud to be captured and give a willing pose in front of the camera which you will not find anywhere in the world. However, it is better to take permission before taking any pictures especially of any young girls, soldiers and tribal people.
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