Journey to Bangladesh- Sunderban Mangrove Forest and archaeology tour
Upon arrival in the morning at Dhaka airport transfer to hotel for refreshment. Later on start Dhaka city tour. Lunch will be served meanwhile.
The tour will cover Lord Curzon hall (Office of the British vice Roy Lord Curzon) in Dhaka University campus, National Shahid Minar, symbol of Bengali nationalism, Dhakeshwari Hindu Temple, the Armenian Church, the Star Mosque, Ahsan Monzil Museum and Shadorghat. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant. Overnight in Dhaka. (Dhaka city tour depends on the flight arriving time).
After an early breakfast head towards Mongla. En-route you will visit one of the World Heritage sites in Bangladesh, the 60-dome Mosques in Bagerhat known as Khhan Jahan Ali Mosque. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Once in Mongla in the late afternoon you will board your vessel and start your journey towards Sunderban. After an hour the boat will stop at Dhangmari/Changpai for forest access formalities. Afterwards proceed on your sailing trip while enjoying the breath-taking landscapes of Sunderban till you reach Katka. Dinner and overnight on board at anchor.
Today you will take part in some activities in the forest such as exploring the narrow creeks and canals by country boat to observe the wildlife. A short walk inside the forest might be arranged and you will spend some time on the beach and watching tower.
After returning to the boat you'll start sailing towards Kochikhali (Tiger point). Upon arrival you will take a short walk around the forest office area. BBQ Dinner and overnight inside Sunderban on board.
Early in the morning the boat will start its journey back to Mongla. Lunch will be served on board. In the afternoon you will reach Mongla. Transfer to a tourist couch and travel to Kustia.(4 hours drive). Upon arrival in Kustia check in to the hotel.
Visit the Tomb of Lalon Shah, the spiritual mendicant and famous mystic poet of the Bengali literature. Enjoy famous mystic Lalon folk songs in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Kustia.
After an early breakfast travel to Rajshahi which is called "the city of silk" or "city of mango". En-route you will visit the temple city of Putia including Hindu temples such as Govindha, Gopala, Shiva temple, Anika Temple, and Lord Putia Palace. Meanwhile seasonal fruits will be served as lunch.
After the tour of the city drive towards Rajshahi. It’s an hour drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Time permitting visit a silk factory, if open.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast travel to Bogra. En-route we visit Kushimba Mosque and Paharpur Buddhist Monastery (781 BC- 821 BC), the single largest Buddhist monastery in the world which is also one of the world heritage sites declared by Unesco. A pure Bangladeshi lunch will be served in Paharpur in a local house.
Late afternoon arrive in Bogra and check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Bogra.
After breakfast visit Mahastangahr bazaar and museum. Mahastanghar was the capital of Mourzo, Gupto, Pal and Sen Dynasty. Return to the hotel. Lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant.
After lunch travel towards Dhaka. En-route visit Navaratna Hindu temple in Hatikumrul. Late evening arrive in Dhaka. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Dhaka.
Free time till departure. Transfer to the airport. End of services.
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