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Dhaka: Full-Day City Tour of Old & New Dhaka

1. Dhaka: Full-Day City Tour of Old & New Dhaka

You will be picked up from your Dhaka Hotel and start the city tour. Begin your day by immersing yourself in the captivating allure of Lalbagh Fort, a magnificent Mughal structure adorned with intricate architecture and surrounded by lush gardens. As you explore the fort, you’ll be transported back in time to the era of emperors and royal grandeur. See the Lalbagh Fort as well as the Star Mosque and the Armenian Church. From there, make your way to Ahsan Manzil (Closed on Thursday), an enchanting pink palace that once served as the residence of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Step inside this architectural gem, now transformed into a museum, and delve into the opulent lifestyle and rich heritage of the Nawabs. Enjoy a traditional Bangladeshi lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of local cuisine. Venturing further, head towards Sadarghat River Port, where the pulse of Dhaka’s river life beats fervently. Experience the vibrant activity as boats and ferries navigate the Buriganga River, creating a vivid tapestry of sights and sounds that showcases the city’s thriving trade and commerce. You can then enjoy a boat ride on Buriganga River Sadarghat. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque campus of one of Bangladesh’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Visit the largest mosque in Bangladesh, known for its grand architecture and religious significance. Before the tour ends you will see the Dhakeshwari Temple, and Shahid Minar. By evening you will be dropped off at your Dhaka Hotel.

Dhaka Day Tour: Sonargaon and Mainamati

2. Dhaka Day Tour: Sonargaon and Mainamati

You will be picked up from your hotel in Dhaka at 8:00 am and transferred to your first stop Sonargaon which was a historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. Situated in the center of the Ganges delta, it was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Bengal. Sonargaon was described by numerous historic travelers, including Ibn Battuta, Ma Huan, Niccolo de Conti and Ralph Fitch as a thriving center of trade and commerce. It served as the capital of Sultan Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah, Isa Khan and the Baro-Bhuyan Confederacy. Next, you’ll head to some other historic buildings such as The Folk Art Museum (Wednesday & Thursday closed), Panam Nagar, Goaldi Mosque. After lunch at Sonargaon local restaurant continue for archaeological sites Mainamati. Here you will visit some other historical and archaeological sites such as Salban Vihara which was established in 8th century by King Budda Dev. Salban Vihara, almost in the middle of the Mainarnati-Lalmai hill range consists of 115 cells, built around a spacious courtyard with cruciform temple in the centre facing its only gateway complex to the north resembling that of the Paharpur Monastery. Rupban Mura- Locally the site is known as Rupban Mura. But after excavation here brought to light remains of a shrine, a monastery and octagonal votive stupa.  Among the antiquities found here are on Gupta imitation gold coin, 4 coins of debased metal, 3 silver coins and a buikey sand Buddha image of post gupta period. On the basis of all the evidences found here the original monastery and shrine may be dated prior to the 8th century A.D. Itakhola Mura- Locally the site is known as Itakhola Mura. As a result excavation a ground plan of an east facing Buddhist temple has been exposed. Five building are rebuilding phases have been found in the temple besides this the remains of small vihara has been exposed on northern side of the temple. Among the discovered antiquities are 18 tola solid gold or silver coin and a copper plate is noteworthy. Besides these a bust of a large size stucco image which is still instu. In consideration of the antiquities and architectural features the temple may be dated in 7th to 12th century A.D. Mainamati Mound and the Mainamati museum (Closed on Sunday & Monday) and the Mainamati War Cemetery.

Dhaka Unveiled: A Full-Day Exploration of Old Dhaka

3. Dhaka Unveiled: A Full-Day Exploration of Old Dhaka

Embark on a day trip to Dhaka, a city that takes you on a fascinating journey through time, culture, and culinary delights. With its rich historical landmarks, bustling markets, and delectable cuisine, Dhaka offers a multifaceted and enriching experience that you'll never forget. This meticulously crafted itinerary offers just a glimpse of what the city has to offer, ensuring that you leave with indelible memories and a profound appreciation for this dynamic metropolis. Here are the featured destinations and experiences you can relish during your day trip: - Ahsan Manzil Pink Palace: Step into the grandeur of Ahsan Manzil, also known as the Pink Palace, a historic marvel resonating with the splendor of a bygone era. - Lalbagh Fort: Explore the intricate Lalbagh Fort, a striking architectural masterpiece steeped in history and surrounded by lush gardens. - Armenian Church: Discover the Armenian Church, a unique and tranquil place of worship that bears witness to Dhaka's multicultural heritage. - Dhakeshwari National Temple: Visit the Dhakeshwari National Temple, a significant religious site and an emblem of the city's spiritual diversity. - Exploration of Old Dhaka: Wander through the charming streets of Old Dhaka, experiencing its vibrant culture and heritage. - Star Mosque: Marvel at the stunning Star Mosque, an architectural gem adorned with intricate mosaic designs and Islamic artistry. - Boat Ride on the Buriganga River: Embark on a memorable boat ride along the Buriganga River, soaking in panoramic views of the cityscape. - Dhaka University Area: Conclude your day by exploring the Dhaka University area, where academia and youthful energy converge to create a lively atmosphere. Your journey through Dhaka promises a captivating blend of history, culture, and gastronomy, providing an opportunity to delve into the city's essence in the span of a single day.

Dhaka: Private custom tour with a local guide

4. Dhaka: Private custom tour with a local guide

Dhaka can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of Dhaka's culture. - Private tour for just you and your group - Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality - Get a deeper insight into Dhaka life than possible alone - See Dhaka through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-hour tour options.

Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

5. Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

Take a private full-day tour of Sonargaon to get to know the city’s incredible historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. The popular 8-hour tour includes all transportation, the services of a personal driver and tour guide throughout the day. Following a hotel pick-up, your first stop will be Banglar Tajmahal which is a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal (a Mughal mausoleum located in Agra, India) located 10 miles east of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka in Sonargaon. Explore one of the most historic cities in Bangladesh namely Sonargaon, The Old Capital of Bengal. With its magnificent ancient buildings and monuments, it is only fitting that this wonderful capital would become home to a museum that captures and preserves the traditions and culture of the people of Bangladesh. Next, head to The Folk Art Museum, or Folk Art and Crafts Museum is located on a picturesque fifty hectare piece of land that consists of breathtaking landscapes, peaceful artificial lakes and ponds, and of course the structures that make up the Folk Art Museum complex (Wednesday, Thursday & Government holiday is closed). Later on proceed to Panam City (Panam Nagar) to see the beautifully decorated buildings constructed around the end of 18th century and Goaldi Mosque that was built in 1519. Continue to board on a wooden boat (Engine Driven) to join Cruises on Meghna River adventure. Explore the remote island villages of the widest river of Bangladesh that are only accessible by boat. Discover lifestyle of island people. Stop at any island in the middle of river and have more fun. Enjoy the Hilsa fishing and the activities of villagers.

Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

6. Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. This eSIM also covers these countries in Asia:Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:G.Mobile

Full-Day Dhaka City Private Guided Tour

7. Full-Day Dhaka City Private Guided Tour

Experience the vibrant and bustling metropolis of Dhaka with our comprehensive Dhaka City full-day tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history, cultural heritage, and modern developments of the capital city of Bangladesh as you explore its diverse attractions and landmarks. Lalbagh Fort Lalbagh Fort is an incomplete 17th-century Mughal fort complex that stands before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The construction was started in 1678 AD by Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah, who was a son of Emperor Aurangzeb and later the emperor himself. Wikipedia * Please Note: It is closed on Sunday 1 hour • Ahsan Manzil Manzil is the erstwhile official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka. The building is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Construction was started in 1859 and was completed in 1872. It was constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture. Wikipedia * Please Note: It is closed on Thursday. 2 hours • Sadarghat A lively area of narrow streets crammed with cycle rickshaws, Sadarghat is known for its bustling river port and boat trips along the Buriganga. Textbooks and discounted volumes, plus stationery, are for sale at Banglabazar Book Market, while Shankhari Bazar Road is dotted with Hindu temples and stores selling conch shell crafts, spices, and textiles. Star Mosque Star Mosque, is a mosque located in Armanitola area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mosque has ornate designs and is decorated with motifs of blue stars. It was built in the first half of the 19th century by Mirza Golam Pir. Wikipedia Dhakeshwari Temple Dhakeshwari National Temple is a Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh's 'National Temple'. The name "Dhakeshwari" means "Goddess of Dhaka". Wikipedia Armenian Church The Armenian Church, also known as Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Resurrection, is a historically significant architectural monument situated in the Armanitola area of old Dhaka, Bangladesh. Wikipedia Curzon Hall The Curzon Hall is a British Raj-era building and home of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Dhaka. The building was originally intended to be a town hall and is named after Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India. Shahid Minar The Shaheed Minar is a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in then East Pakistan. Sangshad Bhaban Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban or National Parliament House, is the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh, located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. Hatirjheel Hatirjheel is a lakefront in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before 2009, It was a slum area that has been transformed into a recreation area as well as an alternate way to ease traffic congestion. The area was constructed under Bangladesh Army and the Special Works Organization.

Dhaka city tours in Bangladesh

8. Dhaka city tours in Bangladesh

Exploring Dhaka city, Bangladesh with me as your guide. Day 1 : - old dhaka city - Curzon hall - National parliament - Oldest Hindu Temple - Lalbagh fort - Armenian church - Dhaka University - Star mosque - Sakhari market - Pink palace - river port - boat riding - some other places on our journey 2nd day : - Old capital of Bangladesh - Panam city - Art and craft Museum - Old mosque Goaldi - Small Islam by biggest river boat journey - Fabrics Factory Jamdani Sharee - Biggest river Meghna in Bangladesh 3rd day: -Biggest vegetables and food market - Local Cultural performance centre - Dhaka New market - Botanical Garden - National Zoo - Jahangirnagar Nagar campus where foreign guest birds are living - National Memorial in Savar 4th Day: - My village home ( two hour way from the dhaka city) - local cultural sights - Rural life with big farming land, canal, river - Some Archeological and historical places - catching fishes - local schools - various types of crops and fresh food market that is very much famous in dhaka. ★ Airport to hotel and again hotel to airport AC privet car pick up and drop that is payable.

Affordable Dhaka Airport Transfer

9. Affordable Dhaka Airport Transfer

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Dhaka Airport and your accommodation in Dhaka. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself from having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort in knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high hygiene and quality standards.

Dhaka: Bangladesh eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

10. Dhaka: Bangladesh eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. lf you have a connected trip in Asia, just simply select the 31 Asian Countries option, which covers:Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:GrameenPhone

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(16 reviews)

It was a very pleasant trip, lots of traffic obviously on the way and back, but some nice sights and good to get out of Dhaka. It's a good and recommendable day trip, good to go on a Saturday (Sunday the main sight is closed).

It was a really amazing experience. Mr Swadesh is the best. We have a great time. I recommend you all a day with him. Thank you for all

The guide was knowledgeable and easy to talk to, and I was satisfied with his ability to respond flexibly to the situation.

Had a great two day tour and saw many amazing sights in a crazy busy city. Get guide who customised the tour to suit me.

It was an enjoyable trip in Dhaka and the brother who took the tour was very respectful and had excellent treatment