Dhaka Day Tour: Sonargaon and Mainamati

Dhaka Day Tour: Sonargaon and Mainamati

From $107 per person

Book this full-day tour of Sonargaon and Mainamati to get to know the Banglar Tajmahal, The Folk Art Museum, Salban Vihara, Rupban Mura, Itakhola Mura, Mainamati Mound and Mainamati Museum.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy Banglar Tajmahal, a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal
  • Explore the historical The Folk Art Museum Sonargao
  • Discover historical Panam Nagar and Goaldi Mosque
  • Visit Salban Vihara, Rupban Mura, Itakhola Mura, Mainamati Mound and Mainamati Museum
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel in Dhaka at 8:00 am and transferred to your first stop Taj Mahal Bangladesh is a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal -a Mughal mausoleum located in Agra, India. Proceed for 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Dhaka
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags

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  • A maximum of 6 people are permitted per booking.
  • Group discount is available for group size of 2,3,4,5 or more.
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This trip was really good the things you see are amazing. Guide was really nice. Def recommend to anyone visiting Bangladesh.

August 29, 2019

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