Welcome to Rajshahi


The Padma's riverbank affords pleasant views. In the late afternoon, a carnival-like atmosphere pervades with people strolling and chatting, children playing and vendors selling tea, ice cream and other snacks.

Looking across the vast flood plain, you will see India (the border is about 2km beyond the opposite bank), where the river is called the Ganges. In the dry season, it's sometimes possible to walk across the riverbed, which aids the thriving smuggling trade along the border. Boats will take you for a river ride (Tk 20), but it's advisable not to set foot on the other bank (Sona Masjid is the nearest official border crossing).


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$1079 Cultural & Theme Tours

10 Days World Heritage & Cultural Tours In Bangladesh

Day 01,-- Dhaka Arrive in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh and a megacity in south Asia. Full day long city tour in side Dhaka. After dinner group shall Overnight at hotel.  (B/D) Day 02, – Dhaka / Bogra This morning, Drive to savar national monument and proceed to Bogra. On the way we shall visit Hatikumrul navaratna temple at sirajgonj. Arrive at Bogra visit gokul medh which is a Buddhist Stupa and transfer to hotel in Bogra.  (B/D) Day 03, – Bogra/Rajshahi After breakfast, visit the ruins of Mahasthangarh, the oldest archaeological site in Bangladesh, dating back to the 3rd century BC. Later, visit Paharpur, one of the world’s largest Buddhist temples and a UNESCO-designated World Heritage site. Transfer to hotel in Rajshahi.  (B/D) Day 04,  – Rajshahi/Khulna After breakfast, en route visits temple city of Puthia, site of the country’s largest Hindu temple complex. Head south of the port city of Khulna .Arrive in Khulna and check in to your hotel.  (B/D) Day 05, – Mongla/SandarbansWe shall visit the 60-Domed Mosque in Bagerhat, also a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. After that you are transferred to Mongla, where you board the vessel to begin a cruise toward the Sandarbans. Overnight stay at cruise boat   (B/D) Day 06, – Mongla- Kotka-Sundarbans After breakfast at boat and boat shall cruise to the south-eastern part of the jungle will continue, reaching Kotka in the afternoon. If time permits your guide will offer tracking in the forest. Overnight on board. (B/D) Day 07, – Sundarbans - KachikhaliAt morning we will invite you to explore the narrow creeks aboard a wooden rowboat, allowing a close look at the unique mangrove fauna & Flora. Guide will offer a variety of activities, including an easy trek, a hike through the mangroves and an evening boat trip. Overnight on board in Kachi Khali. (B/D) Day 08, – Mongla- DhakaMorning take breakfast & lunch on board you will disembark the boat at Mongla station. Transfer to Jessore airport by private transport. By domestic flight you shall return to Dhaka Airport. Transfer to the hotel in Dhaka. (B/D) Day 09, - Dhaka- Sonargaon- Comilla- Dhaka. After a very early breakfast, start for day long  excursion tour to Sonargaon “Panam” city which is call lost city of Moghal’s period  & Moinamoti shalban Buddhist Bihar and there ancient museum, 2nd world war cemetery. Back to Dhaka and overnight stay at hotel. (B/D) Day 10, - DhakaTake breakfast and transfer to the airport. Tour end!

$2713 Private & Custom Tours

Exploring Bangladesh Tour

This Bangladesh travel package covers the best places and attractions in Bangladesh recommended by popular travel guides including BRADT and Lonely Planet, with few days of beach luxury in the end. It starts with a full day tour Old Dhaka and boarding Paddle Steamer Rocket in the evening for an once-in-a-lifetime overnight journey. You’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage city Bagerhat and spend 3 days in Sundarbans to explore it’s wildlife. Next we’ll take you to visit the most impressive archaeological sites in Rajshahi Division including an world heritage site.After that we’ll take you to the tea region of Srimangal and Sylhet to visit it’s numerous tea gardens, national parks, tribal villages and enjoy boat ride on beautiful rivers and canals. From there we go to Chittagong Hill-Tracts area. Starting with full day boat ride at beautiful Kaptai Lake, Later you’ll spend rest 3 days on a private beach of an Eco-resort in Cox’s Bazar. If you want to see the best place of Bangladesh with some beach luxury on a single tour, this tour is for you.Tour HighlightsVisit all 3 UNESCO world Heritage sites in Bangladesh.Explore the largest mangrove forest on earth – Sundarbans for full 3 days.Overnight journey on a century old paddle wheel steamer called Rocket.Visit historical sites at Bagerhat a UNESCO World Heritage City from 15th century, including 60 Dome Mosque.Visit Somapura Mahabihara, a Buddhist monastery from 8th Century and another UNESCO World Heritage site.Visit beautiful mosques of the rich historic city Gaur, The Ancient Capital of the whole Bengal from medieval period.Visit beautiful temples, palaces, and historic mosques of Rajshahi.Visit a Santal tribal village and experience their lifestyle.Spend 3 days at Srimangal, The Tea Capital of Bangladesh.Trek inside Lawachara National Park and visit tribal villages.Bird watching on Baikka Beal, a wetland and sanctuary for The migratory birds, paradise for the bird lovers.Experience the stone collection activities in Jaflong which is Highly photogenic.Experience simple life of farmers on the island of Meghna and Jamuna river.Ride in 2 Bangladeshi train – a unique experience.Visit beautiful hills and tribal villages in Chittagong Hill-Tracts are.Boat ride on beautiful Kaptai Lake at Rangamati.Visit a fishing port in Cox’s Bazar.Leisure on the longest unbroken sandy beach in the world – cox’s Bazar.PLEASE VIEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO CHECK FULL DETAILS ITINERARY OF THIS TOUR.

$75 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Rajshahi Day Tour of Bagha Mosque and Puthia Temple Complex

Take a private full-day tour of Rajshahi to get to know the Bagha Mosque, the Puthia Temple Complex and its incredible history in more detail. This popular 10-hour tour includes transportation, a personal driver and an English-speaking guide throughout the day. Following a hotel pick-up from Rajshahi at 8am, your first stop will be the Bagha Mosque. This is a great historical place in Bangladesh. It has a wonderful architectural style. The Bagha Mosque was built on the western bank of a fairly large tank within a brick-walled compound, 48.77 square meters. The inscription on top of the mosque states that the mosque was constructed by Sultan Nusrat Shah in 1932 A.D. Initially, its roof was over 10 domes but later those disintegrated. The mosque was constructed with brick and stone plinth. An earthquake in 1897 destroyed all the domes. Next, you’ll head to the Puthia Temple Complex. The Puthia Temple Complex has the largest number of historic temples in Bangladesh. The temples were built by Hindu Zamindars Rajas of the Puthia Raj family who were notable philanthropists of Rajshahi. The temples have been built in terracotta in a variety of styles combining the typical Jor-bangla architecture with other influences. The Rajbari or Palace of the Raja of Puthia and the Dol Mancha are part of the complex. The temples are laid out around a lake with a sprawling lawn. Here, you’ll discover the authentic craftsmanship in the temples such as the Shiva Temple, the Jagannath Temple, the Dol Mandir, the Govinda Temple, the Royal Palace and the Bara Ahnik Mandir. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue to the Natore Royal Palace, also known as the Natore Rajbari, a prominent royal palace in Natore. It was the residence and seat of the Rajshahi Raj family of zamindars. The famous Queen Rani Bhabani lived here and after the death of her husband expanded both the estate and the palace. At approximately 6pm, you'll arrive back at your hotel in Rajshahi where your tour will end.

$67 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Rajshahi Day Tour of Chhoto Sona Mosque and Varendra Research Museum

You will be picked up from your hotel in Rajshahi at 8am and transferred to your first stop Chhoto Sona Mosque which is the main attraction of this area. The mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Hussain Shah. The mosque is one of the best-preserved sultana monuments under protection by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Governments of Bangladesh. The gilding that gave the building its name does not exist anymore. The mosque premise, which covers an area of 42m from East to West by 43.5m from North to South, was originally surrounded by an outer wall (now restored) with a gateway in the middle of the East side. Next, you’ll head to some other historic buildings such as the Toha Khana, a complex including a hammamkhana, a three-domed mosque and the tomb of Shah Neamotullah Wali, Dharash Bari Mosque, Dharash Bari or Madrasa -- the earliest madrasa in Bangladesh, Chamachika mosque. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue to the Varendra Research Museum. This gem of a museum is tucked away in an unassuming building on a quiet street. Founded in 1910 with the support of the Maharaja of Dighapatia, it is managed by Rajshahi University and is the oldest museum in the country. Inside is a fantastic collection of relics spanning from the earliest civilization of Mohenjodaro in Pakistan to local archaeological excavation sites. Enjoy the sculpture galleries, with figurines of Hindu gods, goddesses and mythical characters. The collection of Islamic artifacts from the medieval era, comprising weapons, ensembles, daily objects and a number of ornate hand-written copies of the Quran, is simply stunning. The building itself is a curious mix of British and Hindu architectural styles. At approximately 6pm, you'll arrive back at your hotel in Rajshahi where the tour will end.

$438 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Bangladesh World Heritage Tour: North Bengal

Day 1: Following hotel pick up by your English speaking guide at 7am from Dhaka hotel you’ll start for Navaratna Temple at Hatikumrul. A unique archaeological treasure was constructed during the reign of Nawab Murshidkuli Khan (1704-1720 A.D.).After lunch you'll proceed to Behula Lakshindar Basor Ghor.It is considered the oldest archaeological site of our country.Then you’ll visit the Mahasthangarh which is the oldest archaeological site in Bangladesh.It dates back to 700 BCE and the earliest urban archaeological site so far discovered in Bangladesh.After visiting Govinda Bhita transfer to Dinajpur hotel for overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast at 8am your first stop will be Ramsagar National Park and Ramsagar Lake which is the biggest excavated pond of Bangladesh.King Ramnath excavated this pond during the reign of Nawab Alivardi Khan.This pond was excavated to remove the scarcity of water of the local inhabitants.Next, you'll proceed to Kantajew Temple.The most ornate among the late medieval Hindu temples of Bangladesh Kantajew Temple was built by Maharaja Pran Nath in 1752.Head over to Nayabad Mosque.The mosque was constructed in 1793 AD during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Alam II.After lunch start for Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur.Visit Somapur Mahavihara which was once a renowned intellectual centre until its demise in the 12th Century AD.By evening transfer to Bogra hotel for overnight stay.Day 3: After breakfast at 8am start for Kusumba Mosque at Naogaon.This mosque is one of the best preserved ancient monuments of Bangladesh.According to an inscription it was erected by a patron Sulayman in 1558 during the reign of Ghiyath al-Din Bahadur Shah.After lunch start for Chhoto Sona Mosque in Chapai Nawabganj.At the reign of Sultan Hossain Shah (1493-1519),this Mosque was built by Wali Muhammad son. Then visit Tahkhana Complex, Tohakhana Masjid.After visiting Darasbari Mosque and Chika Mosque transfer to Rajshahi hotel for overnight stay.Day 4: After breakfast at 8am visit Varendra Research Museum.This was the first museum of Bangladesh.This museum has a rich and ancient collection,almost three thousands of objects of Paharpur,Mohasthangar and Mohenjodaro and also of 16th to 19th century A.D.Next you'll start for Puthia Temple Complex.Here you’ll visit The Shiva Temple,Jagannath Temple,Dol Mandir,The Puthia Rajbari or Palace of the Raja of Puthia,Pancharatna Gobinda Temple and Bara Ahnik Mandir.After lunch start for Bagha Mosque.It is the Shahi (grand) mosque of Bagha,the most beautifully decorated mosque built in the independent sultanate period of Bengal by Nasrat Shah,the Sultan of independent Bengal,in 1523-24,the mosque is well known for its depiction on the banknote of fifty taka.By evening you’ll start for Dhaka.At approximately 11.00 pm, we'll drop off you at your Dhaka hotel where the tour will end.