Treasure of the North

Dhaka-Bogra-Dinajpur-Paharpur-Rajshahi-Dhaka (6 Nights 7 Days)

 

Day 01:  Arrival

Arrive Dhaka airport and be received by our representative and transfer to designated hotel. Freshen up and (if time permits) we will provide a half day city tour. Stay overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02: Dhaka –Bogra (210 km, 5 hrs drive approx.) via Tangail and Sirajganj

Early morning start for Bogra. En route, we will visit Atia mosque in Tangail and Hatikumrul Navaratna Temple in Sirajganj. Atia Mosque is known for its majesty and beautiful architectural style, built in 1609. Navaratna Temple was built between 1704 -1728; by a tahsildar named Ramnath Bhaduri. People believe that this is the largest Navaratna temple in Bangladesh. Local people call it Dol Mancha. There are also 3 small temples which are contemporary to main one.

Then drives continue to Bogra through the 11th world’s longest Jamuna Bridge. Reach Bogra, check into hotel and overnight.

 

Day 03: Bogra –Dinajpur (150 km, 4 hrs drive approx.)

After breakfast visit the archeological sites of Mahastangarh and the Citadel. There are several mounds like Govinda vita temple and the holy serene of Muslin saint Mahishwer, Khudie Patar vita, Mankalir Kundur, Porshuram’s vedi, Jiyat Kundu, the rich archeological museum and the Gokul Medh (2 km far from the Citadel) will be very much entertaining. Then drive to Dinajpur and check into hotel. Afternoon; drive to Kantanagar (20 km north of the town) to visit the most famous Kantajee Hindu Temple. This spectacular and fabulous terracotta embellishment reflecting the Ramayana & Mohabarata epics has a rare example of its kind in the whole of the subcontinent.

Stay overnight Dinajpur.

 

Day 04: Dinajpur –Paharpur (55 km, 1.5 hrs drive) –Rajshahi (210 km, 5 hrs drive approx.)

After breakfast drive to Paharpur and visit the impressive monasteries and the spectacular Buddhist monuments. Paharpur Vihara is the treasured heritage of the world which has got the huge monastery with 177 monastic cells including with courtyard. A site museum houses with the rich collections of recovered objects, black stone sculptures, images of gods & goddess of Hindu epics. After lunch, drive to Rajshahi. En-route visit Kusumba Mosque.

Overnight stay Rajshahi.

 

Day 05: Rajshahi –Gaud –Rajshahi (90 km, 2.5 hrs drive each way)

Morning after having breakfast drives to Gaud. Visit Chhota Sona Mosque, Darasbari Mosque, Rajbibi Tahakhana and the mausoleum of Saint Shah Niamatullah (Rah).

Back to Rajshahi and overnight.

 

Day 06: Rajshahi –Puthia –Dhaka (260 km, 8hrs drive approx.)

After breakfast, visit Varendra Museum. This is one of the richest museums in the Sub-continent for Black Stone statues. Then drive 1 hour to Puthia which is known as temple city. Temple complex consists of a cluster of notable old Hindu temples. The temples were built by Hindu Landlords & Kings of the Puthia Royal family. The temples have been built in terracotta in a variety of styles combining the typical Jor-Bangla architecture with other influences. The King Palace and the exquisite & unique Dol Mancha are parts of the complex. Then start drive to Dhaka. In the evening reach Dhaka and transfer to designated hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 07: Departure 

After breakfast free at your own and transfer to airport for onward destination.

 

Tour ends with thanks

 

Visiting Hours

Mahastangarh Museum: Tuesday –Saturday: 1000–1230 hrs and 1430–1700 hrs.

Month of Ramadan: Tuesday –Saturday: 1000–1600 hrs

Sunday and Monday: Weekly off day and remain closed on all Govt. holidays

 

Paharpur Museum: Tuesday –Saturday: 0930–1230 hrs and 1430–1700 hrs.

Month of Ramadan: Tuesday –Saturday: 1000–1600 hrs

Sunday and Monday: Weekly off day and remain closed on all Govt. holidays

 

Varendra Museum: Sunday –Wednesday: 1000–1700 hrs

Month of Ramadan: Sunday –Wednesday: 1000–1600 hrs

Friday and Saturday: Weekly off day and remain closed on all Govt. and Rajshahi University holidays, though this is a part of the University.