Dhaka City Tour

Dhaka City Tour

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh besides the Buriganga River since 1608 and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It’s a center for Trade and Culture, with a long history as a seat of government. The old part of the city known as Old Dhaka is a centrum to a spacious range of architectural heritage from the Mughal regime to the British colonial period. In the 17th century, it was the Mughal capital of Bengal, and many palaces and mosques from that period remained tourist places in Dhaka. Lalbagh Fort- is an incomplete early 17th-century Mughal fort complex that stands before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka is the key attraction for all traveler’s. Nawab Abdul Gani’s Ahsan Manzil known as Pink Palace is set an iconic mark for the tourist for a long time. The historical remaining of Armenian traders in Dhaka belongs to the Armenian Church along with the graveyard is an amicable place to visit in old Dhaka. Mirza Gulam Pir’s Star Mosque near the Armenian Church will excite you by its mesmerizing interior. The mosque has ornate designs and is decorated with motifs of blue stars. Ballal Sen’s Dhakeswari Temple from the 12th century is now renovated and the national temple of Bangladesh situated near Curzon Hall (Dhaka University) is a historical lane.

Being a center of the Liberation War of Bangladesh, Dhaka hosts some national monuments like Shaheed Minar, National Memorial, Liberation War Museum are worth visiting in the New Dhaka area. Especially, American architect Louis Kahn’s National Parliament Building typifies this fast-growing modern metropolis is a beautiful architectural work in the subcontinent for an assembly.

Colorful people and culture at the same time with historical heritages, it’s Dhaka. You cannot escape for the noisy street or the different types of human personalities when you visit Dhaka. Bangladesh is a place of happy people. People are too friendly and hospitable to welcome you. The street, bazaars, train station, river ports, and the floating people create a vibrant environment that allows you to find interesting stories. Sadarghat River Port, the largest port of Bangladesh casts more than 1 million floating people a day from the different districts. The queue of the anchored ships and the arrival scenery make Sadarghat engaged. Notably, thousands of small passenger boats on the water besides large ships, create resonant decor when the sun sets down. Shakari Bazar Hindu Street near Sadarghat is another place of conviction. The Holi Festival (Color spreading) of Hindu people is held every year. The largest vegetable and fish market in Dhaka, Kawaran Bazar is an iconic place for photographers. The Railway line beside the Bazar and the people’s daily job will help you to experience another world.

Dhaka is the city of festivals. The Bengali New Year is known as Pohela Boishakh is celebrated with a wide range of cultural representations of Bengal. On this whole day, people wear traditional dressed and eat traditional food to welcome the New Year. The musical events, giant colorful statue of animals are used for the rally in Shahbagh area. This is a major occasion to attend for the festival and culture lovers. Along with that, Falgun Utsob (Pohela Falgun), National Mother Language Day, Victory Day, and other festivals are quite pompous to attend.

Dhaka is the place you can mark to have a different experience in your life. The difference between history and culture and the people.

On this full-day tour, we cover all the historical places, the largest bazaar, narrow streets, and the ports to make your day perfect. Although it’s having the craziest traffic system, you will love it.

Duration :
Full Day (8 Hours)
Locations :
New & Old Dhaka
Attractions :
  • Lalbagh Fort
  • National Parliament Building
  • Star Mosque
  • Armenium Chaurch
  • Sadarghat
  • Ahsan Manzil
  • Liberation War Museam
  • Karzan Hall
  • Dhakeswari Temple
  • Kawranbazar Vegitable Market
Tour Available :
Round the year.
Best time to go:
Round the year.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit all the popular attractions in new and mostly in old Dhaka.
  • Feel the noisy urban space.
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride on the narrow street.
  • Taste the food in local restaurant and street food corner.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Tour Itinerary
  • Around 8:00 am-8:30 am, start the tour from your hotel or residence. Our responsible guide will pick you up with the car and start toward for Kawranbazar Vegetable Market. Spend some time in the biggest bazaar of Dhaka.
  • After, visit the outside view of the National Assembly (Parliament Building), the largest legislative complex in the world designed by famous American architect Louis Kahn.
  • Visit Curzon hall, a British era building named by Lord Karzan. At present, it’s a Science Faculty under the University of Dhaka.
  • Visit Dhakeswari Temple, the national Hindu temple of Bangladesh built by Ballal Sen in the 12th century.
  •  Go for the Lalbagh Fort, a key attraction for the tourist. It’s an incomplete construction of the Mughal period in the 17th century started by Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah.
  • Visit Star Mosque, a 19th-century monument built by a Muslim pious Mirza Golam Pir and Armenian Church at Armanitola, a testimony to the significant Armenian Community in the region in 18th & 19th century.
  • After having lunch, visit the famous Ahsan Manzil also known as Pink Palace in Sadarghat. It was the official residential palace of Nawab’s in Dacca in the 19th century.
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride to Sadarghat River Port by walking 5 min (or by the car) on a busy street and enjoy the floating people, trading boats, and the environment.
  • In the evening, come to your place with the experience of the craziest city and the people.

Price for the tour (Per Person)

1 Person
USD 110.00
2 Persons
USD 60.00
3-4 Persons
USD 55.00
4-10 Persons
USD 50.00

Includes:

  • Air conditioned car and driver for the whole day.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Lunch on local restaurant with quality food.
  • A Rickshaw and small boat ride.
  • One bottle mineral water.

Excludes:

  • All entrance fee during the trip.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Food not mentioned above.
  • Tips.

Notes:

  • Timing and assembling for the places are flexible, it could be changed because of traffic during the tour.
  • There could be incredible traffic in Dhaka. Sometimes you have to wait for a long time without even moving in every block of the road.
  • Rickshaw ride is possible for the small groups between 6 persons.
  • Bengali local food is spicy in nature. Biriyani & Khichuri made of Rice, meat and special spices are the famous food of old Dhaka.
  • Modest clothes are required to visit inside of any mosque. Shorts are not allowed for the purpose and especially, women have to cover the hair and arms with the cloths.
  • Ahsan Manzil and National Museum is closed on Thursday and opens Fridays after 3:00 pm. Lalbagh Fort is closed on Sundays and open on Mondays after 2:00 pm. Ahsan Manzil and Lalbagh Fort are also closed on government holidays. But you can have the outside view of these places.