North Bengal Tour

Paharpur & Puthia Tour Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country considerably rich in archaeological wealth, particularly of the primitive period both during the Muslim and pre-Muslim rules, though most of it is still unexplored and unknown. Many travelers express their impressions glorifying these places. At present, there are several sites in Bangladesh where you can still see some of those relics.  North Bengal is a prior area allocated by most archaeological sites. Most of all famous Temples, Mosques, ruins cities and Jamindar Houses are located in North Bengal area. Paharpur Buddhist Bihar & Puthia temple city is traditionally famous and rich to explore as an archaeological trip.

 

Duration :
2 Nights / 3 Days
Locations :
Natore, Rajshahi, Puthia, Paharpur & Bogra.
Attractions :
  • Paharpur Buddhist Bihar
  • Puthia Temple City
  • Mahasthangarh
  • Rajshahi
  • Natore Rajbari
  • Kusumba Mosque
  • Navratna Temple Hatikumrul
Tour Available :
Round the year.
Best time to go:
Round the year.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Paharpur Buddhist Bihar.
  • Explore the temple city Puthia covered by many temples including Pancharatna Gobinda Temple, Shiva Temple, Jagannath Temple, Bara Anik Temple & Puthia Rajbari.
  • Visit Rani Bhabani’s Queen House in Natore known as Natore Rajbari.
  • Visit Rajshahi Museum, enjoy sunset at Ganges in near the city, and spend time in the silk city Rajshahi.
  • Explore Mahasthangarh, a ruin from 3rd Century in Bogra.
  • Visit Kusumba Mosque, a construction from the Afgan ruling period in Bengal region.
  • Visit traditional Navratna Temple in Hatikumrul.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Natore Rajbari, Puthia Temple City & Silk City Rajshahi.
  • Leave Dhaka after having an early breakfast for a scenic drive of 5.30 hrs through the picturesque rural landscape to Natore.
  • Visit Natore Rajbari, the oldest and largest among two biggest Rajbari’s in the region.
  • Continue driving toward Puthia and have lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Visit the temple city Puthia, renowned for the largest number of historically important Hindu structures in Bangladesh. The Shiva Temple in Puthia is the largest Hindu temple in Bangladesh. The Govinda Temple, decorated with intricate terracotta designs, is in one of the country’s finest old Rajbari’ courtyard.
  • After, drive to Rajshahi and check into the hotel.
  • Enjoy sunset at Ganges River besides Rajshahi City.
  • Dinner and overnight staying at Rajshahi.
Day 2 : Rajshahi, Paharpur & Mahasthangarh.
  • After having breakfast, spend some time in Rajshahi City. Visit the University of Rajshahi & drive for Paharpur.
  • On the way, visit famous Kusumba Mosque, built during the Afgan rule in Bengal.
  • Visit Paharpur Buddhist Bihar Dating from the 8th century AD, the Sompur Vihara in Paharpur is considered the most impressive and important archaeological site in Bangladesh and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was once the largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas.
  • Have lunch in a local restaurant in Paharpur and continue to drive towards Bogra.
  • Visit the oldest known city in Bangladesh Mahasthangarh, dating back to at least the 3rd century BC, is located only 14 km from Bogra town. Today, the archaeological site consists mainly of foundations and hillocks hinting at past glory. In the Mahasthangarh Site Museum, an interesting collection of recovered pieces is on display.
  • Check-in to the hotel in Bogra in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in Bogra.
Day 3 : Jamuna River Cruise & Navaratna Temple.
  • After taking breakfast, visit the Char of Jamuna River by a reserved boat.
  • Start the drive to back Dhaka and stop in Sirajganj for having lunch.
  • After, visit the beautiful Navratna Temple in Hatikumrul, Sirajganj and start the journey again.
  • After a wonderful road journey, arrive at Dhaka after evening (depends on traffic) and end your tour with wonderful experiences and memories.

Price for the tour (Per Person)

Starting Price
USD 300.00

Includes:

  • Airport/hotel pickup and drop.
  • All transportation like an air-conditioned car and other vehicle for the entire trip.
  • All Accommodation in 3-star hotels or resorts on a twin share basis. (Change of accommodations and single supplement are available)
  • All foods (main meals) at the local restaurant with quality food and mineral water for drinking.
  • English speaking accompanied guide for the entire trip.
  • All entrance fees during the trip.

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses.
  • Food not mentioned above.
  • Tips.

Notes:

  • Timing and assembling for the places are flexible; We could change it because of traffic during the tour.
  • Bengali local food is spicy. Biriyani & Khichuri made of rice, lentil, meat and special spices are the famous food of old Dhaka and available in other cities. (Non-spicy food also possible to order at most of the restaurants).