Rajshahi Tour is a popular trip in Bangladesh and a great choice for history lovers. Bangladesh is a country considerably rich in archaeological wealth, particularly from the primitive period (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. Rajshahi is a prior area allocated by the most of archeological sites like UNESCO world heritage Paharpur, Kantajew temple, Puthia temple complex, Choto Sona mosque in Gaud, ruins of Mahasthangarh & many more places. In this tour, we’ll cover all the sites of Rajshahi, Chapai Nawabganj, Puthia, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Paharpur, Bogra & Rajbari regions.
UNESCO Heritage & Buddhist Monestry: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Paharpur Buddhist Bihar, one of the largest Buddhist monasteries of the Indian subcontinent.
Ancient Buddhist Ruins: Discover Mohasthangarh, a historical citadel from the 3rd century BC. Gokul Medh, Vasu Bihar, Jogoddol Vihara, Govinda Bhita, Holud Vihara, and many historical Buddhist sites under excavation are idle places for history lovers.
Hindu Temples & Palaces: Visit temple city Puthia, an abandoned city with many Hindu ruins & temples. Zamindar Palaces in Natore & Puthia and their history is interesting. Visit the 2nd largest Navaratna Temple of Bangladesh in Hatikumrul near Jamuna River.
Mosques & Muslim monuments: Discover the famous Choto Sona Mosque with Tahkhana, Darasbari Mosque, Khania Dighi Mosque in Chapai Nawabganj which is known as 'The lost City Gauda'. Visit the famous Kusumba Mosque & some Muslims built sites on this trip.
Museum: Visit the oldest museum Varendra Research Museum in Rajshahi city is a highly recommended place for a historical drive. Museum in Mahastangarh & Paharpur is rich with a lot of ancient collections.
Village & Landscape: The most amazing things about this trip are the beautiful villages with painted landscapes. A sunset in Vasua Vihara can offer you a mind-changing environment that is memorable.
Vegetable & Fruit Gardens: The endless vegetable and fruit gardens are amazing. When you drive through the gardens is wonderful to experience. Visit some gardens while driving. Especially, don't miss to visit a betel leaf garden.
Rivers & Cruise: Visit the 2 biggest rivers of Bangladesh on this trip and enjoy a cruise at Jamuna River.
Bazaars & Community: The vegetable bazaars in Mahastangarh is interesting and recommended place to visit. Experience the lifestyle of rural people with a kind and happy soul.
Day 1 : Natore Rajbari, Puthia Temple City & Rajshahi.
Early in the morning, our responsible guide will meet you at your place. We will start a drive of 5 hours to the north Bengal area directly.
We will visit Natore Rajbari, the oldest and largest among the two biggest Rajbari in the region.
After lunch, visit the temple city Puthia. It is renowned for the largest number of historically important Hindu structures in Bangladesh. The Shiva Temple in Puthia is the largest such Hindu temple in this region. The Govinda Temple, decorated with intricate terracotta designs is in one of the country’s finest old Rajbari courtyards.
We will drive to Rajshahi city for the night's stay.
Day 2 : The lost city of Gaud in Chapai Nawabganj and Varendra research museum in Rajshahi.
After having breakfast, we will drive to Chapai Nawabganj to visit historical mosques. On the way find all the places covered by mango gardens, especially the Khirsa mango that got GI recognition by UNESCO in 2019.
First, we will walk through the history of the lost city Gaud. Visit Choto Sona Masjid (Gaur), a remarkably fine architectural specimen of the Sultanate Period. the TahkhanaComplex (Persian), literally means a cold building or palace. A structure was built on the west bank of a large tank situated in the Firozpur quarters of the city of Gaur-Lakhnauti.
We will go to Darasbari Mosque, the largest mosque in the Bangladesh part of Gaur-Lakhnauti, now in ruins. The name Darasbari is derived from its being located within a Darasbari (place of lesson or learning).
Visit Khania Dighi Mosque, one of those precious edifices of Bangladesh. The mosque was built during the 15th century. The four domes mosque is also known as Chamachika Masjid, Rajbibi Masjid, etc.
After, we will drive to Rajshahi city to visit the Varendra Research Museum. This is the first and most resourceful museum in the country. Find all exclusive statues and historical signs there. We will spend the sunset on the banks of Ganger river.
Night stay at the hotel in Rajshahi.
Day 3 : Sompura Mahavihara at Paharpur, ruins of ancient city Mahasthangarh and Kusumba Mosque.
Today, we will drive to Paharpur to visit our third World Heritage site. The green vegetable-fruit fields are amazing to stop. Especially the betel leaf gardens are interesting to have photographed. On the way, visit the famous Kusumba Mosque, built during the Afgan rule in Bengal.
Finally, we will visit Paharpur Buddhist Bihar, dating from the 8th century AD. It's also known as Sompura Mohavihara which is the most impressive archaeological site in Bangladesh also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was once the largest Buddhist monastery in the south of the Himalayas.
After lunch, we will drive to Bogra. Visit the oldest known city in Bangladesh Mahasthangarh, dating back to at least the 3rd century BC. 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. The Behula Bashor Ghor is a key site to visit in Mahasthangarh.
We will spend the evening at Vasua Vihara Buddhist ruins. The sunset from this place will refill you with the beauty of the rural landscape.
Overnight in Bogra.
Day 4 : Navratna Temple, Cruise on Jamuna River, Tangail Zamindar House and Dhaka.
In the morning, we will visit the biggest vegetable bazaar in Bogra. The trading experience and fresh vegetables are satisfactory.
After, we will drive to Jamuna River to enjoy a river cruise after visiting the beautiful Navaratna Temple in Sirajganj. This is the second largest Navaratna-style temple in Bangladesh after Kantajew Temple.
We will visit Karatia Zamindar House in Tangail before check into Dhaka.
Finish the trip at your place. The historical journey and the memories will be with you forever.
Price for the tour (Per Person)
All transportation like the air-conditioned car for the entire trip.
All accommodation in 3 Star hotel on a twin share basis. (hotel upgrades and single supplement available)
Complimentary breakfast in the hotel.
All meals during the tour at the local clean restaurant.
All entrance fees during the trip.
English speaking accompanied guide for the entire trip.
❌ Personal expenses.
Timing and assembling for the places are flexible, it could be changed because of traffic during the tour.
Bengali local food is spicy in nature. Plain Rice, Vegetables, Fish & Meat are available in restaurants. Biriyani & Khichuri made of Rice, lentils, meat, and special spices are the famous food of old Dhaka also available in other cities. ( Non-spicy food is possible to order in some restaurants if you like)
Modest clothes are required to visit any mosque. Shorts are not allowed for this purpose; women must cover their hair and arms with clothes.