Experience Old Dhaka: Art, Culture Heritage and Chaos

  • Sadarghat
  • Ruplal House
  • Ahsan Manzil
  • Hindu Street
  • Lalbagh Fort
  • Dhakeshwari Temple
  • Curzon Hall
  • Parliament

With this tour package, Tiger Tours facilitates the following: 

  • Pick up and Drop off from Hotel/Residence
  • Fulltime A/C Transport with Experienced Driver
  • Full time English speaking Tour Guide
  • Toll, Parking and Fuel Cost
  • Entry Fees and Charges for all the sites listed in the itinerary
  • Light Refreshments
  • One Bottle of 500ml Mineral Water


Does Not Include:

  • Food and Drinks (Unless otherwise mentioned)
  • Personal Purchases
  • Anything not included in the itinerary
1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
10,100 BDT/Person 6,150 BDT/Person 5,600 BDT/Person 4,950 BDT/Person 4,600 BDT/Person 4,300 BDT/Person


Children's Pricing:

  • Children below the age of 2 years are complimentary.
  • Children below the age of 12 years will be charged at a 20% Discount on group rate.


* Group sizes are based on full paying adults.
(eg. A family of 4 with 3 adults and 1 child will be considered as a group of 3, the child will be charged at a 20% Discount on group size 3 prices.)

 

 

We shall start the trip by heading towards Old Dhaka.

The old town is full of rich history and tradition, illustrated throughout the streets. Our first stop will be the famous Sadarghat, one of the largest river ports in the world on the banks of the river Buriganga, located in the southern part of Dhaka. After visiting Sadarghat, we shall take an hour long heritage walk in Farashganj road. We call it learning through walking, where we experience different kinds of colonial architecture and lifestyle.

In Old Dhaka, a thriving settlement had begun before the Mughals made it the capital of Bengal. The French merchants came to Dhaka in the 1680s and settled in Tejgaon. They established Farashganj as a trading quarter, to conduct business with permission from Naib Nazim Nawajesh Khan in1740. Mr. Pogose, an Armenian businessman and philanthropist, took lease of the area from the English. The Hindu zamindar mansions are dispersed in and around Tipu Sultan Road, Narinda, Farashganj and Sutrapur. The mile long Farashganj Road running East-West, starting from 'Sutrapur' up to the North Brook Hall (Lal Kuthi), once a treasure for traditional architecture, is now the centre of vegetable and spice markets.

We will also visit the famous Ruplal House on the Buckland Bund, which is surrounded by the just as famous spice market. 'Ruplal House' was built by Armenian Zamindar Aratun, in 1825. It was bought by Ruplal Das and his brother Roghunath Das, in 1835. They renovated the house with Martin and company, an architectural firm in Calcutta. This ‘E’ shaped house divided into two blocks. The two blocks in two storied, includes over fifty rooms of various sizes and of them, the central hall on the upper floor, of the more impressive western wing, was an elegantly decorated dance hall with a wooden floor.

From there we will head towards Ahsan Manzil (pink palace). Ahsan Manzil or the Pink Palace was the home of the Nawab of Dhaka. The palace was rebuilt after tornado destruction, in 1888 by the fourth Nawab of Dhaka, Sir Khwaja Salimullah Bahadur, and was the site of many societal events, parties and balls during the British Period. The palace currently houses a museum.

From the Ahsan Manzil we will head towards Hindu Street which is famous for its Rickshaw Art and old style of life.

Next is the Lalbagh Fort, built about 420 years ago, was originally called Fort Aurangabad after the Emperor Aurangzeb, to protect Mughal Viceroys and administration. Constructed on the site of a Buddhist Vihara, the remains of which were found during recent excavation work which was never completed.

Next we will visit Dhakeshwari Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple in Dhaka, was originally established in the 12th Century, under the Sena Dynasty of Kings in the area. Extensively remodeled, its present temples were probably basically built in the 18th Century. The name of the temple Dhakeshwari, is believed by many to be the origin of the name Dhaka itself. The original 800 year old statue of the goddess, was tragically destroyed during the Liberation War along with much of the building.

From there we will visit the famous Curzon hall (built in 1905, to be part of an International Standard University by the then Governor General of India, Lord Curzon).

*Kindly note you are required to wear full pants while entering any mosque, temple, church or religious site.

 

Experience Old Dhaka: Art, Culture Heritage and Chaos

Photo Gallery
 
 
Pori Bibi's tomb at Lalbagh fort Pori Bibi's tomb at Lalbagh fort buzzing crowds at Dhakheshwari temple Curzon Hall now houses the Science Faculty of Dhaka University Ahsan Manzil, also known as the pink palace The boatsmen waiting for clients near Sadarghat National Parliament Hosni Dalan, a religious structure for the Shia Muslims Star Moque Rose garden, the apalcial home of a landlord details of Star Mosque
Itinerary
 

 

8:30am
Pick up from Hotel/Residence and head towards Old Dhaka.
[Approx. 1.5 hours depending on the traffic]

10:00am – 1:30pm

  • Sadarghat Waterfront
  • Ruplal House
  • Ahsan Manzil
  • Hindu Street


1:30pm – 2:30pm
One Hour Lunch Break

2:30pm – 5:00pm 

  • Lalbagh Fort
  • Dhakeswari Hindu Temple
  • Curzon hall


 5:00pm
Head back for Residence

 

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