Arrive Dhaka airport and be received by our representative and transfer to designated hotel. Freshen up and in the afternoon pass through the streets of Dhaka to have a glimpse of the city. Have dinner in a standalone restaurant and return to hotel for overnight stay. (D)
Day-2: Dhaka city tour and Sonargaon
After breakfast visit exotic Sadarghat river port crowded with different type of boats and crafts. Every day hundreds & thousands of passengers are transported by motor launches to and from far off places through this river port. You can find here the heritage paddle wheel steamer commonly called as Rocket Steamer Service built during British colonial period still in service and playing very important role for safe transport. Visit the wonderful historical Ahsan Manzil - the palace of Muslim Nawab, Star Mosque, Armenian Church Curzon Hall of Dhaka University, Have lunch at authentic Bengali restaurant.
After lunch drive to Sonargaon (30 km) the old capital of Golden Bengal. The city was under Turkish Sultanate during 1280 AD. The main attractions of Sonargaon of today are ruins of Panam, the dead city, Goaldi Mosque of Sultanate period and the rich Folk Art Museum with the panoramic lake and gardens. Drive back to Dhaka. If time permits, visit the National Parliament Building the master piece of world famous Architect Louis I. Kahn. Dinner will be offered at a quality restaurant and overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast start drive to the airport to avail flight towards your next destination.
Ahsan Manzil: (Full day closed on Thursday & Friday open between 1430 hrs to 1600 hrs)
Sonargoan: (Friday – Tuesday: Foundation premises is open from 9 am – 5 pm, and the museum is open from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm. Museum galleries are closed from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm at on Friday only for the Jum’a prayer. Wednesday & Thursday: Government holidays: Closed.)