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AROUND DHAKA CITY TOUR (DAY LONG)

SONARGAON the Golden Village trip
This trip will start early in the morning around 9:00am. After pick up, you will drive to SONARGAON, which is about 29km south east of Dhaka. It is one of the oldest capitals of Bangladesh. It was the seat of Deva dynasty until 13th century. From this period onward till the time of the advent of the Mughals, Sonargaon was a subsidiary Capital of the Sultanate of Bengal.
It is generally believed that “SUBARNAGRAM” the other name of the place, had existed from the time of Pala and Deva Kings who had used it as their administrative town.
Isha Khan, the Masnad-I-Ala, had also built his army head quarter here. At that time, sonargaon was formed with Aminpur, Panam, Goaldi and Mogra village. It became a famous centre of administration, trade, industry and culture in the 13th century.
After completing sightseeing back to Dhaka and lunch. After lunch visits some well known places around: Lalbag Fort, Star Mosque, Dhakeshwari temple, Karjon Hall, National Museum around 6:00 o’clock we will drop to your Hotel.
EXCURSION TRIP TO POTTERY VILLAGE

Morning after breakfast we shall drive to pottery village, Pottery village is the most attractive for each tourist, which is about 40-km. drive to north Dhaka. Upon arrival you will, visit the very famous for brass artisans. You will see one of the places where they are at work. You can visit the “Rath” here in Dhamrai, which is very similar to the Roman chariot. During the Bengal month of Ashar a big festival “Rath Jatra” takes place here. After that you will go to other part of this village to see the potters, busy to make beautiful terracotta, which take the place in the house of local elite. This people also make the statue of many gods of Hidu community at their big festival “Durga Puja” after lunch at a local restaurant; leave the bus at Nayarhat to take a boat to go to famous pottery village in kakran. The cruise will be for 40-50 minutes to reach there. There is widespread use of pot & utensils make from the clay, most of the people of this village are still potters and trying to hold this profession as their living. After spending some time here, take the waiting boat to get your car. Visit national Martyr’s Monuments at savar, which is 50m high and beautifully kept structure, was built as a memorial for the millions who died in the liberation war of 1971.
EXCURSION TRIP TO MOINAMOTI

Moinamotin 8 Km west of the city of Comilla and 85km southeast of Dhaka and well connected road the Journey will take two and half hours time. there is the Moinamoti Lalmai Hill range beside the Dhaka‐Chittagong highway. Here, a copper‐plate had found at the time of excavation in 1943 in which there is instance of the expansion of Buddhism, riches of Pattika Kingdom, the relation between Samathata & Arakan of this territory. In 1955–56 excavation many clay made plates, gold & bronze coins, Buddha statue and the ruins of Viharas and Stupas were found. Besides, the history from
7th to 12th century had found from the opper-plate.
There are name of some Royal Families on that copper‐plate. Those are- Buddhist Kharag Family, Buddhist Deva Family, Buddhist Chandra Family, Baishnab Burmese Family. Among those, Shalban Vihar of Moinamoti is a remarkable discovery. There are 4 walls surrounding of Shalban Vihar. The total amount of room is 115 in which the Buddhist monks studied and observed religious practices. There was only one door in north side. It has a deep similarity in case of building plan and clay made plate with the Paharpur’s Somapura Vihar. It is built according to the Kalasan Vihar of Java and the Ananda Mandir (temple) of Pogan, Myanmar. There are many ancient ruins like- Charpatra Mura, Boiragir Mura, Kotila Mura, Ananda Vihar, Voge King’s Mura, the Vihar of Rupban Kanya, Aduna‐Paduna Mura, Pacca Mura, Kotebari etc. beside of the Moinamoti of which all are Buddhist Viharas or temples. Many ancient artifact like- ancient armors, copper‐plates, coins, jewelries, bronze statues, burned clay‐plates etc. found in Shalban Vihar. Shalban Vihar was built by the King of Buddhist Deva Family Bhabadev in 8th century and survived for 400 years. Kotila Mura, another Buddhist Temple in Moinamoti is situated 5 km away from Shalban Vihar. Its name is Tri‐Ratna Stupa. This Stupa is the symbol of Tri‐gem of Buddhism- Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha. The Tri‐Stupa like this hasn’t been found anywhere in this country. Another Buddhist temple has found in Charpatra Mura. The Ananda Vihar is situated 3 Km away from Shalban Vihar. This is larger than the Shalban Vihar.

Price Include:

  • All transfer by AC
  • Lunch.
  • Mineral water.
  • Sightseeing includes all entrance Fee.
  • Experience English speaking guide.