Somapura Buddhist Vihara & Museum, Mahasthangarh archeological sites & Museum And Puthia Temple City
An important site of the Ganges delta, Bangladesh was an integral part of the medieval civilizations that inhabited these regions. Although a country considerably rich in archaeological wealth, both during the Muslim and pre-Muslim rules, most of it is still unknown. The earlier history of Bangladesh reveals that Buddhism received royal patronage from some important ruling dynasties like the great Pala rulers, the Chandras and the Deva Kings. Under their support, numerous well-organized, self-contained monasteries sprang up all over the country. These monasteries once thriving with life were also greatly appreciated and written about by travelers like Ibne Battuta, Fa-Shien and Hiuen Tsabg. With two archaeological sites labeled as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bangladesh still has much to reveal beneath her plains.
Day 01: Dhaka-Bogra via Jamuna bridge & Puthia:
Drive to Bogra en-route visit Puthia, the Temple city of Bangladesh. A charming little town of Puthia famous for its historic decorated Hindu temples and the imposing Zamindar's Palace. Late afternoon proceed to Bogra for overnight stay.
Day 02: Bogra-Paharpur-Mohasthangarh-Dhaka
After breakfast drive to Paharpur, UNESCO declared world Heritage Site in 1985. Visit to ruins of Paharpur Vihara, is a treasured heritage of the world. The remains of the most important & the largest known monastery south of Himalaya. En-route visit Mohasthangarh- metropolis of 3rd century B. C.
Return to Dhaka in the evening.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your place in Dhaka/Airport
End location: Your place in Dhaka/Airport
Duration: 2 days
Tour starting & finishing time may vary according to traffic condition of the road.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 BDT - Entry fees; Meals (Lunch & Dinner, Drinks etc.)