Visit the old capital of Bengal Enjoy Boating on the mighty river to the fishermen village
The oldest capitals of Bengal, Situated about 27 km distance from Dhaka, the site represents the substantial remains of an early medieval bygone city called Suvarnagram>Sonargaon. The main attraction of the site is an early modern settlement called Panam City. It lies on the close vicinity of Sonargaon. Sonargaon was the seat of Dev Dynasty until the 13TH century. From then onward till the advent of the Mughals, Sonargaon was the subsidiary capital of the sultanate of Bengal. The ancient monuments, which are still intact over there includes, the tomb of sultan Ghiasuddin (1399-1409 AD). It is really fascinating to enjoy the fishing by the small country boats, Virgin river islands & fishermen villages during the trip.
In the morning will pick you up from airport/hotel lobby. Drive to Sonargaon, the old capital of Bengal. Visit Panam City - the ruins of buildings & folk art Museum (closed on Wednesday & Thursday) at Sonargaon. En-route visit Goaldi mosque at Goaldi village in Sonargaon. Proceed to the Baider Bazar river port on the bank of the mighty river Meghna. Will take a country boat for a two hours trip to a fishermen village by cruising on the river. We will stop on the bank of the river to explore a rural village & meet the locals. You can also explore river island & meet the fishermen family.
Late in the afternoon drive back to Dhaka & transfer to your hotel.
If time permit you can explore some other interesting places in Dhaka on payment basis.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel lobby/Airport
End location: Hotel Lobby/Airport
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
It may take some additional time due to traffic on road.
- Rent of a air-conditioned transport with driver's allowance, fuel, parking & toll as per mentioned itinerary.
- Two hours cruise by local country boat
- Sightseeing tours at Old Capital of Bengal (Sonargaon)
- Meet the locals at fishermen village
- My charge
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 BDT - Per person for Entry fees & Lunch
Meals, Entry fees at the museum & personal expanses
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Great day. Very informative guide. We thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated Messbaul's knowledge of the area and the country as well as his flexibility in adapting some of our stops on the fly. Highly recommended.