Meet the Culture & Heritage of Bangladesh
Paharpur is a small village 5 km west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of largest known monastery south of Himalayas has been excavated which is know as Somapura Maha Vihara (Vihara is a Sanskrit and Pali word for Buddhist Monastery) was build by Dharmapala (781-821 AD) of the Palas, a great dynasty who are majorly responsible for the speared of Buddhism.
You may find here some local tribes like Saotal, Orao, Munda, Mohali, Mohanta, Rajhangshi etc.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the locals but you might be delighted by exploring some typical cultures like making pottery, use of manual husking machine for rice & lentils, and may other activities in the village.
You may enjoy the preparation of local meals by the host family. Visiting local market & school could be exiting to you.
Traveling to Jaipurhat by train & return to Dhaka by Bus would be a nice opportunity for you to enjoy different landscapes during your journey from/to Dhaka.
Day-1: Morning Bus/Train No. 758 (Drutajan Express) to Jaipurhat, the northern district of Bangladesh. Up on arrival at Jaipurhat transfer to your host's house. Dinner & overnight stay with hosts' family.
Day-2: Explore the village, Somapura Vihara, the single biggest Buddhist monument & UNESCO heritage site. Also visit a reach archeological museum in the site.
After lunch you can explore a tribal village with is short distance. In the evening enjoy folk songs offered by the local artists at the hosts' residence & overnight stay.
Day-3: Today will explore pottery village, paddy fields to experience different activities of local farmers & village markets by bicycle. overnight at home in the village.
Day-4: Transfer to Jaipurhat bus stand to board on the bus headed to Dhaka. Arrival at Dhaka late in the afternoon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Will meet you at Bus/Train station in Dhaka.
End location: Will drop you at Bus/Train station at Dhaka.
Duration: 3 days
You can travel by Bus/train from Dhaka to Jaipurhat.
Bus/Train for long journey. Three wheeler auto Rickshaw for transfers between Jaipurhat & Paharpur.