Weaving villages with Archeological sites of Comilla

Tour Number

Activity Level

266750


Categories

Shopping, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Bengali (fluent), English (advanced), Hindi (basic)

Excursion to Jamdani & Khadi weaving villages & Heritage sites


Jamdani is a Persian term. Jama- means cloth & Dana- means Diapering. Jamdani mean 'Diapered Cloth'. Muslims introduced the Jamdani style of weaving in Bengal. The claim seems probable in the sense that the Muslims held the monopoly of Jamdani in Bengal for centuries both in its weaving & marketing. But Jamdani as a fabric is considered to be much older than Muslim rule in Bengal. The Arthasastra (about 300 AD) mentions Vanga to be the home of a very delicate textile staff. Visit Panam City the ruins of building & Folk Art Museum at Sonargaon the old capital of Bengal

Khadi, also known as "khaddar" has a long history at Comilla district 100 km from Dhaka. In the 6th century a local variation of Khadi cloth was described by Huen Tsang of China & Marco Polo in 12th century AD describes a fabrics, most probably khadi Muslin in the Bengal region to be as fine as the spider's web. Romans were great aficionados of Bengal khadi Muslin and imported vast amounts of fabrics. Visit Mainamati Buddhist sites & Museum.

Itinerary

7:30 am pick you up from your place in Dhaka for a day excursion out of the city. Explore Jamdani weaving village & meet the weaver's families at Murapara, Rupganj of Narayanganj district. Will explore Panam City- ruins of the buildings & Folk Art Museum at Sonargaon the old capital of Bengal ruled by the Hindu kings of this region.

Will proceed to Chandina of Comilla district (2 hrs. ) to explore Khadi weaving factories & show rooms. Visit Mainamati, the Buddhist archeological site & museum (closed on SUN); Also visit seminary of World War-II at Comilla. Will return to (3 hrs. ) Dhaka in the evening.

Note:- Mainamati Site museums would be closed on Sunday. And Folk Art Museum will closed on Wednesday & Thursday.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Any suitable place at Dhaka

End location: At your suitable place in Dhaka

Duration: 10 hours

- Site Museums are closed on Sunday & first half of Monday.
- Tour ending time may change due to traffic condition of the road.

Transportation

Air-Conditioned Car/Van

What’s Included

- Air-Conditioned Car
- Fuel, Driver's Allowance, Toll & Parking
- English Speaking Guide Service
- Applicable Taxes

Estimated Local Cash Needed

600 BDT - Entry fees of the Museums & Archeological site

What’s Extra

- Entry Fees of the monuments
- Any Food & Drinks
- All personal Expanses

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