Old Dhaka Discovery Day Tour
Get a comprehensive look at the food, culture and history of Dhaka during this 10-hour city sightseeing excursion. Explore historic sights like Parliament House and Lalbag Fort, and get a glimpse of Dhaka religious landmarks like the Hindu Dhakeswari Temple and Star Mosque. You’ll also get to sample local cuisine during an included lunch and make an afternoon stop at a Dhaka street food market (seasonal).
Receive a morning pickup from your Dhaka hotel between 8:00 am to 9:00 am. You will then make the day’s first stop at the Dhaka Parliament House, a massive structure designed by American architect Louis Kahn.
Later in the morning between 9:30 am to 11:30 am you’ll move towards Dhaka University to see Dhakeswari Temple. This state-owned Hindu religious site is considered the spiritual heart of the Hindu community in Bangladeshi capital. You’ll also get a quick look at the National Museum. Continue from there to Star Mosque, a beautiful Islamic site adorned with stars, and admire an Armenian Orthodox Church.
You’ll then take a break for a lunch of authentic local Dhaka cuisine before proceeding to visit Lalbag Fort and to see the intricate architecture of Ahsan Manzil. Head next to Sadarghat, Dhaka’s busy port area. If time permits, you’ll take a boat ride from here to explore daily life for Dhaka residents along the river banks.
During Dhaka’s annual Ramadan observance, the tour continues to the jam-packed street food market that sets up shop just before the sunset and quickly vanishes after sundown. If it is not the month of Ramadan, you may instead visit Banga Bazaar, known to locals as “the cheapest market in the world.” At the bazaar you can also check out Nilkhet book market or enjoy a horse cart ride. At the end of the day, you’ll receive a drop-off back at your hotel.