Small-Group Dhaka Tour With Traditional Theater
Get your Dhaka 101 on this small group tour that has it all, from ancient history to modern architecture, Bengali cuisine to Bengali theatre! You’ll explore the old city, the waterfront, and the markets, and finish it all up watching a performance at the national theatre.
This Total Dhaka Tour will cover all the city sites, from historic landmarks to modern architecture — as well as a thrilling ride on a rickshaw, of course!
We’ll start off leading you into the old city, where we’ll explore sites like the Kawran Bazar vegetable market, and along the Sadarghat waterfront. This bustling port is constantly buzzing with activity, as boats of all sizes ferry passengers and cargo along the Buriganga River. We’ll also pay a visit to Ahsan Manzil, also known as the Pink Palace, which was built in the 1800s as the residential palace of the Nawab family.
From there, we’ll go explore Shankhari Bazar, one of the oldest areas of Old Town, and the site of many historic Hindu temples — in fact, while Dhaka is primarily a Muslim city, this district has the highest concentrations of Hindus in all of Dhaka.
We’ll fuel up partway through our adventure with lunch at a local restaurant specializing in Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Bengali cuisines, before heading off to the Parliament building, also known as Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban and considered one of the world’s most significant examples of modern 20th-century architecture. The stunning building was designed by famed architect Louis Khan and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world.
From there, we’ll then visit Lalbag, a 17th-century Mughal fort that’s said to be a monument to the unfulfilled dreams of a prince during that time. We’ll also see Dhakeshwari Temple, said to be the most important place of worship for Hindus in Bangladesh.
After all that exploring, you’ll then get to relax in none other than the national theatre. This theatre is known for its cultural performances of epic Bengali love stories, and we’re going to take in a traditional stage performance that shows off Bangladesh’s culture and heritage. Most of the shows here are performed by professional drama troupes, so you’re sure to see an excellent performance!
And of course, because you can’t experience the City of Rickshaws without riding on three wheels, we’ll ride a rickshaw through the city streets, giving you a true taste of local life in Dhaka!