Old Dhaka refers to the historic old city of Dhaka. The city name previously spelled as Dacca before 1982 which was an urban settlement dating back to the 7th century on the banks of the Buriganga River (Old Ganges) now is the most vibrant and chaotic place in the Dhaka Metropolitan Area. Main key attractions are Sadarghat (Main river terminal), Ahsan Manzil (Pink Place), Islampur Cloth Market (the biggest cloth market in Bangladesh), Shakhari Bazaar (conch musical instrument makers), Armenian Church, Star Mosque, Lalbagh Fort, Dhakeswari Temple, and National Parliament Building in new Dhaka. Most interesting Activities are Boat Ride on Buriganga River and Rikshaw Ride throughout the Buggiest and Narrowest streets.
All of these places are recommended by various travel books and websites like Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. If you do this tour you will be experience Bangladeshi Culture, heritage, daily life activities and finally the big hustle and bustle of Dhaka.
Pick up from your Hotel. Drive to Old Dhaka
Visit National Parliament House (Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban) from outside and visit Sadarghat (main river terminal) is the main river station in Dhaka
Take boat ride with a wooden pushing boat run by oar and you will see the vibrancy of river
Visit Ahsan Manzil (Pink Place)
Walk through Islampur Cloth Market and see the biggest cloth market in our country and visit Shakhari Bazaar (conch musical instrument makers)
Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)
Take Rickshaw ride and visit Armenian Church, Start Mosque (Tara Masjid), Lalbagh Fort and Dhakeswari Temple.
Drive back to your hotel and say good bye. End the Old Dhaka Tour.
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Your group size||Min 1, max 6|
|Food options||Vegetarian, gluten free, halal|
Private transportation, entrance tickets and fees, lunch (biriyani), rickshaw and boat rides
Personal Expenses, souvenirs, food, drinks, snacks
Sometimes traffic congestion could be bad.
Since local people don't see many foreign tourists they might be a bit curious but are very friendly and cooperative peoples. Please be polite to the locals!
Sun protection, if you are allergic bring your musk