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Explore Old Dhaka’s mix of historic sights and vibrant culture during this 10-hour day trip. Get a look at landmarks like the Dhaka Parliament House, Dhakeswari Temple, Lalbag Fort, and Star Mosque, plus much more. Depending on the season and trip timing, you’ll also get to explore Dhaka’s local markets and take a boat ride. Lunch, entrance fees, and air-conditioned vehicle transport are included.

Highlights

  • Explore the many landmarks of Old Dhaka on this full-day trip
  • See Dhaka sights like Parliament House, Dhakeswari Temple, and Lalbag Fort
  • Enjoy a cornucopia of street food at a temporary market held during Ramadan (seasonal)
  • Experience life for Dhaka residents along the river during a boat ride (time permitting)
  • Wander through the Nilkhet book market at Banga Bazaar (seasonal)
  • Includes lunch, entrance fees and transport by air-conditioned vehicle

What You Can Expect

Old Dhaka Discovery Day Tour

Ahsan Manzil - Old Dhaka

Get picked up from your Dhaka hotel between 8 and 9am via an air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll be transferred first to the Dhaka Parliament House, a historic building designed by American architect Louis Khan.

From 9:30 until 11:30am, you'll explore Dhakeswari Temple at Dhaka University, a frequent gathering place for Dhaka Hindus. Then proceed to Star Mosque, an appropriately-named Muslim center that’s adorned with stars, and an Armenian Orthodox Church, stopping by the National Museum en route.

Stop for a lunch of local Bangladeshi cuisine midday, after which you’ll proceed to Lalbag Fort and then to Dhaka’s port area, also known as “Sadarghat.” If there's time, board a boat for a glimpse of daily life for those living along the river.

For visitors taking the trip during Ramadan, head next to a vibrant street food market that held in the short window of time before sunset and after sunset. For those not visiting during Ramadan, explore Banga Bazaar, where you can hire a horse cart ride or investigate the Nilkhet book market. Finish the day with a drop-off back at your Dhaka hotel.

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