This trip is going to take you through the everyday life of the rural people of Bangladesh as well as give you a brief tour of the major tourist locations of the capital. You will get to learn about the heritage of this 400 year old town that is Dhaka. Tangail is a city of Tangail District in the central region of Bangladesh 98 km north-west of Dhaka. It is one of the important cities of Central Bangladesh and main urban area of Tangail District. Gayhatta is a village located in Nagarpur Upazila of Tangail. This place is located in an interesting area. It has river Dhaleswari at the eastern side and the River Jamuna at the western side. It is believed that there were a naval route between the Kolkata and Nagarpur that time. Here you will witness the lives of the Paal community and how they make pottery out of earth, learn the ways of local cooking, get the chance to live a day in their lives. The tour is also going to take you to Dhamrai Metal Arts and Crafts Area, the only place in the world where the lost wax procedure is still in practice. Explore these hidden gems and get lost in the rural lives of Bangladesh.
Arrival in Dhaka and transfer to guest house. Tourists will be staying in a 3-star rated guest house in Dhaka(Le Chateau VIP Guest House).
Le Chateau is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Gulshan adjacent to the beautiful “Gulshan Lake Park”. Le Chateau is in the heart of the Gulshan diplomatic enclave and is a short 10 minutes drive from “HazratShahjalal International Airport, Dhaka”.
As a guest of Le Chateau you are 5 minutes from the American, Australian, German, Nordic, Dutch, Bagha clubs and also the International club.
08:00 AM: Breakfast
09:30 AM: Visit to iconic places of the city like the national museum, ShahidMinar, LalbagKella, AhsanManjil, Parliament House, old town etc. You’ll get to learn a lot about the 400 year old city that is Dhaka.
06:00 PM: Transfer to guest house. Enjoy free time.
09:00 PM: Dinner.
06:30 AM: Start early morning drive from Dhaka to Tangail(95Km) in private vehicle.
07:45 AM: On the way stopover at Savar Joy Restaurant.
08:00 AM: Resume journey towards Tangail.
11:30 AM: Arrival in Tangail. In Tangail you’ll be staying in a village named Gayhatta(24.06814456151135°N 89.83941614627838°E). During your stay in the village you’ll get an opportunity to mix with the locals and get to know their cultures better.
12:00 PM: Tour of the village.You’ll be taken to a nearby fishing spot where you will learn the ways of local fishing and also take part in it.Visit to “Paal Para” where the locals use earth to create handicrafts with the help of heat. Experience this traditional way of handicraft making along with lessons on how to do this yourself. Learn their ways of creating objects out of earth.
02:30 PM: Lunch.
06:00 PM: In the evening enjoy a cultural show performed by the local people from the village. The story of their everyday life will be portrayed through the performances.
08:00 PM: You’ll get cooking lessons from the local people of the village. You will be helping them in preparing dinner for the night.
09:30 PM: Local dinner at village house.
Accommodation in local village house.
07:00 AM: Breakfast
08:00 AM: Exploration of “Chowdhury Bari”, an almost 100-year old manor house which used to be the residence of the lord of that region. The Zamindari of Nagarpur was established during the 19th century by the Jodunath Chowdhury. It’s right now a massive complex which is known as Choudhury Bari as well. They are very helpful towards the people of their area. One of the decedent from the family named Suresh Chandra Ray Choudhury was the founder secretary of the famous club East Bengal from this Sub-continent.
11:00 AM: Drive from Tangail to Savar. Packed snacks on the way.
01:00 PM: Reach Savar. Visit to Dhamrai Metal Arts and Crafts Area. A 5000 years old tradition survives in 30 villages around Dhamrai and can be traced back to the Pala Dynasty (800-1100 AD), during which time both early Buddhist and Hindu settlements once flourished. It is also known as a ‘Workshop of Metal Arts and Crafts in Dhamrai’. This aspect of history is explicitly reflected in each of the metal crafts produced in Dhamrai.
03:00 PM: Packed lunch.
04:00 PM: Drive from Savar to Dhaka in the evening.
07:00 PM: Reach guest house.
09:00 PM: Farewell Bengali dinner will be served.
Departure from Dhaka.
USD 300 per person on twin sharing basis.
Cost Does Not Include