Buddha’s Path

Duration: 10 Days

Highlights of the tour :

Sights of New and Old Dhaka
Ancient Temples
Ruins of the Buddhist Monastery
People
Villages
Local Markets
River Cruise

What To Expect
This fabulous tour of sacred treasures offers a window into modern and ancient Buddhism in Bangladesh. Explore standing and ruined complexes and marvel at the architecture, the carvings and the craftsmanship. Also there are temples to visit, housing relics of various Buddha. Next, plunge into the countryside to see local tribal villages and their places of worship, and then take time to enjoy the scenery with a boat cruise on the magnificent Kaptai Lake, and the hilly region of Bandarban.

LOCATIONS  Dhaka, Bogra, Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, Ramu, Cox’s Bazar.
Best time to travel October to March
Tour Available All year Round.
Transportation Ac Car, Rickshaw & Boat.
WEAR
Men: Long trousers and T shirt or shirt, with comfortable shoes.
Ladies: Long Trousers, long sleeves & scarf
Remove shoes whilst visiting Temples & Mosques.
INCLUDED
Accommodation on a twin sharing basis Breakfast at Hotel
Transport with Sedan car All sightseeing according to itinerary
One  500 ml bottle of mineral water per day An English Speaking Guide
All entrance fees Flight Tickets Cox’s Bazar – Dhaka
Permission for the Hill Districts Lake cruise.
NOT INCLUDED
Any lunch or dinner.
Items not included in the above list
Items of personal nature
Any beverage (Hard & soft)

 

1

Dhaka

Meet & greet at Bangladesh’s International airport and transfer to your hotel. After freshening up, head out on the town to see the city sights and to sample some local food before a good night’s sleep.

2

Dhaka - Bogra

After breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to start the tour as you make your way to North Bengal where the ancient civilization had its origins. Enjoy the views as you drive; (we will make a stop for lunch). Upon arrival at the site of Sompura Mahavihara (this UNESCO World Heritage Site dates from 7th century) note the Pala dynasty and the most famous Buddhist Vihara in Southern Asia. Also visit Vasu Vihara on the way to your hotel in Bogra.

3

Bogra – Dhaka

After breakfast here, visit the oldest citadel of Bangladesh dating from 3rd century B.C. It is currently known as Mahastanghar and was the capital of many dynasties during several centuries. Next, you will start for Phutia Temple City. Here you will discover authentic craftsmanship in the temples of Gobinda, Shiva, Pancharatna and Jagaddhatri. After lunch, we begin the journey back to Dhaka for dinner and an overnight stay.

4

Dhaka - Chittagong

More wonders await today as after breakfast you pay a visit to the Buddhist temple of Kamalapur, which houses the ashes of Atish Dipankar. Back on the road, we will stop at Shalaban Vihara and also visit other ancient, sacred ruins in Comilla. After lunch at a highway restaurant, you will head for Chittagong and the Nandan Kanon temple, where the hair of Gautam Buddha is kept and displayed only once in a year. Later check into your hotel and relax for the night.

5

Chittagong - Rangamati

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before starting on your journey to Rangamati, stopping along the way to visit the Buddhist monastery of Rajban Vihara. Check in to your hotel. After lunch, get aboard and set sail for a boat trip on the beautiful Kaptai Lake, surrounded by gorgeous hillside scenery. Return to your hotel early in the evening.

6

Rangamati - Bandarban

Rise early for breakfast before another day of adventure. Set your course for Bandarban, with fascinating stops at the Golden Temple and the tribal villages in picturesque Bandarban; grab a bite of lunch in your hotel. Later, take a walk through the tribal market of Bandarban town, not forgetting to pay a visit the hilltop of Nilachal to watch a wonderful Sunset.

7

Bandarban - Cox's Bazar

After breakfast set your compass towards Cox’s Bazar, visiting the Buddhist temples and villages in Ramu on the way. Here you will be visiting the oldest living Buddhist temple of the country (2,000 years old). Continue driving to Cox’s Bazar, check in to your hotel in the late afternoon and, after refreshment, enjoy the beautiful Sunset over the longest beach in the world.

8

Cox's Bazar- Dhaka

After breakfast visit the temples and the ethnic villages of the Rakhain community. Later, take a boat ride to the island of Moheshkhali to visit Buddhist and Hindu temples. Returning to the main land, take lunch and check out from your hotel, then head for the airport to catch the afternoon flight for Dhaka. As you reach Dhaka transfer to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

9

Dhaka - Comilla-Dhaka

An early morning start today. We go to Comilla to see some 7th century ruins of the Buddhist monasteries, Shalban Vihara, Rueban Mura, and Ita Khola Mura and to pay respects to the Martyr’s on a visit to the World War II Cemetery. Later, drive to your hotel.  

10

Dhaka - Fly Out

After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch a flight for your next destination.

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