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Past and Present Life Style of Rural Bangla - Guided Excursion to Manikgonj

offered by supplier M20416 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 - 3 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Destination(s): Bangladesh  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 190 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 290 US Dollar (USD)

Manikgonj, a district in central Bangladesh, is known for the three largest Zamindaries (Mansions of Landowners) based in the estates of Baliati, Teota and Dhankora. Proshika HRDC Trust, one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Bangladesh, is situated in the Saturia Upazilla of Manikgonj. Here Proshika has its own organic agricultural plan, the second largest tissue culture project in Asia, an apiculture project and honey processing plant, sericulture (silk) projects, a shrimp hatchery, handloom fabric production and processing projects, a bio gas plant, its own water treatment plant and a large nursery. Several of their products are for sale on site.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Leave Dhaka early in the morning for Manikganj, located about 70 km from Dhaka. Upon arrival check-in at the guesthouse and have lunch. After lunch drive to Baliati (28 km). With over 200 rooms, the Baliati palace is one of the largest and finest in Bangladesh. It was built by Zamindar (landlord) Govinda Ram Saha mid 18th century. A twenty minute walk through the picturesque landscape brings you to the Baliati Sri Sri Gobinai Mothe, a Hindu temple, and a Ram Krishna mission. On the way stop at the Eshore Chandra High School, the first certified high school in East Bengal. The nearby Pakutia Zamindaris or palace has been converted into a college. Return to the Proshika guesthouse for dinner. All food served here has been produced on their own property in Manikganj. Overnight stay in Proshika guesthouse, Manikganj.

Day 2: After breakfast you are invited to visit the projects of Proshika HRDC Trust here in Manikganj. Among their currently operating projects are organic agriculture, tissue culture, apiculture and honey processing plant, sericulture project, shrimp hatchery, handloom weaving, natural vegetable dyes, a biogas plant, water treatment plant and a nursery covering a large portion of the property. Several of their products are for sale. Start return journey to Dhaka after an early lunch at the Proshika guest house. Along the way visit artisan communities engaged in traditional iron and brass work. Stop for a brief visit to the National Martyr’s monument in Saver. Return to Dhaka by late afternoon.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour price depends on the group size and customizable guest' choices.

Supplier Information
Location: Bangladesh
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2010
Client Request Served: 1

M20416 is one of the most experienced tour operators based in Dhaka Bangladesh since 1999 as well as one of the best wholesale. We are a member of TOAB (Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh), TDAB (Tourism Developers Association Of Bangladesh). We provide services in arranging different kinds of tour packages and...

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