Old Dhaka tour with professional local tour guide

old Dhaka tour

Old Dhaka tour is a day trip in new and old Dhaka city. It is the most common highlighted sightseeing tour in new and old Dhaka city. Our local tour guide of the city as story teller will accompany you in old Dhaka tour package. He is professional and experienced in this field to make your tour interesting.

Duration of old Dhaka tour package: Full day / 10 hours, Location: New and Old city in Dhaka. Time to Visit: Round the year.

Places to visit: Parliament Building,  Star Mosque, Ahsan Manzil ( pink palace), Lalbagh fort, Dhakeshawry oldest Hindu Temple, Curzon Hall and Sadarghat boating etc.

  • Start: Pick up from your hotel / residence or airport in Dhaka at 8.00 am / 9.00 am,
  • Finish: Drop off at 5 pm / 6 pm at the same place where picked up or any location if you want.
  • Activities: Full day city visit to the best following places in new and old Dhaka.
  • Can be customized: On your choice, pick up, drop off timing and activities.

Itinerary of Old Dhaka Tour (City Tour Package)

Starts: Tour guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel to start the trip. You will start visiting these places.

Parliament building – the distinctive National Parliament Building is a national parliament house. The parliament building was excellently designed by American architect Louis Khan while it was still Pakistan. It is one of the largest legislative buildings of the world. Construction started in 1961 and finished in 1982. You can see it from outside. Just for taking photo and historical information. Visiting time can be minimum 5 minutes from outside. To visit inside, it needs permission beforehand. After this place visiting, we will drive continually to that attraction.

Dhakeshawari Hindu temple is a state owned temple. It was built in 12th century. Dhakeshawari means Goddess of Dhaka. The oldest temple in capital city where Hindus gather to worship. This is a national temple. It’s possible to see their religious activities during the trip. It may take minimum 10 minutes to visit around.

To visit inside the mosque, need some guidelines

Star Mosque is a beautiful oldest mosque. It is with star signs and design inner and outer walls with mosaic imported from Japan, China and English tiles. Hundreds of blue stars used on the domes of white marble. It was built in 19th century during Mughal period. This is also a famous mosque. It may take minimum 20 minutes to visit inside and outside.

It will please you obviously to visit one of the best places in Old Dhaka. Here you can travel to by rickshaw or walk. To visit inside, men or women should wear a cloth to cover full body such as long pant and shirt, not open legs. Besides women should cover hair with cloth.

Curzon Hall is a British king era building. It got the name after Lord Curzon who founded it in 1904. It shows British design building. Now this is the faculty of Dhaka University which is worthy in city tour. Here it may take minimum 30 minutes to visit.

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National Martyrs’ Memorial is a monument of Bangladesh. It reminds those who died in liberation war of 1971. Central Shaheed Minar is a national martyr monument. Its establishment was after language movement in 1952. It carries the history of Bangla language. You may visit this place. Nothing attraction. But it carries information of our country. It can take minimum 5 minutes to visit the site.

Lalbag Mughal Fort is the most popular fort of arts by Mughal empire. The construction work started in 1678 but it was incomplete. It carries huge history. Death of Pori bibi made which was the main reason to stop completion of the work. The grave is inside the area. It is one of the most important historical tourist places in Dhaka city. Tour to this best place in old Dhaka is a must. It may take minimum 20 minutes to visit around.

Shakari Bazar is the oldest market place stretching narrow lane with two sides oldest brick buildings. This market named after Bengali Hindus. It was build in Mughal period or colonial period. Walking tour through narrow lanes of old Dhaka is to see bazzar and explore busy life of people. First the Bazar was settle with Hindus’ products. It is also the best place for photography tour in Dhaka. You can walk through the narrow road for about half an hour. It is very crowd area. You have to walk and use rickshaw to move. It may take minimum 30 minutes to visit around.

Enjoy Day Long Tour to the Best Places in New and Old Dhaka City

Armenian Church is historically significant place which has architectural design building. Armenia church was built in the existence Armenian in 17th century. Still it is active. Clergy tell the history of it to foreign visitors. There is cemetery near the church. This visiting may take minimum 10 minutes.

Ahsan Manzil is of Mughal era called Pink Palace. It was built in 1859 and completed in 1872. In the starting, this building was used to enjoy the time keeping beautiful girls brought from home and abroad. Now it is a national museum. There are used things of emperors in this museum. You can spend minimum 30 minutes.

Sadarghat terminal is a water bus station from where water transports start launch here towards other locations through mighty rivers. It is the most crowd place of people walking and working in the city. Many paddle wooden boats carry passengers and things from one side to another in Buriganga river. Big launches are at the point to start. A nice place to meet local people and enjoy life of Bangladeshi people.

This place is the best for photography tour in Dhaka. If you are interested in seeing the crowd and traffic of people, it is a good place. But you have to walk through crowd. You can take boat journey in the Buriganga river to see daily activities. The boat is not muffled. In this place as there are many water transports, there is noise and whistle of them. We continue walking at the side of Buriganga river to visit this place. You will enjoy the busiest place. It may take minimum 1 hour to visit.

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Small ship and launch breaking and boat repairing yard is here. Once it was in use to do huge work. Now you can see how workers break launch, boat and repairing these water transports. People are busy always in their daily work. Good location to do photography tour in Dhaka. It may take minimum 20 minutes to visit around.

  • You will enjoy special local food at a Bengali restaurant at lunch time during tour in Old Dhaka. Enjoy Bangladeshi food.

Kawran Bazar is the oldest vegetable market. It is a busy market all time. Early morning is the best time for photography tour in Dhaka. Very busy place that you can not use car to move in. So, you have to walk through crowd if you want to see the vegetable market. If you are photographer, you can do photography tour in the biggest vegetable market – Kawaran Bazar. This is the best for photographer. It may take minimum 15 minutes to visit this place. You can also skip it.

Ends, After all visiting, you will drive to your hotel or picked up place. Then trip ends.

Per Person Price Option of the Trip is Below in USD

Persons IfEach Cost
1$ 85
2$ 50
3$ 40
4$ 30
5$ 27
6$ 25
7$ 20
8-15$ 30
Service in the tour
Included in Old Dhaka Tour Package:
Pick up from your hotel inside Dhaka
OR from residence inside Dhaka or airport in Dhaka.

Reserved private Air Condition car / micro bus for whole day city tour in new and old Dhaka.

Car parking at tourists spots.
All fees where necessary.

All entrance fee for the mentioned places.
English speaking local tour guide.


And drop off at picked up place.
Or your choice place inside Dhaka.

Excluded in Old Dhaka Tour:
♦ Lunch and personal expense.

Guidelines and Advice to Join in The Trip

  • For people, you can wear any kind of dress like pants, trouser, T-shirt etc to visit all places except religious places.
  • To visit religious places such as mosque if you want to go inside,
  • (1) Women should have any kind of dress with long pants / trouser, scarf to cover body and hair.
  • (2) For men dress should be with long pants/ trouser.
  • During prayer time, you can not go inside. Because people are praying. You have to wait until people finish their prayer.
  • Foreigners are accepted friendly everywhere in Bangladesh. People may look at you as you are foreigners. That’s why you may be focused to Bangladeshis or they may make crowd around. Sometimes, they may ask you some questions. No worry for this sight.

More Information About the Places

Ahsan Manzil opening time from April to September.

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 10.30 AM – 5.30 PM.
  • Ahsan Manzil will be closed on Thursday.
  • It will be open on Friday after 3 pm to 7.30 pm.

Ahsan Manzil opening time from October to March.

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 9.30 AM – 4.30 PM.
  • This will be close on Thursday.
  • It will be open on Friday after 3 pm to 7.30 pm.

Lalbagh Fort opening time from April to September.

  • It will remain closed on Sunday and on any government holidays. During Ramadan, it is close till 4 pm.
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm and 1.30 pm to 6 pm.
  • Monday: 2.30 pm to 6 pm.
  • Friday: 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 6 pm.

Lalbagh Fort opening time from October to March.

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm and 1.30 pm to 5 pm.
  • Monday: 1.30 pm to 5 pm.
  • Friday: 9 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

Ahsan Manzil and Lalbagh fort will remain closed during government holidays. But you can see from outside of the places. All tourist spots become very crowd during weekends and any government official leaves.

Note: In Old Dhaka city tour package, you can see old historical sites and informative places which are the best and common places to visit in Dhaka division. Besides there are more things to see in and around Dhaka city. Old Dhaka tour operated By Orient Tourism Channel and find more city tour package here in this website. You can customize it on your choice which you want to visit or not.

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