Bangladesh Buddhist sites Tour


Bangladesh is rich with various Buddhist sites. Legend said that Gautama Buddha came to the region to spread Buddhism, and it was speculated that one or two individuals became monks to follow his footsteps. The Pala Empirethat control the Indian subcontinent spread many Buddhist ideologies in modern Bangladesh and builds many monasteries such as the Mahasthangarh and the Somapura Mahavihara. Also within the same Pala era, a famous preacher named Atisha who was born in the city of Bikrampur and spread Tibetan-Buddhism ideology. Beside of these, there also many Buddhist sites in Bangladesh.

We arrange tours to the above sites which details as under :

Tour # 1 : Mahasthangarh, Bogra  & Somapura Mahavihara at Paharpur

Tour # 1 : Mahasthangarh, Bogra  & Somapura Mahavihara at Paharpur

Mahasthangarh is one of the earliest urban archaeological sites so far discovered in Bangladesh. The village Mahasthan in Shibganj thana of Bogra District contains the remains of an ancient city which was called Pundranagara or Paundravardhanapura in the territory of Pundravardhana. A limestone slab bearing six lines in Prakrit in Brahmi script, discovered in 1931, dates Mahasthangarh to at least the 3rd century BC.The fortified area was in use till the 18th century AD.

Somapura Mahavihara  in Paharpur, Naogaon, Bangladesh is among the best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985. A number of monasteries grew up during the Pāla period in ancient Bengal and Magadha.

According to Tibetan sources, five great Mahaviharas stood out: Vikramashila, the premier university of the era; Nalanda, past its prime but still illustrious; Somapura Mahavihara; Odantapurā; and Jaggadala. The monasteries formed a network; “all of them were under state supervision” and there existed “a system of co-ordination among them … it seems from the evidence that the different seats of Buddhist learning that functioned in eastern India under the Pāla were regarded together as forming a network, an interlinked group of institutions,” and it was common for great scholars to move easily from position to position among them.

Our tour designed for the above 2 sites as under :

Day 1 : early morning take Sedan car to Bogra. Reach 12 P.M and check in Hotel. Take rest. After lunch visit Mahasthangarh. Return Hotel at evening. Stay overnight.

Day 2 : Eraly morning check out hotel and start journey to Paharpur to visit Somapura Mahavihara. Sta that place 1-2 hours.

After lunch will start journey to Dhaka.

The above will cost :

USD 350 (Single Pax)
USD 200 P.P (2 Pax)
USD 160 P.P (3 Pax)

Price Includes :

– Dhaka/Bogra/Paharpur/Dhaka : By Air con sedan car.
– Full time English speaking guide.
– 1 Night accommodation in Air con room (Twin shared).
– All entrance fees.
– Breakfast.

Excludes : Any Lunch or Dinner, Any other personal expenses.