08 Oct 2016 / Day 01: Arrival in Dhaka & City Tour of Dhaka
Arrive in Bangladesh. Meet with Guide and transfer to Hotel. Spend some time to the hotel. Fresh up, then our guide will take you to the city tour area. visit the Festival venues (Durga Puja & Ashura ) .meet with local authorities, taking permission of photography, get used to with the location. Then we will take you some spots for photography the general life, traffic, rickshaw, lifestyle etc. Take a traditional rickshaw ride in old part of Dhaka. then visit the largest river port of South east Asia called Sadarghat Water front. Afternoon the port become very busy, hundreds of small and big boat start crossing one another. Spend time till sun set. Then back to the hotel and overnight in Dhaka .
09 Oct 2016 /Day 02: Photography on Durga Puja & Asura
Morning after breakfast drive to the main temple near central Dhaka to cover the kumara puja . this day , thousand of devotes come to offer food and do several rituals to the god . to take advantage of the festival ground it wise to go very early to take your places . afternoon drive to new market, one of the best part of the city where people do block printing art work. Spend the afternoon in new market. Then we will take to Asura ground, evening they have a special celebration. Small rally’s will come with big flags and colorful clothing’s warps on their bodies. Especially for the evening part, it is suggested to bring extra battery and cards. For ladies special clothing will be needed. Back to the hotel and dinner and overnight Dhaka.
10 Oct 2016 / Day 03: Morning Vegetable market & Train Ride & Afternoon Festival
Today Morning drive to Kawran Bazar area to visit the largest whole sell market in Dhaka.the market of different fresh and green vegetables, another part fish market. Spend the whole morning in the most business market where hundreds of people working with big baskets and different vegetables. Beside the market the rail way nearby slam is another attraction. How people live on the rail way, cook, eat, live. You can find the every story here. Then visit the train station to take a 3 hours train ride from Dhaka – Nargayangong – Dhaka. Traditional small trains are going every hour with full of people in it. We will take up and down train ride going through the villages, slams, markets. Evening, we will visit some festival grounds in around Dhaka. Today will be the last day of Durga festival. So you can expect a very traffic and crowed in the festival area.
11 Oct 2016 /Day04: Snaking festival of Durga Puja & Asura Rally
Early morning drive to Hossiana Dalan to cover the Muharram biggest rally called Tazia Rally. Morning we will cover the biggest rally of Asura festivals. Before starting the rally, several rituals will be done like pray, cleaning the horse with milk, decorative tazia to brought out into the group and many more. For morning, shoes will not be allowed inside the rally. So to cover the massive gathering our team will bring you the exact points for photography. This program will be continued till noon at around 2:00pm.post lunch, transfer you to old Dhaka. Upon arrive in Old Dhaka; you can see the preparing of finial departure of Durga goddess to sinking to the river. We will follow one of the statues walking up to the river side. Upon arrival, take some boat to cover the sinking program. Early evening, transfer you hotel and end our tour .