Bangladesh Festival Photography Tour
Durja Puja Festival & Ashura Festival
08-11' Oct 2016
Bangladesh is a secular famous for its religious tolerances. history indicate us that before it became a Muslim majority country it was once a affluent city of Buddhist kingdom, then about hundred years it was rolled by Hindu Sena dynasty and later the Islamic arrive through Persia . so, now at present our culture is a mixed typical Bangladeshi culture where Hindu ,Muslim, Buddhist & christen celebrate all the festivals together . This is one of the biggest example of Beautiful Bangladesh and in recent survey it was 8th most happy nation in the world was declared . so when you can to visiting Bangladesh for photography tour in Bangladesh , it is ideal to cover the festivals . this densely populated nation shows it all color of life during any festivals . so, when you plan to visit Bangladesh, please ask us to organize a photography tour in festivals to get the best tour of Bangladesh .
| Tour Duration : 04 Night & 04 days
Location : Dhaka (New Dhaka & Old part), Savar, Naragonj,
Tour Attractions : People
Best time to go : Fixed on October 2016
Tour Category : Festival Catagory
For photography lovers, Bangladesh Eco Adventure always offer you some unique tour itineraries of Bangladesh tour, most of our photography tour is tailor made but we also organize some fixed departure photography tour for FIT & groups travelers while visiting Bangladesh .
Durga Puja Fesitval
Durga Puja festival is the biggest Hindu festival in Bangladesh. And the ten hands Goddess Durga festival attracts a lot of local and foreigner to come and visit the festival. durga puja festival is celebrated by round 16 million people in the country . People make durga goddess and big pandals in every temple of the country and lighting the pandals for whole night with playing drumps and songs. The last three day of the festival is most import and everyday there is a special scheduled pray will be organize in different location. On Austomi festival day , the famous kumara puja by any of a virgin lady acts and dress like the goddess , sit in the chair and thousands of Hindu ladies come and pray to her. It is one of the best opportunities of photography along with color festival, night drama festival and many other events to catch. The most and best part of the festival is the last day when in the afternoon time, from every temples they bring the goddess outside and stroll to the riverside to sunk in the river. The snaking event is the best colorful photography part of the tour. Bangladesh eco Adventure organize the whole even with perfect timing in everyplace.
Ashura Festival in Dhaka
Asura festival is in the month of Muharram is the biggest religious festival for Bangladeshi Hindu people and Shia Muslims. Like the Durga festival, Asura festival is also three days long 7th 8th 9th 10th of Muharram. Surprisingly both this two festival is in the same day but in different timing. Shia Muslims people are the minority in Bangladesh and they are mostly living in the old part of the city. The main center of the festival is the building known as Hussaina Dalan. It was a tragic history in Islam when Prophets grand’s son was killed by some own Muslims people in war. So general Muslims observe it as a mourn day but the Shia Muslims observe the loss in a extreme way like beating themselves up, wearing differ clothing and marching with the name of them, running with big flags and many other things . please note that : to cover this festival you have to have strong heart to see the people beating themselves and blood coming ups .
Brief Tour Program of Festival Photography Tour
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 .
Package Price per person : $ 375 USD
- All sightseeing & entry fees as per program.
- All transfer by Air conditioned van as per plan .
- Photography specialist guide will assist you for the total program.
- Lunch of three days in a local restaurant is included.
- Boat tour, permission, as per program.
- Accommodation is not included.
- Any kind of camera equipotent supply.
- Medicine & any kind of insurance.
Things to be Noted
- This is a special photography tour that only we are selling in Bangladesh. For organization this tour we have to apply to different government and local agencies. This tour is only for tourist, not for journalist. Please provide your passport and visa copy in advance.
- This festival tour will be group tour. First come first serve. We need minimum 04 pax for the tour . Maximum we will take 10 pax for the tour.
- Please note that especially for the Muslim festival, man and woman has to dress formally. No shorts will be allowed and no photography inside the prayer hall of any woman. Female tourist will be dressed up full slaves with scarf on head.
- This tour needs a basic physical strength to work from morning to night in massive crowded places. Walking several hours.
- You need to carry all your camera equipment with you and guide or drive will not be responsible for any missing.
- Bangladesh Eco Adventure will not issue any travel / medical insurance that cover this tour.
- Considering the situation, guide will have a right to change and cancel any of the events on the spot.
- Price From: 375 USD