Tour Duration: Full Day Tour
Location: New and Old Dhaka
Tour Attractions: Street Photography in mega city Dhaka
Best time to go: Round the year
Tour Available: Round the year except Friday, Saturday, and Govt. Holidays
Next Scheduled Tour: N/A
Dhaka is one of the most densely populated city in the world, a residence of more that 16 million people, which is increasing every day. It is full of interesting streets and bazaars containing countless subjects to shoot, specially the older part of the city famously known as Old Dhaka. This is a paradise for both PRO and armature photographers.
If you love street photography, and have two days in hand to do photography tour in Dhaka, this is the first tour you should book. We will take you to the eastern part of new and old Dhaka, and show it’s numerous back-streets and bazaars in search of perfect subjects. You’ll be surprised to see how willingly people pose for you, and no one ever ask for money to do so, unlike some other popular tourist destinations in the world.
Itinerary of Dhaka (East) Photography Tour
- 08.00 – 08.00 AM: Pick-up from hotel/residence and drive toward Old Dhaka.
- 08.30 – 09.30 AM: Photography at Kawran Bazar – the largest wholesale market of Dhaka city.
- 10.15 – 10.45 AM: Photography at Gulistan – the main hub to enter mega city Dhaka, and the central bus stand.
- 11.00 – 12.00 AM: Photography at Kaptan Bazar – one of the oldest bazaar of Old Dhaka, and the city’s only legal slaughter house for animals.
- 12.00 – 12.45 PM: Lunch on a local restaurant with authentic local food.
- 12.45 – 01.00 PM: Photography at Nawabpur Road – the largest electronics market of Dhaka city.
- 01.00 – 01.45 PM: Photography at Dholaikhal – the largest spare-parts market of Dhaka city.
- 02.00 – 02.30 PM: Photography at Sadarghat Boat Terminal – the main river station of Dhaka city, and the main entry point for the people arriving from the southern part of the country.
- 02.45 – 03.00 PM: Photography at Shakhari Bazar – also known as Hindu Street, this is the cultural center of the Hindu community in Old Dhaka, full of temples, jewellery shops, and heritage buildings.
- 04.30 – 04.30 PM: Drop at the hotel/residence. End of Dhaka (East) photography tour.
Price of Dhaka (East) Photography Tour
- 1 Pax Tour: 8,000 BDT / $104 USD
- 2 Pax Group: 5,000 BDT / $65 USD Per Person
- 3 Pax Group: 4,500 BDT / $58 USD Per Person
- 4 Pax Group: 4,000 BDT / $52 USD Per Person
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Tour includes:
- Air-conditioned car, and driver.
- English speaking guide.
- All site entrance tickets.
- Lunch on a local restaurant (authentic local food).
- All rickshaw and boat rides.
- All tips except our guide and driver.
- Does not include any drink, beverage, or any personal item.
- Specialty of Bengali food is they are spicy, which is the main difference with Indian food. Khichuri (made of rice, daal, and meat) and Biriani (rice and meat cooked specially with added spice) are two of the most famous foods of Old Dhaka – specially Biriani.
- There could be incredible amount of traffic in Dhaka some time when everything stops in every intersection. You could be stopped on the same place for a long time without even moving. Be prepared to walk a lot, and wear shoes accordingly. This tour is all about walking.
- Itinerary of the tour is just an outline and not fixed. It could be changed depending on the traffic.
- Tour is not available on Fridays and Saturdays, because there will be not much activities on those areas because of weekend. It is not available during govt. holidays because of the same reason.
- Pick-up for the tour is not available from Hotel 71 and surrounding area (South Dhaka).
- Ladies friendly toilets are almost absent in Dhaka. You’ll be able to find good toilet only in the restaurant.
- We’ll require the full payment in advance online to book this tour. Details of our online payment system could be found here: Online payment FAQs.
Remarks on Dhaka (East) Photography Tour
Reports from Western travelers after their recent visit to Bangladesh, about the security situation in Bangladesh after the restaurant attack in July, 2016.