Manipuri Raas Festival Tour in Bangladesh


Tour Duration: 3-Day, 2-Night
Location: Srimangal
Tour Attractions: Raas festival celebration of Manipuri tribe
Next Scheduled Tour: 22-24 Nov, 2018
Seats Available: 16
Manipuri Raas Festival Tour


Price: Starting from $275 US*/per pax

Raas lila is part of the traditional story of Hindu god Krishna, where he danced with Radha and her sakhis. Raas festival is celebrated in different places of Bangladesh, among which the festival of the Manipuri tribal community is very special. They perform a folk dance drama based on the scenes from Raas Lila. Solo and group dancing are combined with singing, chanted recitation, and instrumental accompaniment. They wear very colorful traditional tribal cloths during the performance.

The drama is played the whole night starting from midnight during the full moon in November. Children resembling Krishna dances at mid-day of previous day for several hours too. Village fares are organized during the day where people come from far away. This whole festival is amazingly colorful.

In the Raas Festival Tour, we take you to enjoy the Raas festival of the Manipuri tribe in Srimangal. You will attend all the events of the festival, enjoy the fare, and also visit the endless tea plantations of Srimangal. Seats for the tour are limited – only 16. So if you are interested to join it, you need to book it ASAP!

Itinerary of Manipuri Raas Festival Tour

Day-01: Tea Plantations, Pineapple & Lemon Gardens

  • Pick up from hotel at 06.30 H, transfer to Airport Railway Station. Depart for Srimangal at 07.00 H on 709 Parabat Express. Arrive Srimangal around 11.00 H, transfer to the resort. If it is Tuesday, drive to Srimangal, as Tuesday is off day for the train.
  • In the afternoon, walk through the trails inside tea gardens, visit some pineapple gardens and lemon orchards. Also show you the tea deposit activities on a tea garden before sunset (if available) when female workers gather to deposit their tea leaves which they collected during the whole day, which is photogenic.
  • Visit a colony of tea workers if time permits.
  • After dinner, we’ll take you to Nilkontho Tea cabin to taste the famous 7 layer tea of Srimangal.
  • Overnight at Srimangal (Nisorgo Eco Resort)

Day-02: Enjoying the Raas Festival

  • Morning is free to rest, as there is a long day and night’s plan ahead. After a late breakfast, transfer to the festival ground around 10.00 H. Photographing the fare ground and enjoy the Rakhal dance until 17.00 H.
  • Transfer to hotel, freshen up, early dinner and some rest. Transfer to the festival ground again at 22.00 H to enjoy the music performance and the Raas Lila. Return to hotel around 02.30 H.
  • Overnight at Srimangal (Nisorgo Eco Resort)

Day-03: Drive to Dhaka

  • Morning is free to sleep. Check-out from hotel at 11.00 H, have brunch, and drive to Dhaka (6 hrs). Drop at hotel, say good bye.
  • End of the tour.

Manipuri Raas Festival Tour Map

Price of Manipuri Raas Festival Tour

Group SizeTour Price
-USD
Per Person
02 Pax$370
03 Pax$310
04 Pax$275

Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour includes:
  • 2 Night accommodation at Srimangal on twin sharing basis, at Nisorgo Eco Resort or Hotel Srimangal Inn, with complementary breakfast.
  • Dhaka – Srimangal first class train ticket.
  • Air-conditioned car, driver, English speaking guide.
  • All site entrance tickets.

Does not include:
  • Pick-up and drop-off from outside the North Dhaka area as mentioned bellow.
  • Any food or drinks other than mentioned above.
  • Any personal item.

Notes on Manipuri Raas Festival Tour

  • Pick-up and drop-off for this tour will be available from North Dhaka area only (Uttara, Nikunja, Gulshan, Banani, and Baridhara area).
  • 2018 Febsival might happen on either 22 or 23 November, 2018. We’ll adjust the itinerary of the tour based on the festival date.
  • We require minimum 02 people a guaranteed departure of this tour. Maximum participants on this tour could be 16.
  • We’ll drive you to Srimangal from Dhaka if on Tuesday because Tuesday is off day for 709 Parabat Express.
  • We’ll also drive you to Srimangal from Dhaka if the group size is more than 05 pax.
  • Wearing moderate cloth is necessary for both men and women while on the festival ground.
  • There will be only one departure for the tour every year. Be sure to book early and secure your seat.