The oldest evidence of writing in Bangladesh is the Mahasthan Brahmi Inscription, which dates back to the 3rd century BCE. In the Gupta Empire, Sanskrit literature thrived in the region. Bengali developed from Sanskrit and Magadhi Prakrit in the 8th to 10th century. Bengali literature is a millennium-old tradition; the Charyapadas are the earliest examples of Bengali poetry. Sufi spiritualism inspired many Bengali Muslim writers. During the Bengal Sultanate, medieval Bengali writers were influenced by Arabic and Persian works. The Chandidas are the notable lyric poets from the early Medieval Age. Syed Alaol was a noted secular poet and translator from the Arakan region. The Bengal Renaissance shaped the emergence of modern Bengali literature, including novels, short stories and science fiction. Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature and is described as the Bengali Shakespeare. Kazi Nazrul Islam was a revolutionary poet who espoused political rebellion against colonialism and fascism. Begum Rokeya is regarded as the pioneer feminist writer of Bangladesh. Other renaissance icons included Michael Madhusudan Dutt and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The writer Syed Mujtaba Ali is noted for his cosmopolitan Bengali worldview. Jasimuddin was a renowned pastoral poet. Shamsur Rahman and Al Mahmud are considered two of the greatest Bengali poets to have emerged in the 20th century. Farrukh Ahmad, Sufia Kamal, Syed Ali Ahsan, Ahsan Habib, Abul Hussain, Shahid Qadri, Fazal Shahbuddin, Abu Jafar Obaidullah, Omar Ali, Al Mujahidy, Syed Shamsul Huq, Nirmalendu Goon, Abid Azad, Sanaul Haque Khan, Hasan Hafiz, Abdul Hye Sikder, Sayeed Abubakar, Jafar Ahmad Rashed are important figures of modern Bangladeshi poetry. Ahmed Sofa is regarded as the most important Bangladeshi intellectual in the post-independence era. Humayun Ahmed was a popular writer of modern Bangladeshi magical realism and science fiction. Notable writers of Bangladeshi fictions include Mir Mosharraf Hossain, Akhteruzzaman Elias, Alauddin Al Azad, Shahidul Zahir, Rashid Karim, Mahmudul Haque, Syed Waliullah, Shahidullah Kaiser, Shawkat Osman, Selina Hossain, Shahed Ali, Abul Khayer Muslehuddin, Razia Khan, Anisul Hoque, and Abdul Mannan Syed.
Meeting and greeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, check out and drive to the business capital Chittagong (Chittagong is large port city on the southeastern coast of Bangladesh. The Ethnological Museum has exhibits about the many different ethnic tribes across the country). En route, visit Sonargaon (The old capital of Bengal dated 13 Ad situated at the confluence of several rivers, still one of the most attractive archeological ruins you can see here). Visit the Sardarbari (It is a beautiful colonial period palace at Sonargaon. It now inhabits the Folk-arts and crafts Museum containing fork-arts from 17th century on-wards). and Goladi mosque (It was built during the Bengal Sultanate under the reign of Sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah. It is one of the few surviving medieval monuments in Sonargaon Upazila, Bangladesh). Also visit Panam city (It is one of the main attractions in Old capital, built in a beautiful Bengal British architecture, this abounded city is considered one of the lost cities in the world). Later, visit Mainamoti Buddhist heritage (Situated in comilla, it is the second largest Buddhist site dated from 8th AD to 12th AD. Inside this region, still there are some impressive sites like shalban vihara, Itakhola mura, and interesting museum. Inside the museum, some rare collection of Buddha and Hindu goddess are present) and Shalban Buddhist monastery (It is considered the second largest monastery built in 7th AD was the main educational center for monks from around the world. still 115 rooms are surrounded by the central temple, with stupas making it special.) Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit the famous Chittagong Buddhist monastery (It was founded by a Tibetan monk in 13 AD who gave the hair relics of lord Buddha. In 2007 a small portion of it was donated to Sri Lanka.) Later proceed for scenic drive through the hills of Rangamati district (It is called the capital of Chittagong Hill tract, surrounded by big hills and situated on the Asia’s on the largest manmade lake kaptai. Rangamati is the home of 11 ethnical communities and one of the most Buddhist populated districts in Bangladesh). Upon arrival, check in to hotel. Later transfer to the boat station and start a daylong boat tour in Kaptai Lake, it’s a beautiful blue water lake, while cruising you will enjoy the panoramic beauty, fisherman fishing with nets, different tribal villages etc. Visit the largest Buddhist monastery, Raj Bana vihara, followed by several other monasteries, tribal markets. Evening enjoy the small tribal cultural program. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit the Tribal museum of Rangamati (It is the only Tribal Cultural Museum in the Hill Tracts region. The museum is located just near the entry point to the Rangamati town. The Museum is run under the rules of Tribal Cultural Institute). *Museum is closed on Friday and Saturday* Later proceed to the largest unbroken sea beach Coxs bazaar (It is a city, fishing port, tourism centre and district headquarters in south-eastern Bangladesh. It is famous mostly for its long natural sandy beach). Upon arrival Coxes bazaar, check in to hotel. Evening free for leisure at the beach with mesmerizing sunset view. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Ramu (Ramu Buddhist temple was established at around the year 338 BC. The temple premise has several statues of the Gautama Buddha inside the temple. They are in different colors and shapes. It has also a newly built 100ft buddha statue). Enjoy the vibe of the beaches. Later transfer to the airport to connect flight for Dhaka, Check-in and overnight stay at the hotel
After breakfast, proceed for excursion to Munshiganj (Historically known as Bikrampur, is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division and borders Dhaka District). Start your excursion with Atiśa Dīpaṃkara(982AD - 1054 CE) site and the temple (It was built in memory of a Bengali Buddhist religious leader and master from the Indian subcontinent. He was one of the major figures in the spread of 11th-century Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism in Asia and inspired Buddhist thought from Tibet to Sumatra. He is recognized as one of the greatest figures of classical Buddhism). Later drive back to old part of Dhaka and visit the Pink palace (It was the official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka.The building is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River. It is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture). Also proceed for a boat ride in the burigoga river. Drive past parliament building, Dhaka university campus etc. Transfer to the airport to connect flight for onward destination