Day One: Embark on the Rocket steamer in the evening for Mongla. Overnight on board.
Day Two: The whole day on board. Disembark at Mongla in the evening. Overnight at Mongla
Day Three: Ride in the morning to Bagerhat to visit the Sixty Domed Mosque, Nine Domed Mosque, and the tomb of Khan Jahan Ali (R:). Ride further back to Mongla. Overnight at Mongla
Day Four: Drive to Tungipara in the Morning. Arrive at Tungipara before lunch. After lunch, have a short cycle ride by the Sk. Mujibur Rahman's tomb. Overnight at Tungipara
Day Five: Drive to Barisal. Arrive at Barisal in the afternoon. Ride around the town in the afternoon. Overnight at Barisal
Day Six: Early morning start for Atgarh-Kuriana to visit the Guava plantation as well as the local way of life. Get back to the town by evening. Overnight at Barisal
Day Seven: Ride to Chakhhar to visit an old mosque and the residence of Sher-e-Bangla, the first mayor of Kolkata. Get back by evening. Embark on board for Dhaka. Overnight on board
Day Eight: Disembark at the Sadarghat terminal at Dhaka. Tour ends.
Steam paddle boats, locally known as ‘Steamers’, ‘steamer rockets’ or simply ‘Rockets’, were introduced in Bangladesh in the second quarter of 19th Century. Originally these passenger vessels used to operate with steam engines produced in Denny yard on the Clyde. But in 1995 all of the steam engines have been replaced by diesel engines. The three rocket steamers that still operate between Dhaka and Khulna are Mahsud, Ostrich, and Lepcha. Having a trip on a steamer lets you relax for a while and gives you a very interesting introduction of the rural Bangladesh.
This Saint Ruler died in 1459 and was buried in the tomb built by himself. He is revered by people and numerous people visit his tomb. An annual fair is held on the tomb premises in the first half of April every year.