Old Dhaka Tour in a Local Way – Explore Dhaka City Like a Local!

Tour Duration

6-8 Hours

Tour Available

Whole Year

Pick & Drop





Old Dhaka Tour in a local way is popular with tourists nowadays. Budget-friendly Dhaka day tour with Cholo Bangladesh Tours. This is the best way to explore Dhaka City. If you are looking for a really local experience and want to see the lifestyle of local people, this tour will be best for you. Explore like a local, not like a foreigner.

This is the best way to explore Dhaka City. Explore like a local, not like a foreigner. If you do not like crowds and chaos, you should avoid this tour.

On this tour, you will use local transportation like rickshaws and (Tuktuks), etc. No luxury cars will be provided. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local people and experience the real Dhaka.

Please consider the following points before booking this tour:

  •  This tour is not recommended for travelers who are over 60 years old, as walking and riding rickshaws may be difficult for them.
  • Rickshaws/Tuktuks are not pre-arranged for this tour. We will hire all vehicles as locals do.
  • Lalbagh Fort will remain closed on Sunday. We will skip this attraction if you plan to visit Dhaka on Sunday.
  • Ahsan Manjil (Pink Palace) will remain closed on Thursday. We will skip this attraction if you plan to visit Dhaka on Thursday.


In this Dhaka tour, we will use local transport like Rickshaw, CNG (TUKTUK), etc. No car, meet local people, less history and more local experience. Book our Old Dhaka Tour Package.

Related Tour: Dhaka City Tour Package by Car


Tour Highlights: ( Dhaka Tour in a Local Way )

  • Authentic local Experiences.
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride on the narrow street. ( Not a fixed rickshaw every time)
  • Enjoy a small boat ride on the Buriganga River.
  • Visit the Ship Repairing Yard.
  • Visit some popular tourist attractions.
  • Taste the food in local restaurants.
  • Explore the happening in Dhaka City like a local, not like a foreigner.


Cancellation & Refund Policy for this Tour

  1. Cancellation at least 3 days (72 Hours) before the tour starts: 100% refund of your payment.
  2. Cancellation within 2 days (less than 72 hours) before the tour starts: No refund will be issued.


  • Pick & Drop by CNG Auto Rickshaw/Uber/Paddle Rickshaw
  • Rickshaw/ CNG for Sightseeing
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Unlimited Bottled Water
  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant
  • All Entrance Tickets
  • Private Car
  • Personal Shopping
  • Anything not mentioned above.

Tour Plan

Visit Curzon Hall

The Curzon Hall is a British Raj-era building and home of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Dhaka. The building was originally intended to be a town hall and is named after Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India who laid its foundation stone in 1904.

Visit Shahid Minar

This memorial is very important in the history of Bangladesh. This was made for the martyr who lied about their life in 1952 for the Bangla language.

Visit Dhakeshwari National Temple

Dhakeshwari is a Hindu temple situated in the old Dhaka area. This is also the national temple of Bangladesh.

Visit Lalbag Fort

Lalbag Fort in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a historic fortress from the 17th century. It was built in 1678 by Prince Muhammad Azam. The fort has three main parts: the Diwan-i-Aam (a hall for public gatherings), the Tomb of Pari Bibi, and the Lalbag Mosque.
** Note: Lalbagh Fort is closed on Sunday. If you want to book this tour on Sunday, we will skip this attraction.

Visit The Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque

The Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque is a historical mosque near Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka. The mosque was built in Atish Khan Mahalla by Khan Mohammad Mridha under the instruction of Qadi Ibadullah in 1706 CE. The mosque rises above its surroundings because the tahkhana or underground rooms of the mosque are above grade.

Visit Swadhinata Sangram Vashkorjo

The Independent struggle Sculpture  ‘Swadhinata Sangram Vasjkorjo’ is the embodiment of the consciousness and struggle of Bengali’s. Eminent sculptor Shamim Sikder erected this grand sculpture. It is situated on the turn of the Fuller Road, between Jagannath Hall and SM Hall. It was inaugurated in 1999. Shamim Sikder built the first, and one of the largest, sculpture gardens in the country.

Visit Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace)

Ahsan Manzil is also known as the Pink Palace. This 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 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Construction was started in 1859 and was completed in 1872. It was constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture. It has been designated as a national museum.

*** Note: Ahsan Manjil (Pink Palace) will remain close on Thursday. We will skip this attraction if you plan to visit Dhaka on Thursday.

Visit Ship Yard Dhaka

Ship Breaking & Repairing Yard is a trendy attraction nowadays in Dhaka. Especially, this place is number 1 on the list of photographers visiting Bangladesh. This is located on the other side of the Buriganga River. We have to cross the rover by a small boat which takes not more than 3 minutes to cross.

Visit The Armenian Church

The church bears testimony to the existence of a significant Armenian community in the region in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Visit Sadarghat Launch terminal

Sadarghat Launch Terminal is a major river port on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The port is located in the southern part of the city. It is Bangladesh's busiest port in terms of passenger traffic.

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    Personalized quick tour of Dhaka and surrounds.

    With a very short time available to me to try and get a good idea about Dhaka and its people I opted to try and find someone who would help me see the major sites and experience Dhaka as best as possible.To complicate things I arrived at the start of Ramadan meaning opening times of some places would change, one of my days was a national holiday (so a lot was closed), and (due to Ramadan) availability of food slightly (but only slightly) was restricted.Rocky of Cholo Bangladesh Tours took up the challenge of getting me around.From our first communication, I could tell he was going to be a good guy. His replies to any message from me were quick and informative. He created a solo tour for me one day followed by a trip to Sonaragon and Panam City the next day. Despite Dhaka’s traffic’s best efforts to restrict our movement, we covered a lot of ground (sometimes very slowly). At times, in our rickshaw, stuck in a traffic jam on a back street, Rocky would be apologizing for the delay. The fact that an apology was unnecessary I have to confess I did enjoy being stuck and watching all the interactions between the locals.Bangladesh doesn’t get a lot of tourists so seeing a foreigner is a big thing for many here. Lots of people stare as they set eyes for the first time on a foreigner (westerner). Rocky was ever protective of me, answering their questions about this weird man he had in his company, and watchful as, those that dared to ask, took selfies with me.At no time did I feel unsafe, and even if I ever did, I always knew Rocky was there watching out for me.The people of Dhaka are curious, polite, and friendly. Many cherish the opportunity to try speaking English with a foreigner or to take a selfie and giving a few moments of your time to make it happen will mean so much more than you can comprehend, and it’ll all be done under the watchful eye of Rocky.Finally, Rocky was not only polite and courteous, he was punctual, attentive and adaptable. As he got to know me he adapted our itinerary to include/exclude to suit my likes and dislikes (and my jet lag).If I get a chance to return to Bangladesh I will without hesitation get Rocky to arrange my tour. I’ve no hesitation in recommending his services.

    November 8, 2023
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    Lars L.

    Great Experience

    Rocky did a great job. Very knowledgeable about all the things we went to see, and understood the way we wanted to go through our day in Dhaka. I highly recommend Rocky if you want to explore Dhaka the local way.

    November 8, 2023
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    Fantastic Tour of Dhaka

    I had one day in Dhaka and wanted to see as much as I could. Rocky helped me arrange a special tour : Dhaka tour like a local combined with a food tour!

    Dhaka is such a challenging city to navigate. We were able to see sites all over the city, when it would have taken me all day to travel to one site if I were left to my own devices.

    Rocky is knowledgeable and friendly, and I learned so much about the culture! As a woman traveling alone, I felt very safe on this tour and was able to travel to places I wouldn’t be able to navigate safely alone.
    I strongly recommend booking the Bangladesh like a Local tour with Cholo Bangladesh Tours.

    Dhaka is not a city that can be navigated solo if you don’t know it well. The tour was fun, professional, and so rich in sights and culture.

    November 7, 2023
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