Train & Muslim Eid Festival Photo Tour Bangladesh

Witness of the world’s most crowded train at least once in a lifetime!

Eid ul Fitr is one of the most prominent Muslim festivals, during this festival more than 10 million people travel by train, bus, and ferry from cities to their origin homes. Due to insufficient transport at this time, people travel by overcrowded roof of trains, overloaded ferries, and buses.

Discover celebrating the Muslim Eid festival, overcrowded trains, spectacular red chilies processing and more. In this expedition, you will explore Bangladesh’s rich festivals, people, daily life, and culture with amazing photography opportunities.

Tour Highlights

  • Peoples traveling by Overcrowded Trains.

  • People Traveling Roof of Trains.

  • Overloaded ferries.

  • Spectacular Red chillies on courtyard

  • Asia’s Largest  Shipyard.

  • Ramadan Food Festival.

  • Biggest Stone Mine of Bangladesh.

  • Traditional Brick Factories.

  • Daily Life And Daily Labors.

  • Old Dhaka City Heritage.

  Trip Date

Date: 19 March-01 April 2025

Duration: 12 Days 13 Nights
Extension: 2-5 Days Extension Available

  Tour Type & Group

Photography Tour & Workshop
Small Group
Maximum 8 Participants.
+ One Photographer Guide
+ One Tour Manager

 Skill Level

Suitable for ALL Skill Levels,
Novice to Advanced or
Beginner to Professional Photographer.

  Physical Fitness

Easy to Moderate,

Suitable For Any Mature Age Level.

Bengal New Year & Muslim Eid Festival Photo Tour Itinerary

Let’s discover the world most unexplored land Bangladesh

Day 01: Arrival Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Image Tours representative will greet you at the airport then take you to the hotel for check-in. this afternoon Introduce with our Photo guide, Mr. Yousuf Tushar then followed by your first photoshoot at old Dhaka city, Peoples & their costume, rickshaws. Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, World’s most population density city but peoples are the most friendly so it’s easier for you to capture people’s photos. A special Welcome Dinner & Enjoy the slideshow presentation by Yousuf Tushar, interact with Tushar you will get more information and idea which will be helpful for your journey.

Photoshoot: Rikshaws (tri wheeler bicycle), Peoples, Traditional Costumes, Streets Photography.
Meals included: Lunch. Dinner. ( Local Luxury Restaurant)

Day 02: Shipyard

In the morning explore the old Dhaka city riverside, you will capture hundreds of people crossing the river by local small boats and many boats anchored like flowers on the river bed, also capturing the markets and activities of the riverside. Next, we will enter the Shipyard, a slum home to Asia’s largest shipyard. A labyrinth-like city in which giant skeletons of old ships provide work for around 15,000 workers, with the task of dismantling ships, repairing and creating new boats with the recovered parts. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Local small boats & riverside daily lives, Shipyards.

Day 03: Dhaka – North Bengal

Drive through North Bengal the most rural beauty of Bangladesh. The morning session explores the riverside port where every day more than 3000 laborers come here to unload black coals, bricks, and sands carried on their heads from lighter vessels. In the afternoon session, the traditional yogurt-making process in the village. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Coal port and yogurt processing.

Day 04: North Bengal – Red Chilies

Early morning visits to the local vegetable market, local people bring vegetables to the local market for sale. I will enter the biggest hub of red pepper/chili in Bangladesh, explore the most spectacular red chili processing on sundry, village people drying red chilies sundry in the courtyard, During sorting the peppers they create peppers lines in the yard. You will enjoy a wonderful feeling while sitting at the end of each line picking the chillies and capturing this scene on your camera. Next, Driving to Dhaka. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Vegetable market and Red chilies.

Day 05: Brick Factories, Dhaka

Around 300 brick fields surround Dhaka city, where brick laborers make brick by hand in traditional processes. Clay to red brick-making process using the mold, you will explore every step of brick-making. After making raw bricks by hand stack them in rows to dry in the sun, after drying in the sun raw bricks are carried by workers on head to the brick kiln by a line for burning. You will also capture portraits of workers with red dust covering their faces, brick laborers living conditions in small slums around the brick field. Next, explores the local train station and street photography. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Brick-field, Red bricks carry by the head, Train station & Street.

Day 06: Dhaka-Northeast: Batik Village & Rice Factories

Drive through to the Northeast districts, and on the way you will explore the largest tie-dying fabric center in all of Bangladesh, a place where workers dye fabrics by hand and spread them on the ground or on racks to dry in the baking sun. This riot of colour changes every day and we will spend some time creating images of the workers of the cloth while exploring lines and composition in photography. Continuing our visual odyssey, we delve into the captivating world of rice factories. Amidst the rhythmic symphony of bustling workers, our cameras artfully frame the choreography of labor, capturing the intricate processes that transform rice from field to table. The lines of rice paddies stretch their lush green hues, a testament to nature’s bounty. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Batik Village, sun-dry rice process & children playing.

Day 07: Stone Mine at North Region

The Stone Mine is Located at the foothills of the beautiful Meghalaya Hills in the northeastern region of Bangladesh known for its lush green hills & Natural beauty, rolling tea gardens, and a mosaic of stones and rocks, where you will explore humanity and beauty merge into one. It is Every day at the crack of dawn, hundreds of little black and grey boats descend into the river. Laborers of all ages clamor about the river with buckets and spades in hand collecting the stones. They dig, pull out the stones, carry them on their heads and crush stones. More than 20,000 men, women, and children work as stone laborers. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Whole day stone mine area.

Day 08: Garbage Field – Dhaka

Drive through to the South City, on the way we will enter the enchanting realm of a dump yard. Here the ethereal blend of morning fog and swirling smoke of garbage fires creates a dramatic and evocative setting, offering photographers a unique opportunity to create visually striking and powerful compositions. You will explore unconventional landscapes, where the convergence of human perseverance and atmospheric elements reveals the extraordinary beauty hidden within the ordinary. On the way, we will also explore and photograph village life. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Garbage filed and village life.

Day 09: Old Dhaka-Ramadan Food Festival

The morning session explores Old Dhaka city street and old motor parts markets. Next, we will explore the most traditional 400 years old Ramadan Iftar food festival. If you are a street food lover, years-old traditional foods in the Ramadan food festival will certainly give you a treat to your taste bud! Thousands of food lovers from different corners of the city flock around there every day to buy their favorite dishes. (B.L.D.)

Photo shoot: Old Dhaka city street and old motor parts markets and Ramadan Iftar food festival.

Day 10: Overcrowded Train Dhaka

Eid ul Adha is one of the biggest Muslim festivals, during this festival more than 10 million people travel by train, bus and ferry from cities to their origin home. The train is one of the major transports in Bangladesh. Failed to get a place inside trains peoples are climbing to the rooftop of trains during the festival, mainly targeting to go origin home at the village the inhabitant of capital taking this risk of life to reach their goal. Similar scenery of ferries and buses during the Muslim festival.(B.L.D.)

Photoshoot:Overcrowded and loaded trains, traveling on the rooftop of trains.

Day 11: Overcrowded Train & Ferries Dhaka

At morning session explores another train station of the city, overcrowded trains, risky ride rooftop of trains. Afternoon session visit ferry terminal. On the occasion of the Eid festival, the same scenery as the train also ferries, and thousands of people are returning home to their villages by ferry. Passengers crowded inside and on the roof of the ferry. (B.L.D.)

Photoshoot:Overcrowded trains and ferry terminal.

Day 12: Muslim Eid Festival

Early morning explores Muslim Eid ul Adha activities, central mosque and central Eidgah field where thousands of Muslims join the Eid Special pray. The second session explores old Dhaka city, which enjoys Eid festival activities and street photography. End of the day you have free time for shopping at the market near the hotel. Special Farewell Dinner tonight, spectacular views over the city, and time to review your images by Yousuf Tushar. (B.L.D.)

Photo shoot: Muslim Eid pray, Eid festival & Street Photography.

Day 13: Geneva Refugees Camp and Life in Slum

Geneva Camp Bangladesh is the abode of nearly 400,000 people of the Bihari community who have been living in the country for 49 long years. These Biharis are originally Urdu-speaking people from the Bihar state of India, who wanted to join Pakistan after the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Shooting their living condition in the refugee’s camp looks like slumsNext, shooting in the biggest slum in Dhaka the Korail slum, more than 200,000 ultra-poor people living here, many of them living in small shacks with bamboo frames and corrugated tin roofs. Shooting on slums people living condition, daily life, their small houses, children, narrow street.(B.L.D.)

Photoshoot: Chicken Market.

Day 14: Chicken Market- Departure

On our final day of the tour, early morning we will enter the country’s largest chicken market where thousands of chickens are sold each day. In this market poultry vendors display live chickens in cone-shaped handmade nets, so that customers can buy the chicken of their choice. We will photograph the chicken sellers within the market and also those who walk the alleyways carrying baskets of chickens on their heads as they go about their daily trade. After breakfast prepare to check out the hotel. According to your individual Flight departure time, we will drop you at the airport and bid a fond farewell. We hope your unforgettable memories call you again to this land and show up your Bangladesh’s great images. (B.)

Photoshoot: Chicken Market.

Learn post-processing like a pro

We know what your images need

Bring the touch of perfection to your digital images

Our photography expeditions are not only a simple photo trip it’s a photography workshop. Whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer we want you to get the best possible pictures on every our tour. Each of our participants will get the right infield guidance from understanding all camera settings, creating outstanding compositions, perfect exposer on the different light conditions, developing a personal style to finalizing ideas in image editing software.

We also put emphasis on Image Post-Processing which is extremely important nowadays. We will hold post-processing panels where we will teach you the workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and some additional plug-ins we use to make your pictures stand well apart from the rest. We will try to allow enough time for you to post-process your pictures while on the tour, and hopefully you will go home with your prime shots ready for the showcase.

You will learn how to

  • Organize your photos efficiently and speed up your workflow
  • Develop RAW files with Lightroom and Photoshop and apply initial adjustments
  • Use the selection, sharpening and retouching tools properly
  • Blend multiple exposures in Lightroom and Photoshop using various techniques (HDR, luminosity masks)
  • Stylize your images to give them your own artistic signature
  • Apply various image effects… and much more

Tour Price

USD 3600 Double Occupancy
USD 4200 Single Occupancy

Included in the Cost

  • English Speaking Professional Photographer Guide.
  • 4- Star & 5 -Star Hotel Accommodations.

  • Local Transport by Minibus.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking-Water and soft drinks.
  • Airport Drop and Pickup

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Flight.
  • Visa fee.
  • Personal cost & laundry services.
  • Gratuities for Photo Guides, and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Equipment and baggage insurance.

Yousuf Tushar EFIAP, Tour Leader

Tushar is recognized as one of the leading freelance documentary photographers based in Bangladesh. As well as he is a Travel & Art photographer, writer, instructor, organizer, and judge of National & international photography competitions. He has years of experience guiding photo tours & workshops. His wide & long-time experience in Travel photography, Organizing, teaching, and prestigious international award-winning made him one of the best photographers in Bangladesh. He has excellent knowledge about the perfect places to capture a photo of every location in Bangladesh. He loves to help with hands-on experience in a Creative learning environment while out in the field, and he absolutely loves leading photo tours! Since 2000 he has been working full-time professional photographer, he has traveled to many countries as a travel photographer. His works have been published in Times UK, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Forbes magazine, BBC, National Geographic, Daily Mail, Sunday Post, Express UK, The Sun, The Atlantic, USA Today, and renowned international photo agencies. His photographs were exhibited in different international photo exhibitions in Asia, Europe & USA. He has owned more than a hundred National & International prestigious photographic awards including HPA-UNESCO china, Emirates photo contest, Asahi Shimbun Japan, United Nations IYC Singapore, People & Planet Australia, PX3 Paris, CBRE Urban photographer of the year, Link Lady, SIENA International, A Photo Reporter, New York-Manhattan, celebrating Life Bangladesh and numerous FIAP & PSA patronage Award. Presently he is the Secretary-General & FIAP Liaison officer of the Bangladesh Photographic Society. More Details about him

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