Bengal New Year & Muslim Eid Festival Photo Tour Bangladesh

A unique photo experience in the heart of South Asia

It is an excellent opportunity for photographers to explore Bengali New Year and Muslim Eid festival together. These two most significant festivals are the closest dates in 2024.

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 most colorful Bengali New Year and Mongal Shovajatra rally UNESCO world heritage recognized. Hindu ritual festival The Charak worship most traditional and folk festival, the best season for Red Chilies processing, floating watermelon markets, stone mines and more. In this expedition, you will explore Bangladesh’s riches festivals, people, daily life, and culture with amazing photography opportunities.

Tour Highlights

  • Peoples traveling by Overcrowded Trains.

  • People Traveling Roof of Trains.

  • Overloaded ferries.

  • Bengali New year Festival

  • Ritual festival the Charak worship

  • 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: 14-27 April 2024

Duration: 14 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: Dhaka-Northeast: Batik Village & Rice Factories

Drive through to northeast districts, on the way you will explore the biggest tie-dying Batik village of Bangladesh. Here people making colors on fabrics by traditional process and dry fabrics on the open sun, you will see everywhere is color in the village. The second session explores rice factories, people working rice factories, the lines of rice paddy while the sun-dry process in the courtyard and children playing on the courtyard.

Photoshoot: Batik Village, sun-dry rice process & children playing.
Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03: Stone Mine at North zone

The stone mine is located at the foot of the beautiful Meghalaya Hills in the northeastern part of Bangladesh. It is known for its lush green hills, rolling tea gardens, and mosaic of stones and rocks. Around 15000 stone laborers (men, women & children) are engaged with stone searching, collecting and crushing in this area. You will explore people searching and collecting stones by local traditional boats, winnowing stones, and crushing stones by hand.

Photoshoot: Whole day stone mine area.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 04: Dhaka-Bengal New Year

Celebrating the most colorful and the biggest festival of Bangladesh. Explore the UNESCO world heritage MONGOL Rally, Folk and cultural events. People wear colorful traditional dresses, Sharee, Panjabi, Gamcha.

Photo shoot: Peoples, faces, Rally, traditional costume, and cultural activities.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: Charak Worship

Explore the most interesting Hindu ritual festival the Charka worship. A group of Hindu devotees performs the rituals of Charak Puja. It is a very enchanting folk festival of the Southern Belt of Bangladesh and West Bengal. It is also known as “Nil Puja”. The believers of the Hindu religion celebrate this on the last day of the Bengali month of the year (Chaitra Songkranti). People believe that the festival will carry prosperity by eliminating the sorrow and sufferings of the previous year. Before hanging on the Charak tree devotees paint their bodies and faces, and perform folk dances and ritual activities.

Photo shoot: Charak Worship, Village fair.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06: Dhaka – North Bengal

Drive through to North Bengal the most rural beauty of Bangladesh. Explores rural villages and the most beautiful natural Shawla or alga plant in the river and birds-eye view of the green river from the bridge. Villagers daily live beside the river, fishing, taking bath and washing clothes in the river. In the afternoon session, the traditional yogurt-making process in the village.

Photoshoot: Village life, Birdseye view river & boat, yogurt processing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07: North Bengal – Red Chilies

Early morning visits the local vegetable market, local people bring vegetables to the local market for sale. after that Explore most spectacular red chilies processing on sundry, village people drying red chilies sundry on the courtyard, making beautiful lines and lanes on drying red chilies courtyard. Driving to Dhaka.

Photoshoot: Vegetable market and Red chilies.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08: Shipyard

Drive to Narayangonj riverside, the place looks like 200 years old riverside city. Thousands of people cross the river by around 3000 local small boats. Asia’s largest shipyard where more than 15000 people are working on dismantling, repairing and creating new ships with the recovered parts.

Photoshoot: Local small boats & riverside daily lives, Shipyards.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09: Brick Factories, Dhaka

Around 300 Brick-field surrounding area of Dhaka city where brick labors making brick by hand by traditional process. Red bricks with dust carry on their overhead. Many poor people from the northern part of Bangladesh come to the capital Dhaka in search of a better livelihood. Unable to find good work, they finally survive hard work in Brickfields. Even a whole family works in the brick field and lives in small slums around the brick field. The second session explores the local train station and street photography.

Photoshoot: Brick-field, Red bricks carry by the head, Train station & Street.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: 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.

Photo shoot: Old Dhaka city street and old motor parts markets and Ramadan Iftar food festival.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11: 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.

Photoshoot:Overcrowded and loaded trains, traveling on the rooftop of trains.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 12: 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.

Photoshoot:Overcrowded trains and ferry terminal.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 13: 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.

Photo shoot: Muslim Eid pray, Eid festival & Street Photography.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 14: Chicken Market- Departure

Early Morning Explore the chicken market. After breakfast preparing 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.

Photoshoot: Chicken Market.
Meals included: Breakfast

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 3300 Double Occupancy
USD 3900 Single Occupancy

What is Included & Excluded in the Price


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

  • Local Transport by Minibus.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking-Water and soft drinks.
  • 4G internet Int. call phone card


  • 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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