Early morning drive to Bogura (200 km/ approx 6 hrs) crossing the world’s 11th longest Bangabandhu Bridge. After arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in and freshen up. Then visit Mahasthgarh and Gokul Medh. From the account of the most prominent Chinese pilgrims Tahien and Hiuen Tsaug mentioned that Lord Buddha with his 500 disciples visited Pundravardhana which is presently Mahastangarh and preached his new Gospal. King Ashoka made a stupa on this site where Buddha explained his laws to the Devas.
Mahasthangarh is one of the earliest urban archaeological sites so far discovered in Bangladesh. A limestone slab bearing six lines in Prakrit in Brahmi script, discovered in 1931, dates Mahasthangarh to at least the 3rd century BC. The fortified area was in use until the 18th century AD. At present there are several mounds and structural vestiges inside the fortifications: Jiat Kunda (well which, according to legends, has life giving power), Mankalir Dhap (place consecrated to Mankali), Parasuramer Basgriha (palace of a king named Parasuram), Bairagir Bhita (palace of a female anchorite), Khodar Pathar Bhita (place of stone bestowed by God), and Munir Ghon (a bastion). There are some gateways at different points too.
Gokul Medh is 02 km south-west of Mahasthangarh, is locally known as Behula Lakkhindar Basor Ghar but actually it is a Buddhist temple. Excavation was conducted in the site in 1934-36. It revealed ruins of a 42 feet high platform consisted of 172 blind cells. On the flat of top of this platform a Buddhist religious establishment (Stupa/ Mandir) was built in the first constructional period (6th-7th Century A.D), another temple was built on the ruins of the former.
Stay overnight at Bogura.