Drive in the morning to Boktarpur in Savar to visit famous Snake trading market (this market holds only on Fridays). After visiting the snake market, drive to Dhamrai to visit the Metal Craft workshop that uses ancient 'Lost Wax' method to produce brass crafts. Visit a nearby pottery village. Move to the National Martyrs' Monument afterwards. Drive back to Dhaka in the afternoon.
Boktarpur Snake Market
This is the only such market in the known periphery of Dhaka. It attracts hundreds of people most of who are not necessarily buyers of snakes. It is a weakly market holding in every Friday.
Dhamrai is a little town beside Dhaka mainly known for the Brass metal workshop that uses the â€˜Lost Waxâ€™ method to produce show pieces. There is a Pottery village very close to the town. The other reason for the town to be so popular is the Chariot Rally celebrating the birth of Krishna, one of the nine incarnations of Lord Visnu.
National Martyrsâ€™ Memorial
National Martyrs' Memorial situated at Savar, about 35 km north-west of Dhaka, symbolises the valour and sacrifice of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Bangladesh. The main monument is composed of seven isosceles triangular planes each varying in size in its height and base. The highest one has the smallest base while the broadest base has the lowest height. The planes are folded at the middle and placed one after another. The highest point of the structure reaches 150 feet. This unique arrangement of the planes has created a structure that seems to change its configuration when viewed from different angles.
The whole complex is spread over an area of 34 hectares (84 acres) which is again wrapped around by a green belt of 10 hectares (24.7 acre). Several mass-graves and a reflection water body are placed in front of the monument.