Camping on Nijhumdwip.
Ways to go:
01 # By bus to Noakhali Nijhumdwipah
If you go by bus, you have to go to Sonapur in Noakhali. The buses of Himachal Express, Ekushey Express, Moonline Enterprise go to Sonapur in Noakhali. The Noakhali Sonapur bus leaves from Sayedabad bus terminal every morning, noon and evening. The Ekushey Paribahan bus left Dhanmondi Jigatala counter via Fakirapul at 10.20 pm. Bus fare: Non AC 350 rupees and AC 400 rupees.
From Sonapur in Noakhali you have to come to Chairman Ghat by CNG, reserve fare is 450-500 rupees (5 people). C-trucks, trawlers and speed boats leave the chairman wharf for the purpose of hauling. C-truck fare is 90 rupees (it will take 2 hours), trawler fare is 120-150 rupees (it will take 2 hours) and speed boat fare is 400 rupees (it will take 20 minutes). Passengers will be dropped off at Hatiyar Nalchira Ghat. From Moktaria Ghat it will take 10 minutes by trawler to Bandartila Ghat in Nijhumdwip (rent is Rs. 22 per person). Then you have to go to the market by motorcycle from Bandartila Ghat, the fare is 100 rupees for two people.
(C-truck leaves Noakhali Chairman’s Ghat at 8 am daily, return C-truck from Nalchira to Noakhali Chairman’s Ghat leaves at 10 am. C-truck tickets have to be cut at the line at the ghat. If you can get up before the ticket is issued, you will get a seat inside. Do it.)
Nijhumdwip through Noakhali by train # 02
If you go by train, you have to go to Noakhali’s Maijdi. The intercity Upakul Express No. 612 leaves for Noakhali at 4.20 pm every day except Kamalapur in Dhaka on Thursdays and reaches Maijdi in Noakhali at 10.20 pm. Train fare: Snigdha-503 rupees, first chair-355 rupees, elegant chair-260 rupees, elegant-230 rupees.
You have to come to Chairman Ghat by CNG from Maijdi in Noakhali, reserve fare is 500-600 rupees (5 people), one fare is 120-130 rupees. C-trucks, trawlers and speed boats leave the chairman wharf for the purpose of hauling. C-truck fare is 90 rupees (it will take 2 hours), trawler fare is 120-150 rupees (it will take 2 hours) and speed boat fare is 400 rupees (it will take 20 minutes). Passengers will be dropped off at Hatiyar Nalchira Ghat. From Moktaria Ghat, it will take 10 minutes by trawler to Bandartila Ghat in Nijhumdwip (rent is Rs. 22). Then you have to go to the market by motorcycle from Bandartila Ghat, the fare is 100 rupees for two people.
(C-truck leaves Noakhali Chairman’s Ghat at 8 am daily, return C-truck from Nalchira to Noakhali Chairman’s Ghat leaves at 10 am. Do it.)
03 # From Dhaka Sadarghat to Nijhumdwip by launch
1 launch is allotted daily from Dhaka to Hatia. The two launches leave at 1 o’clock daily in rotation mode. One is “MV Farhan-3” and the other is “MV Farhan-4”. Both are luxurious launches. Departs at 5.30pm every day. Hatiyar will reach Tamurddi Ghat between 6.00-8.30 am the next day. You have to get off at Hatiyar Tamurddi Ghat. (Departure from Tamurddi Ghat to return to Dhaka at 12.30 pm).
Launch Rent: (Hatiyar Tamurddighat from Dhaka)
Deck – 350 rupees, single cabin – 1200 rupees, double cabin – 2200 rupees
*** For some reason MV. Farhan 3 or M.V. If Farhan misses 4 launches, he will miss the MV at 6.30 pm. Tipu-5 or MV. Take a Panama launch and land at Tajumuddin or Monpura Ghat. Farhan can catch 3/4 launch or go to Hatiyar Tamuruddi Ghat by trawler from Monpura.
*** If for special reasons both of these i.e. MV. Tipu-5 and M.V. Panama also missed the launch, but at 6.30 pm (but they were a little late to leave) MV. Farhan-6 or M.V. Farhan-6 went to Tajumuddin Ghat and launched MV. You can catch Farhan-3/4 launch or you can go to Hatiyar Tamuruddi Ghat by trawler from Tajumuddin Ghat.
** M.V. Farhan-3 launch and MV Route of Farhan-4 launch:
Kaliganj (Mehendiganj) -Bishwarod (Bhola) -Daulatkhan (Bhola) -Mirzakalu-Sharashganj-Bhola Tajumuddin-Monpura (Ramnewaz Ghat)
** M.V. Tipu-5 launch and MV Route of Panama Launch
Dhaka-Chandpur-Kaliganj (Mehendiganj) -Bishwarod (Bhola) -Daulatkhan (Bhola) -Mirzakalu-Sharashganj-Bhola Tajumuddin-Monpura (Ramnewaz Launch Ghat) and Monpura Hazirhat Launch Ghat.
** M.V. Farhan-6 launch and MV Route of Farhan-6 launch:
Dhaka-Fatulla-Kaliganj (Mehendiganj) – Bishbrod (Bhola) -Daulatkhan (Bhola) -Mirzakalu-Sharashganj-Bhola Tajumuddin-Sharshi Sea-Truck Ghat-Mangal Sikder-Betua (Char Fashion)
These 6 launches belong to the same owner. You can contact any number.
M.V. Farhan 3 – 0175630375, 017563036, 017563037
M.V. Farhan 4 – 017563036, 0175630379, 0175630370
Get off the launch at Hatiyar Tamurddi Ghat. Tamurddi Ghat You have to go to Moktaria Ghat by motorbike, the fare is 300-350 rupees for two people (it will take 1 hour). From Moktaria Ghat to Bandartila Ghat in Nijhumdwip by trawler, the fare is 22 rupees (it will take 10 minutes). Then you have to go to the market by motorcycle from Bandartila Ghat, the fare for two people is 100 rupees (it will take 30 minutes).
If you are lucky, you can go directly to Nijhumdwip market by crossing the Meghna river by trawler. In that case it will take a little more time. Fishing from Tamurddi Ghat every day at 10 am
The train goes directly to Nijhumdwip Namar Bazaar, the fare is 200-300 rupees. You can also go to Nijhumdwip Namar Bazar by reserving a trawler (rent 3500-5000 rupees depending on the size of the trawler).
04 # From Chittagong Sadarghat to Nijhumdwip by launch
From Chittagong Sadar Ghat you will have to board a ship going to Hatia and land at Hatia Nalchira Ghat. B.I.W.T.A. three days a week from Sadarghat in the port city of Chittagong. Its steamers MV Bar Aulia MV Abdul Matin and MB Monirul Haque Hatia run up to Nalchira Ghat. All these steamers started their journey from Sadar Ghat in Chittagong at 9 am and reached Nalchira Ghat at 1-2 pm on the same day. This trip will be accompanied by a trip to the Bay of Bengal and Sandeep and Hatia. If the weather is bad there is some rolling but this trip is 100% safe. Every day at 9 am, two launches leave from both sides (except Friday and Sunday).
Hatia Rent: First Class (Rs. 2215) / Second Class (Rs. 1110) / Chair Class (Rs. 350)
Sandeep Rent: First Class (Rs. 1200) / Second Class (Rs. 720) / Chair Class (Rs. 230)
You have to reserve a motorcycle from Nalchira to Moktaria Ghat (rent 400-450 rupees per person). From Moktaria Ghat, it will take 10 minutes by trawler to Bandartila Ghat in Nijhumdwip (rent is Rs. 22). Then you have to go to the market by motorcycle from Bandartila Ghat, the fare is 100 rupees for two people.
1. Nijhum Resort (Vacation Hotel) Namara Bazar :.
Namar Bazaar is located near Sea Beach. Nijhum Resort is a good quality resort to stay in Nijhum Island.
2 bed VIP 2000 rupees, 2 bed exclusive 1500 rupees, 3 bed executive 1800 rupees, 4 bed executive 2000 rupees, 5 bed family 3000 rupees, 5 bed dormitory 1600 rupees, 12 bed dormitory 3000 rupees.
All rooms have attached bathrooms. If there is extra person in the dormitory room, you have to pay 200 rupees. You have to check out before 12 noon. Off season 50% discount on room rent (April 15-September 30). You will get electricity with generator from evening till 10.30 pm. You can also use the light from the solar panel all night. Besides, you will get electricity for 30 minutes for 1-2 hours throughout the day. Dhaka Office: Vacation Tourism Limited, Alhaj Samsuddin Mansion (9th Floor), 18 New Eskaton Road. Phone: 8358465, 9342351, 9359230, 01552362269
Nijhumdwip Office: Sabuj Bhai: 0172414564, 0174555899, 01736230855
2. Hotel Shaheen, Namar Bazar: The hotel is new. However, the rent is a little higher. Phone number: 017315071
3. Mosque Boarding, Namar Bazar
It is the cheapest accommodation. Arranged from the local mosque, there are two single and two double rooms, and all dormitories. Dormitory rent is 200-300 rupees and one room rent for two beds is 400 rupees. This boarding house has no attached bathroom and no generator. There are 2 common bathrooms and a tubewell. Contact: 017373937 and Md. Abdul Hamid Jasim, Central Jame Mosque, Namar Bazar, Hatia, Noakhali. Phone: 017269569
4. Nijhum Dreamland Resort, Bandartila: Dhaka Booking Office: 01747123573, Nijhumdwip Booking Office: 01747123572
5. Hotel Dwipasampad, Namar Bazar: (Syed Uncle’s Accommodation and Dining Hotel) Mobile: 01720601026, 0170007107
. Hotel Sheraton, Bandartila Bazar
. District Administration Postal Bungalow
Places of interest
1. Orange Island: Many hilsa fish can be found in the orange canal there. The surrounding islands are also beautiful. Hopefully, the whole island will be filled with walking.
2. Chowdhury Canal and Kabira Char: You have to go before evening in the afternoon, you can see deer herd in the forest after walking for an hour down Chowdhury Canal. Reserve a trawler for a group of 10-15 people will take 1000-1500 rupees. They will show the deer, don’t forget to go down to Kabira’s char in the evening and watch the sunset and the herd of thousands of buffaloes.
3. Choakhali Forest and Choakhali Sea-Beach: If you go to Choakhali, you can see deer very early in the morning. Tell the motorcycle the night before, you will go to Choyakhali Forest very early in the morning. Two people will rent 100-120 rupees. There the little boys of the area will take you around the forest, they will show you the deer. They are happy to give them some money at the end of the meeting.
4. Mangrove Forest: Nijhumdwip Forestry Project. In Nijhum Deep, the little boys work as guides, take them into the forest in the morning. You can see the deer.
5. Namar Bazar and Namar Bazar Sea-Beach: You can see 4/5 pieces of deer in front of Namar Bazar Forest Office. It will take 10 minutes to walk to the beach from the market. From here you can see the sunrise and sunset, have fun barbecue here. There is a Watch Tower next to the Forest Office, from where you can see the whole area.
. Damar Char: To the south of this char is a new sea beach called “Virgin Island”. You will see many unknown birds here if you go very early in the morning. This place is still unknown to many tourists. Trawler rent 3000-3500 rupees. Trawler middleman number: Zakir (01705444) (good man but wants a little more fare).
** If you take the time, you can come back from Bhola Dhalchar, Char Kukri-Mukri with trawler reserve.
উপযুক্ত Suitable weather for travel
According to the current weather, it is best to visit Nijhumdwip from October to mid-April. At other times it rains and storms cause the Meghna River and the sea to rise. If you go in the rainy season, you will get mud equal to the whole knee and you will have to cross the ematha and head of the whole island on foot, you will not be able to walk on the road, you will be covered in mud. However, in the rainy season you can eat a lot of fish, hilsato hand ap
Straight back If you go in winter, you will get better roads, less water in the canal, so you can go anywhere in the forest, you can see deer herds in the afternoon, the sea-beach will be much drier, you will find the Meghna river blue. The only problem is that the price of food will go up a lot. Autumn and spring are the best. An ideal tourist spot for a 2-3 day tour. Nijhumdwip is incomparable for the camping environment.
C Truck Matters:
C-trucks leave from Chairman Ghat / Nalchira depending on the tide. The C-truck leaves from Chairman Ghat at 8 am and from Nalchira Ghat at 10 am. Moreover, there are always trawlers and speedboats. Trawlers leave every 2 hours, no more trawlers after 5 pm. From Noakhali, by bus / train, you have to go by sea truck and trawler to the very northern end of Hatiyar – Nalchira Ghat.
You won’t get much better than chess, you will get marine fish, meat, thick rice, bread, but it is better to pre-order. The best quality food hotel of all is Altaf Chachar Hotel (Hotel Asif). There are also many hotels in Namara market. It would be nice to eat fried sea fish and shrimp. The manager of Nijhum Resort will tell Sabuj Bhai to arrange all the arrangements for Bar BQ. Buy chicken / coral / hilsa and spend some money for spices, wood, he will arrange the bar BQ, all the instruments are with him only in Nijhumdwip, he is also an expert. Dab is available, price 20-25 rupees.
Most of the area is dependent on solar and generators due to lack of electricity. You will find two shops for mobile / power bank / torch / camera battery charge. If you want to pay mobile full charge during the day, you will take 5 rupees and 5 rupees at night.
Camping facilities are plentiful. Tents can be set up wherever the mind wants on the whole island, there is no fear of animals, just beware of wild buffalo. The best place to cross the canal next to Nijhum Resort in Namar Bazar is the huge (5/6 miles) open field on the sea shore. Or if you go straight ahead from the market along the beach road, you will find many open spaces, where you can pitch a tent. There is no need to take anything, everything can be found in the landing market, if you need anything then the ships can be found in the market. Everything is available in Nijhumdwip. Take a waterproof tent on a rainy day. You can buy tents at Aziz Super Market’s Peak 69, Bashundhara’s Mostafa Mat, Panthapath’s Adventure Shop, Dhanmondi’s Happy Arcade’s Sangriya. Again, if you don’t want to buy a tent with that much money, you can also rent a tent. Full waterproof tent rent is 350 rupees per day (four people can stay), they also have package system as per day. Contact: 017390748 (Rent-A-Tent).
For those who go camping, you don’t have to bother as much as other places for bathrooms, there is a public toilet next to the Namar Bazar mosque, and there is a pond for water supply.
Currently almost all operators have a network. Robi-Airtel 3G service is available.
Fiber boats with a capacity of 40 people were rented to travel to Nijhumdwip National Park. Contact: Altab Hossain (boatman) Contact: 017115483 and 017569315.
Deer are not seen in Nijhumdwip like before. If you want to see deer, you have to go to Choakhali Forest or Chowdhury Canal. You have to walk silently to see the deer, no noise. Eating deer meat is completely illegal, and can lead to life imprisonment, including fines.
The use of every human being in Nijhumdwip is amiable. People are very simple. Due to the relatively low number of tourists, commercial thinking has not yet developed among them. They will help you as much as they can. There is very little greed in the minds of the people of this region of Bangladesh. They will never want to cheat you. Yet in the crowd of these good people there may be some bad-bad people. Keep in mind that those good people will not be bothered by your use. And whatever you do, don’t make the beach of Nijhumdwip dirty. Nijhumdwip is a very promising future of Bangladesh.
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