Hilsa’s home Chandpur travelogue.
The launches in Chandpur leave from Lalkuthi launch ghat of Dhaka launch terminal. From 8:00 am to 6:45 pm, 16 launches and from 10:00 pm to 12:30 pm, 6 launches left for Chandpur.
16 launches departed from Chandpur launch ghat from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and 8 launches from 10:00 pm to 1:00 pm for Dhaka. It takes about three and a half hours to reach Chandpur launch ghat from Dhaka. The launches are all good. However, the ‘Imam Hasan’ family is notorious for its staff use of launches and many more.
Kalibari Junction from Chandpur Launch Ghat – Distance 1 km. Rent 10 rupees per person. It will take 10 minutes. 1 minute walk from Kalibari junction you will find the famous one minute ice cream and sweet shop. One minute ice cream counter-40 rupees. Each sweet – 20 rupees. Puppies are available, however, puppies here are not fun.
From Kalibari junction to big station fish ard – distance 1 km. Rent – 10 rupees per person. It will take 10 minutes. If you want to bring hilsa to Dhaka, you have to pack hilsa with ice in this market. After hilsa fishing has been stopped for a long time, when hilsa fishing is started, you can buy hilsa at a lower price.
It takes about three and a half hours to reach Chandpur launch ghat from Dhaka. Next to the fish
There are many food hotels. Hilsa fish of different sizes are decorated with spices in the hotel. Large size counter – 150 rupees. Medium size – 120 rupees. Small size – 100 rupees. Also, if you buy a fish from a fish farm and give it to a food hotel, they will cut it and cook it. In this case, they have to pay 120 rupees.
One of the attractions of Chandpur is Chandpur Molhead / Chandpur Bara Station Park. The Padma, Meghna and Dakatiya rivers meet here. In the afternoon you can enjoy the sunset in this estuary. There are several slaps at a distance of 1 km, 1.5 km and 2 km from this estuary. If you want you can rent a boat, speed board or trawler to visit these estuaries. It should be noted that no launch leaves Chandpur for Dhaka from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you want to reach Dhaka by 10 pm, you have to leave Chandpur Bara Station Park before 6:30 pm.
The distance from Bara Station Park to Chandpur is 1 km. It will take 10 minutes. Rent – 5 TK per person.
Launch fare – deck – 100 TK per person (you have to walk from the roof to the ground floor.) The lower chair – 150 TK per person. Non AC Single Cabin – 400/450 TK. AC single cabin – 500/550 TK. Non AC Double Cabin – 600/750 rupees. AC double cabin – 900/1000 TK. River side cabins are usually non-AC. If 4-5 people want to rent a single cabin then one has to rent a single cabin and the rest have to rent a deck. For example – (for 4 people) 400 + 100 + 100 + 100 = 600 TK
And, if you want to go to Chandpur for 2 days, then in this case you have to stay in the hotel. There are many hotels in Chandpur. Notable among them – Hotel Grand Hilsha. Gazi Hotel. Hotel Prince. If you stay in Chandpur for 2 days, then on the 2nd day you will visit Lohagarh Math and Rupsha Zamindar Bari.
If anyone wants to visit Chandpur from Chittagong, there is a train for them. From Chandpur, the Meghna Express leaves for Chittagong at 5 am and the Sagarika Express at 2 pm.
Meghna Express from Chittagong at 5:15 pm. And at 8:30 am the Sagarika Express train left for Chandpur.