Sandwip A Island At Chattogram
Sandwip is an island in the district of Chittagong in the Bay of Bengal on the south-east coast of Bangladesh. It is located at the mouth of the river Meghna. It is a very ancient island in Bangladesh. It has a population of about 400,000. The whole island is 50 km long and 5-15 km wide.
Every place on the island is worth visiting. Fields full of crops, green nature, markets, markets, everything. From the north to the south of the island you can easily see all the corners. To the north of the island is the 100-year-old Maryam Bibi Sahebani Mosque, modeled after the Taj Mahal. Adjacent to the mosque is the big dighi, the shrine. The traditional dry lake to the south of the island. There are also numerous mosques, schools, madrasas, large playgrounds. If you are lucky, you will be able to see the old Baul series of songs.
Winter is the best time to visit Sandwip. All in all, it should be yours in three thousand.
Eating and drinking:
You will get all the usual food at the local food hotel, the quality will be of normal quality, don’t expect anything good from Ahmari. The cost is less than one hundred Tk per person.
How to get there:
If you want to go by steamer from Dhaka, you have to go to Sadarghat first. This service is available three days a week and leaves Sadarghat at 9 am for Sandwip. Or take a Chittagong-bound bus from any part of the country to Kumira Steamer Ghat in Sitakunda. Rents vary from place to place. Non-AC chair coach fare from Dhaka within 500 Tk, tell the supervisor to unload the crocodile steamer dock. From where the bus will pick you up, you can rent a battery-powered autorickshaw for Tk 10-20 per person and go to the steamer wharf. The name of this ghat is Kumira-Guptachhara ghat. Kumira at this end, Guptachara at the end of Sandwip. The fare from Kumira to Sandwip is Tk 300-350 per person by speedboat, Tk 150 by a trawler, and Rs 120 by sea-truck. The trawler tide actually drops, and the sea-truck moves around twelve o’clock.
So the best option is a speedboat. So when you reach there, go to the counter, write your name and take the serial. On reaching Sandwip, the fare for a CNG autorickshaw from Guptachhara Ghat to Enam Nahar (main town) will be 150-200 Tk, and if you go directly to Paschimpar Ghat, the fare will be between 250-300 Tks.
Where will you stay?
Arrive at Sandwip Town Complex and go straight to the west side of the island right next to the river bank. In this case, you can take the help of locals. Select a suitable place and make a tent. With the flickering light of the night, the murmur of the river under the open sky, you can spend a few nights in the thick fog effortlessly. Besides, there is Kabir Coffee House. If you ask anyone, you will meet Kabir Coffee House. There are also a couple of hotels in Enam Nahar, which may take a bit of speed to find. Besides, you can stay in the post bungalow of the Upazila Parishad, for this, you have to contact the Upazila Parishad. The contact number given so far is given on the official website of the Upazila Parishad for you: 01711-341722 (Mahmudur Rahman, Caretaker). You can also take the help of locals in person, but be careful about safety.
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