Dublar Char Island

Type: Island
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Dublar Char Island is renowned for catching and processing fish in our country. It is also famous for Rash Mela and holy bath, a Hindu festival that carries rituals since 200 years back. It is believed by Hindus that the Rash event is the ‘get-together’ of Radha and Lord Krishna. For celebrating this assemblage many people arrive here from different part of the country.

Tourists from both home and abroad find three-day long yearly ritual exciting. The Island has all the natural beauty of any other places of the world renowned Islands. River Passur flows on west side of the river while on the western side river Shibsha. In addition, this island is known for its beautiful views.

How to go

After reaching Bagerhat you may take a CNG auto rickshaw or bus and head there.

How To Reach: Bagerhat district

Bagerhat District is linked with Dhaka and other districts by road and Water. You can use any of those.

Many bus services are available from Dhaka to Bagerhat. Some of them are listed below for your assistance:

1. Meghna Paribahan
Sayedabad Terminal
Contact: 0171717388553
Fare: TK 350 (Approx.)

2. Shakura Paribahan
Gabtoli Terminal
Contact: 01711010450
Fare: TK 500 (Approx.)

3. Porjotok Paribahan
Sayadabad Terminal
Contact: 01711131078
Fare: TK 350 (Approx.)

4. Shohag Paribahan
Gabtoli Terminal
Contact: 01718679302
Fare: TK 380 (Approx.)

Every day, from 5pm to 7pm, three Launches and one streamer, drives from Dhaka Sadarghat to Hularhat in Pirojpur by turns. Once you reach Hularhat, you have to take a road transport, preferably a local bus or private car, which will drive you by Pirojpur to Bagerhat. Some of the launch services from Sadarghat, Dhaka to Hularhat, Pirojpur are listed below:

1. Al-Khaladi
2. Parbot
3. Farhana
4. Tipu

Starting time: 5pm
Reaching time: 9am

Regular: TK 180
Cabin Single: TK 500
Cabin Double: TK 800

Presently, there are no flight services from Dhaka to Bagerhat. However, an airport in Bagerhat is currently under construction and therefore, Flights from Dhaka to Bagerhat may be available in the near future.

Where to Stay

There are only a very few hotels in Bagerhat where you may consider staying in. Our recommendation is:

1. Momtaz Hotel
Area: Rail road Bagerhat
It has simple accommodation with limited facilities and moderately good service. However, the place is costly. There are few more comparable hotels nearby the same area.

2. Hotel Jalico
Jalil Tower 77, Lower Jessore Road, Khulna-9100,
Phone: +880-41-283962, 811883, 810933, 725912
Mobile: +880-175-743477
Fax: +880-41-724048
E-mail: jalickhotel@yahoo.com, info@hoteljalico.com
Website: www.hoteljalico.com

3. Hotel Al-Prince And Bar
Mongla Port, Bagerhat, khulna, Bangladesh
Phone 88-04658-482

Things to do

  1. The island is well known for fish catch and fish processing (dry fish) in the country. You will see this fish dry process.
  2. You can enjoy the fishing here and have a first hand experience of this fun filled activity.
  3. It is an attractive island where herds of spotted deer are often seen to graze.
  4. A casual walk around the Island provides the tourist with the chance of spotting many wild animals.
  5. With water all around and with lots of fish fauna, Dublar Char offers unique experience to the enthusiastic visitors.
  6. This island is famous for Rash Mela and holy bath.

Eating Facilities

Referred to food facilities in Bagerhat, click here.

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