Type: Island
Contributed By: Nayeem ,Arju Rahman,


A river island which is located in south of Bangladesh. The overall area of the island is 373.19 square km and it has a population of around 50,000. This area is totally off beat track for the travelers but full of beauty. If you want to discover natural beauty you might visit here.

Monpura, a best and attractive island is located at Bhola district in Bangladesh. Its have a historical background. Portuguese pirates used to take shelter in the Monpura Island before 600 years ago. People from Bhola, Laxmipur and Noakhali started living the island after Portuguese’s left.

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How to go

You can take a ferry to Hatiya from Sadarghat River station,Dhaka. The ferry started from 5.30 a.m & after running whole night it reached Monpura at 7 a.m next day. Everyday a launch (engine boat) goes to Hatiya (Name: Tipu-4-Panama at 5.30 p.m from Sadarghat Boat terminal). On the way, it stops at Monpura next morning at 7 am.

How To Reach: Bhola District

Mainly connected by vessels with Dhaka.

There are bus services available at Dhaka Gabtoli and Sayedabad counters to go to Bhola. There are two routes by road. You can whether go to Bhola crossing Barisal or by passing Lakshmipur.

From Dhaka to Bhola, it is a distance of 195 km if you travel by water. Some of the launch services available are as follows:
1. MV Bhola, Contact: 049161236
2. Sringor, Contact: 049162523
3. Balia, Contact: 01711905471
4. Kornofuli, Contact: 049151354
These launches start from Sadarghat, Dhaka at 7:30 pm or 8:00 pm at night and is expected to reach the destination at 6 am or 6:30 am in the next morning.
Fare: First class: Tk 900, Third class: Tk 202

Where to Stay

There are lots of places to stay in the district. For the guests of Bhola, there is one circuit house in Bhola Sadar, and in the other six sub-districts, there are six bungalows under the control of sub-district council. Moreover, there are many other hotels and motels privately owned. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance.

1. Hotel Ahsan, Contact: 01191426322

2. Hotel Jahan, Contact: 01716879975

3. Hotel Shish Mahal, Contact: 10718335311

4. Hotel Prince, Contact: 01712762358

5. Hotel Golden Plaza, Contact: 01726667218

6. Hotel Paradise, Contact: 01716083181

Things to do

• Whole Island can be explored via motor cycle or public transport like Tuk Tuk (easy bike).
• You can visit forest, both sides of the river, can ride in boat and fish a whole day in river.

Eating Facilities


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