Dublar Char is located on the south side of the Sundarbans, south-west of Kotka and southeast of Hiron Point. It is familiar for the Punna Sanan, Rasmella Of Hindu religion and lots of Deer. It is an isolated island between the Kunga and Poshur river. Mainly, Durlar Char is a village of fisherman. It is a village where fishing and drying the fish is the main occupation. In the rainy season, after catching the Hilsa fish, there were many fishermen who come from different parts of the country for drying fish. Mainly, they come from Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Bagerhat, Pirojpur, Khulna, Satkhira district. They started to live here for five months. Generally, they stay in Meherali Khal, Alorkol, Majher Chor, Office Kella, Narikel Bariya, Manik Khali, Chafra Khali, Shalar Chor, etc.
All the fisherman stay for four months and stay busy for drying the fish here. They sell this dry fish as wholesale in the market of Asadganj, Chittagong. By taking permission from Bagerhat District Headquarters, the fisherman go to Dublar Char. The Government receives regular revenue from the trading in the Dublar Char. Generally, the fisherman provides revenue to the Govt. with BLC (Boat License Certificate), DFC (Daily Fuel Composition), etc. Thus they got approval for entering in the Sundarban areas. On the other hand, when they finish drying the fish and go for sell, govt. takes regular revenue according to the weight of the fish.
Every year in the Bengali month of Kartik (Christian – November), the people of the island perform Rashmela and Purna Sanan among the Hindu community. Although it is said, this Rashmela has been going on for 200 years, but it is known that, in 1923, Haribandh Thakur, a Banabasi fan, named Harivajan, started the fair. Many devotees come here for Ras Purnima to celebrate the anniversary and for doing sea bath (Somudro Snan). After watching the sunrise in the Dublar park, the devotees flushed the fruit in the seawater. Some of them play musical instruments and sings the religious song (Bhojon-Kirton) and makes an amazing festive mood all around of Dublar Char.
In this traditional Rashmela, people come from different parts of the country, even foreign tourists also participate spontaneously. Many foreign tourists, famous persons as well as who lives in the city also visit this three-day fair.
There are a lot of birds including Halcyon, Egret, etc and deer among the animals in Dublar Char. If you want to pass some amazing days among the mother nature with solitude, then this place will be perfect for you.
How Will You Go To Dublar Char:
From Dhaka Gabtali or Sayedabad bus terminal, Sakura Paribahan, Sohag Paribahan, Meghna Paribahan, Porjotok Paribahan, etc. go to Khulna Bagerhat. Then, from Mongla port of Bagerhat, you can rent the steamer or Engine Boat that go to Dublar Char.
There is another better way from Sayedabad. You will find a direct bus for Mongla from here. It will cost you between BDT 500 to 600 for non-AC. For AC it will take BDT 900 to 1200.
Where Will You Eat At Dublar Char:
You can stay at Tourist Vessel or Engine Boat at Dublar Char. Otherwise, you will find rest houses of Nilcomal of Hironpoints, Tiger Point at Kanchikhali as well as Katka Forest Department rest house. The cost varies according to the rest houses and depending on local or foreign tourist. At Nilcomal of Hironpoints, it will cost you BDT 3000 for one room, BDT 12000 for 4 rooms. At Tiger Point of Kanchikhali, it will need for one room BDT 3000 and for 4 rooms BDT 10000. At Katka Forest Department, it will cost you BDT 2000 for one room, BDT 4000 for 2 rooms. For the foreign tourist, Nilcomal of Hironpoints will need BDT 5000 to 20000, Tiger Point at Kanchikhali BDT 5000 and 15000 as well as Kotka Forest Department BDT 5000 and 10000.
Apart from Sundarban, there is quality hotels and a rest house in Satkhira District and city area. You will get affordable rooms for staying single, with family or group. You will get a standard hotel in Satkhira town and rest houses of NGO Sushilan. At the same time, you will find dormitory in Munshiganj or Shyamnagar thana of Satkhira.
If you want to stay at Mongla, you will find the hotel of Parjoton Corporation. In the Poshur Port, there are some general hotels. Apart from this, you will get various quality hotels in Khulna city including Hotel Royal, Castle Salam, Hotel Tiger Garden, Hotel West Inn, Hotel City Inn, Hotel Millennium, etc.
Other Attractive Places near Dubalr Char:
- You can check Sundarbans tourist places – the largest mangrove forest in the world for getting other attractive places at Khulna, Satkhira or Bagerhat
Tips When Visiting Dublar Char:
- If you go to Dublar Char at the time of Rashmela, don’t do anything which hurts the local religious people.
- Don’t throw any plastic bottle or chips packet into water or anywhere of Dublar Char. It is our wealth for the country.
- Don’t misbehave with the local people.
Want To Make Amazing Tour or Group/Family Tour At Dublar Char:
Dublar Char is a perfect place for a group or family tour. The beauty of this place will give you awesome feelings. At the same time, you can come back with a fresh mind by visiting here. Hopefully, you can go to Dublar Char within a tight budget. If you want to travel Dublar Char with safety and want to enjoy the place with more joy, Travel Mate can help you with arranging the tour. Contact us for further details. Above all, you may add any missing information about things to do or places to visit in Sundarbans from the comment section. Happy Traveling. ♥