Nijhum Dwip

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Contributor: M.Islam Rahat


Geographical Information:

Island Name: Nijhum Dwip

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General Information

Additional information:

Nijhum Dwip means, Silent Island (Bengali: নিঝুম দ্বীপ) is a small island under Hatiya upazila. It is situated in Noakhali District in Bangladesh. Once it was called as Char Osman

Nijhum Dwip presently has six big bazaars with mainly the grocery shops, small restaurants and drug stores. These bazaars are the only places in the islands to have electricity from generators. The forest department of the government of Bangladesh created mangrove forests in Nijhum Dwip and the main attraction in these forests is the herd of about 5000 +/-  spotted dear. Tthe government of Bangladesh declared Nijhum Dwip forests as National Park.

The uniqueness of this very island is the beauty of Sundarban & Cox’s Bazar will found here in a same place. The big waves & the silent mangrove forest always attract me whenever i thought of this place.

How to go:

From Dhaka one can go Hatia first by steamer. From Sadarghat there are regular Steamer of Hatia, MV Farhan, MV Tipu are good. If you want to book a cabin you have to book it one day before. You’ll reach Hatia at early morning.(Cabin rent Single 800 Tk, Double 1200 tk from Dhaka to Hatia. Deck rent 120 tk +/-) From Hatia Tomuruddin Ghat you can go to Nijhum Dip by rented engine boat. It’ll take 2/3 hours to reach Nijhum Dip (Rent cost 3000 tk +/-)There are another way. Take a local Baby taxi from Tomuruddin Bazar to Moktara Ghat. (Rent 400 tk +/-) It’ll take 1 hour to reach Moktara Ghat. From Moktara ghat you have to cross River Meghna by Engine Boat (Cost 5 tk per head) It’ll take only 4-5 mints to cross the river. Other side of the river is Nijhum Dwip. You have to take a Rickshaw to reach the other side of Nijhum Dwip.(Cost 100 tk +/-) It’ll take 1 hour to reach your ultimate Destination.

Where to stay:

The only Hotel is Hotel Abakash. (Room rent 500-1500 Tk, If you take dormitory of 5 beds it cost 2000 tk in total) Or you can stay at boarding, but those are in very bad condition. Or you can set up camp there.

What to eat (food):

There are available restaurant, or you can hire a chef from Hotel Abakash, his cook is good, he’ll take extra 200-300 tk for cooking. B-B-Q facilities is available at Hotel Abakash, they have a big BBQ Burner.

Tips/advise for traveler:

Best time to visit Nijhum Dwip is from October to February. If you want to face some big waves go there at June/July. If you are a non swimmer then you can take life jacket for safety.


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21 comments on “Nijhum Dwip

  1. Fazlay Rabby says:

    Thanks for sharing info about Nijhum Dwip.

    Please note: The article contains data copied from other website, though I am sure most of it are originally writen by you.

    I request you to submit another post featuring Nijhum Dwip but with only firsthand data, like what you observed rather what wiki said about it. Thanks for your understanding.

    • rahat.flp says:

      Rabby bhai, i added some statistics, data, info from a website, but now this version is edited. Thanks for your feedback.

  2. Hello,

    M.Islam Rahat

    Can you give the contact address of Hotel Abakash? An active cell number is preferable.

    reg/shubho

  3. I came to know that there is also a resort named ‘Nijum Resort’.Need detail information about this resort

  4. amit says:

    new costs…..
    *launch fair-double cabin 1500tk,deck 250tk
    *baby taxi fair from launch ghat to nijhum dip ghat-700tk(5 person)
    *if any one take direct troller from hatia launch ghat to nijhum dip it will cost 4000
    *rickshaw fair from bandartila to namar bazar 150-200tk
    *hotel abokash(nijhum resort)-double bed 1500,5+2 bed dorm 3000
    *boat to go to chowdhury khal to see deer-engine boat 1000,noramal boat 700

  5. Rahat says:

    Carrying a Bicycle from Dhaka to Hatia would be the cheapest & easiest solution to go Nijhum Dwip, A bicycle will save your money & will add an extra adventure. Any one can take his/her bicycle at lonch easily.

    • Khalifa Asif Uddin says:

      bhai…..incase we take bicycles with us….. is the trail from tomuruddin ghat to moktara ghat hard to go along??

  6. Rahat says:

    No the road from Tomruddin Ghat to Jahajmara is almost paved road, from jahajmara to Moktara ghat got some off road. Biking on those roads willbe full of fun trust me :)

  7. RAFI says:

    Vaia, i we 4 friends want to be there very soon. is there any problem in this season? is there any problem regarding security? Please let me know. Any suggestion, how many days can be spend there?

    Thank you.

  8. মুনতাসির says:

    হোটেলে না তেকে বাইরে কোথাও তাবু খাটাতে চাইলে করা যাবে কি? নাকি কোন রেস্ট্রিকশন আছে?

  9. Rahat says:

    @ Rafi: From April to September is the worst time to visit Nijhum Dwip. Dont go now, the weather is not good.

    @Muntasir: Yes you can pitch your tent outside the Hotel Obakash. But for that you have to take 1 or 2 room from them. There are some security issues. Leave your bag packs in the room & stay at tent if you really want a camping experience there. But i’ll suggest not to camp there.

  10. Anya says:

    how long does it take in total to reach nijhum dwip? and is it safe to go now? as in the weather?

  11. ar. shamim says:

    anyone please give the contact number of obokash or nijhum resort?
    We r group of six people going to there by this month.

    • Rizvi says:

      I have recently (17.04.2013) visited Nijhum Dwip. I suggest all of you hair Cabin rent Single 850 Tk, Double 1500 Tk from Dhaka to Hatia. Hatia Tomuruddin Ghat to Nijhum Dip you can go by renting an engine boat. It’ll take 2/3 hours to reach Nijhum Dip (Rent cost 3000 Tk +/-), there is another way. Take a local Baby taxi from Tomuruddin Bazar to Moktara Ghat. (Rent 400 Tk +/- (**please avoid that option)) It’ll take 1 hour to reach Moktara Ghat. From Moktara ghat you have to cross River Meghna by Engine Boat (Cost 15 Tk per head) it’ll take only 4-5 mints to cross the river. Other side of the river is Nijhum Dwip. You have to take a Rickshaw/Motorbike to reach the other side of Nijhum Dwip (Cost 150 Tk +/-), It’ll take 1 hour to reach your ultimate Destination. You can contact with manager Sobuj of Nijhum resort, his cell phone number 01738230655.

      You need extra information post your cell phone number here.

    • zafar says:

      why u advised ( Take a local Baby taxi from Tomuruddin Bazar to Moktara Ghat. (Rent 400 Tk +/- (**please avoid that option)) what is the cheapest way to go Hatia Tomuruddin Ghat to Nijhum.i have heard 80 tk per person in motor boat to go nijhum dep from Hatia Tomuruddin Ghat

  12. Md. Sahadat Hossain says:

    We are two friends interested to go Nijhum Dwip. How much cost and time needed to go there.my cell phone number is 01851015097.

  13. Rube Orion says:

    went there when i was in school in 2006. beautiful place :)

  14. Liton Talukder says:

    I need a cell no. for Resort booking.

  15. Arif says:

    Dear Brother,

    please let me know.. how much cost it will take to visit Nijhum Dwip for 5 person group??

    is there any mobile no. of any person of cottage?

  16. Nizam Adventurer says:

    Attn. Mr. liton & Mr. Arif : Nijum Resorts ,Namar bazar, Nijum dip – 01724145864, Dhaka Office – 02- 8358485, 01711173434

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