Bangladesh is a beautiful and unique country filled with color, culture and contrast. From bustling cities to peaceful rural villages, the locations spread across this small section of the globe are many and varied. Visitors may even choose to visit the country’s coastline or some location not far from the shores of Bangladesh.
One such location is Dublar Char. This beautiful little island can be found on the southern border of the Sundarbans. It looks onto the magnificent Bay of Bengal, providing visitors with some astounding views. What’s more, Dublar Char in Bangladesh is a virtual paradise. While it is home to several small communities, it has a distinctly different feel from other parts of the country. Visitors interested in traveling to Dublar Char will find it south-west from Katka and south-east of Nilkamal. It is usually best reached from the nearby island of Mongla (Khulna) by a variety of different boats, such as speedboats and cabin cruisers.
Some might think this remote location is somewhat obscure and rarely visited, but as many as 50 000 individuals stop here every year. Many of these visitors are local, but each year more and more foreigners seem to be added to the mix. One of the main reasons that so many people make the trip out to Dublar Char annually is because it is the best location to celebrate Rash Mela and holy bath. This Hindu festival is based on the meeting of Radha and Lord Krishna – a pairing which is celebrated by a three-day long annual festival. The tradition dates back more than 200 years and is incredibly exciting for both local and international visitors.
However, if you are unable to visit Dublar Char during Rash Mela, you may still find the island appealing in its own right. It is incredibly picturesque and the shoreline is filled with fishing boats and rustic dwellings. In fact, Dublar Char is also well-known for its role in the local fishing industry. Fresh and dry fish are regularly taken from Dublar Char to other parts of the country for sale. If you would like to give your trip to Bangladesh a truly unique edge, visit Dublar Char and enjoy this small piece of paradise.