Big station – Chandpur

Chandpur is famous for the national fish Hilsa of Bangladesh. Chandpur is therefore called the ‘home of Hilsa’. The city of Chandpur is one of the most famous places in the world, but the ideal place to watch the sunset is the Boro Station, which is the confluence of the Padma-Meghna-Dakatia. Which is also known as Molhead. The rivers can be easily recognized by seeing the color of the water from a distance. The orange sun is slowly setting, the sky is a little dark, small boats are floating a little farther away, the melodious sound of the current is ringing in your ears, the chirping of the birds returning home is all around, this scene seems to beat the heavenly scene.

If you want, you can come back by trawler, speedboat or dinghy boat from several chars 1 / 1.5 / 2 km away. You will see the vastness of the estuary of three rivers (Padma, Meghna, Dakatiya).

The fish that is just a short walk from the big station. Hilsa fish is processed here and fishermen bring it here after catching hilsa fish in the river. Fish ghat is just opposite the old railway station. It is basically a wholesale market for hilsa. Hilsa and hilsa all over the market. Fish are coming from the trawler. They are being laid on the floor in layers of ice, then ‘dak’. Post means that the wholesalers buy the fish at the auction and put the fish in big cockshit boxes with ice cubes. Then send it through small or big traders all over the country, even abroad.

The price of hilsa in the yard depends on its weight and how much you will buy. The sellers demanded prices ranging from Tk 800 to Tk 2,200 per kg. Weight from 600 g to 1 kg 850 gram. If you want to shop in the crowd of thousands of hilsa here, you have to do the root well.

And yes, if you go to Chandpur, be sure to eat “One Minute” instant ice cream at the Kalibari intersection of the city (10 taka auto rental from the launch ghat). The taste of a cup of ice cream for 40 taka will stick in your mouth for a long time. Besides, the hot rasgulla and curd taste of this shop is also amazing.

How to go:

Launches leaves Sadarghat every hour from 7 am for Chandpur. Deck rent is 100 taka per person. Business class chair 250 to 300 taka. Cabins rent 450 to 600 taka.

If you leave in the morning launch, you can reach Chandpur launch dock in 3 to 3 and a half hours. You can rent a rickshaw for 30 to 40 taka from the ghat to the big station at the mouth of the three rivers   known as the confluence of the Padma , Meghna and Dakatiya  .

Besides, one can go to Chandpur by bus from Sayedabad and get off at Laksam by train from Kamalapur to Chandpur. But the fun of going to the launch is different. There   you can have lunch with fresh Hilsa of Meghna for Tk.100 to Tk.150. After a short walk at 5 pm, you will be able to return to Dhaka by 9 pm.



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Translate By Sheikh Sobuj,
Updated: June 15, 2023

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