Moheshkhali Island is another attraction for the tourists who go to Cox's Bazaar. An island off the coast of Cox's Bazar. In the hills on the coast is built the shrine of Adinath, dedicated to Siva. By its side on the same hill is Buddhist Pagoda. You can go to this Island by local motorboat called trawler or by speedboat. By trawler, it takes an hour and a half and by speedboat, it takes only half an hour to reach this Island. You will find mangrove forests, hilly areas, salt field etc. This island is famous for Buddhist Temple and Pagoda; you can enjoy a full day sightseeing if you intend to visit Sonadia and some other Islands nearby. In the morning you can start for Moheskhali, spend time to watch Moheskhali's tourist places, take lunch there and on return you can visit Sonadia and other nearby Islands where you can see the live fishing & fishermen lifestyle; by the afternoon you can come back to Cox's Bazaar.
It has an area of 268 square kilometers. Through the center of the island and along the eastern coastline rises, a range of low hills, 300 feet high; but the coast to the west and north is a low-lying treat, fringed by mangrove jungle.
As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Maheshkhali has a population of 219520. Males constitute are 53.13% of the population, and females 46.87%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 90892. Maheshkhali has an average literacy rate of 16.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.
Distance between Cox's Bazar and Moheskhali Upazila is 84.7 kms or 52.6 miles or 45.7 n miles
|Origin||Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh|
|Destination||Moheskhali Upazila, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh|
|Driving Distance||84.7 kms or 52.6 miles or 45.7 n miles|
|Driving Time||2 hours, 15 minutes|
Communication is very easy from various place of home and abroad with Bus, Boat, Ship and air. First time to come to Cox's bazar. Then go to costura ghat. Then you take speed boat and you reached only 20 minutes. Cox's bazar to Moheshkhali river way only 13 km. so no risk visit this Island. Millions of people visit the Moheshkhali Island yearly. There has police and coast guard for safe the guest.
The Adinath temple is the most of famous historical place of this Island. Because it is the Hindus religious prayer house. It is one the famous temple of south Asia. The Nepal government was donation of jetty. Which is easy to communication to the visitor this temple. Its situation of middle hill of Adinath. Back side of temple is a pond which is situate 288t fits of sea level. Ponds has clean water and big carp fish. The pond around has stairs which nice tiles which increase beauty of the pond and temple. The temple around many trees, vine are also here. Look far to the temple are so much nice. Which is you can't believe. The available green coconat, pickle and many other clothes which is you can buy cheapest price.Another visiting place of this Island is sea beach, salt field, corn field, river, sonadia channel, mangrove forest etc.