Moheshkhali Island is another attraction for the tourists who go to Cox's Bazaar. An island off the coast of Cox 's Bazar. 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. 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 sight seeing 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 sea the live fishing & fishermen lifestyle; By the afternoon you can come back to Cox's Bazaar.
Places of interest:
Adinath temple located on the summit of the Mainak Hill on Moheshkhali Island off the coast of Cox 's Bazar , Bangladesh , is dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva, who is worshipped as Adinath. The temple is famous for the annual fair held in the month of Phalgun as per the Bengali Calendar, at the foot of the Mainak Hill. The fair, which lasts 13 days, draws thousands of Hindus from all over Bangladesh .
Sonadia Island is a small island of about 9 km 2 offshore from Cox's Bazaar in southeastern Bangladesh . Sonadia is seen as a potential deepwater port lying on the Bay of Bengal that could serve the landlocked parts of India , Myanmar and China .