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Visit Maheshkhali Island - Maheshkhali Island Tourist Information

Maheshkhali Island Tourist Activities:

  • Visiting the Adinath Shrine and the Buddhist Pagoda
  • Walking around the market to get a feel of the place and the people

Maheshkhali Traveller Quick Facts

Administrative Division: Cox's Bazar

Area: 362.18 km2

Population: 219,520

Airport: Cox's Bazar Airport (IATA: CXB, ICAO: VGCB)

Local Transport: Rickshaw

Tourist Season:November - February


  • It is very important to know about the weather before arranging for a trip offshore. During the winter season usually the bay is gentle, however during monsoon or stormy season the bay of bengal can be a very risky place.

Maheshkhali island is located in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Cox's Bazar. It is a common tourist destination for the tourists visiting Cox's Bazar. The island has a range of low hills running across the centre and eastern coast. The west and north are low lying areas randomly covered with mangrove forests. The sandy beaches of Maheshkhali are full of various types of shells.

Tourists can easily Visit Maheshkhali Island by local trawler or speedboat from Cox’s Bazar jetty. It takes about half an hour by speed boat or an hour by a trawler. Usually the ride from Cox's Bazar to Maheshkhali is quite refreshing.


Maheshkhali Island Tourist Attractions:

  • Maheshkhali Adinath’s Shrine: The shrine dedicated to Shiva is located on top of a coast side hill. Tourists regularly walk up to the hill top as it provides an aerial view of the island and they also visit the temple.
  • Maheshkhali Buddhist Pagoda: A Buddhist pagoda also exists in the vicinity of the Adinath’s shrine. Tourists also visit the pagoda on a regular basis.
  • Others: There are some salt fields along the coast lines where the salt farmers produce salt from sea water.