If you are lusting to experience few days in a charming river island, then Meen Dwip at Nayachar off the coast of Haldia will not disappoint you. At first, you may find Nayachar to be a mere muddy island cradled on the Haldi riverbed, spanning an area of 40 sq. km but gradually after exploring this serene island, you will realize the potential of this wonderful place admired for its natural beauty. The exotic view of River Haldi bounding the island truly offers visual pleasure. However, the unavailability of mobile network may cause some inconvenience to the tourists but travellers like you would love to get a day or two off from this hectic city life amidst such exotic natural splendor. BOOKING DETAILS OF MEEN DWIP
Places to see in Meen Dwip: This serene island of Meen Dwip is entirely dependent on fishing and fisheries. Sunset over the Haldi River and its estuary (Mohona), endless green fields to soothe your eyes, huge bheris (fishing ponds) and the Haldi River are few things you would love to see in Meen Dwip
Nearby attractions of Meen Dwip: The town of Haldia is admired by a number of nearby tourist attractions, which you can visit on your way to Meen Dweep or while returning from this River Island. Some of the destinations of Haldia, which you love to visit from Meen Dwip are Kukrahati, Moynagarh, Tamluk Rajbari, Gopalijew Temple, Muktidham temple, Haldia Dock and Balughata River Side Sunset Point. Destinations on the other side of Haldia like Raichak and Daimond Harbour can also be visited from Meen Dwip.
Things to do in Meen Dwip: Carry with you some outdoor sports equipment like badminton, which you will truly enjoy playing amidst such scenic natural surrounding. You can explore the island whole day and also have picnic on the banks of Haldi River. Enjoy a steamer ride or hire a country boat to sail through Haldi River, enjoying the cool and refreshing breeze.
How to reach Meen Dwip: Nestled in the riverbank of Haldi at Nayachar, this quaint island of Meen Dwip is connected with Haldia by Ferry Service. In order to reach the destination, firstly, you need to travel to Raichak either by train or by car or bus. After reaching Raichak, you need to avail the ferry service for Kukrahati, which is the gateway to the port city of Haldia. Haldia Municipality operates ferry services at a regular interval of 30 minutes and it takes around 15 minutes to reach Kukrahati. From Kukrahati, take a cycle van for Patikhali and then again enjoy a ferry service on the river Haldi to Meen Dwip at Nayachar. You can also drive to Haldia (around 150 kms away) directly from Kolkata and then catch a ferry to Kukrahati.
Best time to visit Meen Dwip: You can visit the place any time of the year.
Lodging and dining facilities in Meen Dwip: There is only one guesthouse at Meen Dwip managed by Fisheries Department offering decent accommodation and dining facilities. Relish some fresh shrimps and varieties of fish preparation at the local eateries. Contact us for booking this accommodation at Meen Dwip at Nayachar.