What is the excitement of Mawa?
Mawa Ferry Ghat, popularly known as the Mawa Ghat, is one of the biggest ferry terminals in Bangladesh. Every day, thousands of people and vehicles cross the mighty Padma river through Mawa. This Ferry Ghat is situated in Sreenagar Upazila, Munshiganj District, which is 50 kilometres from the capital. Mawa Ghat stays open 24/7 as this is the most used ferry terminal for the west side transport users; the food places around the Ghat also stay open even at midnight.
How to visit Mawa Ghat?
From any part of Dhaka, you can easily go to Mawa Ghat in your private or public vehicle. The best way to visit Mawa is to drive your car. The roads are wide in many lanes, allowing you to move to your heart's content. For public transport, you can go to the Jatrabari bus stand. From there, you can easily buy a ticket from ongoing buses, including Elish and others. The drive takes around one and a half hours to reach your destination and explore any tourist spot near mawa ghat.
What to Enjoy in Mawa?
Well, there are many things to do in Mawa which will allow you to explore the beauty of this place. For your assistance, we have compiled a list of mawa tourist spots and things to do in Mawa.
Mawa Elevated Expressway
Between the hustling and bustling of the city life amid heavy traffic, it isn't easy to imagine a smooth highway as smooth as butter to drive through for a fun ride. If you still haven't visited Mawa Expressway yet, you are missing out on something mesmerising. After crossing Postogola Bridge, you will find a 30km almost empty highway and that is the mawa express highway location.
The impeccable express highway is beautifully organised in lanes and spotless. In short, you'll get the feeling of driving in LA, and I'm not exaggerating. Especially, the mawa road night view is extraordinary and incredibly eye soothing. Travellers stop at particular places to take mawa highway pic with themselves or their vehicles. Just one thing to keep in mind: accelerate, but check your speedometer.
The main attraction of the fantastic road trip to Mawa is to taste their fresh Hilsa which are caught in the Padma River. Mawa is the perfect place for all the fish lovers, and who doesn't love Hilsa (Elish)? In Mawa, you get the freshwater fishes from which you can pick your favourite one, and they will cook right in front of you and serve you steaming hot rice and some delicious bhortas.
You can also find other items like chicken curry, khichuri, vegetables, beef etc. Still, people mostly prefer fresh fried fish with onion and dry red chillies, bhorta, brinjal fry and Hilsa fish eggs. To enjoy this delicious food, you must consider the environment and hygiene, but it's worth it, trust me. The best part is that the price is one-third of the cost of the local city, so you can also buy a few to take home.
Many are not comfortable eating there but not to worry anymore as you can find a fantastic restaurant there called "Project Hilsa". The restaurant has a unique exterior, and the entire place looks like a Hilsa fish. There you can enjoy your delicious meals under an air conditioner, and customers with kids can have relaxing dining out as they have a kid's zone as well. Moreover, adequate car parking is very convenient for incoming guests.
If you go so far, why miss a chance to enjoy the vastness of river Padma. Words are less to describe the beauty of the river, and the fantastic breeze will give you a heavenly experience. There you will find a variety of boats like Speed boats, Motor Boats, large Boats etc. Among them, pick your preferred ride but make sure to fix the price and negotiate. Moreover, you can discover an excellent vantage point to take in its excellence. Carry some snacks along to enjoy the ride, and you will surely fall in love with the river. The picturesque view will indeed get engraved in your heart. Take a lot of amazing pictures to recall those unforgettable memories.
Explore the Padma Multipurpose Bridge
The Padma Multipurpose Bridge is set to open its door to connect Dhaka with the southern part of Bangladesh on June 25, 2022. The design of the Padma Bridge has some rare features. And these rare features have brought Bangladesh a reputation of excellence to the whole world. Although close to the river, the water distance from the railway bridge will be at least 18 meters. As a result, even if the water level rises, it will not be difficult for ships to pass through the floor of this bridge. Currently, the decoration work of the bridge is nearing completion. In addition to the general lighting system on the bridge, there is 'architectural lighting'. A museum has also been set up to beautify the bridge. It will show the various materials used to build the Padma Bridge. While your visit to Mawa, you can enjoy the beauty of this magnificent structure by travelling by boat and mesmerising its night beauty when all the lights are glittering to their best.
Plan your weekend gateway with your friends and family at Mawa Resort. The Resort is easily accessible from the capital, Dhaka, as it is situated at the end of the N8 (Dhaka-Mawa Highway), approximately 38 kilometres from Dhaka city and takes less than an hour to reach. The Resort is a short distance from the magnificent Padma river. While staying at our Resort, you can explore the Padma bridge and Mawa ghat. To recharge your empty stomach, you can visit the in-house "East-West" restaurant, where professional cooks will prepare one of the best meals you've ever eaten to your specifications. The restaurant serves a wide range of Bangladeshi specialities, including fresh river fish and a variety of traditional and regional chutneys (bhorta). So for day trips or weekend gateway, Mawa Resort is an ideal place for city dwellers to chill and relax.
Mawa Bazar is the perfect place for fish lovers. Here, anyone can easily explore different types of fish found in the river. Most of the time, the fish remains alive when bought in the Bazar. Hence, the taste of these fishes is beyond imagination when cooked in any nearby hotel or restaurant. Most of the time, people come here to buy a lot of fish for the home to enjoy having them with their friends and family. Mawa is the hub for fresh fish at the lowest price, almost 1/3rd of the price you pay for.
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