Nilgiri Bangladesh: on the top of the world

It was a full moon of late autumn.

Gentle breeze was blowing down the hill side and thin clouds were hanging around on their way to casual fly. Dimmed through the clouds, silver moon light was rolling down the folds and slopes.

Getting out of the cottage I walked to the end of the hills and looked around. I felt like I was standing on the top of the world at my feet. This is what Nilgiri Bangladesh really is. Now I am going to table before you the beauty of Nilgiri and how to tour there with an account of likely budgets you need to make. I will also mention other places you may visit on way to or return from Nilgiri. Nilgiri Bangladesh’s highest hill resort.

Nilgiri is the highest hill resort of Bangladesh. 47 KM away from Bandarban. If you get on a Bus from Dhaka at around 10 o’clock you will reach Bandarban at dawn. For better freedom one can rent a microbus or car from Dhaka. To save time you can reach Cox’s Bazaar by air for onwards move to Nilgiri by bus or rent a car. You have to stay at Bandarban hotel and next day you can move to Nilgiri. On way you may have a round on Meghla Tourist Spot near Bandarban city. Spend one or two nights at Nil Giri and then return with a night stay at Bandarban. The accommodation in Nilgiri, in fact, makes its difference. Good hotels are there at Bandarban city too. . Accommodation and food for 3 days will cost near tk 10000. Conveyance will depend on means you choose from tk 7000 minimum to maximum tk 11000 if you go by plane to Chittagong.

sadra falls at thanchi bandarban

sadra falls at thanchi bandarban

Nilgiri Bangladesh’s highest hill resort with amazing natural beauty. One can reach Nil Giri by bus, rented car or by a combination of bus and car or plane and car. Good accommodations are available both at Bandarban and Nilgiri. Expenditure may range from tk 17000 to 21000 basing on traveling means and comfort you prefer.

However, you can get me written, your tour will worth the cost you pay. Last but not the least, if you are a foreigner you must take permission from DC, Chittagong to be at Nil giri. Wish you enjoy at Nilgiri.

Nilgiri hill resort booking information.

If you want to go to Nilgiri, Bandarban by train, there are no direct train service. You can go to Chittagong from Dhaka by train and then go to Bandarban by bus. Dhaka to Chittagong train schedule.

32 thoughts on “Nilgiri Bangladesh: on the top of the world

  1. NOR

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  2. N.Momen Nayan

    What is the booking & tarrif details. What is the mode of transport from Bandarban to Nilgiri ?

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  3. Ovy

    Pls confirm me hotel room tarrif and convenes of any bus from bandorban to nilgiri.

    I like to travel there on 2nd week og april’2011.

    So pls give me these information

    Ovy

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  4. anwar hossain

    would you please give me some more ideas about nilgiri in bangladesh.

    from dhaka how to reach? is there any security problem?

    i would like to visit.

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    • Mahbub E Elahi Ron

      To reach Nilgiri, you can go by train/bus
      at first go to chittagong (by train/bus) (6-8 hours) and then from chittagong go to bandarban by bus (2 hours)

      From bandarban town, you will get some zeep to go to niligiri (3.5 hours).

      you can stay at hotels at bandarban town. there is a nice resort at milonchori called hillside resort which is 1 km away from bandarban

      you can also stay at cottage/tents at niligiri managed by bangladesh army.

      best view of nilgiri are shown during dawn time. to enjoy that you need to stay at nilgiri at night

      there are no security problem since the cottages at nilgiri are managed by army people who are very friendly

      the place is not cold

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  5. anwar hossain

    is it a suitable time to visit in July?

    where we can stay? how much it will cost per person.
    is it cold?

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    • bohemian

      There are some tour package operator from Dhaka that operates tour to Nilgiri.

      However, it will be costly if you go through them.

      Best way of contact is to call Bandarban Cantonment and ask for Nilgiri reservation

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  6. RANA

    hi, i am planning to go to Nilgiri.I need some more info please.My wife is foreigner and i got a 5 yrs old son.I think i can get permission from the ARMY place as one of my family friend work in ARMy Bangladesh.Just wondering how safe it would be.We are planning to Rent a Car and stay one night AT NILGIRI.
    From chittaging to Bandarbon, e are planning to stay one night at Baandorbon and then one night at Nilgiri.
    What is the beautiful Relaxing Place with a nice cottage in Bandorbon you would recommend me to STAY please??With saefy 🙂 and hwo safe is Nilgiri For a foreigner???

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    • Mahbub E Elahi Ron

      Hi Rana,

      There are couple of cottages at Nilgiri which are administrated and managed by Bangladesh Army. I will recommend a tent cottage for you.

      The best way to book a cottage is to make a phone call to Bandarban Cantonment.
      Since the cottages are managed by the army itself, they are secure for sure. However you will need to inform local police before traveling to Nilgiri with a foreigner for security.

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  7. Benu

    How much times takes to reach Nilgiri from Chittagong town ?
    Is it possible to vist that amazing place in a day ? Can we reach there by resurved bus ?
    Pls reply soon ! We have a plan to touch that place … The Nilgiri .

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    • Mahbub E Elahi Ron

      Hello Benu,

      From Chittagong town, it will take 5.5 hours to reach Nilgiri.
      You have to go to Bandarban first (2 hours) through bus and then take a reserve jeep from Bandarban town to go to Nilgiri (3.5 hours).

      Yes, it is possible to visit the place in a day. However to watch the best view of Nilgiri, it is recommended to stay there at night and watch the wonderful scenario at dawn.

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    • Mahbub E Elahi Ron

      Cold but not that cold for snowfalls. I don’t remember a temperature record below 10 degree Celsius in last few years.
      You can take enough warm cloths for your baby as precautions, with that I think you can take your baby.

      However, it is always safe to consult with the doctor before travelling with a baby.

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  8. Riazul Haque

    Thank You for all the informations and comments reply help. I m going there by 22nd December. Please pray for me.

    btw: can u tell me whats the cost in Cottages maintained by arm force ? what are the costs for general people ? what are for Army Persons. Are there any other private cottages of cheaper prices ?

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    • Mahbub E Elahi Ron

      Booking and Reservation Contact Address
      Contact Point: DAA & QMG, Headquarter 69 Infantry Brigade, Bandarban Cantonment, Bandarban.
      Cell:880 1769299999
      Email:info@nilgiriresort.com
      Contact point for food and Other Admin Facilities:
      Camp Commander, Nilgiri Hill Resort.
      Cell:01190811322

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  9. Godhuli Ahmed

    Can i visit the place alone and stay at night there?caz i want to understand nilgiri in silence.hw is the security for girls there as you mentioned there are some tent maintain by army?

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  10. Ratri

    Hi Elahi,

    Thank you so much for your information which is I must say really helpful. I would appreciate if you could send me a contact number so that I can book the accommodation.

    Is it cheaper to visit Bandorban during off season? As I know hotels in Cox’s Bazar are costly in December.

    Also could you please give me an idea about the cost to stay in Bandorban+ Nilgiri for 4 days 5 nights? I am not interested for luxerious hotels while I am out. I just love to travel.

    Thanks

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    • Mahbub E Elahi Ron

      Booking and Reservation Contact Address
      Contact Point: DAA & QMG, Headquarter 69 Infantry Brigade, Bandarban Cantonment, Bandarban.
      Cell:880 1769299999
      Email:info@nilgiriresort.com
      Contact point for food and Other Admin Facilities:
      Camp Commander, Nilgiri Hill Resort.
      Cell:01190811322

      Reply

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