Division - Chittagong

 

Chittagong Division is geographically the largest of the seven administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It covers the south-easternmost areas of the country, with a total area of 33,771.18 km2 (13,039.13 sq mi) and a population at the 2011 census (final result) of 28,423,019.

The district Chittagong is full of natural beauty. Its green hills, streams and forests, its broad sandy beaches and its fine cool climate always attract the holiday-markers. Described by the Chinese traveler poet, Huen Tsang (7th century A.D) as "a sleeping beauty emerging from mists and water" and given the title of "Porto Grande" by the 16th century Portuguese seafarers. Chittagong remains true to both the descriptions even today. Chittagong city, the second largest city of Bangladesh and a busy international seaport, is an ideal vacation spot. 

The Chittagong Hill Tracts comprise an area of 13,295 square kilometres (5,133 sq mi) in southeastern Bangladesh and border India and Myanmar (Burma). They formed a single district of Bangladesh until 1984, when they were divided into three districts: Khagrachari, Rangamati, and Bandarban. Topographically, the Chittagong Hill Tracts are the only very hilly area in Bangladesh. The population of the three districts (zilas) totalled 1,587,000 in the provisional returns of the census of 2011. About 50% of the population are tribal peoples and mainly followers of Theravada Buddhism; 49% of the inhabitants are Muslims or Hindus; and 1% Christians, or animists. With Ladakh, Sikkim, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, they constitute one of the few remaining abodes of Buddhism in South Asia.

The early history of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a record of constantly recurring raids on the part of the eastern hill tribes and of the operations undertaken to repress them, of which narrative will be found in the article on the Lushai Hills. The Chittagong Hill Tracts also known as jummoland. The Chakma are the single largest tribe, making half of the tribal population. The recorded population increased from 69,607 in 1872 to 101,597 in 1881, to 107,286 in 1891, and to 124,762 in 1901. The Census of 1872 was, however, very imperfect, and the actual growth of population has probably not exceeded what might be expected in a sparsely inhabited but fairly healthy tract.


Barayrdala National Park

Location: 7.2 km from Sitakunda town

Area: 2933 hectares

Attractions:

  • Unbroken natural vistas of hills,
  • Forest streams, Caves, Forest trekking,
  • watching wildlife and many more……

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Barking deer, Serow, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque, Asiatic Jackal and many types of birds including Common Green Magpie and Red Jungle Fowl

Description: Calm quiet and peaceful place surrounded with tropical forest, home of Serow (mountain goat), grey peacock and many more. Local people believe that Asiatic Black Bears still exist and roam in this forest


Sitakunda Eco-park

Location: About 37 km north of Chittagong on the eastern side of Dhaka – Chittagong Highway.

Area: 808 ha.

Attractions:

  • Sahasra Dhara (thousand stream),
  • Bathing place of Seeta the great lady of Hindu Mythology,
  • Chandranath temple,
  • Tropical Evergreen forest, Wild Flower Meadow,
  • Lake Front, Panorama of sea and hills, Picnic spot and many more.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Garjan, Telsur, Chapalish, Chundul, Koroi

Description:Tucked in the Hills of Chittagong near the Bay of Bengal, the Sita-Kunda Eco-Park is a place of natural beauty as well as cultural and religious significance. There is lake which is the spine of the Eco Park. Pine-tree lined pathway designed for the visitors to enjoy the beauty of the water bodies such as the pond that defines the park. The thematic zone dedicated to the Bengal delicacy of fruits, to showcase the bountiful nature of this part of earth and to encourage nature learning through identification of fruit bearing trees. For flower lover’s there is a zone called Wild Flower Meadow. This area let the varieties enjoy both garden and wild flowers.


Hazarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: 65 km north to Chittagong city

Area: 1589 hectares

Attractions:

  • Hill forest,
  • Streams alive even in dry season,
  • Jungle safari, Bird safari,
  • Tea garden

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Dhole, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Indian Muntjac, Hoolock Gibbon, Leopard, Phayre's Leaf Monkey, Sambar, Indian Python

Description: This forest is a combination of new and old plantations. Water flows through the streams even during the dry season keep the forest alive all-round the year.


Banshkhali Eco-parkk

Location: In the Banshkhali Thana of Chittagong District, some 60 km south of Chittagong town and 4 km east of Banskhali town.

Area: 1200 hectares

Attractions: Bamboo on Hill, Lake, Boat riding, picnic spot, Recreational facility for group outings and many more.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Although this area was once tropical forest, it is now dominated by open hills of sun-grass and some tree plantation. Bamboo is one of the main vegetation of this park.

Description: Bordering the western edge of the Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary, this Eco-Park provides a range of recreational nature activities. Visitors can take boat rides in an artificial lake, hike along well established trails or climb to the top of one of two viewing towers.


Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: About 70 km south of Chittagong city on the Cox's Bazar highway.

Area: 7764 ha.

Attractions:

  • Unbroken natural vistas of hills and grasslands,
  • Asian elephant,
  • Jungle safari,
  • Marked hiking trail (1/2, 1 and 3 hour)

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Asian Elephant, Peacock, Sambar Deer, Goyal, Dhanesh, Barking Deer, Bear, Meso Bagh, Gibbon, Honuman, Wild Dog, Python, Wild Fowl, Cobra, Doves, Vultures, Turtles, Pheasants, and Pangolin

Description: The Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary includes nearly 8,000 hectares of forest and grassland. Patches of the original hardwood forest remain, most notably near the Chunati Range Office near Chunati town and the Chambol Range Office of the Jaldi Range near Banshkhali. Sun grass is now the dominant plant species on the hills, while young regenerated hardwood seeds are often cleared for use in betel leaf cultivation. The Asian Elephant still roams wild through this huge tract of open land.


Dudhpukuria-Dhopachari Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: About 80 km south-east of Chittagong and 20 km north of Bandarban

Area: 4717 ha.

Attractions:

  • Ancestral migration route of Asian Elephant,
  • Hill forest, Streams,
  • Jungle sufari, Bird safari,
  • Trekking route (6 hours)

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Asian Elephant, Sambar Deer, Goyal, Dhanesh, Barking Deer, Asiatic black Bear, Meso Bagh, Gibbon, Honuman, Wild Dog, Python, green pegion

Description: A tropical forest near Chandraghona, notable for the presence of the critically endangered Hoolock Gibbon and endangered Asian Elephant. This wildlife sanctuary is also the abode of many birds.


  Dulahazra Safari Park

Location: About 1.5 hours north to Cox’s Bazar in Chokoria (on Chittagong - Cox’s Bazar Highway)

Area: 900 ha.

Attractions:

  • Park safari,
  • Natural history museum,
  • Nature Observation Center,
  • Orchid house,
  • Varity of captive animal in their natural environment.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Lion, Asiatic Black Bear, Crocodile, Goyal, varity of deer, monkey and different types of birds.

Description: Dulahazara Safari Park is home to at least 4,000 animals of 165 species. After the new government took over in January 2007, joint forces rescued many of these new residents of the park during their drives at houses and establishments owned by graft suspects. The park itself protects a large number of wild elephants which are native to the area. In the safari park there are domesticated elephants which are available for a ride. Since the park was made open to the public, it has been drawing a huge crowd all year round — 6,000 visitors daily during peak season (November to March) and 2,000 visitors daily during off season (April to October).      


Himchari National Park

Location: About 5 km south from of Cox’s Bazar town.

Area: 1,729 hectares.

Attractions:

  • Beautiful Waterfall.
  • Bird-watchers site with 286 species of birds.
  • Occassional elephant sighting.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Mammals-55 species; birds-286 species; amphibians-13 species; reptiles-56 species;plants-117 species.

Description: Just south of the town of Cox’s Bazar Himchari National Park is a lush tropical rain forest ripple with hill vegetation. Once a passage for the Asian Elephants, it is now a place for tourists to escape Cox’s Bazar town to see patches of ever-green forest.  It has a series of waterfalls including the largest in sand near the sun-drenched beach. The natural beauty of the area provides a welcome break from the bustle of the city for the tourists as well as the locals.


Meda-Kacchapia National Park

Location: About 60 km north to Cox’s Bazar under Chakaria Upazila

Area: 396 ha.

Attractions:

  • Tropical wet evergreen forest,
  • Large number of tall and old Garjan trees,
  • Easy hiking

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Garjan, Boilam, Telsur, Chapalish, Champa and Gamar.

Description: The main attraction of the park is the vast, hundred year old, Garjan Forest. It is the biggest among the few remaining patches of Garjan Forest in the sub-continent. The park is gently hilly with a tropical semi-evergreen forest type in the Garjan (Dipterocarpus spp) belt that extends from Chittagong to Cox‘s Bazar. Originally the entire park area was rich with Garjan forest with natural associates of Garjan in the area. Some other associated trees include Telsur (Hopea odorata) and Chapalish (Artocarpus chaplasha). Species of Laughing Thrush, White Throated Bulbul and Little Spiderhunter are some of the residents that attract avid bird enthusiasts.       


Fashiakhali Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: About 1.5 hours north to Cox’s Bazar near Dulahazra safari Park

Area: 3217 ha.

Attractions:

  • One of the best habitats for Asian elephant,
  • Wide variety of mammals
  •  Refuge for birds,
  • Jungle stream and wetlands,
  • Jungle trekking, Bird safari and many more

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Mixed ever-green forest, Asian Elephant, Rhesus Macaque, slow Loris, Jungle cat, Fishing cat, White-crested Laughingthrush and many more.

Description: Fashiakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the important natural habitat in the country where Asian Elephants still roam wild. The area comprises low hills, thick vegetation and wetlands. You will find a continual flow of water through the streams that run within this forest.


Sonadia ECA

Location: About 12 km north to Cox’s Bazar Town.

Area: 4916 ha.

Attractions:

  • Island lagoon, Saltpans, Mangrove, Sand beach,
  • Fishing village,
  • Nesting ground for Marine Turtles,
  • Key habitat for critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers, Wintering shorebirds

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: 52 species of water birds including Snoop-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann’s Greenshank, great Knot, Black-tailed Godwit and Eurasian Curlew. Oliver Ridley and Green Turtle, Irrawady Dolphin and many more.

Description: Sonadia Island is one of the most important coastal wetland for migrant waterbirds in Bangladesh. The island comprise of mudflats, sand dunes, lagoons, saltpans, beaches, small areas of mangrove, farm land and small fishing villages. It supports the last mangrove in the southeast and is internationally important for a habitat of threatened and near threatened shore birds.


Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: 48 km south of Cox's Bazar in Teknaf Thana.

Area: 11615 ha.

Attractions:

  • Natural migration area of the Asian Elephant,
  • The sixth largest Protected Forest Area of the country,
  • Kudum Guha (cave) in Whykheong, populated by bats,
  • Three ethnic minority communities Rakhain, Marma, and Chakma (Tongchoinga) reside in Teknaf area,
  • Marked 6 hiking trails, including trails that offer spectacular views of the blue Bay of Bengal.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Evergreen and semi-evergreen hill forests, tidal mudflats and mangrove vegetation, 55 mammals including Asian Elephant, 286 species of birds, 13 amphibians, 56 reptiles and 290 plants. Special plant species include the majestic Civit, hapalish, Garjan, Shimul, Uriam (wild mango), Fig and Ashok. Attractive bird species include the Imperial Pigeon, Green Pigeon, White-winged Wood Duck, Myna and Hornbill.

Description: The large Teknaf Game Reserve offers a remarkable diversity of scenic and natural beauty, from the well-known unbroken sea beach vista and the bat cave at Whykheong, to the sight of Asian Elephants in the wild at Mochoni. It includes a 24 km hilly ridge located between the Teknaf peninsula sea beach and the Cox's Bazar - Teknaf road. While the Reserve has suffered from deforestation for brickfields and logging during the past two decades, it remains one of the unique natural treasures of the country and is now the site of a participatory conservation effort led by the Forest Department.      


St. Martin's Island ECA

Location: The southeastern most point of Bangladesh, 9 km south of the Teknaf peninsular tip and about 8 km of northwest coast of Mayanmar off mouth of the Naf River.

Area: Island – 800 ha. Island plus rocky platform in the sea – 1200 ha.

Attractions:

  • Coral island, Ocean green shore, Lagoons,
  • Rocky reefs, Coral-algal  formation, Sandy beaches,
  • Shore birds, Migrating birds,
  • Nesting ground of marine turtles.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Snoop-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann’s Greenshank, great Knot, Black-tailed Godwit and Eurasian Curlew. Oliver Ridley and Green Turtle, Irrawady Dolphin and many more.

Description: Locally known as ‘Narikel Jinjira’ or Island of Coconut, this island is one of the few places in the world where coral-algal communities dominate a rocky reef, and the only location in Bangladesh with coral formation. Its scenic beaches make it an attractive destination.


  Kaptai National Park

Location: About 57 km from Chittagong City in the south-eastern region of Bangladesh.

Area: 5,464 hectares

Attractions:

  • Ethnic Community,
  • Plants over 100 years old,
  • Forest stream and Nearby scenic Kaptai Lake,
  • Boating, Picnic spots, Speed boat cruising, Water skiing, Hiking

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: The semi-evergreen forest is populated by a range of wildlife including Asian Elephant, Deer, Fishing Cat and various Monkeys. Noteable forest birds include Oriental Pied Hornbill, Great Salty Woodpecker, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Green Imperial Pegion, Red-headed Trogon, Grey peacock, Pheasant and White-cheeked Partridge.

Description: The Kaptai National Park is situated in the Rangamati Hill District, which falls between the Karnaphuly and Kaptai Mountain Range. This great natural area combines nature with an interesting cultural legacy in such a way that you will never find anything quite like it anywhere else. Kaptai National Park is unique for its monumental oldest plantations in the Indian sub-continent, dating to 1873, 1878 and 1879. The area comprises very high hills, rivers, canals, streams, springs and natural as well as plantation forest.


Pablakhali Wildlife Scantuary

Location: At the northern end of Kaptai Lake in the south-eastern part of Kassalong Reserve Forest in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, some 112 km from Rangamati Town.

Area: 42,087 hectares

Attractions:

  • Beautiful hilly terrain, Forest Stream and Lake,
  • Jungle safari, Bird safari and many more

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Tiger, Gaur, Asian Elephant, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Dhole, Small Cats, Otters, Wild Boar, Indian Muntjac, and Sambar, Waterfowl, Little Grebe, Herons, Egrets, Common Moorhen, Common Coot, Asian Openbill Stork, and White-winged Wood Duck, Indian pythonDescription: Second largest forest in Bangladesh after Sundarban with an area of about 42100 ha. Average altitude of the area ranges between 100 to 300 m. Tucked into the northeast corner of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, this is basically a birdlife sanctuary though other animals mainly Asian elephants, black bears, Resus monkey, Sambar deer, Goyal (wild ox), python etc are available. Among the birds notable are Myna, hornbill, Mathura, jungle fowl etc. The Sanctuary is the finest hill forest remaining in Bangladesh and is also an important wetland site.

 


 Sangu-Matamuhari Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: The upstream part of Sangu and Matamuhuri river systems in Bandarban district bordering Myanmar, as the bird flies about 60 km from Bandarban town.

Area: 2332 ha.

Attractions:

  • Beautiful riparian forest and pristine mixed evergreen forests in hills,
  • View over the hills of Arakan,
  • Wide variety of rare wildlife,
  • Villages of Mru ethnic community.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Lush mixed evergreen forests on hills, bamboo and scrubby vegetation on lower slopes, Mammals includes Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Hog deer, Western Hoolock Gibbon and serow. Birds includes Hornbill, Blue-naped Pitta, Long-tailed and Silver-breasted Broadbills and Mountain Hawk Eagle. This is the last abode of the threatened Asian Brown Tortoise in Bangladesh.

Description: The most remote protected area in Bangladesh contains the country’s second largest patch of mixed evergreen forest and is rich in wildlife. The forest is close to the hills of Arakan. Many attractive places of this hilly forest are yet to be discovered. Till now this place is a misty and a heavenly destination to the explorers.


LALMAI HILL

Location: 8 km westward from Comilla Town.

Attraction:

  • Sal forest
  • Small hills
  • Archeological attractions
  • Sight seeing

Description: Lalmai Hills north-south elongated low hill range of about 17 km long and 1-2.4 km wide and about 8 km westward from Comilla Township is called the Lalmai-Mainamati hill range. The northern extremity of the hill ranges is at Ranir Bungalow whereas the southern extremity ends at Chandimura. The northern part of the hill range is locally known as Mainamati, while the southern part is known as Lalmai. The name Lalmai is probably derived from red soil or from the Lalambi forest (well known for medicinal herbs), close to DEVAPARVATA, the capital of the Devas of Samatat, was somewhere in the Mainamati hill.

The Lalmai hill area covers an area of about 33 sq km. The hill ranges run through the middle of district COMILLA. The average height of the hills is about 15m but some peaks rise up to 45m or more. Most of the hilltops are capped by reddish-brown soil, which makes beautiful scenery of the hill range. These capping reddish-brown deposits are called Madhupur Formation of Pleistocene age. This Formation at Lalmai hillranges is underlain by the DUPI TILA FORMATION of Plio-Pleistocene age. 


MOYNAMOTI MUSEUM

Location: Coatbari, Comilla

Attraction:

  • Archeological attractions
  • Shalban Bihara

Description: Beside the Shalban Bihara, you'll find a museum affluent with collection from the excavation of the Archeological sites. Like other museum, you are not allowed to use any Camera inside. You have to buy a ticket to enter the Museum. Each person will cost 10 taka.

This museum house has lots of historical things of 7th & 8th centuries which includes terracotta plaques,caskets, rich and varied collection of copper plates, gold and silver coins and 86 bronze objects, jewellery, utensils, pottery and votive stupas embossed with Buddhist inscriptions.Over 150 bronze statues have been recovered mostly from the monastic cells, bronze stupas, stone sculptures and hundreds of terracotta plaques each measuring on an average of 9" high and 8" to 12" wide. 


MOYNAMOTI BUDDHIST VIHARA

Location: Coatbari, Comilla

Attraction: Archeological attractions

Description: This site previously was known as Salban Rajar bari. But after excavation ground plan of a Buddhist monastery measuring 550'x500' with 115 monastic cells was exposed. Hence it is now popularly known as salban vihara. A dominant central shrine and its monumental gate way on the north is its special attraction. In its central shrine has revealed six building and rebuilding phases while in the monastery four.

From one of the terracotta sealing, we came to know this monastery was built by Sri Bhava Deva, the 4th ruler of the early. Deva dynasty during mid 8th century A.D. So during its hey-day it was called Bhava Deva Maha Vihara. The antiquities recovered during excavation are now displayed in the Maynamati Museum.

How to reach at Shalban Bihar: 
you are getting down from the bus at Comilla Cantonment. From there take a CNG, and it will cost you 70-90 taka to reach at Shalban Bihar.

To enter the shalban bihar, you'll require to buy ticket. It will cost you 10 taka per person. You can enjoy your time until the time is up. Its a picnic spot, and lots of students from different schools are coming this place as study tour. 


SAJEK VALLEY

Location: About 45 km from Khagrachori town

Attraction:

  • Orange orchards
  • Hilly forest
  • Ethnic culture and Tribal people

Description: Endless natural beauty of green Mound. It’s hard to describe in words. SAJEK VALLEY: The picturesque Lusai Hill and Lusai people will please you in Sajek Valley. Sajek is the northern most part of Khagrachori. It is close to Mijoram, Tripura of India. India and Bangladesh boarder is separated by the river Sajek. Later on the river joins with Karnafully River. The place is named after the river; the highest mountain is also named as Sajek in that area and that is our destination. In fact the whole place is called The Sajek Valley.

Sajek, a remote hilly place of Bangladesh is situated in Rangamati district. Khagrachori. Sajek is famous for its orange. You must be astonished to see the greenish beauty of hills. From khagrachori, you have to familiar with trival people with bangali. One of the attraction of this area is Chander Gari. Chander Gari is a great vehicle to reach Sajek. A narrow road through mountain hill is driven by a young driver gives you extra experience of "Thrilling Lifestyle". In station of Bagaihat you enter in Rangamati & from here you can only see some tribal hut in your eyesight. All the huts are made by bamboo and bush. You can feel the simplicity of life of the tribal by seeing their houses. In middle of your adventure you just stop in Machalong Bazar where tribes (female) are selling many types of fruits & so on. After Machalong, the road enters in Kachalong reserve forest. This area is all about big and small trees with plenty of greenery. After sometimes your jeep touch Sajek researve forest from where you can see the village of Mijoram, a province of India. 


KAPTAI LAKE

Location: Near Rangamati town

Attraction:

  • Lake
  • Hilly forest
  • Sight seeing

Description: Kaptai Lake: This large manmade lake of Bangladesh panning over an area of approximately 11000km2, was created as a reservoir when the Kaptai dam was built during the 1960s. The lake was created by flooding valleys and plain lands between numerous hills. This created a picturesque view as forested hills and plateaus rise from beneath the water. 


TRIBAL MUSIUM

Location: Rangamati town

Attraction: Tribal culture, household instruments and there lifestyle.

Description: The only Tribal Cultural Museum in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region was established at Rangamati town in 1978 and run by the Tribal Cultural Institute. It preserves valuable objects and articles of different tribes depicting their socio-economic, cultural and historical tradition. These include typical tribal dresses, ornaments, arms and ammunitions, coins, statues made of wood, bronze and other metals, musical instruments, ivory products, handicrafts, paintings on tribal life etc.
Open: Saturday- Thursday, 10.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m. Closed: Friday & Public Holidys. Admission is free. 


SHUVOLONG FALLS

Location: 25kilometers (11kilometers – as the crow flies) away from Rangamati

Attraction:

  • Water fall
  • Hill forest
  • Sight seeing

Description: Shuvolong a place in Borokol sub district. There are few waterfalls in Shuvolongarea with the largest one falling from as high as 300 feet. In the past several years, this place has turned into a tourist destination due to beautiful waterfalls and the nearby market. Shuvolong is easily accessible by speed boat or motor boats from Rangamati. 


ALUTILA CAVE

Location: Matiranga Upazilla, Khagrachori

Attraction: Cave

Description: The Alutila mysterious cave is a tourist Attraction of Alutila Hill in Matiranga Upazilla of the Khagrachori Hill Tracts District. Khagrachari is ringed by thick rain forests that shelter a wide variety of birds and animals. Here visitors can visit the lifestyle of different ethnic groups in Khagrachari.

Alutila hill, which is a cave approximately 100 meters along a very dark, rocky and slippery cave with water flowing through is the mysterious beauty of Alutila hill. 


RECHANG WATERFALL

Location: 7 km shout from the Porjoton motel. 2 km shout from Alutila, 1.50 km from east from the main road. Local bus or Chader gari until Hridoy Member area. Rest 1.50 km by foot.

Attraction: Waterfall, Hill view

Description: Risang Fall is another attraction of Alutila Hill, which is 20 kilometers from the town of Khagrachori in Matiranga Upazilla of Khagrachori. Everybody enjoys its crystal clear water round the year but rainy season is more beautiful scenery here. Dry season is minimum water flow in this water fall. 


TOUDUCHHORI WATERFALL

Location: At Khagrachari – Dighinala road

Attraction:

  • Waterfall
  • Wild Elephant

Description: Dighinala Touduchhori Waterfall contains wild Elephants roaming around in groups; the place is cluttered with enormous stones and waterfalls. 


HALDA RIVER

Location: Chittagong

Attraction:

  • Beautiful river
  • Only tidal river in the world for natural carp spawning

Description: Halda River is also a unique Natural Heritage of Bangladesh.    This is only tidal river in the world for natural carp (Rui, Catla, Mrigal and Kali Baush) spawning. The sole carp spawning river of the country is also the living gene bank of pure Indian major carps. Torrential rains with thunderstorm, regular ebb and tide and strong sediment-laden current from upper hilly terrain make the river a unique ecology for the carps to release eggs. Collection and hatching of eggs from this river between April and June by traditional indigenous techniques provide livelihood for hundreds of egg collectors who hatch fries for sell in mud-scoops dug on the riverbank.

Besides, the river supplies 2 million gallons of water to Chittagong city every day. These facts are almost unknown to mass people. The negligence of authority, straightening of oxbow bends with illegal fishing of brood fishes and release of industrial and municipal pollutants are threatening the uniqueness of this river. Long-term plan to sustain the river is inevitable. The website’s goal is to create mass awareness through information among all facets of our country to ensure conservation of Halda and declaring it as “National Natural Fish Spawning Heritage” 


SANGU RIVER

Location: Bandarban

Attraction:

  • Hill River
  • Hill forest view.

Description: Sangu river originates in the Arakan Hills of Myanmar and enters Bangladesh near Remarki (Thanchi upazila of Bandarban district). It flows north through Thanchi, Rowangchhari and Bandarban upazilas of Bandarban district. Then it flows west through Satkania and Banshkhali upazilas of Chittagong district to meet the Bay of Bengal near Khankhanabad (Chittagong). The length of the river is 295 km. The major tributaries of the river are Chandkhali Nadi and Dolu khal. It follows a northerly circuitous course in the Hill Tracts up to BANDARBAN. It enters the district from the east and flows west across the district and finally falls into the BAY OF BENGAL at the end of a course of 270 km (173 km within Bangladesh territory) at about 16.09 km south of the mouth of the KARNAFULI. The principal tributary of the Sangu is the Dolukhal, which drains the Satkania plain. The Chand Khali flowing through the Patiya plains also joins it on its right-bank. Further down, it is joined by the Kumira Khali and ultimately falls into the Kutubdia Channel. The Sangu is, therefore, a very important river in so far as it drains off the waters of three important upazilas - PATIYA, SATKANIA and BANSHKHALI. It has also a connection with the Karnafuli through the Chand Khali. The Sangu is a shallow river but it becomes violent during rains with rapid currents. It is navigable up to 48.27 km from the estuary. The Sangu gas field is located about 50km southwest of Chittagong and stands at a depth of 10 meters the Bay of Bengal. 


CERA DIP

Location: St. Martine’s Island

Attraction: A very small island which become isolated from the mail island during the tide.

Description: Chera Dip or Narikel Ginjira is little isolated from the main land but you can go by walking during low tide. The small island is full of coconut (Narikel) trees from which the name originated. It can also be explored by boat. Engine boats are available in Saint Martin. It takes about 1 hour to reach in Chera Dip. It is really solitary, a paradise to the tourist. The under water colorful fishes and live corals entertain the tourist so much in Chera Dip. 


TEKNAF BEACH

Location: Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar

Attraction:

  • Sea beach
  • Large waves
  • Fishing boats
  • Fishing villages

Description: Teknaf is located around 500 km away from Dhaka. Take a walk on the beach, filled with colorful fishing boats, makeshift houses filled. With curious children, and beautiful farmland looking out towards Myanmar, dotted with patrolling soldiers. Teknaf beach is a large beach about 5km west of the center of town, very popular with locals at sunset. It's much quieter than Cox's Bazar, though the 50+ motorcyclists racing back and forth along the shoreline won't help you to relax, nor will all of your new friends. There's a small snack shack where the road meets the beach. 


KUTUBDIA ISLAND

Location: About an hour journey from Cox’s Bazar by boat

Attraction:

  • Light house which is only in this island of Bangladesh and this is also famous in Bangladesh. During the British rule this light house had been established in this island and still this is live and lucrative to all.
  • Kutubdia island is also famous in Bangladesh for producing salt and dry fish. In Bengali this dry fish is called shutki which is very much delicious and tasty and also it is the earning source of foreign currency.
  • Rich and wonderful biodiversity,fishing and also boating is available there.
  • There is a hybrid power plan at Kutubdia island which is now threaten condition for this island. This damaged dam can be seen by you.
  • Archaeological heritage of this island are Kalarma Mosque and Tomb of Qutb Awliya which are very popular to its visitors.

 

Description: Kutubdia is an Upazila of Cox’s bazaar district in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. The upazila consists of an island in the Bay of bengal, off the coast near Chakaria, Cox’s bazar. Total island is covered by 215.8 square kilometers of lands. This is one of the oldest island of Bangladesh. Because of that since 1917 there had been made a police station at kutubdia for its protection and also for the security of the local peoples of the island. Now in 1983 this island is upgraded as an upazilla of Bangladesh. Very popular and famous Saint hazrat Abdul Malek shah was also born in this island. In 1991 one doodle was drawn by Jerom D’Costa which is about the Kutubdia Islandwith its lighthouse. This is located in the Bay of Bengal of Bangladesh. If you are looking for light house then visit Kutubdia Island of Bangladesh and enjoy your trip. This kutubdia trip would be your challenging trip in your life. 


MAHESH KHALI

Location: About one and a half hour journey from Cox’s Bazar by boat

Attraction: Island, Pagoda

Description: Maheshkhali is an Upozila of Cox s bazaar district in the Division of Chittagong , Bangladesh. Maheshkhali Upazila (cox's bazar district) with an area of 362.18 km2, is bounded by Chakaria upazila on the north, Cox's bazar sadar upazila and the Bay of Bengal on the south, Chakaria and Cox's Bazar sadar upazilas on the east, Kutubdia upazila and the Bay of Bengal on the west. The eastern part of the upazila is separated from the mainland by the Maheshkhali channel. Main rivers are Bakkhali and Maheshkhali channel. Administration Maheshkhali thana was turned into an upazila in 1982. Adinath temple, a temple of Shiva, and a Buddhist Pagoda are also located on this island. 
It is another attraction for the tourists who go to Cox's Bazaar. An island off the coast of Cox's Bazar. 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.
You can reach the Moheshkhali by trawler (local motorboat) or by speedboat. By trawler, it is one hour and half an hour journey whereas speedboat takes just half an hour to reach the Island. 


INANI BEACH

Location: Ukhia Thana, 35 km. south to Cox's Bazar

Attraction: Coastal beach

Description: With green hills to the east, the golden beach of Inani casts a music spell on anyone stepping on to its fine golden sands. The clean blue waters of the Bay are ideal for swimming. It is considered the world's longest and broadest beach: 180m at high tide and 300m at low tide.                    


COXS BAZAR

Location: 154 km from Dhaka

Attraction: Longest unbroken sea beach of the world.

Description: Cox's Bazar is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is known for its wide sandy beach which is considered by some people as the world's longest natural sandy sea beach, although the Guinness Book of World Records lists Praia do casino in Brazil as the longest sandy beach with 254 km. The beach in Cox' Bazar is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of the industrial port Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name "Panowa", whose literal translation means "yellow flower." Its other old name was "Palongkee". The modern Cox's Bazar derives its name from Captain Hiram coxs (died 1799), an officer serving in British india. An officer of the British east india company, Captain Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after  Warren hasting became Governor of bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. To commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him Cox's Bazar ("Cox's Market").

Today, Cox's Bazar is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh, however it has yet to become a major international tourist destination, with no international hotel chains operating there, due to lack of publicity and transportation. 


PARKI BEACH

Location: About 28 km away from Chittagong city

Attraction: Sea beach, View of anchored ships

Description: Parki beach is situated in Gahira, Anwara thana under southern Chittagong region.. As the beach is situated at the Karnaphuli river channel, visitors can view both the Karnaphuli river and the sea together. Tourists enjoy the views of big ships anchored at the outer anchor, fishermen catching fish in sea, sunset, various coloured crabs at the beach, and quiet environment. In picnic season, many visitors come to the beach. 

Parki beach lies at Karnaphuli river channel, which is about 8 km. from Anwara thana and 28 km. away in the southern part of Chittagong city. This sandy beach is about 15 km. long and 300 - 350ft. wide with 20km tamarisk forest created by the forest division. 


PATENGA BEACH

Location: About 20 km from Chittagong city

Attraction: Sea beach

Description: Patenga is a popular tourist spot. Patenga Beach lies approximately twenty kilometers outside the city of Chittagong, and is located near to fascinating landmarks including the Shah Amanat International Airport and the BNS Isha Khan Naval Base. It is located at the Karnaphuli River mouth and stretches to the Bay of Bengal.

Its width is narrow and swimming in the seas is not recommended. Part of the seashore is built-up with concrete walls, and large blocks of stones have been laid to prevent erosion. During the 1990s, a host of restaurants and kiosks sprouted out around the beach area. Lighting of the area has enhanced the security aspect of visiting at night.
Nowadays, alcohol peddling is very common at the beach. Vendors from the city sell their ice creams, cold drinks and food to the hundreds of tourists who come to Patenga Beach. According to the local people, Patenga is the best place for delicious, mouth-watering street food at very low costs. One of the popular dishes of the food stands is the fried, spicy mud crab served with a small plate full ofFalafel garnished with cucumber and onion. The beach has a wonderful cool atmosphere even at the evening, and people come to enjoy the soothing breeze. The beach is lined with massive shady palm trees and fishing boats. It also has an array of speed boats for visitors. The beach, however, is quite sandy, with a few rocky patches.
Most visitors come to Patenga Beach as it is known for having some of the most stunning sunsets and sunrises in Bangladesh. 


FOYS LAKE

Location: Near Chittagong city

Attraction:

  • Lake and Hill
  • Theme Park
  • Sight seeing

Description: Foy's Lake is a man-made lake in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was created in 1924 by constructing a dam across the stream that came down from the hills in the northern part of Chittagong. The purpose of creating an artificial lake was to provide water to the residence of railway colony. It was named after Mr Foy who was a Railway engineer and believed to materialized the project. Pahartali was basically a railway town with workshop, yard and shed. A good number of railway employees lives there. Presently, a carriage workshop, diesel workshop, loco shed, laboratory, stores, electric workshop, school (established in 1924) are located. The area belongs to Railway. However, an amusement park, managed by the Concord group, is located here.

The brand new Foy’s Lake Resort is a unique getaway in Chittagong where you can stay in luxurious accommodation while enjoying the natural beauty of Foy’s Lake and the entertainment of its two theme parks. Whether you are taking your kids on holiday, enjoying a corporate retreat or a romantic break, there is everything you need for an unforgettable experience. 


CHITTAGANG PORT

Location: About 15 km from Chittagong city

Attraction: Largest Sea Port of the country.

Description: The Port of Chittagong is the largest seaport in Bangladesh, located by the estuary of the Karnaphuli  river  in Patenga, near the city of chittagong. It is a deepwater seaport dominated by trade in containerised manufactured products (especially garments, jute and jute goods, leather products, fertilisers and seafood), raw materials and to a lesser extent passengers. It is one of the two main sea port of Bangladesh - most of the export and import of the country are handled via this port. Window berthing system was introduced at the seaport on August 6, 2007, enabling the sea port to provide the arrival and departure times of all ships. Two berths at the port terminal are kept in reserve for emergency. In 2006 the port handled 27 million tonnes of cargo and 0.8 million tonnes of containers.[The port handled 1.5 million TEUs (twenty equivalent units) containers in 2010-11, up from 12.12 lakh TEUs in the previous year, according to the CPA Traffic  


MOHA MAYA LAKE

Location: Near Chittagong city.

Attraction: Lake

Description: Moha Maya is the second largest man-made lake in Chittagong after Foy’s Lake. There is an Irrigation Project in Moha Maya lake. It is a good place for recreation for the people of Chittagong. 


SITAKUNDA BEACH

Location: Sitakunda, Chittagong

Attraction: Coastal Eco-System. Sandy sea beach.

Description: Economic development in Sitakunda is largely driven by the Dhaka and the railway. Though Sitakunda is predominantly an agricultural area, it also has the largest Ship industry in the world. The industry has been accused of neglecting workers' rights, especially concerning work practices and child labor. It has also been accused of harming the environment, particularly by causing soil contamination. Sitakunda's ecosystems are further threatened by deforestation, over-fishing, and groundwater contamination. The upazila is also susceptible to natural hazards such as earthquakes, cyclones, and storm surges. It lies on one of the most active seismic faults in Bangladesh, the Sitakunda–Teknaf fault.

Now enormous industries settled here. Also has a largest ship breaking industry. There are long sea beaches in this area; this position of Bay of Bengal is called sandwipchannel. From the top of hill you can obverse the beauty of this beach. Surrounded by green tamarisk trees, the beauty of the beach is indescribable. The heavy waves of the sea were hitting the beach as if there is an intense friendship between the beach and the vast sea. Visitor spends a remarkable moment at this beach. 


ASHUGANG : THE RIVER PORT

Location: About 81 km from Dhaka

Attraction: River Port

Description: Ashuganj is a town in the Brahmanbaria District of Chittagong Division of Bangladesh in the Meghna Riverdelta. Its altitude is 10 meters (36 feet).
The city is known for its power plant which generates much of the electricity for the country especially for the capital city. Zia Fertilizer Ltd is on the other side of Ashuganj. It produces chemical fertilizer for the country.It's specially known as commercial area. Almost 25% electricity supply from Ashugonj Power Station. In Ashugonj, more than 500 rice mills which means above 40% rice supply from Ashugonj.Zia Fertilizer is a biggest chemical fertilizer company.There is a Transit in Ashugonj which communicate with India.Ashugonj is also known as river port. There is also a gas transmission company.. 


SAKA HAFONG : MODOK MUAL

Location: Bandarban

Attraction: Mountain peak, hill forest

Description: The peak is situated in the district of Bandarban. Saka Hafongis also known as Mowdok Taung and Tlang Moy (Taung and Tlang – both of these words means Peak, in Tribal language). It situated at the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Though it is not officially the highest peak but some topological map and GPS (Global Positioning System) based survey suggested it is the possible highest peak of Bangladesh. “Saka Hafong” means “the peak of the East” in Tripura tribal language. This name is first published by Nature Adventure Club Bangladesh in 2007.
However, First information was about the published at In February 2006, when British Explorer Ginge Fullen summitted the peak. (Even we can’t get to our own highest peak first, unfortunate right?) He scaled this peak as 1,064 meters (3,486 feet). However, after several GPS surveys conducted by various solo and private teams, the height is considered as 1063 meters, and this is definitely the highest point of Bangladesh.
Trails to summit to this peak start from both Ruma and Thanchi of Bandarban. You can meet wild Murong tribes (the most savage tribe of our country) who may be seen roasting a Cheetah for eating! 


TAJINDONG

Location: Ruma Upazila, Bandarban

Attraction: Highest peak of Bangladesh

Description: Tajingdong also known as “Bijoy” is the highest mountain of Bangladesh. Tajingdong is about 4300 ft (1310 meters) high from the sea level. It is situated in remakri pangsha union under Ruma upazilla of Bandarban in Bangladesh. According to local tribal language “Tajing” means “Great” & “Dong” means “Hill” so that means “Great hill”.

There are various tribal community is developed surrounding the mountain and their living styles are so natural. This remote area is full of natural beauty. Here you can see many small and big mountains and hills. This area is covered with dense forests, birds and animals.

There are many tourist visits the Tajingdong Mountain in every year. It is the place of surprising beauty. This natural beauty is surely attracts the mind of the adventurous people. In the winter season many adventurous tourist visit this place with great excitement. You will pleased with the dazzling beauty of green hill, cool fountains, zigzag path, hilly road side, hide and seek game of clouds on the top of the hill. 


KEOKRADONG

Location: Ruma Upazila, Bandarban

Attraction: Second highest peak of Bangladesh

Description: Keokradong also spell as Keokaradong,Keokradang or Kewkradong. The post popular peak of Bangladesh and become one of the  most popular tourist attraction of Bangladesh. Also can count as the most popular trekking destination of Bangladesh. Sometime officially it claimed as the highest peak of Bangladesh. Official height of the peak is 1230 meter or 4035 feet. A stone put up on the top of the peak by the Bangladeshi military proclaiming the altitude to be 3172 feet. Though most of the detail map shows the location on the peak in further north but this peak has been established as Keokradong from the beginning , when the trekkers started to visit it. 


DARJILING PARA

Location: In the valley of Keokaradong

Attraction: Ethnic community village

Description: Situated just at the foot of Keokradong, Darjeeling Para is a village enroute from Boga lake to the mountain. It has become a tradition (but more a necessity) to stop at the village before trekking the final slop of Keokradong. 


BOGA LAKE

Location: 18 kilometer away from Ruma Sadar Upozilla, Bandarban

Attraction: Natural lake

Description: Boga Lake is the most beautiful natural lake in Bangladesh. It is also known as Bagakain Lake or Baga Lake. Boga lake is 18 kilometer away from Ruma Sadar Upozilla in Bandarban. The area of this lake is about 15 acres. It is about 3000 feet above sea level. The color of water of this lake is blue and very nice. There are many mythological stories behind the creation of this lake. There are many tourists make their way to Boga lake every year, specially in the winter season. Small tribe community like Bawm, Khumi have localities besides the Boga lake. In the rainy season, it is quite difficult to stroll beside the boga lake. The road from Ruma to Boga lake is still under construction. There waiting lots of pleasure and delight for you at Boga lake. You will definitely be amazed looking at the big rocks lying in and out of the Boga lake. You can have a camp fire beside the lake, that will be unbelievable and mind-blowing memory in your life. 


GOLDEN TEMPLE

Location: About 4 kilometer from Bandarban city

Attraction: Temple of Buddha.

Description: It is situated at the outskirts of Bandarban city near Pulpara, Balaghata. It is just 4 kilometer away from Bandarban city.  Its pagoda built on the top of the hills. It is regarded as one of the holy site for Buddhist pilgrims. Followers of Buddhism from different countries gather here to prey and visit. It's another name "Mohashukh Prarthona Purak Buddha Dhatu Chate". It has one of the greatest Buddha sculpture made during the contemporary period of Gautam Buddha. This monastery  has been  built at  a cost of 100 million taka. It is one of the magnificent monasteries in the south East Asia. There is small pond in the monastery named "The Pond of ngels" on the top of a hill. From this you can have a total glance of Blaghata and its surrounding natural beauties. Every year a huge festival is arranged here. It is always open for the devotees and remains open from 5 PM to 7PM  for the visitors. Each visitor is charge 10 taka for entrance. 


RIJUK FALL

Location: Thanchi, Bandarban

Attraction: Waterfall

Description: When you are heading to Thanchi to Ruma by a boat you can have the glance of an exotic fall that is Rijuk Fall. Throughout the year this fall remains singing on the bank of Sangu River. One can hardly control his impulses to get a shower under this fall. It has increased the surrounding beauty manifolds. It is much convenient to take an engine boat up to Rijuk. Remoteness doesn't always bear total seclusion as when you see untouched nature there, it  will  make you the  most  natural   and  very close to your  heart strings. This can happen with you at the sight of Rijuk Fall. Round the year you can go there but during the rainy season you can have the most rejuvenated glance of this fall. That's the refreshing season for the nature full of cool greenery making you feel harmony with nature.  


SHOYLO PRAPAT

Location: About 8km from Bandarban town on the Bandarban Ruma road.

Attraction: Waterfall

Description: This is one of the most famous and visited natural fall of Bangladesh. You can hear the purl of this fall throughout the year. The flow of this fall becomes vigorous during the rainy season. The water of this fall is so transparent and cool. It is a good source for drinking water and household use for the local bawm community. For availability of water here has grown 2/3 bawm village. It has become the main center for their economic activities.

There is a small market for selling bawm  handicrafts, handloom  products  and  local  food  in shoylo prapat. You can see closely the struggling life of bawm community here in shoylo propat.  


NILACHL & SUVRONILA

Location: Near Bandarban town

Attraction: Sightseeing

Description: This is the nearest tourist spot from Bandarban. It is situated at tiger Para. The spot is under joint management of district council & office of the district commission. It is near about 2000 fit above of sea level and 5 K.M away from the Bandarban town. From this you can have a total glimpse of Bandarban town and a vast landscape. In the rainy season you can be thrilled walking through the clouds. You can watch a golden twilight in the evening and also can enjoy an evergreen moonlight in the moonlit night. One can never imagine how it looks like during the winter season, it is just awesome all about the foggy morning. On the way to Nilachal, you will see some tribe villages with their raw natural expression. So welcome to Nilachal & Shuvronila.  


ANDHAR MANIK: PRECIOUS OF THE DARK

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ZINGSIAM SAITAR

Location: Ruma, Bandarban

Attraction: Waterfall

Description: Zingsiam Saitar is one of the wonderful waterfalls at Ruma Upazilla in Bandarban. The unique feature of Zingsiam Saitar is when water of Zingsiam Saitar fall down, it divides in trhee different path and then the view of this waterfall looking very nice. Near the Zingsiam Saitar waterfall there has developed a Bawm Community. This tribal people use Zingsiam Saita’'s water for their everyday work. The availability of water makes life possible in the remote area like Bandarban. 


JADIPAI WATERFALL

Location: Ruma, Bandarban

Attraction: Waterfall

Description: Jadipai Waterfall is one of the widest water falls in Bangladesh. Jadipai Waterfall is really wonderful place to travel. During the Rainy season the flow of Jadipai becomes robust. The water of ths fall is so cool and transparent. Though the path of this area is not smooth but when a traveler reaches there he/she will feel the full tranquility. 


SAT BHAI KHUM

Location: Thanchi, Bandarban

Attraction: Rain forest canyon.

Description: From thanci you can go to remakri bazar by engine boat or by foot. engine boat will take 2.5 hours; if you walk it’ll take 6 hours. from remakri bazar through remakri khal you can go jinna para (tripura para). on the way you’ll pass nafakum. from jinna para to sajai para (khiang para). then nepheu para-saka hafong. from sajai para you can go to sat vai kum & amiakum. 


RAIKHANGCHARI/PUKUR PARA FALL

Location: Bilaichhori, Rangamati

Attraction: Waterfall, Lake.

Description: During the rainy season, you will not be able to see any stones from the waterfall. Only visible are the cascades of water. Some people used to call this as the ‘Niagra of Bangladesh’. If you walk normally beside the stream, it will possibly take 40-50 minuites to reach the bottom of the waterfall stream. Except the rainy season, the path is in good condition.

The waterfall is created from the water of Raikhang Canal and the water finally goes to the great Kaptai lake. There is a village nearby called Pukur Para. Often the falls is called Pukur Para Jharna. 


PRANTIK LAKE

Location: About 14km from Bandarban town

Attraction: Natural lake

Description: With abundant natural beauties Prantik Lake lies in Holodia near the Keranihat-Bandarban road. It is 14km away from Bandarban town.  It requires 30mnt's drive. It covers an area of 2500acre. The management authority of this lake is LGED. This lake is surrounded by a good many varieties of trees. It has been regarded a natural habitat for different bird species. This lake is an ideal place for fishing. You can have fishing opportunity in this lake with the permission of the authority. 

It is an ideal place for excursion and family tour in solitude. 


MIRINJA

Location: About 16 Kilometer of Lama to Ali Kadam road.

Attraction:

  • View of ocean from the hill
  • View of Matamuhari River from the hill

Description: This is really an eccentric tourist spot in Lama, Bandorban. It is located at 16 Kilometer of Lama to Ali Kadam road. It is around 1500 fit high from sea level and a fascinating spot for the tourists. You can watch Matamuhuri River and Lama Upazila from this spot. In this area sparkling weather you can also watch the Bay of Bangle and Moheskhali Island. There is an Observation tower in this spot. There is a children park in Mirinja. You can walk up to Mirinja or can reach there by private vehicle. 


NAFAKHUM

Location: About 70 km from Bandarban town at Thanchi Upazilla.

Attraction: Biggest waterfalls in Bangladesh

Description: Nafakhum is one of the supreme attractive waterfalls in Bangladesh and an outstanding place to travel. Each traveler should have a tour plan to visit this good-looking tourism spot of Bandarban at least once and then they will sensation to visit that travel spot again and again. The word "Khum" in Marma language means "Waterfall". A special type of flying fish, whose local name is nating, is found at the bottom in a small cave as they swim against the stream but cannot jump over the height of the fall.

Nafakhum is located on the wild hilly Sangu River at a distant area called Remakri of Thanchi upazilla under Bandarban Hill District in Bangladesh. Nafakhum is also known as Remakri waterfall. It is among the biggest waterfalls in Bangladesh by volume of water falling. The wild hilly river Sangu suddenly falls down here about 25–30 feet. 


RUMA BAZAR

Location: About 45 km from Bandarban city

Attraction: Tribal village

Description: Ruma Bazar is a village in Bandarban District in the Chittagong Division of southeastern Bangladesh. You can reach this bazaar by chader gari or jeep. Its all about a thrilling travel…To visit some popular destination such as Bogalake, keokradong, jadipai falls, Tajindang, raikhan falls etc you need to go through Ruma Bazar. 


MEGHLA

Location: About 7 km from Bandarban city

Attraction: Sightseeing, Watching Wildlife.

Description: A popular tourist spot in Bandarban is Meghla - it’s a beautiful spot where you can enjoy boat or speedboat riding on the lake Meghla. If you are lucky you may see the wild animals in the forest. There are small shades in this spot to protect you from rains in the season of monsoon and from the hit of the Sun in hot summer days. A beautiful hanging wooden bridge enhances the beauty of this spot. 


NILGIRI HILL: THE KINGDOM OF CLOUD

Location: About 47 km South-East of Bandarban

Attraction:

  • Touch the cloud with your hand.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Great place for relaxation.

Description: Nil Giri is the highest hill resort of Bangladesh with amazing natural beauty. This Resort is located 47 km South-East of Bandarban town on Chimbuk Range at a height of 2400 feet from sea level. It has a high class residential accommodation that makes a difference.  This beautiful resort in the top of the mountain maintain by the Bangladesh Army.
You will be amazed when you see that the cloudy sky often kisses the peak of the hill. 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.  It is Imagine the scene! Clouds are playing with you and you can touch them! This is the most attractive place of Bangladesh for those who love hills and clouds. 


CHIMBUK HILL

Location: About 26 kilometer from Bandarban Town

Attraction: Hill forest, sightseeing

Description: Chimbuk hill is the third highest mountain in Bangladesh. Chimbuk is one of the most familiar tourist spot in Bandarban. Chimbuk hill is about 2500 feet high above sea level. The road of this area is zigzag. So if you ride in a jeep it will be charming. While your jeep is moving through the various indigenous villages, their simplicity in human gestures will compel you to think about our predecessors struggles to cope with to maintain existence. They are as simple as nature. However when you are looking down from Chimbuk, it will get you the feelings of floating over the clouds. When it is a shiny day, you can see the shades of clouds over the hills. The huge horizon of zigzag hills seem waves of a see. You will also see the beauty of Chimbuk and Nilgiri. 


THE MEGHNA

Description: Meghna River is an important river in Bangladesh, one of the three that forms the Ganges Delta, the largest on earth fanning out to the Bay of Bengal. Being a part of the Surma-Meghna River System, Meghna is formed inside Bangladesh by the joining of different rivers originating from the hilly regions of eastern India. The river meets Padma River in Chandpur District. The river ultimately flows into the Bay of Bengal in Bhola District.
Major tributaries of the Meghna include the Dhaleshwari River, Gumti River, and Feni River. The Meghna empties into the Bay of Bengal via four principal mouths, named Tetulia, Shahbazpur, Hatia, and Bamni.

follows almost a straight line in its Surma-Meghna River System  one of the three major river systems of Bangladesh. It is the longest river (669 km) system in the country. It also drains one of the world's heaviest rainfall areas (eg about 1,000 cm at Cherapunji, Meghalaya, India). East of brahmaputra-jamuna river system is Surma-Meghna River System. The surma originates in the hills of Shillong and Meghalaya of India. The main source is barak river, which has a considerable catchment in the ridge and valley terrain of Naga-Manipur hills bordering Myanmar. Barak-Meghna has a length of 950 km of which 340 km lies within Bangladesh. On reaching the border with Bangladesh at Amalshid in Sylhet district, Barak bifurcates to form the steep and highly flashy rivers Surma and kushiyara.