Friday, May 2, 2014

Sitakunda Eco Park

Sitakunda Eco Park:

Ecopark  a short form of Ecological Park. It is exploited as an amusement park without hampering its natural environment so that the bio-diversity remains unaffected there. Generally a particular area of a forest is demarcated and brought under intensive management for this purpose. Sometimes forest areas having special natural features are selected as ecoparks. Flora of the concerned area gets preference for such consideration. However protection and preservation of both flora and fauna get top priority. Beauty offered by the nature is opened to the visitors. Moreover, efforts to attract and entertain the visitors are also visible in the ecoparks.
Bangladesh has got 2.52 million hectares of forestland, which is 17.08 percent of its total area. Out of the total forest, the Department of forest administers 1.52 million hectares of forest, which is 10.6 percent of the country’s total area. Deputy commissioner of the concerned districts control 0.73 hectares of forestland in their jurisdiction while the remaining 0.27 million hectares of forest is rural forest. Once upon a time all these lands were deep forests with rich bio-diversity. Natural beauty of these deep green jungles and wild animals there had a great attraction. Various forest management systems such as National Park, Game Reserve, Botanical Garden, Wildlife Sanctuary, Safari Park and Ecopark were introduced to protect these deep forests.
The main objectives to set up ecopark are: preservation and development of almost extinct and rare species of flora, protection and development of existing flora and fauna, breeding and development of local species of flora through intestine management, environment protection and socio-economic development of the local people, expansion of planned eco-tourism industry and creation of opportunity for study and research.
Ecopark is not only a mere component of forest management. It facilitates to enjoy the beauty of the jungles as well as to acquire first hand knowledge on its ecology, particularly the growth and development of flora and fauna. Ecopark also helps to increase public awareness about the necessity of maintaining bio-diversity. The Department of forest has set up nine ecoparks throughout Bangladesh considering their natural beauty and specific features like geographical location. These are: Sitakunda Botanical Garden and Ecopark, Bashkhali Ecopark, Madhavkundo Ecopark, Madhutila Ecopark, Bangabandhu Jamuna Ecopark, Kuakata Ecopark, Tilagarh Ecopark, Jafflong Garden Park and Barshijora Ecopark.
Sitakunda Botanical Garden and Ecopark  located in the evergreen Chandranath reserve forest range in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong district. It is the oldest ecopark of Bangladesh. It was set up on 808 hectares of land in 1999. The historic Chandranath Shiva Temple, a sacred shrine of Hindu religion is located on the top of the Chandranath Hill having 410-metre height. Several other hills and hillocks along with fountains have added splendid beauty to the Botanical garden and Ecopark. The Chandranath temple is 5 kilometre away from the main gate of the park and the pilgrims have to reach the temple stepping over 1600 stairs. Sitakunda Ecopark has 154 species of flora including fruit bearing trees, timber and medicinal plants.

The park is specially significant for having a rare plant- Cycus. There is an observation tower, a picnic spot, an orchid house, a cactus house, a rose garden, and an orchard of seasonal fruits in the park. There is a guesthouse and a large pond full of water lily. Various species of wild animals and birds are there to attract visitors.

Sitakunda Ecopark

Banshkhali Ecopark  was established on one thousand hectres of forest in 2003. The park is located in the Jaldi Sanctuary range of Bamercharra and Danercharra area under Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong district, 50 kilometre south-west of the port city. The topography of the park is hilly and it was a natural forest full of timber and a rich wildlife sanctuary. The park comprises of a newly created garden of 674 hectres and an artificial lake. There are some establishments for visitors, like a two-storied guesthouse, a picnic shade, hilltop cottages, a panaromic view tower, a hanging bridge, a refreshment corner, visitors shade, parking lot and paddleboats, speedboats, and floating fishing platforms on the lake. Free movement of wild animals including bears, elephants, dear and pythons are frequent in the park.

Madhabkunda Ecopark  was established in 2001 at the western side of the Patharia Hills Reserve forest comprising an area of about 500 acres. It is located 70 km north of Moulavibazar district and 8 km east of Kathaltali bazar of Barolekha Upazila. The beautiful Madhabchara flows by the side of the park. the largest hilly waterfall in Bangladesh, Madhabkunda  and Pirkunda is also there.

Banshkhali Ecopark
Besides many large and small hillocks characterize the area. Among those ‘Nagini Tila’ is well known. Shegun, Garjan, Chapalish and many other species of flora along with attractive faunas are found in the park. There are footrails, towers, picnic spot and restaurant in the park.

Madhutila Ecopark  was set up on 380 acres of forest in Madhutila range under Nalitabari Upazila of Sherpur district in 1999 located around the foot of the Garo hills along the Indo-Bangladesh border. This ecopark is comprised of deep green forest, hills, fountains, lake and hillocks. It is also enriched with local varieties of timber as well as fruit bearing and medicinal plants. A mini zoo, an information centre, canteen, watch tower, sculptures of wild animals, a rest house, a rose garden and a mini children park has increased the attraction of the ecopark to the tourists.
Madhutila Ecopark

There are facilities of cruise in the lake. The visitors can easily watch the free movements of birds and wild animals.

Bangabandhu Jamuna Ecopark  was established on 124 acres of land along the west bank side of the Jamuna/Bangbandhu bridge in 2007. After the completion of the bridge in 1998 the department of forest took over the area for social afforestation programme here to beautify the site. Many species of flora and fauna can be seen there.

Madhabkunda Ecopark

Kuakata Ecopark  was developed in 2005 on a vast land of 13.984 acres of Kalapara Upazila of Patuakhali district and Amtali Upazila of Barguna district. The ecopark includes the Kuakata sea beach, a portion of the bay of bengal having the confluences of Ramnabad, Andharmanik, Payra and Bishkhali Rivers. Mangrove forest and local varities of timber, palm, and fruit bearing trees are there beside the common species of wild animals and birds. The park has a parking lot, a picnic shade, along with kitchen and toilet facilities.
Tilagarh Ecopark  is situated in a reserve forest near Sylhet Agricultural University and Sylhet Engeneering College; 8 km east of Sylhet headquarter. It was established in 2006 on 112 acres of forest. A fountain flows across the park having a number of small and big hillocks. It has many naturally grown trees and fruit bearing plants including canes. It has also a few varieties of common species of fauna. There is a rest house, a picnic corner and a children corner in the park.
Jafflong Green Park  was set up in Choilakhal reserve forest under Goainghat upazila of Sylhet district in 2008. The 537-area ecopark have strip gardens on the both sides of Sylhet-Tamabil Highway, many species of naturally grown shrub are available there. In the winter a huge number of migratory birds take shelter there. All the common species of fauna are also seen. Various infrastructures are being built here to attract more tourists.
Borshijora Ecopark  was established on 887 acres of reserve forest near Maulavibazar town in 2006. The forest was declared reserve in 1916. Many timber and medicinal plants were planted there later. Two eco-cottages, four picnic spots, two observation towers, security posts, five public toilets and power supply line are there. The ecopark also has many common species of fauna.  [Md Mojaharul Islam]



Khagrachari, a district in south-eastern Bangladesh, is a part of the Chittagong Division and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Khagrachari presents the wild beauty of Bangladesh. It is gifted with lots hills, mountains which form the wild nature of its beauty. But it also offers a wide range of waterfalls that give the smooth nature. Here you can visit the tribal lifestyle of Chakmas in Khagrachari. You can also visit Alutila hill. Approximately 100 meters long, a very dark cave is the mysterious beauty of Alutila hill.

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From Chittagong a 77 km road amidst green fields and winding hills will take you to Rangamati. It is also connected by waterway from Kaptai. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) built the Hanging Bridge over the Kaptai Lake which affords a convenient vantage point for taking in the beauty of the lake. This bridge is made during 1984 or around that time.It's a popular tourist spot and a must go destination.

If you don’t visit Rangamati you will not discover a big portion of natural beauties of Bangladesh. This is the only place to visit throughout the year. Rangamati expresses her full beauty in rainy season. Trees becoming greener, waterfalls are in full tide, the river Karnaphuli in her full wave in this season. If you already visited Rangamati in winter, we advise to go there again in monsoon; you will feel the difference of nature yourself.

Parjatan holiday complex is the best place to stay in Rangamati. There are other hotels in Rangamati where you can stay. Boating is prime attraction in Rangamati. You can go to Kaptai and also by Karnaphuli River you can go deep inside the hill areas where on the way you will find lots of natural waterfalls. If you wish you can take shower in the waterfall or you can swim in the river. By boat you can visit the tribal villages, KingChakma’s (tribal) Palace that is called ChakmaRajbari, Rajbonbihar pagoda, Tribal museum etc. you can also enjoy the tribal handmade crafts if you go for shopping in the local market.

Kaptai Lake:

Built in early sixties Kaptai Dam and the lake are the main attractions of Kaptai. If you are not visiting Kaptai separately then, don’t forget to go for a boating up to Kaptai on the Kaptai Lake while you go to Rangamati tour.

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Sent Martin's Island

About St. Martins Island
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St. Martin's Island /St-Martin /St Maarten Island info - Article summary

Here you can get the detail information of St. Martin's Island tourist spot. Such as location, weather, beauty, how to go St. Martin's Island, hotel information, travel time, cost to visit this place.
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About St. Martin's Island/ St-Martin /St Maarten Island

Now I am introducing you, a beautiful island of Bangladesh. The name of the island is St. Martin's Island/ St-Martin / St Maarten Island. It is a very beautiful island for not only Bangladesh but also the world. St. Martin's Island has another name that is "Narical Gingira". It is the local name. Its Bengali meaning is Coconut Island. However, St-Martin is the only onecoral island of Bangladesh. It is about 3.6m above the mean sea level.
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St. Martin's Island Location

It is a small island located in the southernmost part of Bangladesh and about 9km south ofCox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula. The St. Martin's Island is small and is 8 sq Km in size.
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Beauty of St. Martin's Island/ St. Martin's Island Tourist Info

St-Martin is a small island but it has many wonderful beauties. Last few years, we have seen that tourists are increasing day by day being charmed. However, now it is one of the most popular tourists spot not only Bangladesh but also the world. Its beautiful landscapes, clear seawater and colonies of corals are amazing for tourists. Here, you can find out coral colonies. You also find out here marine turtles and migratory birds. Flora and fauna are available here. On the night of this island is very wonderful to see. The moonlit night on the island gives you much entertainment and peach. Fresh marine fish or lobsters are available for dinner.
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Climate of St-Martin / St Maarten Island

The climate of this island is influenced by the subtropical monsoonal climate.
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Travelling time of St. Martin's Island/ St-Martin /St Maarten Island

It is very important to know the traveling time.  From November to February is the best time for traveling to St. Martin's Island. This time the winds and the tides are staying clean.
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How to go to St. Martin's Island/ St-Martin /St Maarten Island

It is very simple and easy to visit to St. Martin's Island/ St-Martin /St Maarten Island. To reach St. Martin's Island you need to come to Teknaf Ghat. From anywhere in the country or in the world you can come here. Teknaf Ghat is in Teknaf. You can come in teknaf by bus. There are many buses such as samoli poribahan, sohag poribahan and Volvo buses in the city. From teknaf to teknaf ghat you must take a ship. The ship will start destination at 9am. You can reach the ghat before 9am to avoid missing the ship. Keari, Sinbad, Shahid Sher Niabat, L T Kutubdia is common ship in technaf ghat. If you want, you can take a boat. From Cox Bazar to technaf you can come in by bus.
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Hotels of near St. Martin's Island/ St-Martin /St Maarten Island

There are many hotels and restaurants in St. Martin's Island. You do not need to worry. In addition, hotels are available in Teknaf. You can find out easily by searching the web or you can get information from teknaf ghat.

How much money you need to travel St. Martin's Island/ St-Martin /St Maarten Island

Near about 150-200 dollar, you need. You must convert your dollar in BDT. One US$=81BDT. That means you need 10,000-15000BDT.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014



Heaven Of Chittagong:

  Bandarban (: বান্দরবান) is a district in South-Eastern Bangladesh, and a part of the Chittagong Division and Chittagong Hill Tracts. Bandarban is regarded as one of the most attractive travel destinations in Bangladesh. Bandarban (meaning the dam of monkeys), or inMarma or Arakanese language as "Rwa-daw Mro" is also known as Arvumi or the Bohmong Circle (of the rest of the three hill districtsRangamati is the Chakma Circle, Raja Devasish Roy and Khagrachari is the Mong Circle, Raja Sachingprue Marma). Bandarban town is the home town of the Bohmong Chief (currently King, or Raja, U Cho Prue Marma) who is the head of the Marma population. It also is the administrative headquarters of Bandarban district, which has turned into one of the most exotic tourist attractions in Bangladesh since theinsurgency in chittagong Hill Tracts has ceased more than a decade back.

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Bandarban Lake
We welcome guests, but don't want Bandarban to become crowded or polluted like Rangamati. We don't want to lose our culture nor see it consigned to a museum.
—Raja Aung Shue Prue Chowdhury, (on tourism)
Bandarban lies, by bus, eight hours away from Dhaka, two hours from Chittagong and three hours fromCox's Bazaar. It is also possible to get there by a six-hour bus ride from Rangamati.The Buddha Dhatu Jadi, the largest Buddhist temple in Bangladesh, located in Balaghata, 4 km from the town.This place attracts many tourists every year. This Theravada Buddhist temple is made completely in the style ofSouth-East Asia and houses the second largest statue of Buddha in Bangladesh. The waterfall named Shoilo Propat at Milanchari is another place tourists like to visit.
The numerous Buddhist temples, known as kyang in local tongue, and bhihars in the town include the highly notable the Rajvihar (royal vihar) at Jadipara and the Ujanipara Bhihar. Bawm villages around Chimbuk, and Mru villages a little further off, are also lie within a day's journey from the town. Prantik Lake, Jibannagar and Kyachlong Lake are some more places of interest. Boat ride on the river Sangu is one of the main attraction here for tourists.


One of the three hill districts of Bangladesh and a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bandarban (4,479 km²) is not only the remotest district of the country, but also is the least populated (population 292,900) one. The three highest peak of Bangladesh - Tahjindong (1280 meters, also known as bijoy)[* The height of Tahjindong is 829.66m +/-3m as per a recent measurement with Garmin GPSMAP60CSX GPS], Mowdok Mual (1052 m), and Keokradong (1230 m) [* The height of Keokradong is 986m +/-3m as per a recent measurement with Garmin GPSMAP60CX GPS], - are located in Bandarban district, as well as Raikhiang Lake, the highest lake in Bangladesh[citation needed]. Chimbuk peak and Boga Lake are two more highly noted features of the district. The newly reported highest peak of Bangladesh - Saka Haphong (3488 ft) is also here in Thanchi upazila.[citation needed]