24 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Chittagong, Bangladesh

Best Tourist Places to visit in Chittagong. The Port of Chittagong is the busiest seaport on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal.

Chittagong is the commercial capital of Bangladesh and the second-largest city. Chittagong district, surrounded by mountains and seas, is full of natural beauty. So the district was called the Queen of the East. 

Chittagong district is one of the most visited places; Patenga Beach, war cemetery, Bhatiyari Lake, DC Hill, Batali Hill, Bajid Boastami Shrine, Chandranath Hills, Bashkhali Ecopark, Ethnic Museum, Bashkhali Tea Garden, Mahamaya Lake, Mahuri Project, Khaiyyasra Waterfall, Bashbaria Beach, Guliakhali Beach, Parki Beach and Sandwip, etc.

24 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Chittagong, Bangladesh

1.Patenga Beach/পতেঙ্গা সমুদ্র সৈকত

Patenga Sea Beach is one of the most stunning and famous beaches in Bangladesh. Many tourists come to this beach as it is near to Chittagong. 

Besides, several projects are being implemented to make this beach more attractive. Patenga beach, with a length of five kilometers, is being transformed into a modern tourist attraction. 

The spectacular decorations have already been completed and caught everyone’s attention.

The sunrise or sunset view in Patenga, located in the Mohana of the Karnafuli river and the sea, is delightful. Especially in the afternoon, sunset and evening time will amaze you. 

For Chittagong port, waiting rows of small and big ships brought about a difference in the environment.

Patenga has the opportunity to go on a speedboat ride and explore the sea. There are sea bikes and horses to ride on the beach. 

There are Burmese markets for shopping. There also has various types of delicious street food to eat.

In the near vicinity of Patenga Beach are the Shah Amanat International Airport, the Bangladesh Naval Base, and the Butterfly Park in Chittagong Port. 

As these places are close, you can visit together. Patenga Beach in the Chittagong district is a beautiful place to have a pleasant time with friends or family.

How to go to Chittagong?

If you want to go to Patenga, you have to come to Chittagong first. You can go to Patenga beach in various ways from Chittagong.

Dhaka to Chittagong

From Dhaka to Chittagong, you can go by road, rail, and air. 

From Sayadabad Bus Terminal in Dhaka; Saudia, Unique, TR Travels, Green Line, Hanif Enterprise, Shyamoli, Sohag Ac-non AC buses of various transports S.Alam, Modern Line, etc. left for Chittagong. 

The fare per seat for buses ranges from Rs 500 to Rs 1200 per class.

Trains (Sonar Bangla, Suborn Express, Tunna-Nishitha, Mahanagar Prabhati/Godhuli, Chittagong Mail) go from Dhaka to Chittagong Kamlapur or Airport Railway Station. 

Also, several flights operate directly from Dhaka to Chittagong.

Chittagong from other districts

Chittagong has arrangements to come from almost every district of the country. To go to Patenga Beach, you should go to Chittagong in your convenient vehicles.

Chittagong to Patenga

Chittagong is 14 km south of Zero Point. You can get to Patenga by car, CNG, or local bus from Chittagong. 

It will take an hour to leave Chittagong city. If you go through CNG, it will cost Rs. 250-280. 

If you want to go by bus, you can find local buses to Sea Beach from several places, including Newmarket, Railway Station Road, Bahadarhat, Lalkhan Bazar Mor, GEC Mor, and Chowk Bazar Junction.

If you want to stay in front of Chittagong railway station, you will get bus no. 6 you need to wait for a while. But ask before if it will go to the beach. 

You can also go if the bus goes up to Freeport or Kathgarh. You can get down from there and go to the beach by easy bike.

Where to eat in Patenga Sea Beach?

Patenga Sea Beach has many street food shops. Several fun foods are available, such as fried food items like piyaju, crab fry, and sea fish fry. You will also get fast food items in food courts. 

If you want to try the traditional food of Chittagong, you can come to Chittagong city and go to Hotel Zaman. 

And if you want to eat mezbani, you can go to the “Mezban Haile Iyun” restaurant in Chowkbazar. I highly recommend this one as it’s best of the best and Chittagong is also famous for this food.

Many good quality restaurants are spread all over Chittagong city, including Barcode Cafe, Milinz Restaurant, Gridy Gats, Cafe 88, Seven Days, Dhaba, Handi Name, Golf Garden Restaurant, Costal Marmed Restaurant and Lounge, Bonanja Port Restaurant, etc.

Where to stay in Patenga?

There are not many options to stay in Patenga. Tourists usually come to Chittagong city for a night’s stay as it is near Patenga. 

You can stay at butterfly park resort to stay near the beach. It will cost 4,000 to 7,000 taka to stay here. 

You can stay in a medium-class hotel in the CEPZ area to stay near Patenga at a low cost.

In Chittagong, you’ll find a wide range of hotels. You can spend the night in a hotel based on your budget and choice. 

The paramount room rent is from Rs 800 to Rs 1800. Hotel vacation room rent is Tk. 1200 to Rs. 2000. Hotel Lords Inn, C&B GEC Junction, rent per room is Rs. 2000 to Rs. 7000.

Hotel Asian SR room rent is Rs 1500 to Rs 4000. Have to spend a minimum of Rs 2500 per room to spend the night at a hotel landmark in Agrabad. And to stay at Hotel Radisson Blue, you have to count Tk. 18,000 for one night.

2.Chandranath Hills and Temples/চন্দ্রনাথ পাহাড় ও মন্দির

Sitakundo is a place of natural beauty because it has a vast sea and Chandravanath hill, a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. 

Chandranath Hills is located just 4 km east of Sitakundo Bazar. To get to Chandranath Hills’ lower gate, you can walk or take a rickshaw from Sitakundo Bazar.

However, on the way to Chandranath Hills on foot, you can see several Hindu religious structures and the inhabitants’ way of life. 

If you go a little deeper into the mountains, you will see Shifting Cultivation and flower gardens cultivated for commercial purposes.

Chandranath Temple is situated at the top of Chandranath hills.

A small waterfall can be seen on the way to Chandranath Hills. The path from this waterfall to the mountains has gone in two directions.

The right path is entirely hilly for the hill’s climb, and the left side is entirely mountainous. Generally, it is comparatively easy to climb up the mountain path and easy to get down the stairs.

The height of Chandranath Hill is 1152 feet. It’s a little hard to walk such a long though it depends on your walking speed. It will usually take as long as 1 hour and 30 minutes to come slowly. 

Chandranath Temple is located on the top of Chandranath Hills.

There are small tong shops in the middle of Chandranath hills and near the temple at the top where light food and puja materials are available, but it is better to keep enough water and some dry food.

Every year on the occasion of Mahashivratri, many Hindus come to Chandranath hills and temples on Punya yatra.

How to visit Chandranath Hills and Temples

Chandranath Hills is located in Sitakundo Upazila of Chittagong district. If you wish to see Chandranath hills, you must first go to Sitakundo. 

How to go to Sitakundo?

Dhaka to Sitakundo: 

Sitakundo can be travel by any bus from Sayedabad, Fakirapul, and Mohakhali bus stands in Dhaka to Chittagong. 

The non-AC bus fare for S Alam, Shyamoli, Saudia, Unique, Hanif, Eagle, Ana, etc., is Tk. 420-480. 

The ac buses include Greenline, Saudia, Sohag, TR buses are Tk. 800-1100.

Dhaka to Sitakundo by train: 

Every inter-city train from Dhaka to Chittagong stops at Feni station to reach Chittagong. Get down at Feni staion.

The train fare is Tk. 265-800 per person through the class. 10-15 from Feni station. 

From there you can go to Sitakundo on a local bus at a fare of Rs 50-80.

Chittagong to Sitakundo

The fare from Chittagong to Sitakundo by CNG or Autorickshaw Reserve will be Rs 250 to Rs 300. 

And if you want to go by bus, you have to go to Olongkar, A.K. Khan Mor or Kadamtoli in Chittagong City. You can go to Sitakundo by local bus at a fare of Rs 40-80.

Where to stay in Sitakundo?

There are some medium-quality residential hotels in the Sitakundo market, including Hotel Saudia, Simon Residential, to stay in Sitakundo. 

You can call 01991-787979, 01816-518119 to book at Hotel Saudia. 

There is also a post-bungalow under telecommunications.

You can try to stay there with permission. 

If you want to stay somewhere right, you can spend the night in the hotel at Chittagong Olonkar Junction at Rs 600-1500. 

You can also spend the night in various quality residential hotels around Station Road, Newmarket, GEC Junction.

Where to eat in Sitakundo?

Among the standard quality hotels in Sitakundo there are Saudia restaurants, apon restaurants, and Al Amin. Al Amin restaurant has a good reputation here in serving good food.

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3.Mohamaya Lake/মহামায়া লেক

Mohamaya is one of the most beautiful artificial lakes in Bangladesh, located in Mirsarai, Chittagong. 

This lake has been built on 11 square kilometers in the hills’ lap, just two kilometers from Thakurdighi Bazar in Durgapur Union, Mirsarai.

In addition to the lake’s tottering water and mountain edge, it has mountain caves, a rambar dam, and a beautiful indy waterfall. 

In addition to riding a boat, you can give worldly peace to the body and mind soaked in the cool water of the waterfall streaming down the hill.

Mohamaya Lake has the facility of cooking and camping at night if you want. 

Parts of the water in Mohamaya Lake, under the control of the Bangladesh water development board, are used for molding in the surrounding areas.

How to go to Mohamaya Lake?

Mohamaya Lake is located two kilometers east of Thakurdighi Bazar in Mirsarai. 

So if you are coming to any part of the country, you first have to come to Thakurdighi Bazar in Mirsarai Upazila of Chittagong district.

Dhaka to Mohamaya Lake

Bus from Dhaka: Thakurdighi Bazar in Mirsarai can be reached by any bus from Dhaka to Chittagong. 

The non-AC bus fare for transportation like Unique, Hanif, Eagle, Ana, etc., is Tk. 420-480. 

The ac buses include Greenline, Saudia, Sohag, TR and these buses are tk. 800-1100. Just come by any bus and go down to Thakurdighi Market. 

Or you can come to Feni from Saidabad bus stand in Dhaka with Star Line Transport. It will cost around 280 taka. Then take a local bus to Thakurdighi Bazar, which will cost 30-40 taka per person.

From Thakurdighi, you can go by CNG at the fare of 15 taka per person to the main gate of Mohamaya Ecopark.

Or reserve CNG (rent Tk. 80-120) and come to Mohamaya Eco Park. Mohamaya Lake is located inside this Eco Park.

Train from Dhaka: 

Any inter-city train from Dhaka to Chittagong will stop at Feni station; get down there. 

The train fare is Tk. 265-800 per person depended on the class. Then go to feni Mohipal station from Feni station. It will take 15-20 taka to reach there by autorickshaw.

From there, In a local bus go to Thakurbazar before Mirsarai. The cost of the local bus is around 30-40 taka.

Or you can get off at Chinki Astana station by mail train at a fare of Tk. 90-120. From there, you can go to Thakurdighi at a fare of Tk. 20-25 through auto/leguna/CNG. 

From Thakurdighi, one can go to CNG fare of Tk. 15-20 per person at Main Get of Mohamaya Ecopark. 

Or reserve CNG (rent Tk. 80-120) and come to Mohamaya Eco Park. Mohamaya Lake is located inside this Eco Park.

Chittagong to Mohamaya Lake

From Motherbari and Kadamatoli bus stop, you will get buses, CNG, autorickshaws, and microbuses to Mirsarai. 

Besides, you can come to Thakurdighi Market directly from motherbari in Chittagong city for a fare of Rs 80 on a “choice” bus.

From Chittagong city Olonkar City Gate you can get the local bus to reach Thakurdighi at the cost of taka 40-60.

From Thakurdighi, one can go to Main Get of Mohamaya Ecopark at the cost of 15-20 taka. Or reserve CNG (rent Tk. 80-120) and come to Mohamaya Eco Park. 

From Sylhet

You can come from Sylhet by bus or train. Any bus to Chittagong has to board and get off at Thakurdighi Bazaar before Mirsarai. 

You can arrive by train by taking the intercity train Paharika Express, the Udayan Express, or the mail train Jalalabad Express down to Feni station. Then go to Feni Mohipal station from there at the cost of 15-20 Taka.

 From there, In a local bus go to Thakurbazar before Mirsarai. The cost of the local bus is around 30-40 taka.

Or you can get off at Chinki Astana station by mail train at a fare of Tk. 90-120. From there, you can go to Thakurdighi at a fare of Tk. 20-25 through auto/leguna/CNG. 

From Thakurdighi, one can go to CNG fare of Tk. 15-20 per person at Main Get of Mohamaya Ecopark. 

Or reserve CNG (rent Tk. 80-120) and come to Mohamaya Eco Park. Mohamaya Lake is located inside this Eco Park.

Ticket Price: One has to pay Rs 10 per person to enter Mohamaya Eco Park.

The cost of kayaking and naval travel

You can go kayaking on the beautiful Mohamaya lake. Two people can sit in a body. The hourly kayaking fare is Tk. 300, the fare for 30 minutes is Tk. 200. 

Students will get discounts on there. For students, an hour is Taka 200, and 150 is for half an hour. Kayaking can be done from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

There is an engine boat to roam the lake. The boat with 8-10 people will turn around for an hour, and the fare will be Rs 800-1000. 

It will take 1200-1500 taka for an hour to hire an engine boat capable of roaming with 15-20 people.

What to Eat and Drink in Mohamaya Lake?

There is no food in the park. You have to take food from outside. There are small hotels in Thakurdighi Market, and you can eat local foods there. 

You will also find quality food at the Mirsarai and Sitakundo markets. Al Amin Hotel has a good reputation in Sitakundo.

4.Sitakundo Eco Park/সীতাকুন্ড ইকো পার্ক

Sitakundo Eco Park has located just 35 km from Chittagong city, which is currently considered an extraordinary tourist destination. 

There are two beautiful fountains called Sohosro Dhara and Suptodhara.

Besides, Sitakundo Eco Park has numerous rare species of trees that help botany students increase knowledge about trees. The Botanical Garden has orchid houses with about 50 types of domestic and foreign orchids preserved.

Mountains, trees, wildlife, waterfalls, birds have enriched the Eco Park. There are many other flowers, fruits, and trees, including high mountains, monkeys, rabbits and hanuman, Arjun, chapalys, jarule, tun, telsur, and chundhul (name of trees). 

A large display is visible when you enter Echo Park, which gives all the tourists ideas about eco-park. It takes Rs 80/- to enter Eco Park with CNG. 

And entering without CNG takes Rs 20. You can have a picnic at Sitakundo Eco Park. There is everything available with adequate food, water, resthouses, toilets, etc., for a picnic.

How to go to Sitakundo Eco Park?

From Dhaka by road: Various AC, non-AC buses of transport like S. Alam, Saudia, Greenline, Silk Line, Sohag, Baghdad Express, Unique, etc., leave Sayadabad bus station Chittagong. All buses stop at Sitakundo as needed. 

From Chittagong: To Sitakundo buses leaves from Motherbari and Kodomtoli bus station n Chittagong. Also, you can go to Fakirhat in Sitakundo by mexi (cab) from Olonkar.

From Dhaka by rail: Dhaka Mail train, which leaves from Dhaka, only stops at Shitakundo Rail Station. The train journey starts at 11 pm and ends at next day, 6-7 am, reaching Shitakundo Rail Station.

If you want to come by other inter-city rails, you have to get down at Feni station. Then Feni station to Mohipal Bus Station via Auto/rickshaw, the cost is 10-15 taka.

After that, from Mohipal bus stand to Shitakundo, take a local bus which will cost 50-80 taka.

If you want, you can reserve the CNG for the whole day from Shitakundo. That will cost around 1000-1200 taka. 

But if you wish you can walk and explore Eco Park. It will take much longer than usual, though. If you can save time, you can see stunning mountains and trails in Shitakundo and Mirsarai.

Read more: The 25 Best Tourist Attractions In Gazipur, Dhaka.

5.Guliakhali Sea Beach/গুলিয়াখালি সমুদ্র সৈকত

Guliakhali Sea Beach is located in Sitakundo Upazila in the Chittagong district. The beach is also known as Muradpur Beach to the locals. 

It is only 5 km from Sitakundo Bazar to Guliakhali Sea Beach. This beach is unique because it has seawaters on one side and a forest of trees (Keora) on the other.

Here is an environment like the Swamp Forest and Mangrove Forests. The vast grass of the green carpet has given a difference to Guliakhali beach. 

The open wilderness of green grass along the sea will surely make your eyes open. This field of green grass next to the beach has naturally woken up to small curved drains.

These drains are filled with water during the tide. The green grass around and the water-filled scene in the small drains in the meantime will impress anyone. 

There are fewer people on this little-known beach so that you can expect a serene atmosphere.

Even if there aren’t so many waves or roars of the ocean, this quiet beach will catch you differently. If you want, you can travel to the sea in a boat of fishers. In this case, you’ll have to negotiate with local fishers before.

Being very close to Sitakundo, even after seeing Guliakhali beach, you will have some remaining time on hand. At this time you can visit many other places around Sitakundo if you want. 

How to go to Guliakhali Beach?

Since this beach is in Sitakundo, you have to come to Shitakundo first. You can come to Sitakundo from Dhaka or Chittagong in various ways.

Sitakundo to Guliakhali

You can take CNG/auto from the Sitakundo bus stand and go to Guliakhali beach dam. The CNG fare is 30 taka per person to Guliakhali beach dam, but if you want to take an auto reserve, it will take 150-200 taka. 

Don’t forget to bargain before fixing.

To return to Shitakundo after visiting the beach, you can take the contact number of the CNG. 

Or you can reserve the CNG up-down. Usually, getting cng to come back in the evening is tough as there is less CNG available at that time.

Where to stay and eat at Guliakhali Sea Beach?

There is no arrangement for food at Guliakhali Sea Beach. There is only a small shop on the beach, so take food from Sitakundo Market if necessary. 

If you want to stay, you can stay at Simon and Saudia Hotels in Sitakundo Bazaar. 

You will get rooms at Tk. 300 to Tk.600 in Simon, and you have to count Tk. 600 to Rs. 1600 to get rooms in Saudia. You can call 01991-787979, 01816-518119 to book. 

If you want to stay somewhere better, you have to go to Chittagong.

Advice

  • Seek the help of tourist police if necessary to make travel safer. 
  • Do not litter the travel area with dirt. 
  • Be aware of cleanliness yourself and try to make others aware. 
  • Find out when the tide is high. It’s better not to be near the beach when it’s high tide.
  • When the waves of water increase, immediately leave the beach. 
  • And during the tide, the water rises, and the drains are full. Then you may face problems crossing. 
  • And since it is not a tourist-friendly beach, be careful about landing in the sea. Never go too far if you don’t know how to swim.

6.Bashbaria Beach/বাঁশবাড়িয়া সমুদ্র সৈকত

Sitakundo Upazila of Chittagong seems to be sitting with all the natural forms. There are mountains, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, and ancient structures. 

The Bashbaria Sea Beach has become known as an attractive place for tourists

Bansbaria beach greets visitors with its natural beauty. The beach is lined with zhou trees, offers a natural environment, has greenery, picnic spots, and is just stunning in general.

When is the best time to go to Bashbaria Beach?

The most exciting thing about Bashbaria beach is to see the sunset. So you can go there in the afternoon. There is an iron bridge through which you can walk over the sea. 

This is basically what attracts tourists the most. You can also travel around on a speedboat if you want.

If you go on a cold morning, you will get a chance to eat the palm juice that has just been brought down from the tree. 

You can buy it, and it will cost only Tk. 20 per liter! And you better return soon, as after evening it may be difficult to get CNG to return. 

Where to stay and eat at Bashbaria beach?

You will find some ordinary hotels in Sitakundo. There is a Hotel Simon in Sitakundo Market where rooms will be available for Rs 300 to Rs 700. 

Recently, a residential hotel called Hotel Saudia has been opened on DT Road in Sitakundo municipality.

The hotel has a few types of rooms, from Rs 800 to Rs 1600. You have to come to Chittagong if you want to stay somewhere better. 

You will also get some medium-quality hotels if you look at The Noyduwari Market. There are several hotels for food in Sitakundo. 

Of these, the food at Al-Ameen Hotel is fairly good. And if you go to Chittagong, you will find all kinds of food restaurants there.

6.Kumira Ghat, Sitakundo/কুমিরা ঘাট, সীতাকুন্ড

The name of the traditional union of Sitakundo Upazila is Kumira. Kumira-Sandwip Ferighat or Kumira Ghat is the most famous for coming to Sandeep from Chittagong. 

A nearly one km long JT bridge has been built to facilitate this ferry ghat’s passengers known to the local people as Kumira-Sandwip Ferighat Bridge, Ghatghar Bridge, and Kumira Bridge.

What to see in Kumira Ghat?

When the sky is clear, the high hills of Sitakundu are seen from here.

The experience of standing in the sea and watching the mountains is impressive in a word. 

There will be no avoiding the sight of a vast ship from the Kumira bridge. Here, you will find additional dues during the evening fishing and the fishermen’s return to the ghat, the arrival of passengers, and the activities of the rural and shipyard workers.

If you want to go deeper into the sea or closely see the huge ships, you can hire a boat. 

Boats are usually used for fishing purposes, so they are not always available. However, adequate boats are stored since there are so many visitors during closure days. To board on these boats, pay a fare between Rs 15 and Rs 20 per person.

Besides, you can cross Sandwip Channel in 30 minutes at a speedboat fare of Tk. 250-300 per person from Kumira Ghat and go to Sandwip. 

If you are an adventure favorite, crossing this channel of speedboats will be attached to your mind for a long time.

In the afternoon is the best time to visit Kumira Ghat. During dusk, the sodium lights in their yard light up. 

Unlike the earthly beauty we think about, this beauty will be around for a long time. 

During the month when the tide rose in the afternoon, the Kumira Ghat was filled with silvery beauty.

Way to get to Kumira Ghat

From Chittagong

Safe line service bus from Olonkar or AK KHAN Mor goes to Kumira Ghatghar road. The fare is 30-35 taka per person.

You can go another way. From Newmarket, the number 7 metro service bus goes to Kumira Ghatghar. The cost is 27 taka per person. 

From Kumira Ghatghar road, tomtom/rickshaw goes to Kumira Sandwip Ferighat bridge. The tomtom/rickshaw cost is about 10-20 taka.

From Dhaka to Kumira Ghat

 From Fakirapul, Dhaka, you can take any bus that goes to the Chittagong route and get down at Kumira. The bus fare is 480 taka.

From there, take a CNG and come to Kumira Ghatghar; the CNG fare is 5 taka per person.

From Kumira Ghatghar road, take tomtom/autorickshaw to go to Kumira Sandwip bridge.

From Sitakundo to Kumia Ghat

From Sitakundo, you can’t take cng directly to Kumira Ghat. It will be much better if you come by minibus on Kumira Ghatghar road. And from there take an auto which will cost 10 taka per person go to Kumira Ghat.

Where to stay at Kumira Ghat

You can contact Hotel 3 Star to stay at Kumira Ghat. Check the environment before staying at this hotel; it is the only residential hotel in Kumira Ghat. 

If you don’t like the hotel, then you have to go back to Sitakundo or Chittagong.

Where to eat in Kumira Ghat?

There is no good food system at Kumira Ghat. But there are some small dining hotels, where you can eat rice, fish, meat, bhorta-bhaji. 

You can go to Sitakundo market and eat at Al Amin, Apon or Saudia restaurant if you want.

Read more: Bichanakandi – The Ultimate Traveler’s Guide, Bangladesh.

7.Kumarikundo/কুমিরাকুন্ড

Chittagong’s Sitakundo is a mythical region made up of green hills. Various hills and fountains are hidden within the mountain grooves as wonders of nature. 

The ruins of Kumarikundo are surrounded by the mysterious atmosphere of the mountains. Hot springs were considered very sacred by ancient Hindus.

Kumarikundo is similar to the temple built around the gas-fired agnikundo in the form of bubble-like salt and fire located in Sitakundo. 

The leading pilgrimage site has moved about 10 km in the atmosphere of the time. And the soil has been buried in various structures made of old brick.

Known as Kumarikaundo, this deep water well is approximately 8-10 feet square and is tied to a rock. Under the clear blue water, gas bubbles are continuously rising. 

All the stones of strange sizes have occupied the walls surrounding the temple. Kumarikundo has been lost behind the scenes over time but is now an attractive place for adventure tourists.

How to go to Kumirakundo?

From Dhaka’s Saidabad, Fakirapul, and Mohakhali bus stands, S Alam, Shyamoli, Saudia, Unique, Hanif, Eagle, Ana, etc., buses ply to Sitakundo. 

And by train, you can come to Sitakundo by inter-city train from Dhaka to Chittagong and get down at Feni station and come to Feni Mohipal bus stand by rickshaw/auto after that come to Sitakundo by local bus from there.

9.Ethnic Museum/জাতিতাত্ত্বিক জাদুঘর

The Only Ethnic Museum of the country was established in 1965 near Badamatoli Mor in the Agrabad commercial area of Chittagong district to preserve the history and heritage of Bangladesh’s small ethnic/tribal/tribal communities. 

The Ethnic Museum of Chittagong, set on 1.25 acres of land, is the largest size and collection compared to other museums (Japan) on the Asian continent.

The Ethnic Museum was opened to the public in 1974 by the Bangladesh Department of Archaeology. The museum has 11 exhibition rooms dedicated to the rituals, customs, and flow of life of 29 ethnic groups.

Furthermore, a comparative analysis of 25 Bangladeshi ethnic groups and 5 others worldwide has added to the museum’s strength. A variety of models, artificial environments, wall images, etc., are used to show the real flow of small ethnic groups.

Ethnic museums include the ethnic history of Chakma, Tripura, Marma, Bom, Snow, Khumi, Kheyang, Chak, Pabekho, Rakhine, Manipuri, Khasia, Pangan, Garo, Hajong, Dalu, Mandai, Koch, Santal, Oraon, Dynasty, Palia, Buno, or Bana, Bagdi, etc.

Sindhi, Kafir, Punjabi, Swat in Pakistan; Fuwa, Adi, Mizo, Muria in India; in Kirgijstan (former Russia), Australia also displays various German artifacts. The museum receives many visitors who are interested in learning about tribes and small ethnic groups every day.

The museum’s 3 gallery has various practical items of 25 cultural groups (e.g., flowers, clothes, boats, kachi, ornaments, bamboo pipes, etc. 

Apart from anthropological items, the museum also has a library and beautiful gardens. The entry price of the ethnic museum is Rs 10 per person. The museum is closed every week on Sundays and all public holidays.

8.Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar/মহামুনি বৌদ্ধ বিহার

Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar is located on the hilly Mahamuni village of Raujan Upazila of Chittagong district. It is believed that in 1813, a Buddhist cleric named Chainga Thakur established this Buddhist Bihar by installing a statue of great man Gautambuddha.

This is why the Mahamuni temple is named after Gautambuddha. It was Dr. Ramchandra Barua who first described the construction of the temple and idol of Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar in his book ‘Chottogramer Moger Itihash Pragukto’ in 1805. 

The structure is undoubtedly a historical artifact of nearly 200 years old, even if the maha muni Buddhist Bihar’s actual built date is not confirmed.

In 1843, Mong Circle King Mahamuni introduced a fair in the Buddhist Bihar complex from the last day of the month of Chaitra, which came to be known as Mahamuni Mela across the country. 

At that time, many visitors from different parts of undivided Bengal used to come to the fair. The village has now become a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists for the historic Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar.

How to Go to Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar?

If you want to visit Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar, you have to come to Chittagong first. After that, you can then take a bus from Chittagong to Rauzan Hills on Kaptai road and go to Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar by CNG or rickshaw.

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9.Rangunia Kodala Tea Garden/রাঙ্গুনিয়া কোদালা চা বাগান

Kodala Tea Estate, established in 1894, is one of the first and leading tea gardens in Bangladesh. 

The traditional Kodala tea garden is located in Kodala Union, 10 km from Rangunia Sadar Upazila in Chittagong district, rich in green hills and a natural paradise.

The sweetness of the form spread swelled along with the tea garden. The activities of tea workers, the chirping of birds and the British era’s bungalows, etc., seem to have been repeated consistently 100 years ago.

After independence, the ownership of this tea garden was changed through a league at different times. 

Last, on October 7, 2004, The Brac officially took the Kodala tea garden under the Bangladesh Tea Board. 

Out of the total 162 tea gardens in Bangladesh, in quality-quantity and earning, Kodala tea garden is third.

Not only tea production but also this tea garden has gained popularity as a place to visit. Hundreds of tourists rush here every day to get a bubble of the beauty of the Kodala tea garden.

How to Go to Kodala Tea Garden?

The distance from Bahddarhat bus terminal in Chittagong to Kodala tea garden through Chandraghona Litchibagan is about 40 km. 

You can go to Chandraghona Litchibagan or Sarfvata Godown area by bus that’s plying on Chittagon-Kaptai Road. Then take a CNG or autorickshaw to the Kodala tea garden, 5 kilometers away from Litchibagan.

Where to stay near Kodala Tea Estate?

Chandraghona Litchibagan area of Rangunia Upazila has several residential hotels for night stays. 

There will be numerous residential hotels in Chittagong. Check out a few hotels based on your budget and choice. 

You can spend the night between Rs 800 and Rs 2000 in hotels like Pyaarmount, Hotel Vacation, Hotel Lords Inn, Hotel Asian SR, Hotel Landmark, etc.

Where to eat in Kodala Tea Estate?

Some local food hotels and restaurants in the Chandraghona Litchibagan area have affordable food. 

Chittagong city also has popular restaurants like Barcode Cafe, Milinz Restaurant, Gridy Gats, Cafe 88, Seven Days, Dhaba, Handi’s Name, Golf Garden Restaurant, Costal Marmed Restaurant, and Lounge, Bonanja Port Restaurant, etc.

12.Kalurghat Bridge/কালুরঘাট ব্রীজ

Kalurghat Bridge, about 7 km from Bahddarhat, on the south side of Chittagong city, is a traditional site. 

There was a need for a bridge in the Karnafuli river during World War I (1914). Brunic and Company Bridge Builders Haor, an organization, began construction of the bridge in 1930.

In 1930, the 700-yard Kalurghat Bridge was inaugurated for train movement only, but bridges were installed to facilitate vehicular movement during World War II. 

After the country’s partition in 1958, the bridge was given the current form of all vehicles. The Kalurghat bridge has two abatmates, six brick pillars, bar steel pillars, and nineteen spans.

During the liberation war in 1971, the cane center near Bahaddarhat gained wide recognition due to the historic Kalurghat bridge, and the cane center was named Kalurghat independent Bangla Betar Kendra

At present, the Kalurghat Independent Bangla Radio Centre is being used as a Bangladesh Radio broadcasting station.

13.Batali Hill/বাটালি হিল

Batali Hill is the tallest hill in the city, located in the tiger pass area, just 1 km from Zero Point in the hilly district of Chittagong.

It is also known as Zilapi Hills, as the road to Batali Hill is paved. The highest peak of the hill is called Shatayu Angan.

Chittagong city and the Bay of Bengal can be seen from the top of Batali Hill at 280 feet. There is an excellent way to enjoy the charming sunset view of the Bay of Bengal from the top of the hill and rest.

Once upon a time, lighthouses and anti-aircraft cannons were installed on Batali Hill. From 2003 to 2005, about 12,500 trees of different species like olives, jackfruit, black jam, litchi, orange, mango, saffron, sandalwood, coffee, arjuna have been planted Batali hills.

At present, the hill belongs to the Bangladesh Public Works Department and has the offices and bungalows of the Ministry of Public Works at the top of the hill. 

Adventure lovers from different parts of the country rushed to impress Batali Hill’s beauty in Chittagong due to their attraction to mountains.

14.Chalanda Giripath/চালান্দা গিরিপথ

The rich biodiversity and eye-catching natural beauty of hilly Chittagong always attract adventure-loving tourists to the beautiful hypnosis. 

Chittagong University is a diverse travel destination in Chittagong, surrounded by mountains and forests decorated with nature’s master hands.

The 17053-area university, Bangladesh’s largest, has a variety of exciting places inside it. Chalanda Giripath is a wonderfully adventure-filled place.

Every step of the Chalanda Giripath is filled with a strange thrill. With the greenery all around and the clear water of the stream, nature calms the mind. 

Chalanda Pass’s beauty is best seen by walking hours to the west along with the source of the waterfall or the water of the fountain that flows down from the hills near the Faculty of Arts’s shack at Chittagong University.

One has to use hands and feet equally to move forward on the road built by nature between the two hills. The colorful image of nature on the slopes of the mountains is like a maze of unknown mysteries.

How to go to Chalanda Giripath?

From any part of Chittagong city, one can reach Chittagong University by bus or CNG. Take a shuttle train from Batli Railway Station in Chittagong to Chittagong University and go to the campus. 

Then come to zero points, take a tomtom and go to the faculty of arts. After walking from the hut for 7-8 minutes, you will get water drains. 

You will reach Chalanda Pass as soon as you walk for an hour with drains.

Where to eat and drink near Chalanda Giripath?

Chittagong University has several affordable food hotels and restaurants, including rice houses, Dhaka hotels, mowe shops. If you want, you can return to Chittagong city and eat the necessary food.

Necessary travel advice:

  • You will find two paths while holding the water of the drains. One is the way to Chalanda, and the other is the way to Sitakundo. So be careful about whether you are going the right way.
  • Travel in groups and use sticks each while moving. You will get a lot of benefits.
  • Transport dry food and water as needed with yourself.
  • Do not litter the pass by throwing any dirt.

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15.Chunti Wildlife Sanctuary/চুনতি বন্যপ্রাণী অভয়ারণ্য

About 70 km from Chittagong district city, the Chunti Wildlife Sanctuary is a valuable repository of Asiatic elephant species and south-east subcontinent biodiversity, located along the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway. 

In 1986, the Chunti Wildlife Sanctuary was established with about 19,177 hectares (7,764 hectares) of forest land in the Satkania, Chakriya, Banskhali Lohagada regions.

Apart from elephants, monkeys, wild pigs, sambar, hanuman, Maya deer, other animals in this chunti sanctuary include 4 species of Amphibians, 7 species of reptiles, 19 species of mammals, 53 species of birds, and large forest land of about 107 species of trees are in the sanctuary.

The Chunti Wildlife Sanctuary area has natural roar forests, banpukur, Goalmara natural lake, janglya foot trail, banpukur foot trail, Golghar, observation tower, natural conservation center, research center, eco cottage, student dormitory, and 8 trained tour guides for tourists.

From The observation tower, one can enjoy the magnificent natural beauty and the free movement of wild animals.

16.Parki Sea Beach/পারকি সমুদ্র সৈকত

Cox’s Bazar or Patenga beaches may top on the sightseeing list in Bangladesh, but the beauty of Parki Sea Beach in Anwara, Chittagong, is no less. 

The place is slowly becoming popular; the green zhouban, red crab, and blue waters of this beach are always ready to welcome travelers. 

The length of The Parki Beach is about 15 km and 300-350 feet in width. Coastal Parki beach is known to locals as ‘Parki’s Char.’

There are speedboats, sea bikes, and horse riding on Parki beach to entertain tourists. Walking north from Parki beach, located on the Karnafuli river channel can enjoy The Bay of Bengal and Karnafuli River Mohana’s beauty. 

Unconventional travel destination Parki beach is being made tourist-friendly over time. 

As a result, shops have been constructed, and security has been strengthened for tourist shopping and improved transportation.

Where to eat near Parki Beach?

There are some general quality eateries on The Parki Beach. You can have local foods from there.

17.Bawachora Lake/বাওয়াছড়া লেক

Bawachora Lake and Waterfalls is located near the small Kamaldah Market in Waheedpur village of Mirsarai Upazila of Chittagong district. 

The distance from the small Kamaldah Market to The Road is only 1.5 km. The lake is called Bawachora because of its location near Baromasi chora. 

The natural beauty around the lake is very charming as if it were a perfect painting painted by the artist.’

The sound of the water crashing into the waterfall is as sweet as the sound of nupur-sound. The sight of water rolling from the high mountains on both sides to the water’s continuity level brought beautiful peace.

Simultaneously, the bird’s call amid the mountain green takes its mind. Tourists, therefore, make no mistake in throwing the fatigue of civic life into the waters of Bawachora Lake. 

Besides this, a full moon is also the ideal time to camp on the banks of Bawachora Lake at night.

Where to stay near Bawachora Lake?

There are no residential hotels in the small Kamaldah or Mirsarai. So if you want to spend the night, you have to go to Chittagong, Feni or Sitakundo Upazila.

Where to eat near Bawachora Lake?

Kamaldah Bazaar has a famous food hotel called Driver Hotel. You will also get various quality food hotels and restaurants in Chittagong or Feni city. 

18.Chittagong University/চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়

Located in Bangladesh’s commercial capital, Chittagong district, the University of Chittagong was founded in 1966 in the forest of West Patti Mauja, part of Fatehpur Union. 

Away from the noise and mechanicalness of the city, the scenic Chittagong university campus surrounded by green mountains is like a knowledge pilgrimage to the student and a rich library of biodiversity.

The total land area of Chittagong University is 1754 acres. At present, there are a total of more than 27839 students studying in 54 departments under 10 faculty of the university. The number of teachers working in the university is 872.

Chittagong University has hanging bridges, 12 residential halls, a huge library of 3.5 lakh books, mosques, cafeterias, museums, various aesthetic monuments, and sculptures, including the Magnesium medical center, Shaheed Minar, 3 separate museums, and mountain waterfalls. 

And there are two shuttle trains for the convenience of university students. Around 10,000 students travel free of cost on shuttle trains every day.

How to go to Chittagong University?

The distance from Oxygen Junction in Chittagong city to Chittagong University is only 12 km. 

Chittagong University can be visited by bus/CNG from oxygen junction or any other place in the city. 

Additionally, shuttle trains run from Bottoli Railway Station to the university several times a day.

19.Bashkhali Beach/বাঁশখালি সমুদ্র সৈকত

Apart from Cox’s Bazar, Patenga, or Kuakata beaches, there are several little-known beaches in Bangladesh. 

Bashkhali Sea Beach, 40 km from Chittagong district city, is an unconventional travel destination. Bashkhali beach, surrounded by Balumya Belabhumi and Zhouban, is the 2nd most extensive beach in Bangladesh after Cox’s Bazar. 

It extends over 37 km along the Coast of Chanua, Gondamara, Saral, Baharchora, Khankhanabad.

Bashkhali beach is an ideal place for solitude lovers. The sight of sunset swells in the vast sea of the horizon, the free movement of red crabs, or the joy of getting into beach football in groups gives travelers an earthly fullness. 

There is no shortage of security on this deserted beach at all. 

How to go to Bashkhali Beach?

From the new Bridge/Bahaddarhat bus terminal in Chittagong city, you can go to Bashkhali beach in local CNG by going down to Gunagori Bazar in CNG or bus.

Where to eat near Bashkhali Beach?

Bashkhali has several available quality hotels and retail tea snacks shops in the Manchuria market. 

There are also some good quality restaurants in Bengali, Chinese or fast food in Chittagong city. 

Travel Advice

  • There are no such shops on the beach; buy dry food and water before if necessary.
  • Take cng reserve as vehicles are not available in many cases while returning from the beach.

20.Lal Dighi/লাল দীঘি

One of the traditional places in Chittagong is Lal Dighi. After Chittagong was entrusted to the East India Company in 1761, the land tehsil office (now the Metropolitan Police Office) was painted red. 

At that time, it became known as “Lalkuthi.” Later, the jail on the east side of Lalkuthi was also painted red and became known as “Lalghar.” In the same incident, the Dighi next to Lalghar and Lalkuthi came to be known as Laldighi.

The entire space at the foot of the mountain at the Metropolitan Police headquarters was a municipal field. The construction of roads in the late 19th century led to constructing the two-part municipal ground on one side of the general public playground, and the other included the Muslim high school playground.

This ground is now known as the historic Laldighi ground. Roy Bahadur Rajkamal Ghosh, zamindar of Chikdai village in Raujan upazila, was laldighi’s guardian. He owned Laldighi to Chittagong City Corporation.

Abdul Jabbar first organized the Boli Khela (the name of the game) on the banks of Laldighi on the 12th of Boishakh in 1910. 

Since then, Jabbar’s boli has been held at the same place on the 12th of Boishakh every year. At present, there is a mosque and park on the western bank of Laldighi.

How to go to Laldighi?

From any place in Chittagong city, you can go to Laldighi Maidan on local transport like bus, CNG.

21.Chittagong Zoo/চট্টগ্রাম চিড়িয়াখানা

Chittagong Zoo is the name of wildlife conservation and research located in the heart of Bangladesh’s commercial capital Chittagong. 

On February 28, 1989, the Chittagong Zoo started its journey with 16 animals of four species, monkeys, lions, deer, and hanuman, across a 6-acre area adjacent to the hilly USTC Medical College.

At present, the zoo has more than 300 animals of 72 species, including mammals, birds, and reptiles. 

Among them are Royal Bengal Tiger, Maya Deer, Asian Black Bear, Indian Lion, African Zebra, Chitra Deer, Sambar Deer, Faceburn Hanuman, Para Deer, Primate, Rhesus Monkey, Reverse Legi Monkey, Leopard Cat, Titir, Peacock, Raj Dhanesh, Madantak, Tilaghugu, Bhuvan Chil, etc.

Entry Fee and Schedule: To enter the Chittagong Zoo, you must buy a Rs 30 entry ticket. Visitors can visit the zoo daily between 10 am and 6.30 pm.

Ways to go to Chittagong Zoo

You can ride a CNG or rickshaw from any part of Chittagong city to Chittagong zoo on the opposite side of Foiz Lake.

Where to stay

On the other side of Chittagong Zoo is a luxurious resort with a hotel for overnight stays. The room fare will be Rs 4000 to Rs 10,000 per night at Foiz Lake.

When looking for residential hotels within your budget, you don’t have to get much momentum from different quality residential hotels in Chittagong.

22.Prajapati Park aka Butterfly Park/প্রজাপতি পার্ক

The country’s first Butterfly Park has been set up on 15th Road of Patenga Newal Academy adjacent to Shah Amanat Airport and Patenga Beach in Chittagong district. 

Though established in 2009, Prajapati Park officially started its journey in October 2012. The park has more than 1,000 butterflies of about 200 species. 

Besides, artificial reproduction is done here through experts. March to August is the usual time of normal reproduction.

A picture of the giant butterfly in front of Butterfly Park reveals the diversity of the park. Artificial fountains and butterfly zones follow the entrance to the park. 

Here, a variety of butterflies from home and abroad are specially decorated for display.

In front of the Butterfly Museum are some interesting rides for children’s sports. And the park water bodies have the facility to travel by sampan boat. 

The Butterfly Park has a variety of picnics and conference rooms for organizing a variety of events. There are also modern rest houses and restaurant facilities.

When to visit butterflies: Butterflies like sunny days. Maximum butterfly viewing is likely from 9 am to 4 pm. Butterflies usually stay behind bushes in the afternoon or when the weather is cloudy.

Schedule & Cost of Butterfly Park

The butterfly park is open from 9.30 am to sunset seven days a week. And the park restaurant is open every day from 10 am to 11 pm.

For adult Bangladeshi nationals, the entry fee of Prajapati Park is Tk. 100 (per person), the entry price for children is Tk. 50. 

Also, entry for citizens of SAARC countries and other foreign tourists is priced at Tk. 150 and Rs. 200 (per person), respectively.

The rent for each room in the standard category of the resort of Prajapati Park is Tk. 5000 (per night), the rent for the super deluxe category room is Tk. 6500 (per night), the butterfly sweet is Tk. 8500 (per night). 

10% service and 15% VAT are applicable with room rental price.

How to go to Prajapati Park?

If you want to go to Prajapati Park, you have to come to Chittagong first. You can go to Prajapati Park adjacent to Patenga beach in various ways from Chittagong. 

Chittagong to Prajapati Park: Prajapati Park is located about 14 km south of Chittagong Zero Point. You can go to Patenga in your car, CNG or local bus. 

It takes as much as an hour to reach Prajapati Park from Chittagong city. The CNG fare will be Rs 250-280. 

Buses to Patenga are available from different parts of Chittagong, including Newmarket, Rail Station Road, Bahadarhat, Lalkhan Bazar Mor, GEC Mor, and Chowk Bazar Mor city.

23.Hazaarikhil Sanctuary/হাজারিখিল অভয়ারণ্য

Fatikchori Hazaarikhil Sanctuary, located in the Ramgarh-Sitakundo forest, is 62 km north of Chittagong, offering 3,000 acres of natural beauty. 

The forest was declared a wildlife sanctuary on August 5, 2014, due to the habitat of rare species of trees and animals.

Hazaarikhil Sanctuary has about 25 species of mammals, 123 species of birds, 8 species of Amphibian, 25 species of reptiles, and about 250 species of extinct plants. 

Notable wildlife and birds include monkeys, hanumans, Maya deer, mecho tigers, extinct almost forest goats, hudhud birds, blue kants, beghbou, Ababil, cow dhanesh, etc.

In addition to camping in a quiet environment, Hazarikhil Sanctuary offers various tree activist activities in tea gardens. The entry fee for tree aquatics in wildlife is Tk. 100 (per person). 

If you want to see the magical form of nature, enter the wonderful Hazaarikhil trail of the tea garden. The 7-8 km long Hazarikhil trail of unseen beauty ends in the Kalapani waterfall through the lake and the cashed.

How to go to Hazaarikhil Sanctuary?

First, you have to come to Chittagong to reach Hazarikhil Sanctuary. Then go to Fotikchori by bus and from there take a CNG to Hazarikhil. The distance is about 13 kilometers from Fotikchori to Hazarikhil Sanctuary.

Where to stay near Hazaarikhil Sanctuary?

There is a chance to camp in Hazaarikhil Sanctuary. If you don’t want to camp, you will get various quality hotels in Station Road, JSC Mor, and the Agrabad area of Chittagong. 

Hotel Star Park, Hotel Diamond Park, Hotel Miskha, Hotel Hilton City, Asian SR Hotel, Hotel Paramount, Hotel Safina, Hotel Silmon, etc., are notable.

Where to eat in Hazaarikhil Sanctuary?

You can eat in the rice room located in the Hazaarikhil sanctuary. You can also go to Bibi’s hut near the sanctuary and eat food. 

Hazaarikhil Travel Advice

  • Hazaarikhil is a popular adventure trail, so visit it in the morning if you are interested in trying it out
  • You can take the help of a guide in terms of camping.
  • Wear jackets and helmets while tree visiting.
  • The road to the Hazaarikhil trail is much slippery, so be extra careful while moving.
  • Leech infestations can be prevented by using salt and mustard oil as soon as possible.

24.Bashkhali Ecopark/বাঁশখালি ইকোপার্ক

Bashkhali Eco Park has been built in Bashkhali Upazila of Chittagong district in a pleasant natural environment surrounded by high and low hills, clear water, and lake forests. 

In 2003, the Bashkhali eco-park was constructed 55 km from Chittagong city with about 1,000 hectares of forest land for biodiversity protection, wildlife development, eco-tourism, and entertainment.

In 1986, when the Chunti Sanctuary was announced with about 7,764 hectares of forest land, the left rhyme and right rhyme of Bashkhali were included in the sanctuary.

The beauty of the Bashkhali eco-park also changes with the different seasonal diversity of nature. The 674-hectare forest land of the natural lying park has about 310 species of plants, including zhou gardens, herbal forests, and ornamental trees.

Notable installations in the park include picnic spots, two-story rest houses, refresher corner, longest hanging bridge, watchtower, and mini zoo. 

The two huge parks offer all the fishing arrangements. Bashkhali Ecopark constructed an information and education center on wildlife and plants information on August 21, 2011.

There are also Maya deer, Chitra deer, Chitra cats, tigers, mecho tigers, and bird species.  The greenery of this eco-park is in the mills of the guest birds in winter.

Ecopark’s high mountains offer visitors a spectacular view of the Bay of Bengal, waterfalls that flow along the mountains, and a beautiful sunset in the afternoon.

How to go to Bashkhali Eco Park?

To visit Bashkhali Ecopark, you must first visit Chittagong. Bashkhali Ecopark has located 5 km from Bashkhali in Chittagong. It takes about two to two and a half hours to reach Bashkhali from Chittagong by bus or CNG.

You can fly directly from Shahjalal International Airport to Domestic Airlines from Dhaka to Chittagong in 45 minutes.

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