24 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Chittagong, Bangladesh

24 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Chittagong, Bangladesh


Are you searching for the best tourist places in Chittagong? Then you are at the right places to find many of them. Chittagong tourist spot will be worth visiting if you travel to Chittagong for a vacation.

Chittagong is the commercial capital of Bangladesh and the second-largest city. The Chittagong district is surrounded by mountains and seas and is filled with natural beauty. There are many best tourist places to visit in Chittagong.

Chittagong is a top travel destination in Bangladesh. Also, the Chittagong district is one of the most visited places. There are lots of tourist attractions, such as:

  • 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.

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24 Chittagong Tourist Spots (Best Visiting Places)

1. Patenga Beach/পতেঙ্গা সমুদ্র সৈকত – A Tourist Spot in Chittagong

Patenga Beach/পতেঙ্গা সমুদ্র সৈকত - A Tourist Spot in Chittagong

Patenga Sea Beach is one of Bangladesh’s most stunning and famous beaches. Many tourists come to this beach as it is near 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 made 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 them together. Patenga Beach in the Chittagong district is a beautiful place to have a pleasant time with friends or family. It is one of the best Chittagong tourist spots to visit.

2. Chandranath Hills and Temples/চন্দ্রনাথ পাহাড় ও মন্দির – Chittagong Tourist Spot

Chandranath Hills and Temples/চন্দ্রনাথ পাহাড় ও মন্দির - Chittagong Tourist Spot

Sitakundo is a place of natural beauty. 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.

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

If you go deeper into the mountains, Shifting Cultivation and flower gardens are cultivated commercially.

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 goes in two directions.

The right path is hilly for the hill climb, and the left is quite 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 for 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. Near the temple, light food and puja materials are available at the top. 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.

3. Mohamaya Lake/মহামায়া লেক – An Attractive Place in Chittagong

Mohamaya Lake/মহামায়া লেক - An Attractive Place in Chittagong

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

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

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

You can give worldly peace to the body and mind by riding a boat. Soaked in the cool water of the waterfall streaming down the hill end enjoy nature in Sitakundo.

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

Parts of the water in Mohamaya Lake are used for molding in the surrounding areas. It’s under the control of the Bangladesh Water Development Board.

4. Sitakundo Eco Park/সীতাকুন্ড ইকো পার্ক – A Beautiful Place in Chittagong

Sitakundo Eco Park/সীতাকুন্ড ইকো পার্ক - A Beautiful Place in Chittagong

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

There are two beautiful fountains called Sohosro Dhara and Suptodhara.

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

Mountains, trees, wildlife, waterfalls, and birds have enriched Eco Park. There are many other flowers, fruits, and trees.

It includes 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 the 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. For a picnic, everything is available with adequate food, water, resthouses, toilets, etc..

5. Guliakhali Sea Beach/গুলিয়াখালি সমুদ্র সৈকত – Tourist Spot in Chittagong District

Guliakhali Sea Beach/গুলিয়াখালি সমুদ্র সৈকত - Tourist Spot in Chittagong District

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 seawater on one side and a forest of trees (Keora).

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. 

Fewer people are on this little-known beach, so 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. You can travel to the sea in a fisher’s boat if you want. 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. You can visit many other places around Sitakundo if you want. 

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 – Chittagong Tourist Place

Bashbaria Beach/বাঁশবাড়িয়া সমুদ্র সৈকত - Chittagong Tourist Place

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 and picnic spots, and is stunning.

7. Kumira Ghat, Sitakundo/কুমিরা ঘাট, সীতাকুন্ড – Tourist Place in Chittagong

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 ease this ferry ghat’s passengers. It is known to the local people as Kumira-Sandwip Ferighat Bridge, Ghatghar Bridge, and Kumira Bridge.

What to see in Kumira Ghat?

The high hills of Sitakundu are seen when the sky is clear.

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

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

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

Boats are usually used for fishing, so they are not always available. However, adequate boats are stored since so many visitors are during closure days. To board 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.

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. 

When the tide rose in the afternoon, the Kumira Ghat was filled with silvery beauty during the month.

8.Kumarikundo/কুমিরাকুন্ড – Best Place to visit in Chittagong

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 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 occupied the walls surrounding the temple. Kumarikundo has been lost behind the scenes but is now an attractive place for adventure tourists.

9. Ethnic Museum/জাতিতাত্ত্বিক জাদুঘর – Visiting Place in Chittagong

Ethnic Museum/জাতিতাত্ত্বিক জাদুঘর - Visiting Place in Chittagong

The Only Ethnic Museum in the country was established in 1965 near Badamatoli Mor. So, it’s in the Agrabad commercial area of the Chittagong district.

The purpose was to preserve the history and heritage of Bangladesh’s small ethnic/tribal/tribal communities. 

The Ethnic Museum of Chittagong is set on 1.25 acres of land. It 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.

Various 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
  • Bana
  • Bagdi

Sindhi, Kafir, Punjabi, and Swat in Pakistan; Fuwa, Adi, Mizo

Muria in India; Kirgijstan (former Russia), Australia, displays various German artifacts.

The museum receives many visitors interested in learning about tribes and small ethnic groups daily.

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

Along with anthropological items, the museum also has a library and beautiful gardens. The entry price of the ethnic museum is Rs 10 per person. It is closed every Sunday and on public holidays.  

10. Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar/মহামুনি বৌদ্ধ বিহার – A Place to visit in Chittagong

Mahamuni Buddhist Bihar is located in the hilly Mahamuni village of Raujan Upazila in the Chittagong district.

It is believed that in 1813, a Buddhist cleric named Chainga Thakur established this Buddhist Bihar. He installed a statue of the great man Gautambuddha.

This is why the Mahamuni temple is named after Gautambuddha. Dr. Ramchandra Barua 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 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 on the last day of the month of Chaitra. This came to be known as Mahamuni Mela across the country. 

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

11. Rangunia Kodala Tea Garden/রাঙ্গুনিয়া কোদালা চা বাগান – Natural Tourist Spot in Chittagong

Rangunia Kodala Tea Garden/রাঙ্গুনিয়া কোদালা চা বাগান - Natural Tourist Spot in Chittagong

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

The traditional Kodala tea garden is located in Kodala Union. It is 10 km from Rangunia Sadar Upazila in the Chittagong district. The Rangunia Kodala Tea Garden is 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 162 tea gardens in Bangladesh, Kodala tea garden is third in quality-quantity and earning.

Tea production and this tea garden have 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.

12. Kalurghat Bridge/কালুরঘাট ব্রীজ – Tourist Spot to go in Chittagong

Kalurghat Bridge/কালুরঘাট ব্রীজ - Tourist Spot to go in Chittagong

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

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 constructing the bridge in 1930.

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

After the country’s partition in 1958, the bridge was given the current form for 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. Then the cane center was named Kalurghat independent Bangla Betar Kendra

The Kalurghat Independent Bangla Radio Centre is being used as a Bangladesh Radio broadcasting station.

13. Batali Hill/বাটালি হিল – An Wonderful Place in Chittagong

Batali Hill/বাটালি হিল - An Wonderful Place in Chittagong

Batali Hill is the tallest hill in the city. It is 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, and arjuna were planted in Batali hills.

The hill belongs to the Bangladesh Public Works Department. It 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 visit Batali Hill’s beauty. In Chittagong, mountain attractions impress travelers and local people.

14. Chalanda Giripath/চালান্দা গিরিপথ – Natural beauty of Chittagong

Chalanda Giripath/চালান্দা গিরিপথ - Natural beauty of Chittagong

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. It is 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. Nature calms the mind with the greenery and the stream’s clear water. 

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

One must 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.

Necessary travel advice:

  • You will find two paths while holding the water from the drains. One is the way to Chalanda, and the other is 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.

15. Chunti Wildlife Sanctuary/চুনতি বন্যপ্রাণী অভয়ারণ্য – A most beautiful place in Chittagong

Chunti Wildlife Sanctuary/চুনতি বন্যপ্রাণী অভয়ারণ্য - A most beautiful place in Chittagong

The Chutni Wildlife Sanctuary is a valuable repository of Asiatic elephant species. It’s also a big south-east subcontinent biodiversity. The Sanctuary is located about 70 km from Chittagong district city, along the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway.

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

Apart from elephants, monkeys, wild pigs, hanuman, Maya deer, there are other animals in this chunti sanctuary.

It includes :

  • 4 species of Amphibians
  • 7 species of reptiles
  • 19 species of mammals
  • 53 species of birds
  • 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, an observation tower
  • Natural conservation center
  • Research center
  • Eco cottage
  • Student dormitory
  • 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 – Best Place to go with Famly in Chittagong

Parki Sea Beach/পারকি সমুদ্র সৈকত - Best Place to go with Famly in Chittagong

Cox’s Bazar or Patenga beaches may top 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 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. By walking north from Parki beach, located on the Karnafuli river channel you 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, security has been strengthened for tourist shopping, and improved transportation.

17. Bawachora Lake/বাওয়াছড়া লেক

Bawachora Lake/বাওয়াছড়া লেক

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

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, thus, 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.

18. Chittagong University/চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় – Famous Place in Chittagong

Chittagong University/চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় - Famous Place in Chittagong

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

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

The total land area of Chittagong University is 1754 acres. More than 27839 students are studying in 54 departments under 10 faculty. 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

There are also various aesthetic monuments and sculptures available. It includes 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.

19. Bashkhali Beach/বাঁশখালি সমুদ্র সৈকত – Tourist Attraction in Chittagong

Bashkhali Beach/বাঁশখালি সমুদ্র সৈকত - Tourist Attraction in Chittagong

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

Bashkhali Sea Beach, 40 km from Chittagong district, is an unconventional travel destination. Bashkhali beach, surrounded by Balumya Belabhumi and Zhouban. It 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, and Khankhanabad.

Bashkhali beach is an ideal place for solitude lovers. The sight of sunset swelling 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. 

Travel Advice

  • There are no such shops on the beach; buy dry food and water before if necessary.
  • Take CNG reserve as vehicles are unavailable often while returning from the beach.

20. Lal Dighi/লাল দীঘি – A Beautiful Picnic Spot in Chittagong

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 became known as Laldighi.

The entire space at the foot of the mountain at the Metropolitan Police headquarters was a municipal field.

In the late 19th century, the construction of roads led to the construction of 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. Currently, there is a mosque and park on the western bank of Laldighi.

21. Chittagong Zoo/চট্টগ্রাম চিড়িয়াখানা – An exciting place in Chittagong

Chittagong Zoo/চট্টগ্রাম চিড়িয়াখানা - An exciting place in Chittagong

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 some animals across a 6-acre area next to the hilly USTC Medical College:

  • 16 animals of four species
  • Monkeys
  • Lions
  • Hanuman

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

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

22. Prajapati Park aka Butterfly Park/প্রজাপতি পার্ক – An Unique Place to visit in Chittagong

Prajapati Park aka Butterfly Park/প্রজাপতি পার্ক - An Unique Place to visit in Chittagong

The country’s first Butterfly Park has been set up on 15th Road of Patenga Newal Academy. It is next to Shah Amanat Airport and Patenga Beach in the 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 park’s diversity. Artificial fountains and butterfly zones follow the entrance to the park. 

Here, various butterflies from home and abroad are specially decorated for display.

In front of the Butterfly Museum are some exciting 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 to organize various 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 seven days a week from 9.30 am to sunset. 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), and 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), and 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.

23. Hazaarikhil Sanctuary/হাজারিখিল অভয়ারণ্য – An Stunning place in Chittagong to visit

Hazaarikhil Sanctuary/হাজারিখিল অভয়ারণ্য - An Stunning place in Chittagong to visit

Fatikchori Hazaarikhil Sanctuary offers 3,0000 acres of natural beauty. It is located in the Ramgarh-Sitakundo forest and is 62 km north of Chittagong.

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 amphibians
  • 25 species of reptiles
  • 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

Besides 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 excellent 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.

Hazaarikhil Travel Advice

  • Hazaarikhil is a popular adventure trail, so visit it in the morning if you want to try 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 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 – Eco-Friendly Tourism in Chittagong

Bashkhali Ecopark/বাঁশখালি ইকোপার্ক - Eco-Friendly Tourism in Chittagong

Bashkhali Eco Park has been built in Bashkhali Upazila of Chittagong district. It’s 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. The large area is 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. Then 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 plants. This includes zhou gardens, herbal forests, and ornamental trees.

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

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

Maya deer, Chitra deer, Chitra cats, tigers, mecho tigers, and bird species.  This eco-parks greenery is in the guest birds’ mills in winter.

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

What is Chittagong Famous For?

The Chittagong Division is known for its rich biodiversity. 6000 of Bangladesh’s flowering plants are found in this region. There are waterfalls, fast-flowing river streams, and elephant reserves in its hills and jungles.

Chittagong Park List

Here is a list of some popular parks in Chittagong, Bangladesh:

  1. Foy’s Lake Amusement World & Resort
  2. Bhatiari Eco Park
  3. Jatya Park
  4. Pahartali Children Park
  5. Bangladesh Navy Park
  6. Wasa Park
  7. Jhau Bon Park
  8. Botanical Garden, Chittagong University
  9. Safeguard Park
  10. Laboni Point Park

Conclusion

Chittagong has many amazing tourist spots to visit. Whether you are an international tourist or a local traveler, this amazing hilly area has everything to stun you. There are many natural places and historic monuments that make this beautiful district one of the best districts in Bangladesh from a tour perspective. So, don’t miss visiting the best places in Chittagong while you go there.

Al Amin Sagor

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