Hakaluki Haor

Type: Bird Sanctuary
Contributed By: Nayeem


Hakaluki Haor is a marsh wetland ecological system of Eastern Bangladesh in an area bordering Assam, India. It is one of Bangladesh’s largest and one of Asia’s larger marsh wetland resources. Some 190,000 people live in the surrounding Hakaluki Haor area.

Hakaluki Haor was designated an Ecologically Critical Area (ECA). It’s also a protected Ramsar site of international importance for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands.

The surface area of Hakaluki Haor is 181.15 km2, of which 72.46 km2 (40.01%) is within the territory of Barlekha Upazila. The Haor is partly under the jurisdiction of Barlekha Upazila.

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How to go

It is 65 km away from Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila. First, you have to reach Moulvibazar. From Moulvibazar you can take a CNG auto rickshaw.

How To Reach: Moulvibazar District

You can reach to Moulvibazar from Dhaka only via bus directly. If you want to travel by train, you need to get off at Sreemangal station. Then you need to take a local bus or CNG to reach Moulvibazar. In case, you would like to fly to Moulvibazar, you have to reach sylhet first, then you can take a direct bus to Moulvibazar.

1. Hanif Paribahan
Arambagh: 01713-402671
Sayedabad: 01713-402673

2. Shyamoli Paribahan
Arambagh Counter, Dhaka. Phone-7102291, 0193626023
Sayedabad Counter, Dhaka. Phone-0171-8075541, 7511019, 7550071

3. Mamun Enterprise
First tip – 7:30am, last tip – 12:30am (bus in every 1 hour)
Sayadabad -01718438732, Jonopath mor-0191777061,
Fakirapul- 0191287467
You will find the above bus operators from Malibag Rail-gate, Razarbag or Sayedabad bus stand. These services are available from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm.

There are four train services from Dhaka to Sylhet. You can ride on these trains and get off at Sreemangal Station to head to Moulvibazar. They are Joyontika, Parabat and Upoban depart at morning, noon and evening. There is a new train named Kalini depart at afternoon from Dhaka. It takes 7-8 hours to reach sylhet. The ticket price to Sreemangal is around 225 for shovon-chair & it gets up to 512 taka for 1st class AC.

Where to Stay

Moulvibazar has several good quality hotels in the town. There are some resorts too. Sreemangal, the nearby Upazila also has number of 5 star resorts around it. The list of hotels in Moulvibazar are given below:

1. Hotel Sonargaon
Address: Sreemangal Road, Moulvibazar Sadar
Phone: 0861-64607

2. Parjatan Rest House
Address: Kusumbagh, Moulvibazar Sadar

3. Sheraton Plaza
Address: Kusumbagh, Moulvibazar Sadar
Phone: 0861-52020

4. Hotel Helal
Address: Saifur Rahman Road, Moulvibazar.
Contact: 0861-52535

5. Grand Sultan Tea Resort and Golf
Address: Radhanagar, Sreemangal, Moulvibazar
Phone: +8801730793552-9
Email: reservations@grandsultanresort.com

6. Hotel Rezia
Contact no: 01716-086463

Things to do

Hakaluki Haor adorns itself differently in different seasons. During monsoon the Haor area turns into an endless sea. In winter it’s a different picture.
1. Hundreds of migratory birds flock together and make the Haor heavenly for the spectators mainly the bird watchers.
2. Hakaluki Haor is a unique place to visit specially for the nature-lovers. It is an ideal place for a nature lover.

Eating Facilities

Travel Tips

Monsoon season is the best time to visit this spot.


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