Kaptai National Park

Type: Park
Contributed By: Nayeem


Kaptai National Park is near about 5464 hectares. The park is adjacent to Kaptai Bazar in the north-eastern corner of the Kaptai Upazila in Rangamati District. It is an attractive travel destination to all kind of traveler of the country. Every single year more then 50000 peoples visit this green heaven. Wild lives in the Kaptai National Park include Deer, Elephant, Jungle Cat, Monkey etc. Adventures are including Boating, Picnic spots, Speed boat cruising, Water skiing and Hiking.

Rangamati Hill District is one of the major tourist place in Bangladesh. The green hills, vast Kaptai lake, numerous springs as well as the unique life style of tribal people attract tourist. Besides, there are many other fascinating things or places where the tourists visit such as, Rajbon Bihar, Tribal Cultural Museum, Bungalow of Deputy Commissioner, Bain Textile, Hanging Bridge adjacent of Tourism complex, Soubolng, Kaptai Hydro-Electric Project etc.

Kaptai National Park is unique for its monumental plantations of 1873, 1878 and 1879, the starting point of modern forest management in this sub-continent. The tropical rain forest on the banks of river Karnaphuly is amazing in the Kaptai National Park. There are a number of wildlife like Deer, Elephent, Jungle cat, Monkey etc. in the park. The Kaptai Forest Rest house and Kaptai Mukh Forest Rest House, Picnic spots are other attraction to enjoy the scenic natural beauty of the National Park.

Despite the fact that the Kaptai National Park was only established in 1999, it already has a great legacy of rebirth and ancient history. As early as 1873, massive plantations of forest trees were started by local forest management, which has resulted in much of the beautiful growth that is now seen today. The nearby Rajbon Bihar, Tribal Cultural Museum, Bain Textile, Soubolng and Hanging Bridge situated adjacent to the Tourism complex provide plenty of fascinating insight into the past and present community projects that have been attempted in the area. The Kaptai Hydro-Electric Project gives back to the community by providing a clean source of electricity for the people. Picnic spots for public enjoyment are everywhere, while the Kaptai Forest Rest House and the Kaptai Mukh Forest Rest House provide the perfect place to relax and unwind after a stressful week in the city.

Little wonder then that the Kaptai National Park is already incredibly popular with the locals. Some 50 000 people visit the park each year, paying an entrance fee of Tk10.00 per a person in support of this enjoyable wilderness. While most spend their time picnicking, others may go boating or speed boat cruising, water skiing or hiking. Great food can be found at a number of nearby restaurants for those looking for something a bit more substantial after a day spent in the great outdoors. The Kaptai National Park is relatively easy to reach: visitors can travel to Chittagong by way of rail, air or road and from there can make the short trip to the park via road. So make sure you include this great spot in your Bangladesh travel plans!

How to go

It is located in Rangamati Hill District over Karnaphuli and Kaptai Ranges. The forest is controlled under the Chittagong Hill Tracts (South) Forest Division. Take rickshaw from Rangamati Sadar Upazila to reach that Park

How To Reach: Rangamati District

1. Shamoli Paribahan: From Dhaka,
Sayedabad counter, Contact: 02 -7541019
Arambag counter, Contact: 02-7193910
Fakirpul counter, Contact: 02-933364
Bus starts at 9:30 am.

2. S Alam Paribahan: From Dhaka,
Fakirpul counter, Contact: 02-9331864
Bus starts at 8am and 10.15 am.

3. Hanif Paribahan: From Dhaka,
Gabtoli counter, Contact: 01190-806447
Sayedabad counter, Contact: 01191-125048
Starting time: 8:30 am

Where to Stay

Some of the hotels/motels in Rangamati are listed below for your assistance.

1. Hotel Golden Hill
Address: Reserve Bazar Rangamati
Contact: 01820 304714

2. Hotel Green Castle
Address: Reserve Bazar Rangamati
Contact: 61200

3. Hotel Lake View
Address: Reserve Bazar Rangamati
Contact: 62063

4. Hotel Sufia
Address:Kathaltoli Rangamati
Contact: 62145

5. Peda Ting Ting
Contact: 62082

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat in Rangamati, click here

Travel Tips

• If you use Rangamati Kaptai link road while traveling from Dhaka you will enjoy natural beauty of hill as well.


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