Kuakata is known for its picturesque landscape beauty of panoramic beach, clear blue sky, the tides of the bay bashing on the shore and its mangrove forest. The beach is about 30 kilometers in length, 6 kilometers in breadth and situated at the Lotachapli Union, Kolapara Thana, Patuakhali District. It’s unique as there are no other beaches in Bangladesh where you can witness both sunrise and sunset. Jhaubon (Jhau forest) is an exquisite place in Kuakata which is close to the beach.
Jhau forest is established as a result of initiative taken by government. You can reach Jhaubon by walking from the beach. Jhaubon is covered by Jhau and coconut trees. It’s a wonderful place for observing the sunrise. An Eco Park exists at Jhaubon area which is a fascinating place for picnic or junket. To the east of Jhau forest, there is Gangamati Reserved Forest. So you should visit both Jhaubon and Gangamati Reserved Forest at the same time. Jhaubon is a wonderful place to calm down & very well-acquainted for visitors. Each year, many tourists come here for pleasure.
From Patuakhali launch Ghat, you can easily get local transport (bus) to reach Kuakata. BRTC bus reaches Kuakata from Dhaka, departing from Saidabad bus terminal. It usually takes about 12 hours to reach there. The BRTC buses are comparatively good. The most prominent bus named “Sakura” costs around 450 Taka, departing every night.
From the capital of Dhaka to Patuakhali, there are three options of transport available. Basic information about these routes to reach Patuakhali has been mentioned in the other part.
The road distance from Dhaka to Patuakhali is 319 km. You can take a bus from Sayedabad or Gabtoli counters of Dhaka to reach Patuakhali. There are two routes by bus to arrive at Patuakhali district. One goes from Dhaka to Mawa to Barisal to Patuakhali and another one drives from Dhaka to Aricha to Barisal to Patuakhali. The bus fare generally ranges from Tk 450 to Tk 700.
Some of the bus services are listed below:
1. Saudia Paribahan:
Bus leaves from Dhaka every hour from 10 am to 12 pm.
Sayedabad Counter, Phone number: 01919654856, 01919564857
Bus Rate: Tk 300 (Approx.)
2. Abdullah Paribahan:
First trip 7:00 am – Last trip 7:30 pm
Bus Rate: Tk 300 (Approx.)
3. Hanif Paribahan:
4. Eagle Paribahan:
Bus leaves every 45 minutes starting from 6am to 11:45pm
Bus Rate: Tk 350 (Approx.)
Launch is a comfortable and low expense transport to go from Dhaka to Patuakhali. From Sadarghat of Dhaka, two to three launches drive to Patuakhali. The launches usually start at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 7 pm and arrive in the destination at 6 am of the following morning.
Names of some of the launch services are: Saikat, Sattar Khan, Achol and Sundarban.
Rent is usually as follows:
Deck: Tk 150
Single Cabin: Tk 350
Double Cabin: Tk600
Family: Tk 700
VIP and AC: Tk 1500
*All fares are subject to approximation and may slightly differ with original rates due to change in certain factors.
Barisal is also connected to Dhaka through air. Flight starts from Dhaka airport and arrive at Barisal Airport. From there on, you have to take a road transport to reach the district of Patuakhali.
Biman bangladesh is currently the only airline, offering flights to Barisal from Dhaka.
Plane fare starts from BDT TK 3000. For more information about Biman, check out their official website.
There are many hotels in Patuakhali to stay in. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance.
1. Hotel Banani Palace
2. Hotel Kuakata Inn
Kuakata Parjatan area,
Sadar Road, Kolapara,
Phone: +88 0442856031
Mobile: +88 01750008177-78, +88 01555012500
3. Hotel Sky Palace
4. Beach Haven
5. Hotel Nilanjona
Address: Opposite of Rakhain Women Market,
Kuakata, Patuakhali, Bangladesh.
Phone: +88 0442-856014, 856018
Mobile: +88 01712-927904
6. Hotel Mohona
Address: Kuakata Parjatan Area,
Kuakata, Patuakhali, Bangladesh.
1. Take pictures of long wide beach in typical natural setting.
2. View the crimson sun rising from sea in a pleasant environment.
3. You may go to the fairs and festivals during the time of` Rush Purnima’ and `Maghi Purnima’,
4. Observe the distinct customs and costumes of the `Rakhain’ community,
5. See the ancient Buddhist temple & the largest Buddha statue of Bangladesh,
6. Watch the migratory birds which are prevalent in winter
Some hotels or motels offer meals to their guest. Local available restaurants provide with local cuisine.
You’ll find many tourist guides on the beach with motorcycles. They offer trips to various spots near the beach. They carry photo album of the nearest spot from where you can choose your itinerary. You can hire one of them to have motorcycle tour around the beach. Usually they take 200-500 taka for 1-4 hours of ride. These guides can take 2 tourists on the backside of their motorcycle at a time. It is advised to hire them so you can see all the nearest spots very quickly.
Kolatoli Beach is one of the most attractive beach for the tourist in Cox's Bazar. Every year people of different ages come here to have the feelings of taking sea-bath. Visitors can bath in the sea, driving sea ski boat; can have various kind of sea foods. Walking beside the sea shore on moonlit night is always pleasant for tourist of any age. A slow paced life - most work happens in the morning and evening, whereas midday is reserved for drying rice and fish. During the day time, some villagers sells coconuts while others sitting in the shade and chewing paan (battle leaf).)  => Array ( [name] => Inani Beach [post_id] => 1174 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/inani-beach/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Inani-Beach-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Inani Beach (also Enani Beach) is a sea beach in Ukhia Upazila of Cox's Bazar District, about 18 kilometers long. It has a nice view and has lots of coral stones. These coral stones take on a green shade during the summer & in the rainy season.
It is a very beautiful beach known for its rock and coral boulders. The Hills can be seen from one side and sea on the other which makes it really impressive. The view of sunrise and sunset of this beach are very memorable. The blue water and the lines of stones is the main source of attraction for the tourists. The clean blue & shark free water is ideal for bathing and swimming without any fear.
The water stored in between stones contain small sea-fish, crabs, snail, and many more. These will keep you busy for all day long. Most tourists choose this place for its silent nature and eccentric environment. Inani beach is famous for its crystal clear water at the beach. Finally, don't forget to enjoy the sunset at the beach. Try to stay until the sun goes down.)  => Array ( [name] => Kotka Beach [post_id] => 24152 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/kotka-beach/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Kotka-Sea-Beach-by-Xeontory-300x225.jpg [post_content] => Kotka beach is one of the beautiful tourist spots among the entire Sundarbans where you can do a jungle trail along with night stay. It is actually a sanctuary area for the wild animals and UNESCO declared world heritage site. In Kotka, deer and monkeys can be seen many in numbers and the predators as the Royal Bengal Tiger can be seen sometimes. It has been said locally that the tigers often being available where the deer are available. If it is managed to get a safari early in the morning with a small boat to the inlet part of the river through forest a lots of wild animal could watched. Like the other part of Sundarbans, Kotka is also full of flora and fauna. It took a survey and said that there is about 245 genera and 334 types of plants are at The Sundarbans. Moreover, some extinct type of birds likes Grey Eagle, the vultures and hornbills. More than fifty species of birds found at kotka. The forest authority made a reservoir to get the sweet water for the wild animals during dry season. There is a watch tower also and from the tower tourists get a wonderful view of the forest. Form the watch tower it takes half an hour in walking distance you will reach to a wonderful sea beach out there named as Jamtola Beach. In winter season tigers Paws & Footprint can be seen often in the Kotka Beach. ) )
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