Modhutila Eco Park is at Nalitabari, Sherpur. Modhutila Eco Park is also situated in the border. In the Indian part, Tura hill is situated in the same place. It is in Jhinaigati Thana of Sherpur. It takes 30 mins to reach there from Sherpur. This is a nice place with lots of species of trees and animals. After visiting Gazni, you should visit Modhutila as you go to Sherpur. Visitor can see there Meghlay, plants, animals, waterfall, lake etc.
Modhutila Ecopark is unknown tourist place for maximum people of other districts. It has outstanding natural beauty and pleasant environment for recreation. My study was based on semi-structured questionnaire survey and informal discussion. Maximum tourist visit this place for pass their leisure period with friends & family. Main attraction of this place is its natural beauty and green environment. This Ecopark is much potential for the development of socioeconomic condition of surrounding people. About 12.5% people of this area are totally depending on this park, and 2/3 people are moderately affected by the park for their income generation.
After establishment of this park, percentage of unemployed people decrease from 21%to13%, percentage of poor people decrease from 46%to34% and percentage of education increase from 17% to 21.5% by three years. Park authority faces some problem to manage the park. Communication, security, manpower are the main problem of this park. Sudden attract of Indian elephant is another problem for local people, park authority and it hampered the development of infrastructure of park.
If sustained management strategies apply and take effective Government initiatives, then it can play an important role in the development of this area.
Referred to how to go to Sherpur from Dhaka, click here. After reaching in Sherpur District, you should take local transport to go to the park.
1. AC Delux
Dhaka to Sherpur, Bangladesh
Time: 1:10 pm & 3:30 pm
2. Ena Paribahan:
Address: House# 23, Road# 8, Block# A, Mirpur-12, Dhaka-1206.
Mobile: 01924-764571, 01716-131481.
1. Hotel Shompod Plaza (Resident)
2. Kakoli Guest House (Resident)
3. Bornali Guest House (Resident)
4. Arafath Guest House (Resident)
Take pictures, enjoy the whole eco park specially the deers, the lake, tower and tila hill.
As well as you can find many more restaurant here to eat.
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!)  => Array ( [name] => Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary [post_id] => 25931 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/pablakhali-wildlife-sanctuary/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Pablakhali-Wildlife-Sanctuary-by-Indian-Travel-Places-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Tucked into the northeast corner of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is home to elephants and a wide variety of other animals. The sanctuary is the finest hill forest remaining in Bangladesh and it also an important wetland site.
The Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary in Bangladesh is located in the Rangamati District in the Chittagong division. It was established in 1983 so the wildlife and vegetation in the sanctuary is quite settled and well-developed. It is not a very big wildlife sanctuary, as it only covers 420.87 square kilometers, however that does not mean it has nothing to offer. Quite to the contrary, this tiny little sanctuary is positively teaming with life! Some of the animals you can expect to see here include capped langur, hoolock, Asian elephant, rhesus macaque, gibbon, tiger, otters, wild boars, guar, Indian muntjac, Indian python and sambar. Bird lovers can look forward to seeing herons, egrets, little grebe, common coot, common moorhen, waterfowl, white-winged wood duck, Asian openbill stork and more. There are also small cats, dholes and dozens of other animals living in this fascinating wildlife sanctuary. Nature lovers will find that much of this diversity is owing to the regions great topographical diversity. The area is well watered and varies in altitude.
The best time to visit the Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary in Bangladesh is between November and May. Visitors can choose between bird safaris and jungle safaris and both are equally rewarding. Accommodation can be found in the immediate area by way of two rest houses. You will find that both Bangla and English is spoken here, so most people can find a way to communicate with the locals and tour guides. The nearest town is Rangamati which can be easily reached by road or rail. Most visitors will touch down at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong before taking the train to Rangamati en route to the Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary. Whatever way you choose to get there, make sure that you do end up visiting this great wildlife sanctuary!
Adventure: Jungle safari, Bird safari
Wild Life: Tiger, Gaur, Asian Elephant, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Dhole, Small Cats, Otters, Wild Boar, Indian Muntjac, and Sambar,Waterfowl, Little Grebe, Herons, Egrets, Common Moorhen, Common Coot, Asian Openbill Stork, and White-winged Wood Duck, Indian python
Location: At the northern end of Kaptai Lake in the south-eastern part of Kassalong Reserve Forest in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, some 112 km from Rangamati Town. The western boundary is formed by the Kassalong River.
Area: 42,087 hectares
* Wide variety of mammals, including elephants
* A refuge for birds
* Beautiful hilly terrain ranging from 100-300 m
Brief History: It was established as a game sanctuary in June 1962, later declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1983.
Habita, Flora & Fauna: Three forest types can be distinguished in the sanctuary: tropical wet evergreen forest; tropical Semi-evergreen; and tropical moist deciduous forest. Among larger mammals, the most important is the population of Asian Elephant. Other mammals are Rhesus Macaque, Capped langur, hoolock Gibbon, Dhole, small cats, otters, wild Boar, and Sambar. There are also numerous bird species in the Sanctuary.)  => Array ( [name] => Bhawal National Park [post_id] => 2937 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/bhawal-national-park/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Bhawal-national-Park-300x2001-300x200.jpg [post_content] => Bhawal National Park was established and maintained as a National Park in 1974. It was officially declared in 1982 under the Wildlife Act of 1974. The core area of the park covers 940 hectares but extends to 5,022 ha of surrounding forest. Its purpose is to protect important habitats as well as to provide opportunities for recreation. The area was noted for peacocks, tiger, leopard, Black Panther, elephant, clouded leopard and samba deer. The park has 220 plant species, including 43 different tree species, 19 shrubs, 3 palms, 27 grasses, 24 vines, and 104 herbs. The wildlife in the park includes 13 mammals, 9 reptiles, 5 birds and 5 amphibians. In addition the Forest Department has recently introduced peacocks, deers, pythons, and catfish. )  => Array ( [name] => Dulahazara Safari Park [post_id] => 1167 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/dulhazra-safari-park/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Dulahazara-safari-park-by-SM-Sahid-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Dulahazara Safari Park was developed on an undulating landscape of around 2,224 acres (9.00 km2) of area at Chakaria Upazila in Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh, some 107 km away from the port city, Chittagong, with an objective to create facilities for eco-tourism, research work and entertainment aside from conserving wild animals in a natural environment.
Dulahazara Safari Park is home to at least 4,000 animals of 165 species. After the new government took over in January 2007, joint forces rescued many of these new residents of the park during their drives at houses and establishments owned by graft suspects. Many individuals also donated some of the animals to the park during this period. The seized and donated animals recently sent to the park include 90 spotted deer, 42 barking deer, three sambar deer, one freshwater crocodile, onesaltwater crocodile, nine black bears, four pythons, 17 peacocks, 19 Turkish pheasants and two emus.
An other source of animals is the Dhaka Zoo. While the animal population in Dhaka zoo has increased over the years due to their breeding, the Dhaka zoo donates a number of lions and tigers to the Dulahazara Safari Park.) )
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