Barisal division is in the south
west part of Bangladesh, has an area of 13297 sq. km
and a population of 8.11 million. There are 6 districts
and 22 municipalities under Barisal. It is a revering
area. Barishal is a Division of rivers and canals. It
is also famous for gardens of coconut trees. You will
find thousands of coconut trees throughout Barishal
Division. Kuakata is the main tourist spot in the division.
In Barishal town you can visit Durga Sagor - a beautiful
Dighi where lot of guest birds comes every winter season.
This is also a beautiful park where you can spend your
leisure time by roaming around the park and watching
Tourist Spots in Barishal Division :
locally known as Sagar Kannya (Daughter of the Sea)
is a rare scenic beauty spot on the southernmost tip
of Bangladesh. Kuakata in Latachapli union under Kalapara
Police Station of Patuakhali district is about 30 km
in length and 6 km in breadth. It is 70 km from Patuakhali
district headquarters and 320 km from Dhaka.
Kuakata excellent combination of the picturesque
natural beauty, sandy beach, blue sky, huge expanse
of water of the Bay and evergreen forest in really
eye-catching. From its seashore you can watch
both sunrise and sunset. The coconut trees increase
the scenic beauty of this seashore.
main tourist season is in winter but all over the year
tourists visit this place. In Kuaka you can visit the
life style of tribe Rakhains, who are very friendly
to the tourist and visitors.
can visit Buddhist Temple where you can see the
statue of Goutom Buddha and two wells of 200 years
old. Local name of the well is Kua and Kata is a
local name of digging a well; so was the name Kuakata.
Fisherman village is another place where you can
visit and watch the lifestyle of the Fisherman.
[Rakhain Girl at Kuakata]
you are adventurous you may also go for fishing on the
fishing boat if you can manage the local fishermen.
That will give you pleasure
and experience, which you wont be able to gather
from anywhere else. In the fishermen
village you will find the fishermen coming back from
the fishing and you can purchase some fresh Hilsha fish
from them, and by the side of village there are some
local restaurants from where you can get the Hilshas
cooked and ready for eating. You will remember the wonderful
taste of the fresh Hilshas of Kuakata for a long time.
From Kuakata you can visit to a part of the great Sundarban
forest, which is called Gangamoti Reserve Forest. Dont
forget to visit Fatras Chor another tourist place
is one of the rarest places, which has the unique beauty
of offering the full view of the rising and setting
of crimson sun in the water of the Bay of Bengal in
a calm environment. That perhaps makes Kuakata one of
the world's unique beaches. The long and wide beach
at Kuakata has a typical natural setting. This sandy
beach has gentle slopes into the Bay of Bengal and bathing
there is as pleasant as is walking or diving.
[Sunrise at Kuakata]
is truly a virgin beach-a sanctuary for migratory
winter birds, a series of coconut trees, sandy
beach of blue Bay, a feast for the eye. Forest,
boats plying in the Bay of Bengal with colorful
sails, fishing, towering cliffs, surfing waves
everything here touches every visitor's heart.
The unique customs and costumes of the 'Rakhyne'
tribal families and Buddhist Temple of about hundred
years old indicate the ancient tradition and cultural
heritage, which are objects of great pleasure
Kuakata is the place of pilgrimage of the Hindus
and Buddhist communities.
Innumerable devotees arrive here at the festival
of 'Rush Purnima' and 'Maghi Purnima'.
On these two days they take holy bath and traditional
fairs are held here. All these additional offers to
panoramic beauty make the beach more attractive to the
visitors. One should visit Kuakata and discover the
lovely grace of Bangladesh.
of Communication: There exists road communication
between Dhaka and Patuakhali district headquarters.
Accessible by road, water or air transport up to Barisal.
Then one may travel by road or water to Kuakata or Patuakhali.
From Dhaka you can go to Patuakhali by bus & from
there by microbus to Kuakata. It is advisable to go
Patuakhali by launch, which is an overnight journey,
and you can enjoy the unique beauty of Bangladesh Rivers
at nighttime during this journey. Instead of Potuakhali
you can go to Khepupara by launch, which is also an
overnight journey and from Khepupara you can go to Kuakata
by microbus. A direct BRTC bus service is also available
from Dhaka to Kuakata that leaves from Sayedabad Bus
terminal at night takes 12 hours to reach Kuakata. But
it might be a hectic bus journey as a number of ferries
are there on the way to Kuakata by road. BRTC has introduced
direct bus service from Dhaka to Kuakata via Barisal.
to stay: There are some hotel and motels in Kuakata
where you can stay, but Holiday Homes is the best place
to stay in Kuakata. It is a motel of Bangladesh Parjatan
Corporation and its better if you confirm your booking
from Dhaka in advance.
Horinghata is a place where you can see deer roaming around. In Horinghata
forest sometimes the Royal Bengal Tiger is seen. Horin
is a Bengali word for deer. So name itself express why
it's called Horinghata. You can go to Horinghata from