Places to visit in Chittagong

Chittagong is the commercial capital of Bangladesh and its area is 33444.03 sq km. Chittagong is also known as Baro Aulia Punyabhumi, Queen of the East, Land of Heroes, Spiritual Capital, Port City, International Tourism City, and Welfare City. This division is surrounded by forests with various terrific wild animals and supernatural spirits. 

 It has own unique tradition and culture, its history stretches back thousands of years. Chattogram is a unique historical place in the subcontinent for its language, culture, and heritage. It is to be noted that, the Chattogram Association was formed in 1875 to defend the literature and culture of local people.

 It is bounded by Dhaka and Sylhet divisions on the north, the Bay of Bengal and Arakan (Myanmar) on the south, Mizoram, Tripura states of India and Chin state of Myanmar on the east, and Barisal divisions on the west. There are many lofty hills in Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban, and in the eastern part of the Chittagong districts.

Main rivers: Meghna, matamuhuri, titas, dakatia, gumti, karnafuli and sangu. Island: Sandwip, Hatiya, Kutubdia, Maheshkhali and st martin’s islands are notable. 

The city of Chattogram (Chittagong) is traditionally centered around its seaport which has existed since the 4th century BCE. Chittagong Port is the oldest and largest natural seaport and the busiest port of the Bay of Bengal. It was located on the southern branch of the Silk Road.

Chittagong Division has been a crossroads of civilizations for centuries, leaving behind a legacy that is both fascinating and diverse. From ancient kingdoms to colonial powers, the region has witnessed the ebb and flow of history. Explore the remnants of Portuguese settlements, Mughal forts, and British colonial architecture that dot the landscape, each telling a story of bygone eras. 

Nature lovers will be enchanted by the breathtaking beauty of Chittagong Division. Cox’s Bazar, with its expansive sandy shores and picturesque sunsets, is a haven for beach enthusiasts. Venture inland to discover the rolling hills of Bandarban and Rangamati, where verdant forests, cascading waterfalls, and serene lakes await exploration. Whether you’re trekking through pristine wilderness or simply soaking in the tranquility of nature, Chittagong Division offers an escape like no other.

Best Tourist Spots in Chittagong

Cox’s Bazar Beach:

Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach, is a slice of paradise nestled along the southeastern coast of Bangladesh. As you embark on your journey with the Bangladesh Scenic Tour, get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the world’s longest natural sea beach. 

Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach is more than just a beach—it’s an experience that captivates the soul. Stretching over 120 kilometers along the Bay of Bengal, its golden sands and azure waters create a picture-perfect setting that beckons travelers from far and wide. With Bangladesh Scenic Tour as your guide, you’ll uncover the hidden gems and scenic vistas that make Cox’s Bazar a true gem of Bangladesh’s coastline.

Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach offers endless opportunities for relaxation and excitement. Feel the soft sand between your toes as you bask in the warm sun or take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. With Bangladesh Scenic Tour’s expert guidance, you’ll discover the best spots for swimming, surfing, and beachcombing, ensuring an unforgettable seaside escape.

So, explore an unforgettable journey to Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach with Bangladesh Scenic Tour, and let the beauty of Bangladesh’s coastline leave you spellbound.

Saint Martin’s Island:

Saint Martin’s Island, also known as Narikel Jinjira, captivates visitors with its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life. As the only coral island in Bangladesh, it boasts an underwater world teeming with colorful corals, exotic fish, and other marine creatures. Whether you’re an avid snorkeler or a leisurely beachcomber, there’s no shortage of delights to be discovered on this paradisiacal island.

The beauty of Saint Martin’s Island lies not only in its sun-kissed shores but also in its rugged terrain and lush greenery. Embark on a stroll along the sandy beaches, where gentle waves caress the shore and coconut palms sway in the breeze. Venture inland to explore the island’s verdant hills, where panoramic vistas await those willing to trek to its summit.

Saint Martin’s Island beckons travelers with its untouched beauty, vibrant marine life, and warm hospitality. Discover a slice of paradise on earth as you immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this enchanting coral island. 

Himchari National Park:

Himchari National Park captivates visitors with its pristine beauty and abundant biodiversity. Spread across verdant hills and dense forests, the park is a sanctuary for numerous plant and animal species, offering a glimpse into Bangladesh’s rich natural heritage. From towering trees to vibrant orchids, the park’s flora paints a picture of unparalleled splendor.

You can explore the raw beauty of Cox’s Bazar Sea beach from the top hill of Himchori National Park. Whether you seek adventure, tranquility, or simply a respite from the chaos of daily life, this natural oasis offers an escape like no other. Come, lose yourself in the beauty of Himchari National Park, and reconnect with the essence of nature’s embrace.

Mahamaya Lake: 

Chittagong is the land of lakes and hills. Mahamaya is the 2nd largest lake in Bangladesh placed at Mirsharai in Chittagong district. Mahamaya Lake is surrounded by dense forests and towering hills that add to its pristine charm. 

As travelers arrive at Mahamaya Lake, they are greeted by the sight of shimmering waters reflecting the azure sky above. One of the highlights of a visit to Mahamaya Lake is the opportunity to go boating. Gliding across the serene waters, with the gentle breeze caressing your skin and the melodious sounds of nature serenading your senses, is an experience like no other.

Khaiyachora Waterfalls:

Khaiyachora Waterfalls is a waterfall located in the hills of Mirsarai, Chittagong, Bangladesh. This nine-step fountain of Mirsrai is amazing. Khaiachhra – It is undoubtedly one of the biggest springs in Bangladesh in terms of size and structure. Its total of 9 main steps and many isolated steps prove that no other such fountain has ever been seen in Bangladesh. There is a mountain in Khayachara that burns all the time (even in rain), and the fire never goes out. Tourists of the country are fascinated by the beauty of nature. Many people hang tents at the foot of the hill to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall in the moonlight at night. The beautiful creation of nature bridges, the fire of Banani form covered with green sheets pours out, where the nature plays in its mind, the people wash themselves from the boredom of the mechanical life by soaking themselves in the fountain flowing with the sound of jhum jhum. Many isolated steps have not been seen in any other fountain in Bangladesh so far. That is why ‘Khaiachra’ is called the Jharna Rani of Bangladesh.

Maheshkhali Island

Maheshkhali Island is steeped in history, with ancient temples dotting its landscape. One of the most revered sites is the Adinath Temple, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. Perched atop a hill, the temple offers panoramic views of the island and the Bay of Bengal. Visitors can also explore other historic temples like the Kali Temple and the Rakhain Buddhist Temple, each with its unique charm and significance.

As the day draws to a close, head to Maipara Point to witness a breathtaking sunset over the Bay of Bengal. Perched on the western tip of Maheshkhali Island, this scenic vantage point offers unobstructed views of the horizon as the sky is painted in hues of orange and pink. It’s the perfect way to end a day of exploration and relaxation on this enchanting island.

Sonadia Island:

Sonadia Island is a haven for beach lovers and also a paradise for birdwatchers. The island is home to a diverse array of avian species, including migratory birds that flock here during the winter months. Grab your binoculars and explore the island’s mangrove forests and wetlands, where you can spot rare and colorful birds in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for species like the Oriental Pied Hornbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, and the elusive Mangrove Pitta. 

So, Dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding Sonadia Island and discover a vibrant underwater world teeming with life. Snorkelers and divers will be mesmerized by the kaleidoscope of colors as they encounter colorful corals, tropical fish, and other marine creatures. Explore hidden coves and coral reefs, or simply float lazily on the surface, taking in the beauty that lies beneath.

Gulyakhali beach

Guliakhali Beach is located in Sitakunda Upazila of Chittagong. Sitakunda means ocean on one side and mountains on the other. Guliyakhali Sea Beach is 5 km from Sitakunda Bazar. This beach is known as “Muradpur Sea Beach” by local people. One of the characteristics of Gulikhali is that the entire seashore is covered with green grass like a carpet!

  Small mangrove forests adorn the three sides of the beach. And on the other side is the infinite ocean. Keora is one of the different species of forest plants. Breathtaking roots of mangrove forests spread across the beach. Many small and big canals flow through it. Canals fill with water during high tide. Gulyakhali Beach is a bit less known and is not visited by tourists most of the time. So you can enjoy the silence with the sea breeze to your heart’s content. The beach is also safe as there is a fishing village near Guliyakhali Sea Beach. Gulyakhali beach is near Banshbaria beach.

Patenga Sea Beach: 

Patenga Beach is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Bangladesh. Located at a distance of only 14 km from Chittagong, this beach is easily accessible and its popularity among tourists is increasing day by day. Besides, several schemes are being implemented to make this beach more attractive. Work is underway to develop the 5 km long Patenga beach as a modern and world-class tourist center. The beautiful decoration already completed caught everyone’s attention.

Patenga Beach is located at the mouth of the Karnaphuli River and the sea. The view of sunrise or sunset is very beautiful. Especially afternoon, sunset and evening time attract you raw beauty of nature. Rows of small and big ships waiting for Chittagong port bring a difference in the atmosphere here. Patenga has speedboats to explore the sea. There are sea bikes and horses to explore the beach. There is a Burmese market for shopping. There are all kinds of delicious street food to eat during the adventure time on the beach. 

Chandranath Hill:

Chandranath Hil at Sitakunda in Chittagong Division, Chandranath Hill stands as a testament to both natural beauty and spiritual significance. This sacred hill, steeped in history and mythology, invites travelers on a journey of exploration and tranquility. 

Chandranath Hill holds immense religious importance for Hindus. According to local people, it is believed to be the abode of Chandranath, a Hindu deity associated with the moon. Devotees flock to the hilltop temple to pay homage to Chandranath and seek blessings for prosperity and well-being.

The history of Chandranath Hill is intertwined with myth and legend, adding an aura of mysticism to the experience. Stories of gods and goddesses, saints, and sages, permeate the air, inviting visitors to delve deeper into the spiritual significance of the hill. It’s a journey not just through physical terrain but through the annals of time and belief.

Foy’s Lake Amusement Park:

Foy’s Lake Amusement Park is a paradise for thrill-seekers, boasting an impressive selection of rides and attractions guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. It is located in the Pahartali neighborhood of Chittagong. The theme park complex is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chittagong and one of the best holiday destinations in Bangladesh.

The hills are covered by dense forests, where some friendly wild animals are openly found in the park. Usually, 12 to 15 different species of birds are seen in the lake area. The biggest attraction is the beauty of the lake and its surrounding hills. You will find various types of rides that will give excellent entertainment.  There is a long water park, also known as Sea World Water Park, which is the newest and most modern part of the complex. It features over 20 slides and attractions, including a wave pool, rain dance, water coaster, lazy river, and more.

So, as travelers seek new horizons and unforgettable experiences, Chittagong stands out as a destination that promises to exceed expectations. With its timeless allure and boundless potential for exploration, the Chittagong Division emerges as a beacon of discovery, inviting travelers to embark on the journey of a lifetime. So pack your bags, set forth on an adventure, and let Chittagong be your guide to a world of endless possibilities.

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