Kuakata Sea Beach-Patuakhali

Kuakata sea beach is one of the unique places to see full view of both sunrise and sunset from the same place for that reason it makes Kuakata one of the world’s unique beaches. Kuakata is most hot spot for tourist. Every winter many foreign and local people are visit Kuakata sea beach for relaxation.  Kuakata sea beach has a wide sandy beach. The Kuakata beach is approximately 30 kilometer long and 6 kilometer wide sandy beach. To enjoy the sunrise from the Kuakata beach one should wake up very early in the morning and evening of the day traveler will be enjoyable for the attractive sunset. Kuakata is an eye-catching sea beach on the southern most part in Bangladesh. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has beautiful natural scenery. Kuakata is also the reservation of migratory birds. The name Kuakata originated from the word ‘Kua’-the Bengali word for “Well” which was dug on the sea shore by the early Rakhine settlers in quest of collecting drinking water, who landed on Kuakata coast in the eighteenth century after being expelled from Arakan (Myanmar) by the Mughals Afterwards, it has become a tradition of digging Well in the neighborhoods of Rakhaine tribes for water. Kuakata offers a full view of the sunrise and sunset from the same white sandy beach in the water of the Bay of Bengal. Locally known as Shagor Kannya (Daughter of the Sea), the long strip of dark, marbled sand stretches for about 30 km. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a typical natural setting. This sandy beach has gentle slopes into the Bay of Bengal. Kuakata is also a sanctuary for migratory winter birds. Kuakata is a panaromic sea beach on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh Located in the Patuakhali district, Kuakata has a wide sandy beach from where one can see both the sunrise and sunset.

Dry Fish at Kuakata or Shutki Making Process: 

At first fisherman cut the fishes then dry the fishes in the sun properly. It have to be done carefully to get the best quality of dry fish. It is located 4 kilometer west from Kuakata beach. Fisherman village is another place where you can visit and watch the lifestyle of the fisherman. If 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 won’t be able to gather from anywhere else. In the fishermen village you will find the fishermen coming back from the sea and you can purchase some fresh hilsha fish from them, and by the side of village there are some local restaurants where you can get the Hilshas cooked and ready for eating.

Lebur chor will be another attractive place for the Kuakata travelers. It is full of natural beauty and this place is totally outstanding. Lebur Bon, Kuakata- There are many types of trees and plants in this chor like Keura, Geowa, Goran, Koroi, Golpata etc. Lebur chor is the part of Sundarban but now it is detached from Sundarban. It is situated in the east corner of Kuakata. So traveler can visit from Kuakata to Lebur chor easily. Lebur chor is located at five (5) kilometer east of Kuakata beach. Lebur (Lemon) chor is locally also known as Lembur chor or ‘Nembur chor’. Surrounded area of this chor is about 1000 acres.

Narikel Bagan (Coconut Garden) is the nice place to visit for Kuakata travelers. It is situated at the eastern side of the sea beach. It is not very far distance from Kuakata beach. So traveler can reach their easily by walking. According to the local people these coconut garden is more than 40 years old. There are lots of coconut trees in that area. Narikel bagan was formed with large area in the side of the sea beach earlier. But now it is decreasing day by day. It has occurred for increasing the sea level. The strong waves of the sea touch the garden and destroy the front side tress. But still there are some trees alive so traveler can visit that spot.

Lake of Kuakata Eco Park- There are many types of trees and plants in this park and it is the safe nesting of birds. About 42000 plants are found in this park. There are two watch towers, five picnic sheds, a wooden bridge, culverts, internal walkways for the travelers. There is a nice looking Lake inside the park area and two coasts of this lake are connected with a bridge. Visitor can take a ride on a paddle boat at this lake.

Kuakata is the place of pilgrimage for both Hindu and Buddhist communities. Innumerable devotees arrive here at the festival of 'Rush Purnima' and 'Maghi Purnima'. On these two occasions the pilgrims take holy bath at the bay and participate in the traditional fairs. One may also visit the 100 years old Buddhist Temple where the statue of Goutama Buddha and two wells of 200 years old are located. The government and local business owners have made significant developments over the years to attract tourist to its shores. Nowadays, local people are more supportive to the tourists and communications have improved significantly. A new Police station was built in 2007. Accordingly the law and order situation in the open beach, even at night, has improved significantly.

Posted By: ABC Task