4 Nights & 3 Days
Kuakata Sea Beach, Bangladesh
Kuakata offers a full view of the sunrise and sunset from the same white sandy beach in the water of the Bay of Bengal. All Kuakata hotels are not that much good enough. Locally known as Shagor Kannya (Daughter of Ocean). the long strip of dark, marbled sand stretches for about 18 kilometres (11 mi). The long, 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.
On the eastern end of the beach is Gongamati Reserved Forest, an evergreen mangrove forest and snippet of the original Kuakata. (When the Rakhines settled in the area in 1784, Kuakata was part of the larger Sundarbans forest. However, the Sundarbans is one-hour away by speedboat.) As a mangrove forest, Gongamati, like the Sundarbans, offers some protection against tidal surges. However, it too is being threatened by logging and deforestation. The best way to reach the forest is by foot or bike along the beach, where flag-flying fishing boats can be seen trawling the coast. Visiting Gangamati in the late afternoon is a perfect time to watch the sun cast shadows on the exposed mangrove roots.
Kuakata is a place of pilgrimage for Hindu and Buddhist communities. Innumerable devotees arrive here at the festivals of ‘Rush Purnima’ and ‘Maghi Purnima’. On these occasions, the pilgrims take holy baths at the bay and participate in the traditional fairs. One may visit a 100-year-old Buddhist temple where the statue of Goutama Buddha and two 200-year-old wells are located.
We will start our journey from Sadarghat launch terminal by launch towards Barisal, Dhaka at 6 pm. Dinner will be served in the ship. The Dinner menu will be Plane Rice, Fish/Meat, Vegetables.
We will reach the Barisal at 8 AM. After taking breakfast in a local restaurant, you'll start the journey to Kuakata sea beach by reserve sedan car / Hi-Ace. It'll take 3 hours to reach Kuakata sea beach.
Check in to the resort/eco-cottage/hotel upon arrival. The accommodation will be a 3-star category hotel/resort. Freshen up and get ready for lunch.
Lunch will be served with standard Bengali menu mixing with local exotic food items.
Roam around the Kuakata sea beach for the rest of the day and enjoy a tremendous view of the sunset from the sea beach. 9 PM: Dinner will be served at a local restaurant with standard Bengali food menu.
We will experience the sun rises early in the morning. Breakfast will be served around 8 AM.
Then we will start our journey to Red Crab beach (lal Kakra beach) by Chander Gari/local transportation. In between, we will see Lebu chor.
Around 2 pm we will back to the hotel. After freshens up, we will take lunch at 3 pm. Launch item will be Plane Rice, fish/meat, vegetables. Then we will roam around.
After lunch, take a rest or roam around the Kuakata Sea Beach. 9 PM: Dinner will be served with standard Bengali food/BBQ as per your preference. Overnight stay at the hotel.
We will experience the sun rises. Around 8 am we will take breakfast. We will start the journey to Barishal by local bus and maybe around 1 PM. We will reach that place. After finishing the launch, we will visit Gutiya mosque, in between, we will visit the Durga Sagor. Around 7 PM, we will be reaching Barisal launch terminal. At 8 pm, the ship will start from the port. We will take dinner on the ship.
6 AM in the morning, we will be reaching the Sadarghat Launch Terminal, Dhaka.
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