Lawachara National Park
Main attraction to visit Lawachara: You can see several kinds of monkey, rare species gibbon, nature, film spot of world famous American movie- around the world in 80 days, rare tree- African Teak Oak, Khasia tribe living in deep forest, bird watching, trekking tour and hiking in the streams. You can go from Sreemangal and Kamalgonj to Lawachara tropical forest to enjoy the forest.
About Lawachara Forest (Lawachara National Park)
Lawachara is a reserved forest in Kamalgonj Upozila. This forest is in Moulvi Bazar district in Bangladesh. It was established as Lawachara National Park on July 7 in 1996 under the wildlife act 1974. This covers 1250 hectors (27.4 squire kilometers) in west Vanugach reserved forest. There is 1450 hectors more in buffer zone. This park is acquaintance as a part of Sreemangal. Lawachara National Park is familiar as Tropical Rain Forest. It has the tropical, subtropical coniferous trees and various deciduous trees. It is a mixed evergreen forest with medicine plants.
There are tall trees in upper level as Podocarpus, Swetenia, Africal teak, Ficus, Artocarpus, Chaplasha, Tectona grandis, Hopea Odorata, Tetrameles, Toona ciliata, Pygenum etc.
In undergrowth, there are several kinds of bamboos, ferns and other plants. Some plants in this forest are in use for medicine purpose. A kind of plant makes fish senseless if it is in water. So people use this plant in the streams to catch fish easily. Some plants are used as medicine locally for cough, jaundice, stop bleeding and treating cut on the body.
Lawachara forest with biological mixture has 460 species of plants, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal and insects. One of these is critically endangered species western gibbon. 70 individuals of this gibbon Ulluk live in this forest.
There are pig tailed macaques, slow loris, rhesus macaques, capped languors, Assamese macaques, Phayre’s leaf monkeys, golden jackals, fishing cat, clouded leopard, wild pigs, barking deer, Indian giants squirrels and flying squirrels. Tourists can find these if they trek in the forest for long time in appropriate time. We also spot out some specific places of their movement.
Facilities and activities in Lawachara National Park:
- Half an hour walking path
- One hour walking path
- Three hour walking path
- Souvenir shop
- Seven color tea stall
- Wash room
- Shades (mushroom) to sit
- Khasia Tribal community
- Secured for tourists (Tourists Police)
- Transport available from town
- Entry fee for Bangladeshi tourists- (1) Tk 50 for adult (2) Tk 20 for student.
- Entry fee for foreigners- Tk 500
- Parking fee- Tk 30
- Film activities- per day about – Tk 7,000
- Package tour .You can look for more tour information for Srimongol by Orient Tourism Channel