Visit to Lawachara is to see wild life, rare species gibbon, trekking tour and adventure hiking. Lawachara National Park is for nature lover, bird watching and tribal community in Srimangal. You can go from Sreemangal to Lawachara tropical forest to see animals.
Lawachara is a reserved forest in Kamalgonj Upozila. This tow is in Moulvi Bazar district in Bangladesh. The forest was established as Lawachara National Park on July 7 in 1996. It was 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.
National Park is familiar for 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 and Pygenum.
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 crazy 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 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 to sit under
- Tribal community
- Secured for tourists
- Transport available
- Package tour
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