Welcome to Chittagong. Chittagong is the second largest city of Bangladesh. This city is a commercial city and main international river port of Bangladesh. Chittagong division has hill tracts where you can make amazing tour. Chinese traveler Huen Saang described the city as asleep queen of beauty. It becomes business city for the sea port. There are old Portuguese enclave of Paterghata, most impressive mosque buildings and a colonial Church. An ethnological museum in Agrabad area displays tribal life style of Bangladesh.
Places to visit in Chittagong city and hill tracts area below.
Saint Place of Bayejid Bustami
A famous shrine is in Chittagong. You can visit it. This place was named after Bayejid Bustami. He was a Muslim saint. Before his arrival, there were genes and spirits in this hilly area. They were harmful to human. When he came and heard it, all fire organs turned into turtles which live for thousands year in a pond here. Five kilometres far from Chittagong city.
Foy’s Lake – Common Place to visit in Chittagong
This is one of the best lake in Chittagong. It carries natural view surrounded by dotted small hills and forest. During British period, to fill the requirement of rail way station, rail way authority dug this lake at Pahartoli.
Batali Hill, DC Hill and Fairy Hill
In the city center, there are Batali hill, DC hill and fairy hill. From the top of the hills you can see the glimpse of city.
Second World War Cemetery
In the second world war, about seven hundred British and Japanese warriors were died and buried here.
Ship Breaking yard in Chittagong
Ship breaking yard is a place at sea side where ships are broken and repair. You can see the breaking activities inside the ship with permission beforehand through any authority of ships or tour operator. Besides you can see it from far being in the engine boat. for this you need to use engine boat. This is very interesting to see the giants ships anchored at the side for this activity. It is mostly good for photographer. Amazing view of the sea you will see while traveling by boat in the sea side. North of the city is ship breaking yard that one can experience how people break ship. Go to Chittagong city tour.
The Biggest Fish Market in Chittagong
The biggest fish market of Bangladesh is in Chittagong. Most of fish are caught from the sea. From this market, they sell these big fish to every market in Bangladesh.
Wooden Boat Making and Repairing Center
Here you can see people make wooden boats and paint with color and tar. These boats are very big to sail in the sea to catch fish. Fishermen use these boats for their fishing activities.
Sitakundo Hindu Temple on the Hill
Sitakundo is the historical Hindu religious place. So it is one of oldest temples in subcontinent about 37 km from Chittagong town. Besides there are Botanic garden and Eco park. To reach, you have to hike up the hill.
Potenga Sea Beach
This beach is very close to city. It is about 22 kilometres from Chittagong rail station. While driving to the beach, on the way you can see pine trees on both sides. The best time to visit it is late afternoon then you can see the sun setting. From the side, you can see the roaring wave and big ships.
Chittagong Hill Tracts Tour in Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachori
Chittagong hill tracts cover three districts Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachori. Mostly attraction is for hill tracts and tribal people. About half million tribal people of fourteen unique tribal groups live in hill tracts area with their respective culture and outfit. Traditional life style of these people is still preserve as maternity leading family, tribal king and headman.
In Chittagong hill tracts tour, you can see aboriginal life, jungle life, colorful tribal life, Buddhist temple, blue water lake, cloud touching hill and waterfall. It is the place for trekking in the mountain to see waterfalls and real tribal life style.
Bandarban – the Best Hill Tracts area in Chittagong
Bandarban is the most attractive hill tracts tour for trekking, jungle walk and experience tribal life style which is about 92 km far from Chittagong. Tazingdong is the first highest peak 4632 feet and Kewkaradong is the second 4000 feet in Bangladesh. Flora and fauna of Bandarban have made fascinating picturesque attraction to tourists. Chimbuk hill is a unique attraction in Bandarban like Darjeeling of Bengal which is about 2000 feet high from sea level. The zigzag road to the south of Bandarban along with Sangu river shows an awesome view.
It seems that it is about to touch the cloud by hands. There are other attraction Prantrick lake, Sangu river, golden pagoda, Ramjadi pagoda, Rijuk waterfall, museum of tribal people, Nilachal, Sylopropat waterfall, Boga lake with awesome view, Double falls and Megla. These obviously will attract you to do a tour in Chittagong hill tracts.
Rangamati – Tribal Community in Chittagong Hill Tracts
This hill tracts area is also good for tribal and nature tour in Chittagong. Rangamati means the color full land with natural beauties which is about 77 km far from Chittagong. It expresses its beauty with green view of trees, plants, waterfalls in heavy forces and Kornofully river in full wave. Famous lake Kaptai was built in early sixty. This lake is of blue water. Boating in this lake is prime attraction. There are also hanging bridge tribal museum, temple and ethnic group. A large number of Buddhist community lives here.
Khagrachary- Chittagong Hill Tracts with Tribal Community
Khagrachary another hilly district is about 112 km far from Chittagong. It presents natural beauty and hilly life style. This district is bounded by the Indian states. Alotila hill is in deep forest with wild beauty, tribal life style and a dark cave of inner dimension nearly 100 meters long through hill stream.
Mong Rajbari means king house of Mong where tourists can see a royal bed made of ivory. The forest and hill of Guimara includes an abandoned pond of former Tripura king, once it was prohibited to go.
Mathai Pukiri Tour in Chittagong Hill Tracts
A remarkable lake known as the Mathai pukiri is 500 meters above from ground level at Nunchari. According to legend, Tripura tribal people believes that this lake is of the their God that is why it never dries up or becomes dirty. Tour arrangement by Orient Tourism Channel