Let's get to know more about Kuakata Beach
Kuakata is one of the most amazing beauty spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh which is known to all for its eye soothing panoramic sea beach. This exceptionally attractive beach is locally known as “Shagor Kannya” (Daughter of the ocean) for its incomparable beauty which offers the full view of the rising and setting of crimson sun on the bed of the Bay of Bengal. This perhaps makes Kuakata one of the unique beaches in the world. Kuakata sea beach is a stretch of 18 kilometre long and 3 kilometre wide sandy expanse from where you can have a breath taking view of both sunrise and sunset over the Bay of Bengal and a perfect pick for a beach vacation.
How to reach Kuakata:
There are various ways of transportation to reach Kuwakata, it is up to you that which one you prefer. Kuakata can be reached by direct bus from different parts of the country including Dhaka, through Patuakhali and Barisal highways. The fare varies according to the standard of the bus, so you can select among the options according to your preference.
The other option is you can go by launches to Barisal- Patuakhali and later take a local bus to Kuakata. Crossing a few rivers and launching Kuakata will be an exciting experience for the travellers. If you want to go by a good launch then please make sure to book your tickets at least 5-6 days before the travel date to have a hassle free travelling.
Sometimes this long journeys gets really hectic and time consuming so considering that the best way to reach Kuakata is take a flight to Barisal and from there rent a vehicle to reach Kuakata. This will not only save your time but will also be a comfortable journey.
Where to stay in Kuakata:
Like other tourist destinations, there are many hotels and resorts for accommodation located within a certain area in Kuakata like Hotel Graver Inn International, Somudra Bari Resort, Hotel Kuakata Square, Hotel Mohona International Ltd, Sikder Resort and Villas, Kuakata Grand Hotel and Sea Resort, Sagor Konna Resort Ltd and etc. The prices varies upon your selection. It is better to book your stay before you reach so that you don’t face any trouble later.
The good thing is that the restaurants are just 2/3 minute walk from the beach so no worries for food. You can enjoy their local food in these restaurants.
Attractive places to visit in Kuakata:
The city of Kuakata and the sea beach are separated by an embankment. At the mouth of the embankment there is a list of names and distances of different tourist spots in Kuakata. There are also symbols to show direction of the spots. This is a great help for the traveller to figure out the sights of Kuakata. Apart from this list, there are few more tourist spots in Kuakata, which can likewise be visited by travellers with the assistance of tourist guides or locals.
One should never miss this if you visit Kuakata and that is the amazing sunrise and the marvellous view of the sunset. To enjoy the sunrise, you need to fix your ride the night before so that you can wake up as early as possible. To get the best view of the sunrise Gangamati Char (island) is the best choice and to reach there the best choice of ride is bike and later you need to cross a small distance of river by small boats. Make sure to reach early so that you don’t miss the first trip, otherwise you will miss the sunrise.
Later you can visit Kakra Dip (Crab Island), there you’ll find thousands of red crabs loitering around the sandy shore. To reach the island you need to travel by sea boats or speed boats if you visit around March-October.
At the western end of Kuakata beach is Shutki Palli, a place where you’ll find all the fishermen busy at work. Shutki is actually dried fish, one of the most demanding local food of our country. The fishermen catches fishes from the sea and dries them at the beach. Ones they are perfectly dried then they are ready for the market. There you will find verities of shutki at a low price so grab some for taking back home.
Mishti Panir Kua (sweet water well) - Kua actually means well in English. This well actually bears the witness to the history behind the name of this place. To visit this well, you have to go to Keranipara (a tribe), where all the Rakhaine people lives. The well was actually dug by the Rakhaine settlers who came here in 1784 as refuges. This well was dug for fresh water as the sea water wasn’t suitable to use. Later the place was named after this well. Once you visit the well, don’t miss a visit to Seema Budhhist Temple. This temple is located very close to the well of Kuakata. There you will see the ancient Buddhist statue made of octahedron which weighs about 36 mannas.
You can also visit Fatra Forest, Misripara Budhhist Temple, Keranipara, Zhaubon, Jungle of Gangamati and etc.
Last but not the least there are few tips to make your trip safer and hassle free:
- Be careful if you are travelling during monsoon as the tide stays high with very speedy current flowing through.
- Follow the signal and cautious signboard before diving into the sea.
- Feel free to bargain while hiring a boat or CNG to reduce costs.
- You can travel in groups to reduce cost.
- Be friendly with the local people, they are very helpful in nature.
- Don’t forget your beach essentials to protect yourself from the sunlight.
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