Monday, March 26, 2012
Kuakata : panaromic sea beach in bangladesh
Kuakata is a magnificant sea beach on the southern part of Bangladesh. Located in the Patuakhali district of Bangladesh. Kuakata has a wide sandy beach from where you can see both sunrise and sunset. It is about 320 kilometers of Dhaka city and about 70 kilometers from the Patuakhali district. The kuakata beach is 35 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide.
The name ‘’Kuakata’’ originated from the bengoli word ‘kua’ that means ‘well’ and the bengoli word “Kata” thet means “dug”. The name perhaps given given to it by the Rakhaine settlers from Kingdom of Arakan who landmarked the place by digging well. The Rakhine settlers in quest of collection drinking water from here. The Rakhaine landed on kuakata coast in eighteenth century after being expelled from Arakan, Myanmar by the Mughals. Afterwards, it has become a belief of digging well in the neighborhoods of Rakhaine tribes for water.
Tourist Attraction in KUAKATA
a. The long and wide natural sandy beach.
b. You have a chance to watch The sun rising from the sea and setting into the sea with calm and cool environment.
c. Enjoyable fair during “Rush Purnima” and “Maghi Purnima”
d. You will able to watch the culture of “Rakhaine community”.
e. Large number of Buddhist Temple.
f. Many king of guest birds during winter season.
How to Travel in KUAKATA
By air: First of all you will go to Dhaka, the city of Bangladesh. From Dhaka you will go to Barishal. There are several air travels are present from Dhaka to Barishal. From Barishal to Kuakata via Patuakhali by Road.
By Bus: Bangladesh Road and Transport Autrority (BRTC) arrange luxurious tourist bust for the tourist everyday. This Bus started its journey from Dhaka to Kuakata Directly. Beside this there are many bus service from Dhaka travels to Kuakata everyday.
By water: You can also visit Kuakata from Dhaka by steamer and launch.
Kuakata offers a full view of the sunrise and sunset from the same place. The local name of Kuakata is ‘Sagor Kannya’ in English ‘Daughter of the sea’. The main attraction at Kuakata is the natural long and wide sandy beach. Once Kuakata was part of the Sundarban. At present Kuakata scattered from Sundarban. However, the Sundarban is now just one hour distance from Kuakata by speed board. You can also to reach the Sundarban from Kuakata by foot or motorcycle along the beach. During travelling you to Sundarban you will see many fishing boat in the sea.
Kuakata is the famous pace for both Hindu and Buddhist communities. A large number of devotees came here at the festival of “Rush Purnima” and “Maghi Purnima” in every year. On the two occasions the peoples of two religious take holy bath at the bay and contribute in the traditional fair. You can also visit 200 years old Buddhist temple with statue of Gutam Buddha.
The is a fisherman village in Kuakata. You can also visit this village and watch the lifestyle of the fisherman. If you are adventurous and if you can manage the fisherman you may also go for fishing with the fisherman in the sea. It will give you a pleasure and experience of fishing which you will not get anywhere else.
Now the government has been taken many steps for the visitors. You can also welcome visit the magnificent place at any time.