Bandarban is a district in South-Eastern Bangladesh under the administration of Chittagong Division. It is one of the three hill districts of Bangladesh and a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Bandarban has an area of 4,479 km² and the remotest district of the country, with the least population of 292,900. The district is constituted with 7 upazilas. Bandarban has been one of the most exotic tourist spots of the country. The three highest peaks of Bangladesh are located in the district. In the early 15thcentury during the Arakanese kingdom when the capital was Mrauk U the territories was expended to the Chittagong. The region was ruled by the Burmese descendants who called themselves Marma. Maung Saw Pru was the governor of Chittagong who repulsed the Portuguese invasion with great valor and he was titled great general. During the British rule Frontier Tribes Act −22 was passed which pictured the creation of Chittagong hill tracts dealing the whole region along the south eastern border annexing with Tripura.
Bandarban is the queen of natural beauty and this is one of the most popular tourist spots of Bangladesh. Main tourist spots of Bandarban are
- Baklai Waterfall
- Boga Lake
- Buddha Dhatu Jadi
- Chimbuk Hill and Tribal Villages
- Chinri Jhiri Waterfall
- Faipi Waterfall
- Jadipai Waterfall
- Mirinja Parjatan
- Nafakhum and Remakri
- Nilgiri and Thanchi
- Patang Jhiri Waterfall
- Prantik Lake
- Raj Vihar and Ujanipara Vihar
- Rijuk Waterfall
- Sangu River
- Shoilo Propat
- Upabon Parjatan
- Zingsiam Saitar
Boga Lake is one of the most popular tourist places of the country. It is located in 1500 feet above the sea level. It is the most beautiful natural lake in Bandarban and in the country. It is also known as Bagakain Lake or Baga Lake. The lake is 18 kilometers away from ruma sadar upazila. Nature lovers always feel a thirst of natural beauty and boga lake is a mysterious lake on the top of hills. Nowadays it has emerged as a must do task to visit this place for the travelers.
The original name of the golden temple is the Buddha dhatu jadi temple. The Buddha Dhatu Jadi is located at Pulpara which is 4 km from the Bandarban town. This is the largest Theravada temple of the country and the second largest Buddha statue in Bangladesh.
Chimbuk Hill and Tribal Villages
Chimbuk hill is the third highest mountain in Bangladesh and one of the most familiar tourist spots in Bandarban district. It is 26 km away from the district town and 2500 feet above the sea level. You have to go through zigzag road and on the way various indigenous villages will be in sight.
Keokradong is the second highest mountain of Bangladesh which is about 4,035 ft high from the sea level. You have to go through the Boga Lake so you can enjoy double beauty of nature in one trip. It is covered with forest birds and huge trees.
Meghla Tourist Spot
Meghla Parjatan Complex is one of the most amazing tourist spots in the city. Travelers coming from all over the country and world should visit this place. This is the gateway to bandarban city.
Nilachal Tourist Spot
This is a great place to sip into the sea of natural beauty. It is maintained by the district administration of Bandarban. You can see the green and the cloud standing 2000 feet above the sea level.
Nafakhum and Remakri
Nafakhum is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bandarban and the whole country. Every tour lover should make a plan to visit the area. You have to be experienced in trekking and have to love adventure to see the waterfall.
We have described a few of the tourist spots. As I described above bandarban is the home of beauty you can pay a visit to bandarbad in quest of natural beauty.