Rangamati is one of the three hill tract area of Bangladesh. The area is enriched with natural beauty decorated by god himself. It is under the administration of Chittagong division with an area of 6116.13 sq km. Rangamati was contesting ground for the kings of Tripura and arakan kingdom. The area came under the Mughal Empire after the Muslim invasion toke control over the area. A tribal leader shermosta khan took refugee with the Mughals. After the chakma settlement with other ethinicity the land was leased to east India Company. Rangamati experienced heavy contest between the kings of Tripura and arakan. As a result the king jujarupa defeated the king of Chittagong. Tripura king re conquered the region in 953 AD later went under the rule of Mughals. The English East India Company took the area as a lease.
The whole area of rangamati is a tourist zone among many tourist spots main attractions of Rangamati are
- Kaptai Lake
- Lower portion of the Shuvolong Fall
- Mummified Body of the Top Mohanto at RajbanaVihara
- RajbanaVihara, a renowned Buddhist Temple at Rangamati
- Wild Asian elephant, can be seen in the hilly forests of Rangamati
- Kaptai Lake BarkalUpazila
- Shuvolong waterfall in dry season
- Life in Water
- Hanging bridge Rangamati
Kaptai Lake is a man-made lake located at kaptai, rangamati of Chittagong division. The lake was created as a result of building the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River for the Hydro-electric project. This is a beautiful tourist site and tourist must enjoy kayaking on the lake.
Jhulontobridge of rangamati is one of the tourist attraction of the region. Jhulonto means hanging. It is so popular among the visitors. It was established on kaptai lake to connect the banks of the lake.
Shuvolongis a place in barkolupazilaabout 25 kilometers away from rangamati town. Shuvolong waterfall is one of the largest of the country. It is falling from 300 feet. The place is a popular tourist destination in rangamati.
Sajek is a union at baghaichariUpazila in rangamati district. It is a name of a river which separated Bangladesh from India. Sajek valley is situated in the north side of rangamati 1800 feet above the sea level. The main ethinic authorities of the ischakma, marma, lushai etc. the place is mostly popular for experiencing the cloud from the top of heel queen. The road to sajek looks like a giant spiral on the mountains. Most of the people there are Buddhist and the rest are Christian. You have to take permission from the army before going there.
Kaptai National Park
Kaptai national park cascades between betweenkaptai mountain and karnaphuly mountain. Befpre the announcement it was sitapahar reserve. It is about 57 kilometers from the chittagong city. There are a huge number of plants and old trees from the 18th century in this park. Many wildlife like jungle cat, deer, elephant, monkey and others animals are available in the park. Recently many picnic spots have developed for the tourists. There are some restaurants and coffee house also.
Peda Ting Ting
Peda ting ting is a small beautiful island in rangamati and an attractive tourist spot surrounding with natural beauty. It is a lovely place for the charming lover people. It would be a nice place for friends or couples to hang out. There are arrangements of music and relaxation. You can enjoy moonlight evening staying in the cottages. The night stay will be unforgettable moment of your life. Bamboo chicken is a must have item in peda ting ting restaurant. You can visit the place for relaxation or chit chat with your friends or spending a romantic night with your partner.
Transportation and accommodation system in Rangamati is excellent and you can pay a visit to the hill tract areas of Rangamati.
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