Saturday, December 31, 2011

GANGAMATI RESERVED FOREST

Gangamati Reserved Forest
PATUAKHALI

Gangamati Reserved Forest
Gangamati Evergreen Mangrove Forest
In Kuakata there is a evergreen mangrove forest name Gangamati Reserved Forest. Gangamati Reserved Forest is located to the east of Jhau forest or Jhau bon. While visiting there you will see nice structure of forests, big trees, sands etc. Gangamoti is a forest where you will see various kinds of birds. So tourist your excursion can be incomplete you don’t pay a visit to Gangamoti.
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Gangamati Reserved Forest : Evergreen Mangrove forest
Gangamati Reserved Forest

Friday, December 30, 2011

JHAU FOREST OR JHAU BON AT KUAKATA

Jhau forest at Kuakata  
PATUAKHALI

Jhau bon or Jhau forest at Kuakata
Beautfull Jhau bon or Jhau forest at Kuakata
Jhau bon is another nice spot of kuakata. This forest surrounded by many jhau and coconut trees. It’s full of natural beauty. Jhau bon is near to the beach. You can visit there by walking or bike. In Jhau ban or Jhau forest there is a Ecko park. The Ecko park of kuakata is very beautiful spot for made a picnic. Early in the morning the sun-rising can be viewed from the corner.
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Sun rise on Jhau bon
Jhau forest
Jhau bon : Picnic spot

Thursday, December 29, 2011

FATRA FOREST

Fatra forest at kuakata
PATUAKHALI

Fatra forest : A part of Sundarban
Fatra mangrove forest
Fatra forest is near KuaKata. It is extended part of the Sundarban mangrove forest. The main tree is Sundari . There are also few other trees found. In Fatra forest you will found various kinds of animals like monkey, jackals, Bagdas (One kind of little tiger) etc. You can go to visiting Fatra forest . Visiting Fatra forest by trailer is a excellent experience for you. You can watch big tide like 30 feet in highest and it is thrilling how the fisherman avoid these waves. Government took stape to built an eco-park there. In Fatra forest there are are few stalls offer you safe nice boating experience, excellent arrangement for picnic etc. A picnic party has to pay of thosend taka max. to the forest department and they have to arrange their own boats in order to travel Fatra forest.

Fatra forest
Fatra forest area

BUDDHIST TEMPLE

Buddhist Temple at Kuakata
PATUAKHALI 

Buddhist Temple at Kuakata
 Kuakata Buddhist Temple
Kuakata is the Spot of pilgrimage for both Hindu and Buddhist communities. Mistri-para Buddist In kuakata there has a Buddhist temple. It is another attraction of Kuakata.This temples are in the Kuakata Parjatan area and in the Rakhain's locality. This Buddhist Temple age is about 100 years old. In this Temple there has a statue of Gautama Buddha. This is the Biggest Buddhist statue of Bangladesh at Kuakata  and there also two wells of 200 years old.
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Buddhist Temple at Kuakata
Buddhist Temple at Kuakata
Buddhist Temple at Kuakata : Largest Buddha statue of bangladesh

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

AGUNMUKHA RIVER

Agunmukha river
PATUAKHALI

Agunmukha river
Agunmukha river
The Agunmukha river located at Golachipa sub district in Patuakhali. Agunmukha river is one of the dangerous river in Bangladesh.  It also become a very peace-less in rainy season. Agunmukha river is junction of 5 river.This place is very nearer at sea. So traveler can be travel this spot as a part of their tour. Agunmukha river is usually called as "Beauty with Danger".
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Agunmukha river
At the evening : On the River Agunmukha
River Agunmukha
Sunset on agunmukha river
Agunmukha river
Island of the Agunmukha river

Monday, December 26, 2011

SONAR CHAR SEA BEACH

Sonar char sea beach
PATUAKHALI

Sonar Char sea beach
Sonar Char
In Galachipa there is a sea beach name Sonar Char. Galachipa is the sub district of Patuakhali district.
If you visit the Sonar char sea beach, Sonar Char sea beach is as it is like to Kuakata. But the beach is very familiar sea beach. A lot of tourist come to the Sonar Char sea beach to see the both sunrise and sunset.

Sonar char : Location
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KUAKATA

Kuakata
PATUAKHALI

Sunset in Kuakata
Kuakata sea beach
Kuakata is a beauiful sea beach of Bangladesh. Kuakata  Situated  in the Patuakhali district. Kuakata has a wide sandy beach. In this sea beach one can see both the sunrise and sunset. Kuakata sea beach  is about 320 Km south of Dhaka capital of Bangladesh and about 70 Km from the district Patuakhali. The Kuakata sea beach is 30 kilometer long and 6 kilometerm wide.

Sunrise in Kuakata
History
Kuakata came from the Bengali language 'Kua' which means “Well” . It was made on the sea side by the Rakhine settlers for gathering fresh water. Rakhine settlers came here at 18th century after being banished from Arakan now this is Myanmar by the Mughals. Later on, it has become a heritage of digging Well or 'Kua' in the Rakhaine tribes for fresh drinking water.

Kuakata Beach
Beauty of Kuakata
Kuakata has another name is "Shagor Kannya" known as Locally Which means "Daughter of the Sea". This area is also a shelter for migratory winter birds. Once upon a time Kuakata was the part of Sundarbans when the settlers came here. Eastern corner of the beach  is Gongamati Reserved Forest, an evergreen mangrove forest. You can go to the forest by foot or bike through the beach. It is the places of pilgrimage for both Hindu and Buddhist people. 'Rush Purnima' and 'Maghi Purnima' on these two days the Hindu and Buddhist people take holy bath at the bay of bangle at kuakata. In this time there held a fair. You  can also visit 100 years old Buddhist Temple and two wells of 200 years old. Fisher man village is another places for visit. By managed the fisher man you can go for fishing if you are adventure lover. In this village you will watch the seen that the fisher man come back after fishing. You can also also buy some fish from the fisher man. 

Accommodation
The government and local business man have made many developments over the years to attract traveler in kuakata. There are many Parjatan Motel hotel in Kuakata. And communication system is well. The best way to reach Kuakata from Dhaka is to first travel to Barisal by road, water, or air, and then to take the bus or boat/launch for the destination. The Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation introduced a direct bus service from Dhaka to Kuakata via Barisal. So enjoy your travel.
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Sunset in Kuakata
Sunrise in Kuakata
kua in kuakata
Rakhain girl Kuakata
Parjatan Motel in Kuakata Sea Beach
Hotel Neelanjana Kuakata
Mangrove Forest in Kuakata
Kuakata Sea Beach
Kuakata : Red Crebs
Kuakata

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

FIFTH BANGLADESH-CHINA FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE

Gabkhan Bridge
JHALOKATI 

Gabkhan Bridge
5th Bangladesh-China friendship bridge
Gabkhan Bridge is the 5th Bangladesh-China friendship bridge. It is made obar the gabkhan channel. the construction design of this bridge has made it different from other bridge in the country.

5th Bangladesh-China friendship bridge
Gabkhan Bridge
Steamer Rocket Servie from Gabkhan Bridge

DARGAH

Necharabad Dargah complex
JHALOKATI

Dargah : Necharabad Dargah Complex
Dargah Sharif
Necharabad Dargah complex is made by Hazrat Saheb Hujur. it is the pride of Jhalakathi as well as for whole south area. it is now the place of unity among all country for religious and modern education.

MONDIR

Ponabalia  Temple
JHALOKATI 

Mondir : Hindu Temple(Ponabalia Temple)
Ponabalia Mondir
Ponabalia and Somorail is famous foe Sri Sri Voirob Embkeshor's temple and Sri Si Mot Swami Amoloando Tomadut's monastery. There is legend and myth history behind the shib temple. Often now in the place of pursit of songs of poet Mukundo das's student Pagla Kanai, in Sajon Tola the sound of humanistic song will be heared. in front of the Jhalokati corporation there is a ferry ghat. from the ferry ghat after passing the river and going 7/8 km the Village shamrain and Ponabalia will be found.

DHANSIRI

Dhansiri And  Uncle's house of poet Jibonando Das
কবি জীবনানন্দ দাস এর মামা বাড়ি
JHALOKATI

Dhansiri: Dhansiri river
Uncle's  house of poet Jibonando Das
The river Dhansiri is the dream river for the poet of nature Jibonando Das. Standing here he made "Abar asibi fire Dhansiritir tire ei banglai" (i will come back beside this river Dhansiri in this Bangla). His father's name Sottanondo Das and mothers name Kusum Kumari Das. His nick name is Mil. His old residence is Gougara, Bikrompur. But his birth place is Barisal's Notun Bajar. He took birth in 17th feb, in 1899. The river Dhansiri is at Rajapur subdistrict in present Jhalokati. In time of the rule of british, steamer went from one place to another among Barisal-Jhalakathi-Rajapur-Saturia-Coukhali-Pirojpur-Khulna-Kolkata. There is paddy field in both sides of the river. Beside the bank of the river there was his uncles(mother's brother) house at Bamankathi village. The poet used to came in uncle's house with his parents in his childhood. He used to live in Barisal with his parents but his uncle's house is his favourite place. He enjoyed the beautiful natural scenery of the river Dhansiri.

Friday, December 23, 2011

KULKATHI SHIDIYA (A symbol of British rule)

Kulkathi Sahidiya (Martyr monument)
কুলকাঠি শহীদিয়া
JHALOKATI

Kulkathi Sahidiya: Martyr monument
Kulkathi Sahidiya
The most heart touching memory of Britsh Rules is Kulkathi. By the conspiracy of local Hindus and with the order of Majistrate E. N. Brandey Gurca soldiers fired on Muslim and 19 Muslim People died. Again many were injured.The grave of the 19 died muslim people is here at kulkathi village at Nalchati Thana. After crossing the college Kheyaghata, 3/4 km shold pass to get Kulkhati village.This is a symbol of British rule.

SIDDHAKATHI JAMINDAR BARI

Siddhakathi Jamindar Bari
সিদ্ধকাঠি জমিদার বাড়ী
JHALOKATI 

Siddhakathi Jamindar Bari
Siddhakathi landlord buildings
Siddha kathi landlord house is the house of Siddhakathi Rai Chowdhy. It is Kamini Ray's fathers-in-law's house. The main building was destroyed. There is some debris of some building with a Rangmahal. Well decorated pond is the witness of time. Siddhakathi school was made by landlord Jagot Prosonno Ray. It is in its own height till now. This landlord house is in 3/4 km distance from Nalchiti sadorat at siddhakathi village.
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CHINA GRAVE

China Grave in Nalchhati
JHALOKATI

China Grave in Nalchhati
China Grave in Nalchhati port
Closer to the corporation of Nalchiti port there is in last sleep a China businessman. Long time ago the popularity of Nalchiti port is expaned to China. As example of it the old market was known as China market.

The form of communication: Bus (from the proper Jhalokati)

POET KAMINI RAI AND JAMINI SEN'S HOUSE

Poet Kamini Rai / Jamini sen's house
JHALOKATI

Kamini Rai and  Jamini sen's house
Kamini Rai and  Jamini sen's house
The famous poet Kamini Rai's father's house is in Basanda Village. There is debris of the house. Kamini Rai was the first women graduated. Jamini sen, the sister of Kamini Rai was the first women doctor.

KIRTIPASA ZAMINDAR BARI

kirtipasa Zamidar Bari
কীর্তিপাশা জমিদার বাড়ী
JHALOKATI

kirtipasa Zamidar Bari
kirtipasa Zamidar Bari
According to the name of Narayana kirtipasa kirtipasa landlord house.Ram Jibon Sen, founder of kirtipasa landlord house. Tapan Roy Chowdhury and Rohini Roy Chowdhury, the dynasty's two star. River steamer ferry fort gabakhana rohini rohini Roy Chowdhury's contribution. The hospital, which has a history of bakala kirtipasaya jhalakathi is older than sub district headquarter (district headquarters) hospital. There are still signs of a grave character sahamarana satidaha practise. Rohini Roy Chowdhury's tomb has been built newly.There is now also a family Shiva temple and a statue of Shiva. The village kirtipasha is in 4 / 5 km north-west towards the Jhalakathi headquarters.

kirtipasa Zamidar Bari

CHAR KUKRI MUKRI

Char Kukri Mukri
BHOLA

Char Kukri Mukri: Natural beauty
Char Kukri Mukri
Char Kukri Mukri is the natural beauty that rises on the chest of Bhola. It is well-known as Dwip kanya too.
Nature lover traveler loves its natural beauty of  mangrove Forestry, Wildlife and sea. A lots of deer, cows, buffalo, monkeys and various species of wild animal and birds are live in the islan.

Char Kukri Mukri
Wildlife: 
1. Fishing Cat.  2. Egrets.   3. Heron.  4. Small-clawed Otter    5. Grey Pelican    6. Bitterns etc.
Sometimes The Royel Bengle Tiger is also seen.

Natural Scenery:
The beauty of this place is can not be described in words.  If Government can develop this place as a tourist spot, it will be a popular tourist spot. There are also two more island near Char Kukri Mukri named Chor Patila and Dhalchor. Chor Kokri Mukri is identified as the world's biodiversity area by the IUCN.

More Photo here: http://invitetobd.blogspot.com/2011/12/char-kukri-mukri.html


How to reach:
If you want  go there you need to goat frist Barisal by road or riverinetransport and Then Bhola by road way.  From Bhola 2.5 hours road journey and then 1/2 hour boat journey need to reach Char Kukri Mukri.

Accommodation:
Circuit/guest houses are available in Bhola but More comfortable  accommodations
are available at Barisal.

More Photo here: http://invitetobd.blogspot.com/2011/12/char-kukri-mukri.html

Char Kukri Mukri
Char Kukri Mukri: Wildlife