Kuakata Sea Beach, the second largest tourist center of Bangladesh, is a rare picturesque tourist attraction where one enjoys both the Sunrise and the Sunset surprisingly. Locally it’s called ‘Sagor Konnya’ as ‘Daughter of Sea’ for its mind-blowing scenario.
In the eighteenth century, ‘Kuakata Sea Beach’ named after the word ‘Kua’ an English word is “Well” by the early Rakhaine tribe dug it on the seashore for collecting safe mineral water. The tribal people landed on Kuakata coast after expelled from Arakan by Mughals. Later, it becomes a tradition of digging for the Rakhaine tribes and in their neighbourhoods for collecting water. At that perspective, ‘Kuakata’ is best replacement of ‘digging Kua’ indeed.
Kuakata is around 70km from the Patuakhali main city, under Barisal division is in South-western part of Bangladesh. It’s in Latachapli union under Kalapara Police Station. Kuakata is approximately 320 km from Dhaka, the Capital of Bangladesh and 70 kilometres away from Patuakhali. The length of the beach is about 30 km long and 6 km wide.
As a historical place, Kuakata is a fantastic blending of the eternal and perpetual beauty earthy paradise, colourful sails, gentle slopes of white sandy beach into the Bay of Bengal, blue sky. The illusive beauty is not only eye-catching but also soul touching.
The beach is enriched with series of Coconut trees, evergreen forest called Jhau Bon, Gangamati Forest and different types of birds are the key attractions for the tourists. The seashore looks much alive by twitting of the guest birds in the winter. With the
unending expanse of natural beauty and unique in immense tourist potential- the real worth and the eternal hidden beauty of Kuakata still remains mostly unexplored.
Variely, Kuakata is a pilgrimage for the Hindu and mainly the Buddhist communities. Keranipa Sema Mandir and Misripara Buddhist Temple are located near the sea shore. Every year, a vast number of devotees from far and near arrive here to visit during the traditional festival of ‘Rush Purina’ and ‘Maghi Purnima’ responding to their sacred religious zeal.
The old Buddhist temple is aged over the hundred years, the ‘Rakhyne’ tribal families and their costumes and customs indicate the ancient tradition and cultural heritage. Tribal fair is also held here from where tourist can buy some Handicrafts and Handlooms.
To reach at Kuakata Sea Beach, we have to travel to Barisal first by road, water or air. Then we can start journey by bus or launch. Recently Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has launched a direct bus service from Dhaka to Kuakata via Barisal for concerning the convenience of the travellers.
The peak time to travel Kuakata Sea Beach is when the two full moon festivals are to celebrate. If the season is winter, it would be perfect to enjoy the festival and the twitted seashore of guest birds.
There are best accommodation facilities in Kuakata Sea Beach. Tourists can book their on-demand hotels via online before the journey to be started without any hassle.
The top suggesting hotels are-
• Hotel Gravar Inn International
• Hotel Sand Beach
• Kuakata Grand Hotel and Sea Resort
• Banani Palace
• Neelanjana Kuakata
• Sagor Konna Resort
• Beach Haven Hotel
• Mohona International
Delicious & finger licking sea food are offered here at Kuakata Sea Beach in a low price. It’s really affordable to have great meals in three times a day costing below than $10 or 800 BDT. Special addition is the smoked Hilsha fry and Bar-B-Que of fresh sea fishes.
So, what is to waiting for! Kuakata Sea Beach, the virgin place and the land of authentic beauty is waving at us. Let’s get backpacked and get ready to gather some memorizing experiences.
Have a lovely travelling!
Content Courtesy: Safia Jinnat Sumaiya