locally known as Sagar Kannya (Daughter of the
Sea) is a rare scenic beauty spot on the southernmost
tip of Bangladesh. Kuakata in Latachapli union
under Kalapara Police Station of Patuakhali district
is about 30 km in length and 6 km in breadth.
It is 70 km from Patuakhali district headquarters
and 320 km from Dhaka. At Kuakata excellent combination
of the picturesque natural beauty, sandy beach,
blue sky, huge expanse of water of the Bay and
evergreen forest in really eye-catching.
The name Kuakata have originated from Kua-Well
dug on the sea shore by the early Rakhine settlers
in quest of collecting drinking water, who landed
on Kuakata coast after explled from Arakan by
Moughals. Afterwards, it has become a tradition
of digging Kua-Well in the neighbourhood of Rakhaine
homestead for collection water for drinking purpose
and general use.
: Kuakata is one
of the rarest places which has the unique beauty
of offering the full view of the rising and setting
of crimson sun in the water of the Bay of Bengal
in a calm environment. That perhaps makes Kuakata
one of the world's unique beaches. The long and
wide beach at Kuakata has a typical natural setting.
This sandy beach has gentle slopes into the Bay
of Bengal and bathing there is as pleasant as
is walking or diving.
Kuakata is truly a virgin beach-a sanctuary for
migratory winter birds, a series of coconut trees,
sandy beach of blue Bay, a feast for the eye.
Forest, boats plying in the Bay of Bengal with
colourful sails, fishing, towering cliffs, surfing
waves everything here touches every visitor's
heart. The unique customs and costumes of the
'Rakhyne' tribal families and Buddhist Temple
of about hundred years old indicate the ancient
tradition and cultural heritage, which are objects
of great pleasure Kuakata is the place of pilgrimage
of the Hindus and Buddhist communities.
Innumerable devotees arrive here at the festival
of 'Rush Purnima' and 'Maghi Purnima'. On these
two days they take holy bath and traditional fairs
are held here. All these additional offers to
panoramic beauty make the beach more attractive
to the visitors. One should visit Kuakata and
discover the lovely grace of Bangladesh.
Means of Communication
: There exists road
commiunication between Dhaka and Patuakhali district
headquaters. Accessible by road, water or air
transport up to Barisal. Then one may travel by
road or water to Kuakata or Patuakhali.
BRTC has introduced direct bus service from Dhaka
to Kuakata via Barisal. Besides that, Bangladesh
Parjatan Corporation, National Tourism Organization
may organize guided package tours from Dhaka to
Kuakata on demand.
: Parjatan Holiday
Homes at Kuakata is an ideal tourist resort having
a number of facilities for the tourists.
Motel 10 twin rooms
facilities : A pond
of crystal clean sweet water beside the motel
attract the tourists.
For advance reservation and further details one
may contact :
Central Reservation, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation.
Head Office, 233, Airport Road, Tejgaon, Dhaka.