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
: 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
For advance reservation and further details one
may contact :
Central Reservation, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation.
Head Office, 233, Airport Road, Tejgaon, Dhaka.