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Home Chittagong Hill Tracts Bangladesh Rangamati Rangamati is a district of Bangladesh in Chittagong Division. Rangamati is located at South-eastern side of Bangladesh. Rangamati is the largest district of Bangladesh by Area wise. Rangamati is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Rangamati hill district is surrounded by Bandarban District on the south, Khagrachari and Chittagong Districts on the west, part of Myanmar and India on the east and Tripura state of India on the north. Rangamati is 77 kilometer away from Chittagong district.

The total area of Rangamati is about 6116.13 square kilometer. In Rangamati district, there are 52 percent peoples are tribal (aborigine) and 48 percent peoples are nontribal. The local tribes are the Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Murang, Rakhain, Lushai, Khyang, Bawm, Khumi, Chak, Tanchangya and Pankua. Rangamati district has ten (10) upazillas. The upazilas are Baghaichhari, Barkal, Kawkhali, Belaichhari, Kaptai, Juraichhari, Langadu, Nannerchar, Rajasthali and Rangamati sadar. Rangamati in Bangladesh is a beautiful place for visit. Traveler will discover the full of natural beauties in Rangamati. There are lots of popular tourist spots in Rangamati District of Bangladesh. Traveler can visit Rangamati all the year round.

Rangamati district is the combination of Hills, Jungle, River, Lake and plain land area. Rangamati is a beautiful place for the adventurous tourist. Rangamati is famous for beautiful Landscape, Hills, Lake, Hanging Bridge, Handicraft products, Ivory jewellery, Tribal Museum, Chakma Rajbari, Rajbonbihar pagoda. Main attractions of Rangamati are boating, hiking on the hilly area, enjoying the nature, tribal lifestyle and many more. Rangamati become robust in the rainy season. Rivers in Rangamati are Karnafuli, Thega, Horina, Kassalong, Shublang, Chingri, Rainkhiang and Kaptai. In the rainy season trees become greener, river has get full wave, waterfalls are in full tide and traveler will watch the most attractive glance of Kaptai Lake. Traveler will find lots of natural waterfalls in the area of Karnaphuli River. Traveler can visit the tribal village and other spot by boat. Transportation and accommodation system in Rangamati is excellent. There are lots of government and private rest house, residential hotels, motels, boarding and resorts are available in Rangamati for the tourist to stay. There are AC and Non AC bus services in Dhaka to Rangamati. Shyamoli Paribahan, Unique Service, S.Alam Paribahan, Saudia Paribahan etc transports are the direct bus services from Dhaka to Rangamati.

Main Tourist place in Rangamati

Hanging Bridge at Parjatan Complex Kaptai Lake Tribal Cultural Institute Museum Shuvolong Waterfalls Kaptai National Park Rajban Bihar Pagoda Peda Ting Ting Chakma Raj Bari Deputy Commissioner Bungalow area Furamon Hill Kaptai Hydro Electric Project etc

Accommodation of Rangamati

Hotel Green Castle Address: 1 Pathar Ghata, Rangamati Telephone: 0351- 63282 Hotel Lake View Address: Resurv Bazar, Rangamati Telephone: 0351-3373

Parjatan Motel Address: Chayabani Hall Road, capuria potty, Natore Telephone: 035162454, 0351-62215 Hotel Shapla Address: New Court Building Banarupa, Rangamati Telephone: 0351-3396 Hotel Sufia Address: Kathalthati, Rangamati Telephone: 0351-2145, 0351-2314 Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation Parjatan Motel Ph: 880-351-63126, 61046

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Explore Bangladesh Using Interactive Map Rangamati Tourist Activities:

Cruising on the lake Visiting the Shuvolong waterfalls Fishing Visiting the common tourist destinations Having an authentic tribal meal Buying tribal handicarafts, textiles or souvenir items

Rangamati Traveller Quick Facts

Administrative Division: Chittagong Division Area: 6,116.13 km2 (2,361.5 sq mi ) Population: 508,182 Airport: Shah Amanat International Airport (IATA: CGP, ICAO: VGEG) Local Transport: Cars, Bus, Scooter Tourist Season:Any Time Note:

It is highly advisable that you book your tour with a reliable tour operator for safety reasons as occassionally problems happen in the Chittagong Hill Tracts We can arrange a safe trip to Rangamati for you.

Rangamati, a small town located amongst the green hills, lakes and rivers of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. This is what makes it a prime Bangladesh hill destination. It is known as the Lake City of Bangladesh as this place is located on the bank of the beautiful Kaptai Lake. It is the administrative headquarter of the Rangamati Hill District, the largest district of Bangladesh and located some 77 kilometres away from Chittagong. For long time Rangamati has been a prime Bangladesh tourist destination for its location, scenic beauty, colourful tribal people, tribal homespun textiles and ivory jewellery. The rich natural resources, diverse flora and fauna makes Rangamati a Bangladesh EcoTourism destination. The road leading to Rangamati circles and winds through hilly

terrains covered with lush green forests and creates a memorable experience for years to come. A stay here provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of various tribes living there. The ethnic tribes of Rangamati are the Chakma, Marma, Tonchongya, Tripura, Murong, Bome, Khumi, Kheyang, Chak, Pankhoa, and Lusai. The mix of different races, cultures, religions and customs creates an interesting community at Rangamati. It is said that without visiting Rangamati a tourist will miss a colourful slice of Bangladesh. Visit Rangamati during October to February as the temperature remains cool and usually there is no rainfall, however, the beauty of Rangamati unleashes during the monsoon as the forest becomes greener, bursts with life and the rivers and waterfalls becomes replenished.

Rangamati Tourist Attractions:

Kaptai Lake: This large man made lake of Bangladesh spanning over an area of approximately 11000km2, was created as a reservoir when the Kaptai dam was built during the 1960s. The lake was created by flooding valleys and plain lands between numerous hills. This created a picturesque view as forested hills and plateaus rise from beneath the water. The government run tourism corporation and private operators offer Kaptai Lake Cruise Tours, which is worth of it. Other scenic spots are also accessible through the waterways. Shuvolong Falls: Shuvolong a place in Borokol sub district, located about 25kilometers (11kilometers as the crow flies) away from Rangamati. There are few waterfalls in Shuvolong area with the largest one falling from as high as 300 feet. In the past several years, this place has turned into a tourist destination due to beautiful waterfalls and the nearby market. Shuvolong is easily accessible by speed boat or motor boats from Rangamati. Tribal Museum: The museum is located near the entry point to the city. Established in 1978, it is run by the Tribal Cultural Institute. Traditional ornaments. costumes, potteries, musical instruments, armaments, paintings and photographs, old manuscripts, statues and ancient coins of various tribes are on display here. It is open Saturday to Thursday excluding public holidays. Hanging Bridge: This 335feet long bridge across a portion of the Kaptai lake is an icon of Rangamati. Kaptai National Park: This forest reserve is located in the Karnafuly and Kaptai range. According to the government statistics some 50,000 people visits the national park every year as it provides some walking trails among the lush green forest. The animal species of Kaptai National park are deer, elephants, monkeys, fishing cats and birds. The Kaptai Forest Rest house, Kaptai Mukh Forest Rest House and several picnic spots are located here.

Rajban Bihar Pagoda: An internationally known Buddhist Temple, where the spiritualist principal monk of Rajban Vihara, Shrimath Sadhana Nanda Mohasthabir(Ban Vante) lives. Peda Ting Ting: A small island on the Kaptai Lake, few kilometres away from Rangamati. It is mostly known for its serenity. There are a few tourist accommodation facilities here and a tiny restaurant run by the locals. It offers foods ranging from traditional to indigenous delicacies. Chakma Royal Palace: This is the palace of the present Chakma King. However, it is open to public for a visit. DC Bungalow Area: The District Commissioners Bungalow is located adjacent to the lake. There is a small light house and a shelter accessible to the public. This spot provides a nice view of the lake. Others: The local market is also a tourist attraction as it offers handicrafts, textiles and ornaments made by the tribal people.