Himchori Waterfall, Cox’s Bazar is without a doubt one of the most renowned attractions of Bangladesh, being home to the longest sea beach in the world. That is not all that it is known for though – anyone who has been to Cox’s Bazar invariably knows Himchori. Himchori is a must stop for any nature lover, and it is fast becoming a tourists’ must see location. Located 12 km south of Bazar Town, Himchori is a lot like heaven. Himchori’s natural beauty revolves around a regal waterfall, pouring out of the cliff face, from a sea of green.
AT A GLANCE Name: Himchori Location: Himchori, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Destination: Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar Transport: Green Line bus service, Shoag, Hanif Paribhan etc bus services from Uttara Fakirapul, Saydabad, Kalampur, Panthopath etc.. Fair: BDT 800 to 2000 (Bus), Airplane would cost 20000 taka or more (Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar) Time: 10 –12 Hours (Bus), 30 minutes (Air). Explore: Himchori, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Distance: 12 kilometers from Cox’s Bazar Cost: Depend to coverage tourists spots. Accommodation: Hotels, Government rest house, Cottages ,Motel etc available. Food: Available. Advice: Keep dry foods, water, medicines, saline, glucose, extra money, and kits.
Aside from the waterfall, Himchori covers a large area and is an excellent place for a budding hiker to explore the natural beauty of Bangladesh. It is best to get a guide – tickets to enter cost 30 taka and the cost of a guide is quite reasonable. Be warned though – there is a bit of a climb involved if you want to see the ocean view. The Himchori Natural Park was established in 1980. This place is maintained, protected and secured by the government for the foreign tourists and the local visitors.
The park also considered as a mecca for birdwatchers. A lot of bird watchers are gathered here for the seeing the different kinds of birds, as more than 286 species of birds found there. Additionally, 55 species of mammals, 56 species of reptiles and 13 species of amphibians found in the evergreen forest. A small number of elephants and leopard also located here. The place is used for picnics, as film shooting spots and bird safari. With an entry fee of 5 taka, you can witness wildlife and incredible natural sceneries.
How to go to Himchori?
Tourists must come to Cox’s Bazar first and then go to the beautiful and Cox’s Bazar’s enchanted coral paradise Him Chori. From Dhaka, there are many bus services such as Shamoli Bus Service, Hanif Paribahan, Green Line, Volvo Scania etc. There are both AC bus and non-AC bus available in each of the bus mentioned above services. The cost of a ticket for an AC bus in these facilities is within the price range of 1400 to 2000 taka. For non-AC bus, the price of a ticket is 800 to 900 taka. The cost of tickets varies from service to service and as a result, it is wise to consult the bus service providers in their counters which is situated at multiple areas in Dhaka.
As for travelling through Airplane, there are four flights which are, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novo Air, United Airways, US-Bangla Airlines. These fights go on a daily basis the Round Cost for Biman and United Airways is 5500-7000tk, and others are one-way flight which costs from 5200tk to 8700tk.
From Kalatali Stand, it is the only 15-minute ride to entry; if you take a taxi or Chander Gari (local transport). You can also rent a car from the main town. The cost covering a visit to Himchori is not much, the ticket is only 30 taka. Other than that if you have a predetermined ride, it won’t cost you much. But a Chander Gari or tom-toms will take around 60 taka to 70 depending on the distance it covers.
Living Accommodations and food facilities in HimChori Cox’s Bazar
Cox’s Bazar is a place filled with tons of hotels and rooms. You can find a place in a reasonable rate depending on your budget. From a plethora of hotels, there are Shaibal, Sayeman, Long beach and tons of hotel rooms in Labani beach. In off season the place offers many discounts and deals but other than that depending on the budget one has to fix the hotel rooms. Himchori also has quite a few hotel options. After visiting Himchari if you want to stay at night, should remain in Cox’s Bazar. You will get some hotels and restaurants there with a different budget.
When planning out a trip to Cox’s Bazar, one has to make a budget compartmentalising it into the cost of travelling, accommodation, food and another charge of travelling and shopping. If you travel by bus, it takes 2000 taka, and by air, it’s 5000 taka. Depending on the days you wish to stay, you can manage hotel rooms. The incredible thing is the cost of food is not that expensive in Cox’s Bazar if you eat at hotels outside given that most hotels offer complimentary breakfast to their guests. There are many hotels like Dhanshiri which provide excellent food items at low cost.
You can also try seafood in the beach areas. One of the best beaches is Pechar deep. With depressed ley people around, it has the best view ever. One has the option to experience parasailing and paragliding just for 2000 taka and 1500 taka respectively.