Khagrachari is a place under Chittagong Division. It is 112 km away from Chittagong town and is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Locally Khagrachari is known by many names, for example, Chengmi, Mong Circle etc. The images of Khagrachari on the internet are enough to state that it is one of the fascinating places for tourists to visit. Khagrachari hosts a variety of tribal communities and tourists attending Khagrachari can meet them and see how beautiful these people are so close to nature despite facing everyday hardships.
AT A GLANCE Name: Khagrachari Location: Khagrachari, Chittagong ,Bangladesh. Destination: Dhaka to Khagrachari Transport: Shamoli Paribahan, Soudia S Alam Paribahan, Shanti Paribahan etc bus services from Fakirapul, Saydabad , Kalampur, Panthopath etc. Fair: BDT 450 to 600 (Dhaka to Khagrachari ) Time: 7-8 Hours Explore: Khagrachari, Chittagong ,Bangladesh Distance: 112 kilometers away from Chittagong town. Cost: Depend to coverage tourists spots. Accommodation: Parjatan Motel, Hotels etc available. Food: Available. Advice: Keep dry foods, water, medicines, saline, glucose, extra money, and kits.
The green trees surrounding the area, the hilly road moving in random directions, going up in one direction to one of the mountain peaks, and the same way coming down at somewhere else down to the house of the villagers, is more than nine tourist spots to visit. All these make a trip to Khagrachari a must for all adventure and nature lovers. Khagrachari’s natural beauty is truly incomparable.
How to visit Khagrachari
There are two ways to reach to Khagrachari, and both are by road. One is to go to Baroiar Hat from Dhaka, and Baroiar goes to Khagrachari or to go to Chittagong from Dhaka and from there visit Khagrachari. There are bus services such as Shamoli Paribahan, Saudia Paribahan, S Alam Paribahan, Shanti Paribahan which goes directly from Dhaka to Khagrachari via Chittagong and Baroiar. Bus tickets are available in various areas of Dhaka such as Shanti Nogor, Gabtoli, Arambag, Sydabad etc. The price of bus tickets from Dhaka to Khagrachari is 600 taka for non-AC bus and above.
From Khagrachari to the various tourists spot “Chader Gari”, a local four wheeler jeep like a vehicle, are available. “Chader gari” will cost around 4000, more or less, to hire for the whole day. Local bus or jeep is also available, and the local bus costs very less to travel.
Living Accommodations and Food facilities
There are many tourist hotels available in Khagrachari. For example, Hotel Jiran is available in Khagrachari town which costs 350 taka to 500 taka for double bed non-AC rooms. Also, there are other hotels such as Khagrachari Guest House which situated in College Road Mohajon Para, Pankhaya Para located at Khagrachari town, Region Officer’s Club Khagrachari, etc. The phone numbers of these hotels are available in the Bangladesh Government’s tourism website, Visit Bangladesh. By calling the hotels finding the services they provide and the living and food facilities, as well as the costs, can be known by the tourists. As a result before starting the tour for Khagrachari, a perfect budget can be estimated.
Furthermore, there is Parjatan Motel. For a double-bed AC room, they charge 1500 taka which is comparatively cheaper than some of the privately owned hotels. There is a restaurant in Khagrachari known as System Restaurant which is considered to be the best restaurant of Khagrachari. Food prices are low, and the dish is known as “bamboo fry” is a local and exotic recipe to taste.
Places to visit in Khagrachari
The topmost places for tourists to visit in Khagrachari are Alutila Hill and Cave, Richhang Waterfall, Dhighinala Maniker Dhigi, Yonger Buddha Bihar, Panichari Buddha Sculpture, Hundred or more year old Banyan tree, Nunchori Debota pond, Sajek and Marissa valley, Sapachari Waterfall and plenty more spots. Tourists have a wide range of options to choose from which places they want to visit in Khagrachari.
There are various ways of going to these tourists’ spots from Khagrachari town. For example, those who want to go to Richhang Waterfall can hop on the buses which depart from Khagrachari town to Chittagong and Feni. During the journey, tourists will see a sign on the highway indicating them of the Waterfall. Then tourists must get down from the bus and follow the direction of the signboard to the Richhang Waterfall. It is 2.1 kilometres approximately to Richhang Waterfall from the signboard. There are various hills and enchanted greenery around the path and for those who have their vehicle they can use that as well to reach to the Waterfall.
Also to see the hundred-year-old Banyan tree tourists will have to hop on the bus which leaves for Chittagong and Feni. The bus will cost around 20 taka per person and will take the tourists to a place called Matiranga. From there tourists will find motor cycles available for 80 to 100 taka to make them to the hundred or more year old Banyan tree.
To visit the place known as the Panichari Brihot (Greatest) Buddha Sculpture tourists will have to go to an area known as Shantipur Aranny Kuthir, 25 kilometres south from Khagrachari, by bus. The bus fare will be around 35 taka per person and the road on which the bus travels is flat. Here is situated the most massive statue of Gautama the Buddha.