Kuakata is a rare scenic Bangladesh Eco-Tourism destination located in the south west coastal area. It is just about 70 kilometers away from the district headquarters of Patuakhali, 320 kilometers from dhaka and about one hour trawler journey away from The Sundarbans. The beautiful sandy beach of Kuakata attracts scores of tourists as from this location one can watch both Sunset and Sunrise on Sea. This less freqented destination is often visited by tourists who also make a trip to The Sundarbans.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to Visit Kuakata is January to May and October to December.
Top Places to Visit in Kuakata
1. Gangamati Reserved Forest
The Gangamati Reserved Forest, a remnant of the Sundarban, is in reachable distance and provides an opportunity of seeing a miniature mangrove forest.
2. Buddhist Temple
Nearby Gangamati Reserved Forest, Buddhist temple containing an idol of Gautam Buddha, is also a common tourist destination. Two 200 year old wells are also present in the vicinity.
3. Fishing Villages
The fishing villages also provide an opportunity to learn about the fishermen’s lives and customs. In exchange of some money they can even take tourists for a fishing trip into the bay. Fresh fishes can also be bought from this place.
Birdwatching in Kuakata
Lines of coconut trees, and forests provide a sanctuary for migratory winter birds and provides the bird watchers an extra perk for coming to kuakata.
Festival in Kuakata
During the “Rash Purnima” and “Maghi Purnima” Hindu and Buddhist devotees arrive here for a celebration and usually fairs are also arranged.