Kuakata is a panoramic sea beach on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. It has a 6 km wide, 30 km long sandy beach from which one can see both the sunrise and sunset. The name Kuakata comes from the Bengali word “kua” which means “well”. The early Rakhine settlers in the quest to collect drinking water after they landed on Kuakata Coast in the eighteenth century dug wells on the seashore. It has become a tradition to dig wells for water in the neighbourhoods of Rhakine tribes.
The Kuakata tour begins in Dhaka, from which you’ll travel overnight to Kuakata after exploring the city all day. After arriving in Kuakata and refreshing after your journey, you can head to the beach and enjoy the beautiful natural setting and a dip in the sea. During your tour, you’ll also venture into the Rakhine Tribal Village to speak with the locals and learn about their culture, traditions and way of life. Spend the evening enjoying the magnificent sunset from the sandy beach.
After waking early to see the equally amazing sunrise, travel to Fatra Mangrove Forest. Here, you will find the main Sundari tree as well as various kinds of animals like monkeys, jackals, bagdas and more. You’ll also visit the Gangamoti Reserve Forest to explore even more beautiful southern Bangladesh nature. Another village you’ll discover during your stay in Kuakata is the fishermen’s village, Jelepara. Watch the everyday fishermen and learn about the lifestyle of this quaint village.
The Kuakata shore excursion is designed for those who appreciate and wish to discover and explore the nature of Bangladesh, as well as its culture and traditions residing in the nearby villages.