Hill Tracts Districts
with its perennial forest, thrilling drive through
the hills and dales is quite a contrast from
other regions of Bangladesh. It will be interesting
to take a boat trip on emerald blue water of
Kaptai Lake, one of the country's few artificial
lakes. There are fourteen groups of indigenous
people who are Mongoloid in this region, and
each group has its own culture and customs.
Especially interesting is their colourful textile
and Southeast Asian atmosphere that the area
has. Greater Hill Tracks area is divided into
three districts, namely; Rangamati, Khagra-chari,
and Bandarban; each one is equally unique in
1:Take the evening flight to Chittagong.
Upon arrival at Chittagong airport, you will
be transferred to pre-booked hotel for overnight
stay. Dinner will be offered in the restaurant
of the hotel or in a local restaurant.
2 : Early in the morning, visit one
of the biggest fish markets of the country
on the bank of the Karnafully river, full
of the catch from the Bay of Bengal. You will
be amazed to see the varieties of fish of
different species. Then visit the Mazar of
Sultan Bayzid Bostami. Back to hotel for breakfast
and then drive to Rangamati. On arrival at
Rangamati after 2½ hours drive, check
in to the Parjatan motel or in a local hotel.
After lunch, cruise in the Kaptai-Rangamati
lake. During the cruise, you will visit Shuvolong,
a far-flung tribal market. Back to the motel/hotel
in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight
at the motel/hotel at Rangamati.
3: After an early breakfast, visit
market place, tribal village, handloom factory,
Buddhist temple, etc. Back to the motel for
an early lunch and then drive to Chittagong
airport to take the afternoon flight for Dhaka
- There are some check points on way to hill
districts for foreign tourists. Any foreigner
making a trip to any hill district is requested
to carry his/her passport.