There are lots of national parks in
national parks are one of among them. It is situated about 5 km south of
tourism city Cox’s Bazar. Total area of the park is near about 1729 hectares.
It is a unique place comprising the excellent beauty of green hills and blue
waves of the mighty sea Bay of Bengal.
To protect the area from encroaching developments, the
Himchari National Park was established in 1980 by the
government of Bangladesh.
It comprises the reserve forest areas of Bhangamera and Chainda blocks under
the Forest Department of Cox's Bazar district. Now it is a conservation area
for research, education, recreation and tourism.
At one time the stomping grounds of herds of Asian elephant, Himchari is still home to a limited number of these royal animals. The other mammals that travelers and visitors may see there when exploring the park include Gibbon, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, Tiger, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Dhole, Indian Muntjac etc. The Himchari National Park enrich with 55 species of mammals, 13 species of amphibians, 56 species of reptiles, 117 species of plants and 286 species of different kind of birds. Some of prominent birds of the parks are Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Asian Palm Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis) and Acridotheres fuscus etc. The latter is a genus of Starling that has been introduced into other parts of the world, such as
South Africa, Hawaii, Australia and ,
where it is frequently referred to as an Indian Myna. Occasional elephant
sighting can be added additional attraction to the visitors. New Zealand
Every year the
welcomes more than
two million visitors, came from locals and abroad. Most of them are
holiday-makers and beauty hunters. Himchari National Park
I can’t describe you the experience of visiting Himchari in a few paragraph. In a word it is an enriched treasure of natural wonders.
Best Time to Visit: 01-Sepember to 31-October. It is also the pick time for tourism of the Country.
Way to go: To visit the
, visitors should to go
Cox’s Bazar first. There are two way to go Cox’s Bazar, by air and by the road.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines and GMG Airlines have flights to Cox's
Bazar four times in a week. Lots of AC and non-AC Bus services are available
from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar hourly. Some admired buses are Green line
(Scania) service, Shohagh paribahan, Soudia-S-Alam, TR Travels etc. From the
Cox's Bazar, you can take taxi or chander gari (One kind of open hood motor
van) from Kalatali stand for 15 minute ride to the entry. Also rent microbus is
available in Cox's Bazar to go to Himchari. Himchari National Park
Where to stay: There is no living accommodation in the
that is why visitors
have to stay in Cox's Bazar. You will found lots of sea side hotels in Cox's
Bazar. Some well furnished and serviced hotels in Cox’s Bazar are Himchari National Park ,
Hotel Seagal, Hotel Ocean Paradise, Motel Probal, Motel laboni, Hotel Prasad
Pradise, Hotel Cox Today etc. Hotel Sea Palace
Remember that, it would not be wise to stay there after the sunset. So make sure that you are returning the city before evening tide.