Enjoy the Tranquility of Kuakata
Kuakata is a treasure in Bangladesh that is considered to be one of the most picturesque destinations in the country. Tourists flock to this small piece of paradise to rejuvenate, relax and enjoy the breathtaking natural wonders that Kuakata has to offer. Bangladesh has recognized the importance of tourist attractions such as this, and has increased safety and facilities to accommodate the ever-growing tourism industry.
To the locals, Kuakata is better known as Sagar Kannya, meaning “Daughter of the Sea”. Rakhine settlers first discovered the beauty of Kuakata after being stranded here. In search of water they started to dig the Kua-Well. Its name was derived from this well, although the well is no longer located near the seashore but in the Rakhaine neighborhood. Locals were not terribly receptive to foreign visitors at first, but have slowly over the years come to recognize the necessity and importance of the tourism industry. The spectacular stretch of land that forms Kuakata is also a pilgrimage site for communities of the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Two festivals, Maghi Purnima and Raash Purnima (both sacred full moon festivals), are held here and part of the festival rituals include followers taking a bath in the bay. The Buddhist Temple in Kuakata is therefore a noteworthy historical site to visit, as it has been dated to be more than a hundred years of age.
Amongst all the tourist attractions in Bangladesh, the mystery and scenic beauty of Kuakata has its very own allure. It is a location that is known to have the bluest skies, greenest evergreen forests, biggest and most romantic palm trees, sandiest beaches and the most breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. The bay is always teeming with sailboats and fishing boats that offer visitors relaxing cruises or fishing opportunities. Some guests opt to lie in the sun and watch passersby, and surfers go about their daily routines.
The timeless natural beauty of Kuakata has made the area a vital destination in the Bengali tourism industry. It is a haven for weary travelers, curious visitors and numerous migratory bird species that come here for the warmth, peacefulness and undisturbed tranquility of the area.