Bashankhali Tea Garden and Beach, Chittagong Tour
Pukuria tea-gardens arranged in layers over an area of about three and a half thousand acres are part of a hundred-year-old tradition. The reputation of the tea produced in this garden for clone tea is worldwide beyond the country. Travelers can also see the process of processing tea leaves in this tea garden, which is moving ahead with the target of producing 325,000 kg of leaves, subject to permission. However, one should be a little careful when entering the deep forest, there is a wild elephant anagona.
In the morning, you can be amazed by the green hospitality of the tea garden and observe the 36 km wide beach along the coast of Banshkhali. You can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the sea. The vast expanse of water and the vastness of the sea will add a different dimension to the journey. The red carpet will greet the red crab “Banshkhali beach” to enter the beach
There are seven or eight points including Premasia, Kadmarsul, Khankhanabad, Baharchhara, Ratnapur, Katharia Saral, and Gandamara. Sangu River estuary and well-equipped Beri Dam at Premasiya Point. Bedi embankment, palm trees and fishing boats at Kadmarsul and Khankhanabad points. Beach, red crabs, and seawater at Baharchhara Point. And at Katharia and Ratnapur points there is a huge fish farm, rows of palm trees and parasites. The vast grass-covered field is like a green carpet. Images of fishing boats/trawlers and fishermen’s life struggle floating in the seawater all over the beach. During the season, fishermen catch silver hilsa in flocks. In the afternoon, there is a tourist attraction here. You can spend the whole afternoon watching the sunset in the south wind of Zhaobagan. You can give it an artistic sign of spending an afternoon in the sand. This beach will not lag behind Cox’s Bazar beach in terms of publicity and accommodation.
In the morning you can go to the tea garden and in the afternoon you can go back to your respective destinations with the beauty of nature.
How to get from Dhaka:
Banshkhali can be reached by any route from Dhaka via Chittagong. Two buses named Banshkhali Special Service and Super Service leave from Bahaddarhat Bus Terminal and Shah Amanat Bridge (new bridge in local language) every 20 minutes. Banshkhali is an hour and a half away for only 60-70 TK. Moreover, by adding CNG from the new bridge, directly across the Sangu river to Chanampur of Bashankhali. CNG fare is 40-50 TK per person. Pukuria tea garden from Chanampur, rent 25-30 TK per person. After coming back to Chanpur from the tea garden, Gunagari / Kalipur Chhaliyar’s father’s pool / Bailchhari to the sea-beach. Katharia Point through Bailchhari, Baharchhara Point through Chhaliar Baap and Khankhanabad and Kadmarsul Point through Gunagari.
You can rent a microbus on a full day contract. The infrastructure was not developed that way. Two-one resorts are under construction. However, almost all the spots are close, can be turned back in one day.
Publicity system, improvement of transportation system, construction of quality permanent hotels and motels, with a little renovation, Bashankhali tea garden, and beach can be changed. Another tourist area like Cox’s Bazar could be developed. What is needed is the vigilance and sincerity of the Ministry of Tourism. However, the Bangladesh Tourism Corporation, which is somewhat optimistic, has received a sufficient response.
Note: Don’t forget to bring back whatever you take with you. Do not throw polythene, food packets, and cigarette filters everywhere. As we see it, we can present it to the next generation. Let’s keep the surroundings clean, let the pure scenes spread fascination.