Keokradong, Shrimp Springs, Bagalek, Kaptai Kayaking, Rangamati Hanging Bridge and Polwell Park Package Tour.

The journey from Dhaka to Bandarban started at 11 pm by bus. There were two of us, the purpose was to join a group from Bandarban Amiyakhum and Nafakhum. But not finding any group, I started my journey from Bandarban for Keokradong.

 

 

Arrived at Bandarban at 6 am, had breakfast, and drove to Ruma bus stand. Arriving in Bandarban, I was talking to guide Saful Barua, as he was associated with another group, so he asked his elder brother Babul Barua to guide us. The first trip from Ruma bus stand at 8 am to Ruma, reached Ruma at 11.30 am. I was sitting on the engine cover of the bus to get a good view, I got a good view but the sun was shining all over my face.

 

Babul Da started guiding us from Ruma Bazaar. Babul Da is the most senior guide here, he is a wonderful person, he has helped us a lot, he is a very good person. Quickly finishing all the formalities, I joined another group and left for Bagale in a moon car at 12.40 pm. After having lunch at Bagale, I started walking at 2 o’clock on the way to Keokradong. After 5.30 there is no more entry at Keokradong, so we start walking very fast.

 

 

Every moment on the way to Keokdang will give you a glimpse of your beauty and dreams. Chiring fountain 30 minutes after Bagalek, but we stop at 3 places on the way, the total stop is 40 minutes. In 2.50 minutes we crossed the 13 km high and steep and steep and beautiful path and conquered Keokradong, the 3rd highest mountain peak in Bangladesh. Before I get up, I buy a bucket of water for 50 TK, take a bath and go to the helipad to watch the sunset. Then a heavy cloud came over the top of Keokradong, with a lot of cold.

 

After eating at night, I set an alarm at 5.30 in the morning that I would see the sunrise in the morning. Just clouds and clouds as far as the eye can see. Not here, in fact, our country is so beautiful.

 

 

After taking pictures for a while and having breakfast in the morning, we were getting ready to check out Keokradong at 8 o’clock. Then the camp commander said, there is a group of 1 to 10 people who went to Thanchi without a guide, turned to Jadipai, and came to Keokradong. The two of us were bringing a guide, now they have no choice but to join us. So I joined them and started descending from Keokradong to Bagalek at 9.30 am. Since the two of us didn’t take many pictures the day before, we took more time to get off.

 

 

While taking off, I take a bath in the beautiful shrimp fountain. Perhaps the Creator created this fountain to relieve the fatigue of the mountain path. The main waterfall can be seen by crossing the slippery rocks through the hills along the Jhiripath.

 

 

We reached Bagalek at 1 pm, from this place you can see the combination of sky, mountains, and beautiful water. Bagalek is 1063 feet above sea level and 115 feet deep which is equivalent to an 11 story building. After taking a bath in Bagale, I got on the moon car with those 10 people and left for Bandarban at 2 o’clock.

 

 

I left Ruma Bazar at 3 am and reported to the army camp. If the two of us could check out and they didn’t leave the group of 10, we waited for them at 3.35. Then Commander Sir told us not to leave for them. I went to the bus stand and saw that the bus had left at 3.30. Then Guide Da arranged a Honda for us, that Honda picked us up on that bus in 10 minutes. After that, I reached Ruma bus stand by bus at 6 pm. I rented an auto from Ruma for 10 TK and came to Bandarban and got up at Hotel Hill Road for 400TK. I contacted a group of 10 people at night, took them from Ruma to 3/4 more points, talked rudely at different points, and released them around 5.30.

 

 

The next day I got up at 5.30 am and checked out of the hotel at 6 am for Rangamati. From Bandarban take a rickshaw to Roangchhari bus stand, from here the bus leaves Rangamati. However, due to the bus strike that day, we had to break up.

 

 

After breakfast from Roangchhari, I went back to Bandarban Bridge. From here we left by auto at 6 o’clock and reached Bangalhalia at 8 o’clock, from here again by auto to the ferry. With 2 TKI crossed the ferry to Lichubagan, from Lichubagan I took an auto to Kaptai Kayaking Club. We arrived at the kayaking club around 9.45 am. Here you have to fill the form for kayaking, every boat is rented at the rate of 200 TK per hour. For the two of us, kayaking is the first time, a little scary at first, but gradually the fear disappears. Kayaking in the mountains and clear lakes on both sides is really a different experience. You are floating in Kaptai Lake in the middle of the hill in a narrowboat, again you can touch the green water with your hand if you want.

 

 

After kayaking at 11 am, we left for Rangamati Hanging Bridge at 11.30 am. You can reach Kaptai Bazaar in 20 minutes by auto from Kayaking Center. From Kaptai Bazar come to Asambasti by auto again at 1 o’clock, from Asambasti again by auto to Tabalchhari. After having lunch at Tabalchhari, I reserved a CNG for 60 TK and went to the suspension bridge. I bought a ticket for 20 TK and entered the hanging bridge. The hanging bridge of reality I saw in the picture is not really that beautiful (like my personal). But there are hill pineapples sold for 30 TK completely free of formalin, very sweet. I asked the pineapple seller boy how to get to the DC office from here, he showed us the way and said, brother Dis

 

 

There is a park in front of the office called “Polio Park”. You can visit there, it is a beautiful place.

 

 

I got out of the suspension bridge at 4.30 pm and reserved a CNG to go to “Polio Rapa”. In fact, we had little time, so we went to the polio office without going to the DC office. Going to the front of the park, I saw that the name of the park was “Polwell Park”, the locals call it Polio Park. The entrance fee of Polwell Park is 30 rupees. Lots of beautiful surroundings, it’s not like 8/10 park. There is a swimming pool, toys for children, a lakeside restaurant, a cottage by the lake, and a large “love lock”. From here the view of the lake is very beautiful. After spending time here till 5.30 am, I walked 30 minutes to Rizab Bazaar. After dinner, I took a bus at 8 pm and returned to Dhaka at 4 am.

 

 

Expenditure (01 person) – – –

* Dhaka – Bandarban = 720 / – (Shyamli bus)
* Bandarban – Ruma Bus Stand = 10 / – (Auto)
* Ruma Bus Stand – Ruma = 110 / – (Bus)

* Cost for the form in Ruma = 140 / –
* Ruma – Bagalek = 500/3 = 16 / – (Sharing in the moon car, 3 people with guide)

* Bath at Keokradong = 50 / –
* Keokradong Room = 200 / –

* Bagalek – Ruma = 300/3 = 100 / – (Sharing in moon car, 3 people with guide)

* Ruma – Honda Honda Bus = 150/2 = 65
* Ruma – Ruma Bus Stand = 110 / –
* Ruma Bus Stand – Bandarban = 10 / –

* Room in Bandarban = 400/2 = 200

* Bandarban – Roangchhari Bus Stand = 40/2 = 20 / – (Rickshaw)

* Roangchhari Bus Stand – Bandarban = 10 / –
* Bandarban – Bangalhalia = 100 / – (Auto)

* Bangalhalia – Ferry Terminal = 35 / – (Auto)

* Lichubagan – Kaptai Kayaking Club: 30 / – (Auto)

* Kayaking Club – Kaptai Bazar: 20 / – (Auto)

* Kaptai Bazar – Assam Basti: 90 / – (Auto)

* Asambasti – Tablachhari: 12 / – (Auto)

* Tabalchhari – Rangamati Hanging Bridge: 80 / – (CNG Reservoir)

* Rangamati Hanging Bridge – Polwell Rpak: 150 / – (CNG Reservoir)

* Rangamati Rizab Bazar – Dhaka: 720 / – (S Alam Bus)

The cost of the guide
* Charge 1800 + 3 meals 300 + Keokradong 200 + round trip 26 = 256

There is a park in front of the office called “Polio Park”. You can visit there, it is a beautiful place.

I got out of the suspension bridge at 4.30 pm and reserved a CNG to go to “Polio Rapa”. In fact, we had little time, so we went to the polio office without going to the DC office. Going to the front of the park, I saw that the name of the park was “Polwell Park”, the locals call it Polio Park. The entrance fee of Polwell Park is 30 rupees. Lots of beautiful surroundings, it’s not like 8/10 park. There is a swimming pool, toys for children, a lakeside restaurant, a cottage by the lake, and a large “love lock”. From here the view of the lake is very beautiful. After spending time here till 5.30 am, I walked 30 minutes to Rizab Bazaar. After dinner, I took a bus at 8 pm and returned to Dhaka at 4 am.

Expenditure (01 person) – – –

* Dhaka – Bandarban = 720 / – (Shyamli bus)
* Bandarban – Ruma Bus Stand = 10 / – (Auto)
* Ruma Bus Stand – Ruma = 110 / – (Bus)

* Cost for the form in Ruma = 140 / –
* Ruma – Bagalek = 500/3 = 16 / – (Sharing in the moon car, 3 people with guide)

* Bath at Keokradong = 50 / –
* Keokradong Room = 200 / –

* Bagalek – Ruma = 300/3 = 100 / – (Sharing in moon car, 3 people with guide)

* Ruma – Honda Honda Bus = 150/2 = 65
* Ruma – Ruma Bus Stand = 110 / –
* Ruma Bus Stand – Bandarban = 10 / –

* Room in Bandarban = 400/2 = 200

* Bandarban – Roangchhari Bus Stand = 40/2 = 20 / – (Rickshaw)

* Roangchhari Bus Stand – Bandarban = 10 / –
* Bandarban – Bangalhalia = 100 / – (Auto)

* Bangalhalia – Ferry Terminal = 35 / – (Auto)

* Lichubagan – Kaptai Kayaking Club: 30 / – (Auto)

* Kayaking Club – Kaptai Bazar: 20 / – (Auto)

* Kaptai Bazar – Assam Basti: 90 / – (Auto)

* Asambasti – Tablachhari: 12 / – (Auto)

* Tabalchhari – Rangamati Hanging Bridge: 80 / – (CNG Reservoir)

* Rangamati Hanging Bridge – Polwell Rpak: 150 / – (CNG Reservoir)

* Rangamati Rizab Bazar – Dhaka: 720 / – (S Alam Bus)

The cost of the guide
* Charge 1800 + 3 meals 300 + Keokradong 200 + round trip 26 = 256

There is a park in front of the office called “Polio Park”. You can visit there, it is a beautiful place.

I got out of the suspension bridge at 4.30 pm and reserved a CNG to go to “Polio Rapa”. In fact, we had little time, so we went to the polio office without going to the DC office. Going to the front of the park, I saw that the name of the park was “Polwell Park”, the locals call it Polio Park. The entrance fee of Polwell Park is 30 rupees. Lots of beautiful surroundings, it’s not like 8/10 park. There is a swimming pool, toys for children, a lakeside restaurant, a cottage by the lake, and a large “love lock”. From here the view of the lake is very beautiful. After spending time here till 5.30 am, I walked 30 minutes to Rizab Bazaar. After dinner, I took a bus at 8 pm and returned to Dhaka at 4 am.

 

* We don’t have 1 guide for 2 people, so we have spent about 1300 rupees per person for the guide.

Travel & Accommodation Cost 2950 + Guide Cost 1300 + Food & Other Cost 1250 = Total Rs. 5500

Some important information –

1. The first bus from Bandarban to Rumara is at 8 am, the last bus from Bandarban to Rumara is at 4 pm and
The last bus from Ruma to Bandarban is at 3:30 pm.
2. Last entry at Ruma Army checkpost at 4 pm.
3. Must take a photocopy of National Identity Card.
4. Don’t let the herd swim.
5. Have enough drinking water and saline when climbing.
. In the rainy season, you must take sandals with a good grip.
. The last entry at Keokradong is at 5.30pm but may change with the seasons.
. Contact to stay at Keokradong – Lala Bom = 0170436983
9. Now go to Bagalek by jeep.

B: Our environment is our resource. Do not pollute the environment by throwing garbage there.

 

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