Kuakata ‘Char Vijay’, the kingdom of birds and red crabs
Patuakhali: “Char Vijay” is a new possibility for tourism in the Bay of Bengal, about 30 km south-east of Sagarakanya Kuakata beach in Patuakhali.
The island, which is about 10 square kilometers in size, has not yet been inhabited or planted. The char is submerged in water for six months of the monsoon season and again in the winter season. The uninhabited island is home to red crabs and a variety of migratory bird sanctuaries.
It takes about two hours to reach Kuakata by tourist boat. At this time tourists 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.
Numerous migratory birds will welcome you as you approach the island. As soon as you get off the boat, the red carpet-wrapped island will greet you. The rush of marine fish in the clear waters of the island will instantly fill your tired mind with a different kind of joy.
However, there are no shops on the island, so you have to take food and water with you from Kuakata. You can go in the morning and come back in the afternoon.
A few days ago, a group of Dhaka tourists and the headmaster and assistant teacher of the local Kuakata Bangabandhu Secondary School came out in search of a new one with a tourist boat organized by Kuakata Sea Tourism. Based on the month of victory, the travel lovers called the new char ‘Char Vijay’.
Kalapara Assistant Commissioner (Land) Anip Das said work was being done for the stability of the char on the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. However, the government has not officially recognized any name.
Therefore, in order to make the char more attractive to domestic and foreign tourists and to ensure the possibility of safe travel, in 2016, representatives of Patuakhali District Administration, Kuakata Municipal Administration, Forest Department, Tourist Police, Naval Police, Hotel Owners Association, social, voluntary and environmental organizations, and journalists, People from different organizations including tourism traders visit the char.
About 2,000 round seedlings of mangrove species, chaila, keora, and Sundari were planted in the garden. Through which the national flag was officially flown and a signboard was put up on behalf of the government.
All in all, ‘Char Vijay’ is a potential tourist destination. This winter, you too can return to the magnificent char of Victory.