Cox’s Bazar is a district in the Chattogram Division of Bangladesh. It is located about 150 Kilometer south of Chattogram. It is the tourist capital of Bangladesh which is claimed to be the World’s longest unbroken Sea Beach 120 km long, having no 2nd example. There are miles of golden sands, towering cliffs, surfing waves, rare conch shells, colorful pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes and mouth-watering sea-food made Cox’s Bazar one of the best tourist destination in the World. The best time to visit the beach is November to early March but also lot of Domestic and International tourist visits the beach due to get off season sale from Cox’s Bazar Hotels and Restaurants.
Today, it boasts of luxurious five-star and three-star hotels some of which are international chain hotels. There are numerous budget-friendly modern hotels, motels and guest houses at cheaper prices. The variety of accommodation options and a wide array of restaurants available today has made it a perfect base to explore magnificent beaches and other natural beauty in and around Cox’s Bazar.
There is no direct train service from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. But it is very well-connected by air and road link with the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka and the port city Chittagong. There are high class modern bus/coach services available from Dhaka and Chittagong. Also Cox’s Bazar Domestic Airport declared as International Airport recently. Many domestic and international flights service available to reach Cox’s Bazar.
How to go?
You can get to Cox’s Bazar by several ways and easily. It is connected with highways, train up to Chittagong district and an airport. There are a lot of AC and Non AC bus services available such as Shyamoli Paribahan, you can buy bus ticket online or many Shyamoli Paribahan counter across the country. Also few airlines like Biman Bangladesh Airlines, US-Banlga Air, Novo Air and Regent Air have flight services to Cox’s Bazar.
Where to eat?
There’s a lot of restaurants in Cox’s Bazar and along Sea Beach Road most serving Bangladeshi, Indian and Western standards foods. Also there 5 star to 3 star hotels who provides traditional food.
Where to stay?
Whether you’re visiting Cox’s Bazar on a family holiday or relaxation, its place as one of the prettiest, most desirable places to stay. There are lot of Budget hotels as well as renowned luxury 5 star to 3 star hotel where tourist stay comfortably and safely. Find more hotel information in this area.
Other Tourist Attractions in Cox’s Bazar
Inani beach beach is located 35km south of Cox’s Bazar town and half an hour’s drive from Cox’s Bazar. It is in Ukhia Upazila 18 km long Sea Beach. It has loads of Coral Stones which look black and green, and they are found in summer. Inani Beach is famous for clean water, less crowd and secure. Its place of natural beauty. There are many renowned hotels, resorts and restaurants near to beach where tourists can stay comfortably.
Himchari is a unique place of the scenic beauty of green hills and blue waves of the vast sea on south of Cox’s Bazar. The amazing waterfall and Broken Hills of Himchari is a very rare scene to enjoy. It is Declared as National Park on 15 Feb 1980 with comprised of lush tropical rain forest, grasslands and trees.
There are more than 100 species of trees, including Grewia microcos, Dipterocarpus turbinatus, Vitex pedurcularis, and Pterospermum acerifolium. The forest area has some types of important herbs, amongst which Swintonia floribunda, Curculigo recurvata, and Alpinia nigra are most valuable.
Teknaf is an Upazila of Cox’s Bazar and southern-most city of Bangladesh. It is bounded by Ukhia Upazila on the north the Bay of Bengal. If you are looking for ecotourism destinations Teknaf Sea beach will be one of the best choice. Its 80km long definitely you will checkout. Shampan or Cruise service one of the main attraction of the Teknaf Peninsula. You also able to buy tribal handicraft from the local market. You also get opportunity to see local traditions and cultures of Arkan and Rakhain people. Buses running from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf by passing through nice scenery both side of the road.