About Lawachara Rainforest
Located at Kamalganj Upazila in Moulvibazar district, this rainforest declared as National Park in 1997 is an ideal habitat for such amazing tiny creatures besides different mammal species. It also gives shelter to more than 450 species, of them, 167 are species of plants, four amphibia, six reptiles, 246 bird while the rest mammal and insect species. Many of them endangered, hoolock gibbon, the only ape in South Asia, can be spotted in the park, consists of numerous sandy-bedded streams, one of them is the Lawachara tributary, from which the park derived its name. Slow Loris, Pig-tailed Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Capped Langur, Phayre’s Leaf-monkey, Jackal, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear or Himalayan Black Bear, Yellow-throated Marten, Tiger, Fishing Cat, Leopard Cat, Wild Pig, Sambar, Barking Deer, Indian Giant, wile bore and even King Cobra are also found here. However, leopards have long been extinct according to locals.
How to Go Lawachara Rainforest
- Bus and train are the primary transportation.
- Train Start from Kamlapur
- Bus is available from Sayidbad
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