Bandarban is a district in Bangladesh under Chittagong division. It is in the southeastern part of Bangladesh. The place is famous for tourism.
Bandarban means the dam of monkeys. Sangu, Matamuhuri, and Bbakkhali are the main rivers of the region. There are three highest peaks in this districts. They are Tahjindong, Mowdok Mual, and Keokradong. And there is a lake called Raikhiang. Chimbuk peak and Boga Lake are two famous attraction of the district.
It is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The others part is Rangamati and Khagrachhari. The District is founded on 18 April 1981. The total area is 4,479.01 sq-km. During the war liberation-war in 1971, Bandarban was under Sector 1.
The place is popular for the tribal indigenous community. There are more than fifteen ethnic minorities living in the district. They are mainly Marma, Chakma, Bawm, Murong, Khumee, Tripura, Khyang, and Lushei. The local people keep their heritage for a long time.
It is bordered by Rangamati on the north, Myanmar is on the south and east, Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar district on the west.
- Sadar Upazila
- Ali Kadam
Weather / Climate and Temperature
- Highest average temperature: June 39.50 Celsius
- Lowest Average temperature: January, 11.80 Celsius.
- The average amount of rainfall is 4285 mm.
Top Tourist Spots
It is one of the most attractive travel destinations in Bangladesh. This attraction is only for Bangladeshi citizen. Foreigners need extra permission from Home Ministry to visit the place. It requires more than one month to get the permission.
There are five colleges, one technical college, and private university.
Hotels and Accommodations
- Hotel Hill View
- Venus Resort
- Sairu Hill Resort
- Hotel Night Heaven
- Nilgiri Hill Resort
How to Go
It is very easy to Bandarbon. From Dhaka, there are many direct buses. It goes via Chittagong.
- Postal Code is 4600
- NWD Code is 0361
- Nearest Airport is in Chittagong / Coz’s Bazar
- Government official website – www.bandarban.gov.bd
- Wikipedia – Wikipedia
- Location -situated in 21°11´ and 22°22´ north latitudes and at 92°04´ and 92°41´ east longitudes.