Published:  01:58 AM, 30 November 2019

Himchari : Queen of nature

Himchari : Queen of nature Himchari hills and sea are playing with nature. -AA

Himchari, on south of Cox's Bazar, is a unique place comprising the scenic beauty of green hills and blue waves of the vast sea. Once a passage for the Asian Elephants, it is now a place for tourists to escape Cox's Bazar town to see patches of ever-green forest. There is a waterfall there, which is best seen in the rainy season.

Every year numerous foreign and local tourists come here to spend their leisure in Inani Beach. However, it lacks several amenities that visitors can expect. It is wise to take a packed lunch and water with you when you visit the beach.

But those people who have taken the time to explore the beach can testify that its beauty and cool breeze far outweighs anything it might be lacking in amenities. When visiting Inani Beach, ensure you have camera along to capture the amazing sight of the sun setting over the sea.

HimchariThe Park is a beautiful tropical rain forest (evergreen & semi-ever-green) around the South Asia. The park was established in 1980. This place is maintained, protected and secured by the government for the foreign tourists and the local visitors. The Park is not only attractive for the tourists it is also attractive for the biologist.

The park gets high forest, low forest & grasslands with a few trees. Around 58 species of trees, 4 species grasses, 15 species of shrubs, 19 climbers and 21 species of herbs altogether 117 plant species are available here. In the forest area there are at least twenty kinds of important herbs like Curculigo recurvata, Swintonia floribunda and Alpinia nigra are available which most valuable plant are for the biologist.

The park is also considered as a paradise of birdwatcher. A lot of bird watchers are gathered here for the seeing the different kinds of birds, as more than 286 species of birds found there. Additionally, 55 species of mammals, 56 species of reptiles and 13 species of amphibians are found in the evergreen forest.

A small number of elephants and leopard also found here. The US administration already made an agreement with Bangladesh government to induct tigers in to the forest areas. HimChari National park was established in 1980. It comprises the reserve forest areas of Bhangamera and Chainda blocks under Cox's Bazar Forest Department.

Evergreen and semi-ever-green tropical forests are found in this area. The amazing waterfall of Himchari is a very rare scene to enjoy. The waterfall from the green hill is relatively extraordinary to look at. However, in the winter it dwindles whereas in the rainy season it is really wonderful and full waterfall could be enjoyed.

The spot is ideal for picnic, shooting, relaxing and sunbathing. But whenever you have sunbathing locals can rush around you as Bangladeshis' are not used to see women in swim costume. Here you get beautiful hilltop resort centre where you can stay for relaxing and can hear the shore of the Bay of Bengal.

Habitat, Flora & Fauna: Mammals - 55 species; birds - 286 species; amphibians - 13 species reptiles - 56 species; plants - 117 species.  Places to stay and Eat: The best place to stay is in Cox's Bazar, where there are many hotels and restaurent of varying quality. Best Time to Visit: 01-Sepember to 31-October.


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