Sitakunda Eco Park: A place for tourism -The Asian Age

Sitakundo upozilla is a source of fascinating beauty. Where on one side has the hill with high elevation and on another side has the estuary of the Bay of Bengal. Between them, there has some little space, where people use to live and do their businesses. The lands of these areas are fertile and full of natural resources.

Due to the scarcity of living places, there has no park or any other entertainment places. Because of this reason, there build up an eco-park and a botanical garden which is named Sitakundo Eco-park. It is the largest commercial hub and the first eco-park in Chittagong.

It has a notable historical background, which are the blessings of many saints. Chittagong is known as 'land of twelve saints. It is known as once a sage named Bhargava created a pond for Sita Devi to bath in when her husband Lord Ramchandra visited during his exile in the forests.

From then it delivered by the name of Sitakunda. Sitakunda was also ruled by various Buddhist rulers as well as by many Muslim rulers of Bengal in the west. It is a pilgrim for these three main religions of the country.

It is located in the foothills of Chandranath hill in Sitakunda. It is about 37 km far away and in the west of Chittagong. It is the first and the biggest eco park and botanical garden in Bangladesh as well as in Asia.

In the meantime you enter into the will see a big display map which will help to know about the pathways of eco-park. As the park is situated on the high elevation of the hill one can see the beautiful view of the entire town. Daily hundred of people come here to feel the nature. Lots of people are gathering in the winter season. The road between the hill is most zigzagged. While walking on these road different types of trees, flowers, birds will attract anyone.

This park is rich with various flora and fauna. Natural Gymnosperm tree species like Podocarpus neriifolin and different types of Gnetum and Cycas grown here. Fishing cat, orangutan, monkey, bear, deer, pig, Manis crass caudatan etc and many more species of animal are lived here.

How to go

It is easy to travel in Sitakunda eco-park tourists can come here by bus, microbus, or by CNG taxi from Chittagong. If anyone wants to come here from Dhaka he can easily come by any bus services on the road.