Rangamati

Rangamati is a popular town in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh.

Getting in
You can come to Rangamati by bus from Chittagong there is one direct bus Paharica starts from Chittagong at 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and from Rangamati at 8:00 AM to 8:50 PM in every one hour interval and takes around 3 hours. The Paharica Bus fare is 100tk (As of Oct 2011) and you can get the tickets from Muradpur, Oxygen Mor. There are lots of Local Bus towards Rangamati from the same Oxegen but those buses stops at any point where there is passenger which overloads the bus all-times and takes 4~5 hours journey. There are a few direct buses from the capital Dhaka. These buses are not airconditioned. There are some local buses from the nearby districts.
You can also drive into Rangamati from Chittagong.
Foreigners are required to register while entering Rangamati.

Getting Around
The only transport within the town is three wheeler taxis (Green CNGs). You can either reserve the taxi or travel based on shared basis. You can always find taxis on your destination and fare is 30tk~100tk based on distance if you reserve it. On a shared taxi the fare is 12 tk~30 tk based on distance.

What to See
•    The Chakma King's residence and nearby monastery.
•    The Parjatan sites - motel, hanging bridge etc.
•    Kaptai Lake - Peda Ting Ting resort, Shubolong, Chakma Villages
•    There is a new private resort and park named Tuk Tuk Eco village which also provides lodging in natural wooden made banglows hanging on hills within forest where you can enjoy fantastic natural scenery. The room rent is 1200tk. They have a restaurant where you can enjoy the natural beauty while taking your meal. Most of the boat man avoid this place but this is one of the most scenic place to visit. You can directly come to this place by shared engine boat with only 10~15 tk fare.

What to Do
Take a boat ride to the Kaptai lake. You can either go to Kaptai or to shuvolong. The boat ride is very scenic.
Some Local Brands without label are there. Elachi is that kind of a brand. It will cost you Tk. 120 for half (.5) liters of Elachi. This Drink can be found on Resarve Bazaar on the Rangamati City. Drink is Good with nice flavor. I recommend, if you go to Rangamati you must taste Elachi. A good quality of Elachi can be found by order before two days.

Accomodation:
•    Hotel Sufia International. Contact @ 01819-318665/0351-62145 (Tk 850-2000).
•    Hotel Green Castle, ? 0351-71214, 0351-61200, 01819-939930.
•    Parjaton Motel, ? 880-351-63126, 61046.
•    Banarupa Tourist's Inn, +8801731660477, +8801552541518, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
•    Night Club, Club'er Mor, ? 01478458956.

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