National park situated at Bhawal,40 kilometers north of Dhaka on Trisal-Mymensingh highway. The National Park spreads on 1,600 acers with national recreational forests and animals,including small tigers, leopards, small bears, monkeys, porcupines and foxes.There are 20 picnic spots and 6 rest-houses, which can be looked in advance at the Divisional forest office, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
Bangabandhu Safari Park, formerly known as Dulahazra Safari Park is situated at Hargoza-Dulahazra union of Chokoria upozila in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. It is at the north of Cox’s Bazar on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway.
Abitat, Flora & Fauna
The Park houses variety of animals including the Bengal Tiger, Lion, Deer (Samber, Spotted and Hog), Goyal, Bear, Elephant and Crocodiles. It has huge varieties of trees, shrubby plants, bamboo, climbers and a large orchid house with colorful collection of orchids. It is a wonderful sanctuary for wildlife and migrating guest birds in Bangladesh.
Visitor information center & a natural history museum.
A large orchid house.
Observation tower and minibus ride through the Park.
Nature Interpretation Center is another attractive attraction of this park. You may enjoy the excitement of an artificial dense forest if you go into it.
There are few murals at the entrance of this Park. A gigantic dinosaur is one of them that may jog your memory of the Ancient times of the world.
Road communications are good from both Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar City. Around 2.5 hours is required to go there from Chattogram and around 1.5 hours from Cox’s Bazar. You may avail local buses or you may rent microbus to get there.
AC & Non-AC bus services as well as Air services are available from Dhaka-Chattogram and Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar. You also may avail train service from Dhaka to Chattogram.
Places to stay and Eat
The Park has good accommodation for visitors to stay at night, although prior permission is required. Excellent lodging and food facilities are also available in Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram.