Kaptai Lake is the largest artificial freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Although it is originally created for hydroelectric power, now there is a lot of Sweetwater fish cultivated in the reservoir. Boating, flood control and the significant contribution of the agricultural planting are most important.
In the Kaptai of Chittagong Hill Tracts (22° 09 ‘North latitude and 92° 17’ East longitude), the barrage is made up due to the Karnafuli river. The lake area is approximately 1,722 square kilometer but more than 777 square kilometer area is also flooded. Original limited to the reservoir in Rangamati district which included the upazilas of Rangamati Sadar, Kaptai, Naniarchar, Landau, Baghaichari, Barkal, Jurachharhi and Bailachari.
Kaptai Lake is basically the regional name of the Karnafuli Lake. The largest man-made lake in South Asia, 256 square miles is one of the attractions of domestic and foreign tourists. High-low Mountains, mountainous waterfalls, sculpted mountain roads, acrogenous water and green foliage, dark green forests, and the lifestyle of tribes is one of the characteristics of Kaptai Lake.
Scenery of Kaptai Lake
One of the main attractions of Kaptai Lake is the Shuvalong Jhorna and its surrounding landscapes. In the rainy season, the fountain fills the entire form. The scenery of huge waterfalls in the shower around this fountain are really amazing. However, in the dry season, the water of the shower is less. The surrounding hills are very steep high and light. In the engine boat, Kaptai lifts the transparent waters of the lake as you move towards the goodwill the more the mind will be filled with the mind.
The beauty of the Horticulture Nursery is located in Baluchali, near the Rangamati town and its beauty attracts the tourists. Almost always being picnic in the garden. Horticulture Nursery has matured into another tourist center. In addition to the fruit of the rows and flowers, there is also the word of the bird’s skin. In all, the garden has been known as a very attractive place for tourists.
Engine powered boats or boat rental is available in some places in the city of Rangamati. Various types of clothes and various items made from tribal’s can be collected from Rangamati. There are several shops and showrooms in these areas in the areas of Tobalchari, Banarapara and Rajbari. You can buy different accessories from these showrooms at low prices. Apart from this, there can be a variety of materials collected from the tribe.
You can reach different ways in Rangamati. The buses in Rangamati includes Hanif, Unique, Saudiia, S. Alam, Shyamoli etc. You will be traveling from Dhaka to Rangamati from 7 hours to 8 hours for the rent of around 600 Taka. No AC bus does not operate in Rangamati except Shyamoli Paribahan’s only AC bus. You can also go from Dhaka to Chittagong and reach Rangamati on the bus from there. However, going straight from Rangamati to Dhaka directly from the bus will be easier.