Barisal division is stand in the south west part of Bangladesh,it's area is 13297 sq.km and population is about 8.1 million.There are 6 districts and 22 municipalities under Barishal.Barishal district is a riverain area and a lot of canals.It is very famous for coconut and betel-nut trees.Kuakata is the main attraction for tourist.In Barishal town you can visit Durga Sagor-a beautiful Dighi where a lot of migrating birds comes in the winter season.Here is a beautiful park where you can spend your leisure period by roaming around the park and watching the migrating birds.
Kuakata is a rare scanic beauty tourist spot on the south part of Bangladesh.It is 70 km from Patuakhali district headquarters and 320 km from Dhaka.Kuakata is the excellent combination of the natural beauty,sandy beach blue sky.The name Kuakata originated from the word Kua English word "well "dug on the shore by the early Rakhaine settlers in quest of collecting drinking water who landed on Kuakata coast after getting expelled from the Arakan ( Myanmar ) by Moughals.
Kuakata is one of the rarest places which have the unique beauty of offering the full view of the sunrise and sunset from the same place.White sandy beach is in the water of the Bay of Bengal. Kuakata is one of the world's most unique beach.
Locally it is known as Sagar Kannya (Daughter of the Sea), the long strip of dark, marbled sand stretches for about 30km. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a typical natural setting. This sandy beach has gentle slopes into the Bay of Bengal.There is as pleasant as bathing, walking and driving. Kuakata is truly a virgin beach-a sanctuary for migratory winter birds, a series of coconut trees, sandy beach of blue Bay, a feast for the eye. Forest, boats plying in the Bay of Bengal with coluorful sails, fishing, towering cliffs, surfing waves everything here touches every visitor's heart.
On the eastern end of the beach is Gangamati Reserved Forest, an evergreen mangrove forest and snip-pet of the original Kuakata. When the Rakhaines settled in the area in 1784, Kuakata was part of the larger Sundarbans forest. The Sundarbans is now a distant one-hour by speedboat. As a mangrove forest, Gangamati, like the Sundarbans, offers some protection against tidal surges, however it is very being threatened by log-ging and de-for-estation. The best way to reach the forest is by foot or bike along the beach, where a flock of flag flying fishing boats can be seen trawling the coast. Choosing to visit Gangamati in the late afternoon is a perfect time to watch the sun caste shadows on the abstract exposed mangrove roots.
You can visit Buddhist Temple where you can see the statue of Goutom Buddha and two wells of 200 years old. Local name of the well is Kua and Kata is a local name of digging a well; so was the name Kuakata.
Fisherman village is another place where you can visit and watch the lifestyle of the Fisherman. If you are adventurous you may also go for fishing on the fishing boat if you can manage the local fishermen. They will give you pleasure and experience, which you won't be able to gather from anywhere else. In the fishermen village you will find the fishermen coming back from the sea and you can purchase some fresh Hilsha fish from them, and by the side of village there are some local restaurants from where you can get the Hilshas cooked and ready for eating.
Kuakata is a famous tourist place for people from both home and abroad. The significantly exclusive feature of the beach is that due to its Cross Bow shape one can see both sunrise and sunset from some of its locations.The government and local business owners have made significant developments over the years to attract tourist to its shores.