Kaptai Lake viewed from Chittagong

kaptai, rangamati, lake


When we have reached near the Kaptai lake area, it was around 4:30pm of afternoon. We have hired a boat for half an hour of riding in the lake. The lake is around 200-300 ft depth an average (as people say but I hope it would be maximum 30 feet?). The water was so clean, and a bit of greenish. The waves on water that causes due to the heavy wind should make you scared. It's a wide and vast open spaces for both water and air.


Kaptai Lake - Chittagong
These monks were going to Rangamati, probably!



There is a place where people stores bamboos which would be transferred to Karnafuli river. After the boat riding, we wanted to visit the Kaptai Bidyut Kendra (power plant), this place is controlled by the BRD (recent days BGB) and Army. It requires a permission to visit the place. As we didn't have any permission that's why we couldn't enter that restricted area. But if you have one, you can enter. So try for it before going there. I've heard from the people that the area is nice one.


kaptai, rangamati, lake
Karnafuli river at Rangamati



We had nothing to do after as we didn't able to enter the restricted area (was on our list). So we have enjoyed the beauty of Karnafuli river. The town was not that much developed one, but still was busy with plenty of local people.


Most charming part of this tour was, the taxi cab riding through the hilly road beside the river Karnafuli. We have hired an Air Conditioned Taxi cab, and it cost us 1700 Taka for round trip (I was slightly sick and our team wanted it a relaxing one instead of stressful). Kaptai is 74 kilometer from Chittagong town and it takes around 2 hours to reach at Kaptai. At the end of the day we've found our money worths.


Kaptai Lake - Chittagong



Kaptai Lake - Chittagong
This is how they hang there paddle with boat so that it eases to row the boat.



Kaptai Lake - Chittagong
Paddle of the boat striking the water of Kaptai lake.



Kaptai Lake - Chittagong
Pile of bamboos at the bank of the Kaptai lake for further distribution.



Karnafuli river
River Karnafuli in Kaptai.



Karnafuli river
A beautiful view of river Karnafuli on the way.



Karnafuli river
Another view of the river Karnafuli.



Kaptai Lake near Chittagong in google map.



Kaptai Lake,
Upazela: Kaptai,
District: Rangamati,
Country: Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate (22.497547, 92.221141)


This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
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Saturday, 27th March 2010


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