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Lawachara National Park in sreemangal

Lawachara National Park

largest rainforest in Bangladesh

Lawachara National Park

Lawachara National Park is the largest rainforest in the country. Bangladesh is blessed with natural beauty and diversity. From the world's largest mangrove forest to the world's longest sea beach, Bangladesh has something for everyone. But one of the most underrated and overlooked attractions in Bangladesh is Lawachara National Park, a major national park and nature reserve in the northeastern region of the country.

If you are looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of nature, Lawachara National Park is the perfect destination for you. Lawachara National Park is one of the few remaining patches of semi-evergreen rainforest in Bangladesh and is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

ornamented fern of Lawachara Rain Forest

Lawachara Rain Forest National Park covers approximately 1,250 hectares of semi-evergreen forest and another 1,450 hectares of the buffer zone. The park is part of the 2,740-hectare West Bhanugach Reserved Forest, which was declared a national park in 1996. The park is situated in Kamalganj Upazila, Moulvibazar District, about 60 kilometers from Sylhet City and 10 kilometers from Sreemangal town.

aerial view of Lawachara rain forest

Lawachara National Park is a biodiversity hotspot, with more than 460 species of plants, 167 species of birds, 39 species of mammals, 34 species of reptiles, and 15 species of amphibians recorded in the park. Some of the rare and endangered animals that can be found in Lawachara National Park include the hoolock gibbon, the capped langur, the Phayre’s leaf monkey, the slow loris, the Asian elephant, the clouded leopard, the sun bear, the barking deer, and the binturong. The park also hosts several migratory birds during the winter, such as the oriental pied hornbill, the grey-headed fish eagle, and the crested serpent eagle. The park also has several streams and waterfalls that add to its scenic beauty.

Argiope anasuja monster spider is a resident of Lawachara Rain Forest

Lawachara National Park is a popular destination for nature lovers who want to experience tropical rainforests, wildlife, birdwatching, wildlife photography, and adventures. The park area offers various activities and attractions for visitors, such as hiking trails, watchtowers, picnic spots, camping sites, boating facilities, tea estates, and the lives and cultures of tea workers. The best time to visit Lawachara National Park is from November to March when the weather is pleasant and dry.

Lawachara National Park is not only a wildlife sanctuary but also a cultural heritage site and a place for conservation and education. With the assistance of numerous regional and international organizations, Bangladesh’s Forest Department is in charge of managing the forest. The park aspires to protect the forest ecosystem and its biodiversity, as well as raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation. The park is home to numerous ethnic groups, including the Khasi, Monipuri, and Tripura tribes, each of which has its own traditions and way of life. The Khasi people are known for cultivating betel nuts on wooden platforms known as buns. The Manipuri people are famous for their colorful dances and handloom products. The Tripura people are skilled in bamboo crafts and musical instruments. Visitors can learn about these indigenous cultures and enjoy their hospitality by staying in their villages or homestays.

Asian green bee eater at Lawachara national park

Activities around Lawachara National Park

  • Cycling around the tea estates
  • Visiting the villages of Khashia, and Monipuri Tribal community
  • Hiking through the Lawachara Rain Forest
  • Hiking to the Ham Ham Waterfall
  • Madhabpur Lake
  • Hail Haor, Baikka Bil Haor (Migratory birds Sanctuary)
  • Madhabkunda Waterfall
  • Mausoleums of Shah Jalal and Shah Paran
  • Cruise on Lala Khal
  • Ratargul Swamp Forest
  • Remakalenga Reserve forest
  • Jaflong Mari River
  • Stone collecting and crushing industry
  • Tanguar Haor
northern pig tailed macaque in Bangladesh

Lawachara National Park is a hidden treasure of Bangladesh that deserves more attention and appreciation. It is a place where nature and culture coexist in harmony and where visitors can experience the beauty and diversity of Bangladesh’s wildlife and heritage. Lawachara National Park offers a unique and memorable travel experience for anyone who wants to explore the natural wonders of Bangladesh.

Pitviper snakes in lawachara rainforest

We offer from overnight up to 4-5 days long trips to cover all these places. You are kindly referred to “Our Tours” section to find your right trip. In case none of those covers your subject or fulfill your interest, we shall be happy to customize one, especially for you upon request. There are regular trains, buses and air services from Dhaka and of course, private transport is always available up on your interest.

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