When considering preferences for natural environments, individuals often contemplate whether they prefer mountains or the sea. Which of these two natural scenic beauties is preferred? It may be difficult for enthusiasts of tourism to definitively assert. However, numerous individuals in romantic relationships may consider purchasing a hill as a symbolic gesture of affection towards their significant other. Chimbuk Hill is widely recognised as the preeminent hill in Bangladesh, renowned for its picturesque topography within the country’s hilly landscape. This mountain ranks as the third largest in the nation.
Chimbuk Hill is situated at a distance of 26 kilometres from the town of Bandarban in the district. The elevation of the object is approximately 2,500 feet above sea level. The scenic landscape on each side of the road leading to Chimbuk is aesthetically pleasing. During the journey to Chimbuke, the presence of the Sangu river enhances the overall appeal and aesthetic value of the trip.
When traversing the most elevated roadway in Bangladesh, one may feel like driving upon the lunar surface. At an elevation of 2,500 feet, observers will be presented with a visually captivating and distinct panorama of the region of Chimbu. When positioned atop the summit, one’s gaze shall be met with a congregation of clouds gracefully descending. This location offers a panoramic view of the upazilas in the adjacent districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong.
During increased precipitation, the cumulus clouds traversing the mountainous terrain appear to be suspended inside the ethereal expanse of the atmospheric cloud layer. Due to its geographical location in the secluded hills region of Thanchi Road, Chimbuk still needs establishments catering to accommodation or dining facilities. A rest home is currently under the administrative oversight of the Deputy Commissioner. Housing throughout the nighttime is made accessible at this location with the authorisation granted by the District Commissioner. The army canteen is situated near Chimbuk. This establishment offers breakfast and lunch options. In addition, along the route from Bandarban to Chimbuk, there exist two tourist centres, namely Milanchari and Shakura, which offer dining options. However, it is advisable to depart from Bandarban with a minimal amount of food and necessary supplies.
How to go:
To reach Bandarban, you must first travel to the city. Several transport companies operate daily departures from different locations in Dhaka. To get there, you can take a bus operated by Shyamli, Hanif, Unique, S Alam, or Dolphin bus companies. Departure times from Kalabagan, Syedabad, or Fakirapool are usually set for 10:00 pm or around 11:30 pm. Alternatively, you can travel from Chittagong to Bandarban. Bahaddarhat, Pubali, and Purbani Paribahan companies provide transportation services from Chittagong to Bandarban.
If you want to travel to Chimbuk, you must rent a Jeep, Land Cruiser, Land Rover, or Pajero or use the buses operating on the Bandarban-Thanchi route. These transportation options can be found at the Ruma Bus Station in Bandarban. Special buses are available that can handle the challenging terrain of the mountains. However, using bus transportation comes with some risks due to the brutal road conditions. It’s important to note that there is no vehicular activity on the Chimbuk-Thanchi route after 4 pm, so it’s recommended that tourists plan to return by this time.
Where to Stay: Bandarban has numerous resorts, hotels, motels and resthouses. Where you can stay overnight for 1000 to 3000 taka. Besides Hotel Holiday Inn Resort, Hillside Resort,
You can stay in a four-star, three-star, or river-view hotel.
Things to keep in mind while travelling:
Be cooperative with fellow travellers. Don’t occupy the entire space because you have bought a ticket; give the people next to you a chance to sit properly.
Be respectful of the culture of the place you are travelling to. Be polite to local people. If your companion is an older adult, take care of them. Take care that your behaviour does not cause any inconvenience to him. If there is a guide on the trip, follow it. Otherwise, you may be in danger. Reach the station or airport on time. Take time to leave home. Don’t embarrass fellow travellers. Do not leave things scattered. Don’t inconvenience others because of your belongings.
Do not listen to loud music or talk loudly on the mobile phone.
Be ready on time when going on a group tour so everyone doesn’t have to wait for you. Don’t litter the travel space with your unused belongings.