Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nilachal, Bandarban, Chittagong

Nilachal, Bandarban
Nilachal, Bandarban 2018
Nilachal (নীলাচল) is situated at Tiger Para (টাইগার পাড়া), the nearest tourist spot from Bandarban city. It is also known as Tiger Hill. It’s only 5 km away  and about 2000 feet high above the sea level. There is a rest house, a big cafe and some small tea stalls in the Nilachal. The rest house is round-shaped with round-balcony managed by the District administrator. From the Nilachal hill you can see the whole Bandarban city one side and the hills in other side. You can also see the Gloden Temple, another unknown temple, Buddhist house etc. When the sky is clear people can see the Chittagong port and sea beach. The sight of sunrise and the sunset form Nilachal will astonish you. In the rainy season visitors might found clouds around him and in the winter season can watch an awesome foggy morning.
I have visited Nilachal in 2011, 2013 and recent 2018. Last time I went there saw a massive change. Everything becomes so different and lots of new places added like Neharka and Valentine point. These places are in the slopes of the hills. There are different scenes from different areas of the mountain. The beauty of the nature and mountain can be enjoyed from here. 

1st visit: 04.12.2011 with Friends.
2nd visit: 18.09.2013 with BTCl officers.
3rd visit: 30.11.2018 with my Huawei colleague.



  
Video of Bandarban from Nilachal

Ticket Price: 30 tk per person.

Accomodation

Bandarban town is very near so you can stay in Bandarban and visit Nilachal in the early morning, unless you don't want to pass a night here. There is not much to do all the day. There are lot’s of hotels, motels and resorts available in Bandarban. Without peak season you don't need to book hotel before you go. You have to spend 600 to 3000 tk per night depending on your choice.


HotelAddressContact Number
Holiday Inn ResortMeghla, Bandarban0361-628896, 01553325347, 01777765789, 0361-63117
Hotel Hill ViewBus Stand Main Road, Bandarban Sadar01828-866000, 01790842777, 0361-62035, 0361-62045
Hillside ResortChimbuk road, Milonchhori, Bandarban01730 045083, 02-988 6983, 01730-045050
Hotel Green HillPress Club Bhavan, 2nd Floor, Bandarban01820-425090
Hotel PurabiV.I.P. Road, Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban01856699910, 01856699911
Hotel PaharikaCaowl Bazar Rd, Bandarban01820-424433
Hotel Three StarBazar Durga Mondir, Road, Bandarban0361-63195
Hotel Four Star1 No. Goli Rd, Bandarban0361-62466
Hotel River ViewSodok O Jonopod Rd, Bandarban01733-115585

Transportation

Nilachal is very near (5 km). You can use your own car, Hire a CNG or Chader gari (jeep) etc to visit there.

Dhaka to Bandarban
Ticket price is around 550 tk non AC and 950 tk AC.

1. S Alam services Ltd    Ph: 0341-62902.
2. Shyamoli Paribahan    Ph: 0443-449934
3. Saudia Paribahan        Arambag, Ph: 02-7102465, Gabtoli, Ph: 02-8018445.

Photos of Nilachal in 2018

ঝুলন্ত নীলা
Jhulanto Nila (ঝুলন্ত নীলা)

Nilachal, Bandarban
Nilachal, Bandarban






Unknown Buddhist Temple

Unknown Buddhist Temple


The Golden Temple
The Golden Temple


Mud House
Mud House

Mud House
Mud House

Bandarban City from Nilachal
Bandarban City from Nilachal

Bandarban City from Nilachal
Bandarban City from Nilachal

Floating shadow over the mountain

Break Field (something I don't like)

Nilachal Parjatan Center
Nilachal Parjatan Center
Nilachal Map
Nilachal Map
Ticket Counter
Ticket Counter
View over the mountain
Bandarban Map
Bandarban Map
Bandarban City
Bandarban City


Shadow over the mountain

Walkway in the Nilachal
Walkway in the Nilachal
Jhum cultivation
Jhum cultivation
Jhum cultivation
Jhum cultivation
Tin Shade House





Picture of Nilachal in 2013

The best part of my 2nd visit was It was a moonlight night. Normally general public can not enter at night. But because of Gov. officers with us we are able to enter there. The decoration of the Nilachal changed a lot since my last visit. It was more decorated and well furnished. The district administrator did a good job to make this place live again. We saw lot's of decoration work was going on. We stay there more than one hour, look around the place and talked to the officials of rest house and cafe. The rest house and the cafe are maintained by the district administrator. The cafe called Nemesis was not open for the customers till then.

Nilachal, Bandarban 2013

Moonlight Night








রোওয়াদ রং







Nemesis Cafe
Nemesis Cafe
Nemesis Cafe
Nemesis Cafe


Picture of Nilachal in 2011

This is the 1st time of our Bandarban visit. So it's very special for many reason.



Tribal People House
Tribal People House

View from Nilachal
Nilachal
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Sahebul
Sahabuddin
Zakir






Small store




Car parking




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2 comments:

  1. awesome place to visit, infect every spot of Bandarban is nice. i really like to visit that place with my wife.

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  2. But when - next year we all will be in a different place. You will go abroad. Lot's of work pending.

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