Chandranath hill trekking, Sitakunda
Chandranath hill is one of the great places for those trekkers who likes trekking. This hills located in Sitakunda which is a land of outstanding natural beauty. From Sitakunda it is around 4.5km far. Chandranath has the small hill groups. On the way to the hill, tourist will see some religious places of Hindu religion. This hill area has various kinds of trees. Here tourist can see the gardens of fruits like Guava, Mango and Coconut etc. It is easy from other trekking to climbing up and down on the hilly way by the stairs. In this area has some people called Tipra and they have a village. The hills look very marvelous at rainy season, because of rainfall to the trees and hills looks very awesome. But as well, itis very dangerous to climb this hill.
How to Reach:
There are many AC and NON-AC buses from Capital Dhaka or around Bangladesh like Green line, Shohag, Hanif, Shyamoli, Desh travels, Unique, Soudia, and S.Alam. AC buses fare is around 1000 BDT and non-ac fare are 500 BDT. To get the bus tickets tourist needs to buy from the Bus Counter in Gabtoli, Kalyanpur, Saydabad and Arambag. From Dhaka it takes almost 6 hours to reach.
If any tourist wants to go by train they will get train tickets from Kamalapur railway station. It will take 10 hours to reach. Train fare is 300-1000 BDT.
Tourist also can go by air. They need to book tickets from online by airways company website or any travel agent or from Dhaka airport domestic terminal. There are few airways like Bangladesh Biman, US Bangla, Regent Airways and Novo air from Dhaka airport to CTG airport. One way fare is around 2700 BDT in the economy and the round fare is 5400 BDT, for business class, it is a little bit higher.
It is best to start the journey at 10.30pm. If any tourist start from Dhaka by bus.
After reaching Sitakunda at 6:00 am. Getting fresh in the restaurant and take the breakfast. Then we proceeded towards Chandranath hill. Use the Google Map if anyone gettrouble to knowing the way for the hill without asking. The height of Chandranath temple hill is approximately 1530 feet. It needsto take a CNG to reach the basement of Chandranath hill From the SitakundaBazar. Fare is 20 BDT per head.
Then the trekking started for top of the hill. There are two ways to reach the top of Chandranath hill. One is by staircase and another is regular trekking road. Tourist can see some nice beautiful temples on the way. It will take around 2 hours to reach the top of the hill. But the tiredness will go away when a tourist will see the outstanding view of the surrounding place from top. So much mesmerizing, fabulous. Spend amazing time there and watching the stunning views of around Chandranath hills. Now it’s time to move back to the basement. It may take around 45 minutes to get down.
After reach to the basement, it’s time to get back home. So come again to Sitakunda market by CNG, the fare is 20 BDT per head. Now it’s time to take lunch. After lunch ready to catch the bus to back to Dhaka.
Before trekking the Chandranath hill
- Three quarters or shorts.
- Bottles of water and saline.
- Everyone bought a bamboo for walks. At the time of the money kept 20 BDT. If you return, you will be able to return 10 BDT.
- Please, this things should be kept in our head that keeps the environment clean.
- This is a religious place for Hindu religion so, do not do anything wrong while travelling.