Kaptai National Park
Nov 19, 2014

Kaptai National Park is the major national park of Bangladesh located in Rangamati District. It was established in 1999. It covers about five thousand and four hundred hectares area. Prior to assertion of the national park it was Sitapahar preserve. The original Sitapahar Reserve area was fourteen thousand acres. Out of this areas of one hundred acres have been without reserved. It happened for the company of the industrial estate at Kaptai. It is about fifty seven kilometer from Chittagong city.

Kaptai National Park contains with two Ranges namely Karnaphuli Range and Kaptai Range. Kaptai National park is being directed in CHT South Forest Division. It is traditionally important because of first time teak plantation in Bangladesh. It was started from this area. The type of this forest is mixed evergreen forest. Integrated Protected Area Co-management project created its activities in this cosseted area in 2009.

Kaptai National Park is exclusive for its famous colossal Teak plantations of 1873-1879. It was the opening points of modern Forest Management in this associate continent. This plantation has taken the appeal of natural forests and sustains wildlife. There are many significant plants available in the Kaptai National Park like kali garjan, gutguti, boher, pitali, pitraj, jarul and so many. Remarkable animals are Asian elephant, western hoolock gibbon , Phayre’s leaf monkey, capped leaf monkey, dholes, wild boar, sambar, barking deer and other animels.

Kaptai National Park is located in Rangamati Hill District. It is maintained over Karnaphuly and Kaptai Ranges in Chittagong Hill Tracts Forest Division. The park is nearby to Kaptai Bazar in the north-eastern area of the Kaptai Upazila in Rangamati District. As a green forest this is a best place for the green lover people. In the rainy season this looks like as a green carpet by bird view. People can see many wonder of nature as they imagine ever.

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