BACK FROM CHIMBUK HILL (BANDARBAN): It is called mountain which is a heap of rocks but there may be controversy about how much it should be above the sea level. However, in a plain land in Bangladesh we are to admit that if it is 2,000 feet above the sea-level it is called hill.
Chimbuk hill is one of the famous hills in Bandarban district. Many initiatives have been taken for this hill to attract the tourists like a magnet. The implementation work is also underway.
The location of Chimbuk is 26-kilometer away from Bandarban district headquarters by the side Bandarban-Thanchi road. If you want to reach Chimbuk peak you have to travel through the road around 1,500-foot from sea-level and then about 500-foot up from the road.
District administration has taken up a number of projects to make Chimbuk a tourism-friendly destination. The rest houses built earlier have been made neat and clean and made open to all.
New structures are being constructed. On Tuesday (October18), it was found that masons were working. A number of view points are being constructed from this 2,000 feet peak. Concrete bench are being set up in front of the rest house.
The district administration has also leveled the peak for car parking and arrangements are underway for the movement of the people freely.
For increasing the beauty of the hill top meanwhile a number of trees both fruit and herbal have been planted.
On the other hand, the inspection bungalow called “Giri Chimbuk” of Road and Highway (R&H) department has added an extra attraction for the tourists. Meanwhile, this ‘top’ size three-storey bungalow has drawn the attention of many.
On the first and second floor, there are four-bed rooms. In every floor, there is a one living room. From every floor there are arrangements of glass window through which the outside beauty of the hill can be witnessed. Bathrooms are of world class. In short, it can be said that all arrangements looks like a five-star hotel.
There is an open stage on the top floor of this bungalow. The tourists can also enjoy sunrise and sunset from this place.
This “Giri Chibuk” was inaugurated by Road Transport and Bridge minister Obaidul Quader on October last year. But this is not for all. Only the VVIP and officials of R&H department are entitled to use it.
However, the rest house of the district administration is allowed for tourists with prior permission.
The district administration is contemplating to build a quality restaurant for the tourists to supply good food and service.
The Executive Magistrate and also Assistant Commissioner of Bandraban administration Hasan Muhammad Al Mujahid presented more positive pictures about Chimbuk.
He told Banglanews that they have a long drawn plan about Chimbuk. If these projects are implemented Chimbuk hills will be one of the best spot of Bangladesh tourism.
BDST: 1810 HRS, OCT 19, 2016