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Humchari Beach, Bangladesh - Unique Places around the World

Humchari Beach is adjacent to a fertile forest and known for its stunning waterfalls.

5. Description

Humchari Beach, also known as Himchari Beach, can be found along the coasts of the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. It is located beside the seaside town of Cox's Bazaar, which lays claim to the title of having one the world's longest stretch of natural sand beaches . This is actually composed of three distinct constituent beaches, of which Humchari is one. Tourists will find the beach conveniently situated. With the entire shore of Cox Beach having three separate beaches, each cater to different activities and different kinds of visitors' respective preferences as well. The best time to visit is November to March. Although the nearby waterfalls in the Humchari National Park is at its best during the rainy season from May to September.

4. Tourism

Tourists who come to the town of Cox's Bazaar will find Humchari Beach to be an attractive destination. Its alluring sandy shores serve as the playground for almost two million visitors a year. There are two islands nearby that the tourist should visit while in the seaside town as well. The average tourist will find the seaside town of Cox's Bazaar an easy destination to reach from Dhaka. There are air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses from Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, that travel between there and Cox's Bazaar. There are also flights from Dhaka to Cox's Bazaar. From Cox's Bazaar, there are Jeep rentals for driving to Humchari right up onto the sandy beaches.

3. Uniqueness

Humchari Beach is set in the middle portion of the 150 mile stretch of three alternating beaches near the seaside town of Cox's Bazar. It is bordered by Humchari National Park, which features a fabulous waterfall. Tourists in the know enjoy the beach as well as the natural wonders of the national park. On the beach, people sunbathe, swim, play beach sports, relax, picnic, and collect seashells. Visitors to the national park can spend days there and still not have time to be able to see everything it has to offer. The park harbors many exotic animals and tropical birds, as well as endemic plants and rare flowers. The abundance of herbs and spices in their natural settings here is a sight one will always remember.

2. Habitat

#2 Habitat

The local flora, complete with native trees and shrubs, provides for a green backdrop for the endless white sandy beaches of the seaside town of Cox's Bazar. The grass and shrubs keep the sand from being blown away. Fauna on the beach mainly includes sea crabs, birds, and amphibians. In the Humchari National Park, flora becomes even more verdant and wild still, as grassland appears alongside about 100 species of palms, ferns, trees, canes and herbs. Deeper into the park, the forest turns into a tropical habitat, sheltering huge elephants, monkeys, leopard, boar, tiger, wild dogs, reptiles and the Indian Muntjac (pictured above). Avian species in the park total more than 286 species, of which many are endemic to the area.

1. Threats

Humchari Beach is a safe and friendly place to enjoy on vacation. The seaside resort town of Cox's Bazaar is the starting point for exploring the attractions nearby. Within the immediate vicinity, there are two islands, a national park, and three beaches. The tourist should be aware of the riptides that occur in the surrounding waters of the three beaches, which can prove dangerous to swimmers. Conversely, tourists who come to play at the beach should not litter their trash. Conservation efforts are being carried out by the government to maintain a clean and safe environment for both marine life and people in the area. The Humchari National Park was created to protect the area's natural inland habitat and animals.

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