Kuakata is a place of pilgrimage for Hindu and Buddhist communities. Innumerable devotees arrive here at the festivals of 'Rush Purnima' and 'Maghi Purnima'. On these occasions, the pilgrims take holy baths at the bay and participate in the traditional fairs. One may visit a 100-year-old Buddhist temple where the statue of Goutama Buddha and two 200-year-old wells are located.
Kuakata Buddhist Temple is situated only four kilometers away from Kuakata beach. Local transport is available to reach there. There are several Buddhist temples in the area inhabited by Rakhains. The famous one being in the village of Misripara. The meditating Gautama Buddha statue inside the temple is 36 feet tall.
From Dhaka, you can reach Kuakata directly from Gabtali or Sayedabad bus stand in multiple transport vehicles including BRTC, Druti Paribahan, Sakura Paribahan. You can also rent a car from anywhere. However, after Barisal, you have to cross the Lebukhali ferry to reach Kuakata by road.
From Dhaka Sadarghat, get in the luxury double-decker MV Parbat, MV Beach, MV Sundarbans, MV Sampad, MV Prince of Barisal, MV Patarhat, MV Upakul Launch Cabin in the morning to Patuakhali or You can reach the tourist center Kuakata by getting off at Kalapara, adding a rent-a-car and taking a bus on the Patuakhali-Kuakata route. Launches on the mentioned routes from Dhaka leave the launch dock between 5 pm and 6 pm.
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