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Well of Kuakata

There is one well about 200 years old in Kuakata. There are three reasons to maintain this well. The well reminds the early history of the struggle to survive of the community. When people started living close to the sea, they experienced the scarcity of drinking water. So they Started digging wells near the beach. The second reason is rooted in the love story of a Rakhine girl. She was in deep love with a young police officer from Kolkata and this place was their rendezvous. On hearing about this love, the father of the young man was upset use he was not ready to marry off his son to a girl of different faith and culture. He immediately called his son on a false pretext of his illness and confined him. The girl waited and waited, gave up food, and finally succumbed to grief and malnutrition. The third and most important reason is that the name of Kuakata is related to well. Kuakata is a combination of two words 'Kua' meaning well and 'Kata' meaning digging.


How To Go

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.