Chimbuk Hill: The Peaks of Beauty in Bangladesh


Chimbuk Hill is one of the notable hills in Bangladesh, located about 23 km from the district town. At the top of this fantastic hilly area is the Tourist Center.

The winding road leading to the hills offers beautiful scenery on both sides. The hills are 2,500 feet above sea level and offer breathtaking views of the spiraling Sangu River.

Chimbuk Hill
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Chimbuk Hill in Bandarban is famous as Darjeeling of Bangladesh. Due to its natural beauty, this magnificent mountain is legendary beyond the borders.

It is the third-largest mountain in Bangladesh and is famous for its beauty. The view of sunset and sunrise from this mountain will amaze any tourist without any doubt.

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When you stand at the top of the hill and see the beauty of nature, you will feel like you’re in a different world. There are two viewpoints on two levels before the stairs.

If one does not want to come down, then one can stand there and enjoy the beauty. At the west end of the stairs are three lovely concrete chair tables.

In the late afternoon, you can sit here and enjoy a chat or a private time. People of the Marma tribe live at the foot of the hill below this great mountain.

If you want, you can try to know their life and culture, without any doubt. Some Burmese and tribal goods are possible to buy from them.

The hill scenery on both sides of the road from Bandarban is beautiful. The green hills and forests around will make your eyes dazzle.

There are many tribal habitats along the way to Chimbuk. Builders construct the houses to be as high as lofts. River Sangu on the way to Chimbuke will make your trip more scenic.

While driving through the highest road in Bangladesh, you will feel like you are on the moon. Climbing up the hill will surprise anyone to see this neat and planned hilltop.

Chimbuk Hill Parjatan
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Any vehicle can be at the very top along the paved road. After getting up, the stairs went down to a large square. Nava Chatwar is the name of the square.

One can see the vast sea of clouds in autumn standing from this viewpoint. Even in the extreme heat of the summer, the cold wind blows here.

Standing on the mountain, you will see a raft of clouds floating down. You can see upazilas in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong districts from this location.

The clouds above these mountains float in the sky during the rainy season. There are two small viewpoints on two levels in this mountain.

Visitors can stand there and enjoy the beauty of the majestic nature. The shadow of the tree that is available around falls on it.

There is also a seating area on the east side for enjoying private time in the late afternoon sun. Nilgiris is along the eastern angle.

The authority has also constructed several levels with scenic viewpoints. Even if a thousand people visit together, the entire Chimbuk can provide space.

Chimbuk is famous for its year-round fruit that grows on the roadside below the hill. Papaya, Banana, Sugarcane, Coconut, Orange, and Plum are available according to the season.

But bananas and papayas are available throughout the year. All fruits are fresh. The service is chemical-free. Tourists always like to eat these fruits.

How to Go

First, you have to go to Bandarban city. Every day, vehicles from different parts of Dhaka leave for Bandarban. They belong to various transport companies.

You can take buses to Bandarban from Syedabad, or Kalabagan, at 10 PM or around 11:30 PM. From Bahaddarhat Terminal in Chittagong, there are two buses named Puravi and Purvani.

These buses are not air-conditioned, and they go to Bandarban. The distance of leaving for Bandarban is between the buses is 30 minutes.

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To reach Chimbuk, hire a Jeep, Land Cruiser, or a bus from Ruma Bus Station in Bandarban city. The buses travel on the Bandarban-Thanchi route.

Traveling by bus is risky as the roads are very rough. No vehicles ply on the Chimbuk-Thanchi route after 4 PM. So tourists should return by four PM.

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