Tag Archive: Bay of Bengal


I GOT UP EARLY TRYING TO CATCH THE FULL MOON THAT I DIDN’T CATCH BECAUSE OF GOING TO BED TOO EARLY! ¬†It was 10 pm which is actually late for me and not early! ūüôā ¬†I suspect I might do some post processing to enhance this photo later. ¬†But until then!

Full Moon, such as it is! It’s there somewhere behind the clouds. Yes, I got up at 4 am for this.

A SPECTACULAR SUNRISE WITH SILHOUETTES!

PEACEFUL WALK ON THE BEACH AT KUAKATA!

THIS WAS MY LAST PHOTO BEFORE I SCURRIED TO THE HOTEL TO GET READY SO I WOULDN’T MISS THE BUS!

We had to cross on five ferries on our trip down and due to weather, etc. it took us 17 hours. ¬†It’s no wonder there were less tourists than at Cox’s Bazaar, a beach further to the East.

The Best Sunset we saw on this trip.

WE WERE SCHEDULED FOR 4 AM TO LEAVE ON THE MOTORCYCLES TO CATCH THE SUNRISE FURTHER DOWN THE BEACH! We didn’t quite get left on time! ¬†The sunrises and sunsets were a big item in choosing where to go on this TTL Safari.

The name¬†Kuakata¬†originated from the word ‘Kua’-the Bengali word for ‚ÄúWell‚ÄĚ which was dug on the sea shore by the early¬†Rakhine¬†settlers in quest of collecting drinking water, who landed on Kuakata coast in the eighteenth century after being expelled from Arakan (Myanmar) by the¬†Mughals.[3]Afterwards, it has become a tradition of digging Well in the neighborhoods of Rakhaine tribes for water.

Kuakata offers a full view of the sunrise and sunset from the same white sandy beach in the water of the Bay of Bengal.

Locally known as Shagor Kannya (Daughter of the Sea), the long strip of dark, marbled sand stretches for about 30 km. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a typical natural setting. This sandy beach has gentle slopes into the Bay of Bengal. Kuakata is also a sanctuary for migratory winter birds.

Evidence of God’s Handiwork and Artistic Ability!

Day 202

FISHERMAN ALONG COX’S BAZAAR Beach emptying their nets.