Tag Archive: Kuakata


I was going to post the top 30 or so but didn’t have the internet capabilities to complete in time. These are two of my favorites.¬† If anyone has any comments on what they would like to see in my blog in 2013, including ways to improve my posts please comment.

Happy New Year!

Darjeeling, India Mountain View

Darjeeling, India Mountain View

Kuakata Sunset

Kuakata Sunset

Or did I have the shutter speed to slow since it was early evening? ūüôā

I saw this creature at Kuakata Beach.

Too fast for my camera? !

We were up early and traveled by motorcycle and boat and then motorcycle to get to this spot near Kuakata.!

Action at Sunrise!

Washing all the beach sand out of the motorcycle! ¬†This was the motorcycle and driver that were hired for me. ¬†Sorry, about that photo yesterday! ¬†I didn’t check it close enough, to see that not much was in focus.

Cleaning up the bike for the ride back to town!

These were some of the approx 17 motorcycles we hired to go up and down the Kuakata Beach to catch the sunrise, sunset, or fisherman village!

Abandoned!

An attempted shot at a self-portrait!

The Driver and I!

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.

I SNAPPED THESE PHOTOS LATE ONE AFTERNOON WHILE ON A 16 KM MOTORCYCLE RIDE!

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!

DIPRO, A TTLER GOES FOR A RIDE ON THE BEACH LOOKING FOR PHOTO-OPS!

10 TAKA PER KM AT THE LEAST! Don’t ask any questions!

I TRAVELED TO KUAKATA WITH ALMOST TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHERS. IT WAS THE  BANGLADESH TTL PHOTO CLUB.

Fisherman With His Net!