Bhawal National Park

Bhawal National Park

 

Location: Gazipur, Dhaka Division     Map

Area: 5022 hectares

Entrance Fee: 6 Taka

Car: 30 Taka, Minivan 50 Taka

 

Description of Bhawal National Park

Bhawal National Park is situated 40km north of Dhaka city near Gazipur in the Dhaka Division of Bangladesh. Bhawal National Park covers an area of 5022 hectares. Currently the park undergoes major changes on its grounds. The park over past decades became overrun by local displaced people who extracted firewood, hunted animals to extinction and found shelter on its ground. All these seem to change in the next few years. The administration of the park introduced quiet or silent zones within the park to keep local people from playing music, celebrating events and thus scarring animals away from this region. Additionally several species were reintroduced to the park including fishing cats, spotted deer, peacocks, several species of pythons and etc. Overall the park contains over 13 species of mammals, 9 reptiles, 5 amphibians, 5 avis and over 220 plant species.
 
The easiest way to get to the Bhawal National Park is to rent a car or a bus if you in the group. If you are on more adventurous and quiet frankly kind of stupid side, you can a local bus from a Mohakhali bus station in the town of Dhaka heading for Mymensingh. After spending about an hour in a packed bus with humans and possibly animals, you will see an entrance to the park. Going back is just as tricky.