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Nisarga Pod House: Gateway to scenic wonders of Kaptai

This beautiful resort also offers kayaking opportunities for tourists in the cool water of the Karnaphuli River flowing from Lusai Hills

Update : 22 Jul 2023, 07:20 PM

The Kaptai upazila of Rangamati district has always been one of the preferred and loved destinations for tourists in Bangladesh, thanks to its abundant natural beauty.

Nature has filled this upazila with a rich array of scenic wonders, which has led to hundreds of beautiful tourist spots and resorts being constructed there.

However, unlike other resorts, Nisarga Pod House has stolen the hearts of tourists in recent times.

The beautiful Nisarga Pod House has been built on the banks of the Karnaphuli River in the Shilchori area of Kaptai upazila. 

The architecture

Drawing inspiration from the unique architecture of Thailand, the resort has small triangular-shaped pod houses or cottages all over.

As one enters the pod house, they are bound to get mesmerized, as various eco-friendly materials including wood, and bamboo have been used in the construction.

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Every cottage can accommodate at least three people. 

Each cottage has an attached washroom, round-the-clock electricity, and water. There are also arrangements to spend the night in the camping tents and free WiFi. There are also parking facilities available, with round-the-clock security measures.

This aesthetic resort was built under the Nisarga River Valley restaurant on the side of the road in Hajir Tech area of Shilchori.

Facilities 

Built on the banks of the Karnaphuli River, the resort offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

To enhance the experience, the resort has swings and hammocks in front of every pod house or cottage -- allowing tourists to fully immerse themselves in the beauty.

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Nisarga Pod House also offers kayaking opportunities for tourists in the cool water of the Karnaphuli River flowing from Lusai Hills. 

Apart from this, there are healthy and delicious food plans and barbecue parties.

Packages 

There are three packages available at the Nisarga Pod House.

For the accommodation of three people, one has to pay Tk6,000 and for the accommodation of two people, one has to pay Tk5,000. Both packages come with three meals.

The check-in for these two packages is at 1pm and the check-out is 11am the next day.

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However, to get a camping tent, one has to wait till 5pm, and the check-out time is at 10am. 

The package, too, includes three meals and costs Tk1,500 per person. 

All three packages come with 30 minutes of kayaking facility in Karnaphuli River.

Words from the director

Director of River Valley Restaurant and Pod House Nasir Uddin told Dhaka Tribune that such pod houses are completely new for tourists in the three hill districts.

It has been designed to make tourists enjoy the night's stay beautifully, he added.

"There are pod houses like this in Thailand. This concept is completely new in Bangladesh. We have a lot of pressure these days. You have to book a week in advance to stay here,” Nasir Uddin said.

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He added that they are currently also increasing room numbers considering the high demand from tourists. The new rooms will be opened in the next two months.

"We also specialize in food here. We feed tourists the freshest fish of Kaptai Lake and Halda River,” he added.

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