Rangamati was a contesting ground for the kings of Tripura and Arakan. This region came under the Mughal Empire after the Muslim invasion in 1566.After this the Chakma settlement began along with various other settlements of varying ethnicity.From 1760 to 1761, this land was leased to the East India Company.It is located in the Chittagong Division. It is bordered by the Tripura state of India to the north, Bandarban District to the south, Mizoram State of India and Chin State of Myanmar to the east, and Khagrachari and Chittagong Districts to the west. Rangamati is the only district in Bangladesh with international borders with two countries: India and Myanmar. This town actually a scenic tourist place with different indigenous ethnicity. It is coloured by excellent rain forest, multiple tree shaded mountain with mind blowing magnificent lake. this is the paradise of rainy season.
It is a popular tourist spot hanging over kaptai lake.From Chittagong a 77 km. road amidst green fields and winding hills will take you to Rangamati. It is also connected by waterway from Kaptai. A beautiful curvy narrow road waken from the cliff of blue mountain , running within deep forest , besides the mighty karnafully river connected the kaptai and rangamati town .This is the only place to visit through out the year. Rangamati expresses her full beauty in rainy season. Trees becoming greener, waterfalls are in full tide, the river Karnaphuli in her full wave in this season.
Shuvolong a place in Barkol upzilla, located about 12 kilometres away from Rangamati town. There are few waterfalls in Shuvolong area with the largest one falling from as high as 300 feet. In rainy session , this place has turned into a tourist destination due to beautiful waterfalls and the nearby market. Shuvolong is easily accessible by speed boat or motor boats from Rangamati . A full bloom waterfall over height of 250 ft dropping millons of gallon water ,roaring and shuttering from far away amaze you very deeply.
Kaptai Lake is the largest man made lake in Bangladesh.It is located in the Kaptai Upazila under Rangamati District of Chittagong Division.The lake was created as a result of building the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River, as part of the Karnaphuli Hydro-electric project. The Kaptai Lake average depth is 100 feet . It contain huge magnificent natural beauty and also having natural resources like fish and water vegetables. the bank contain huge and tall rain tree with habitant of hundreds of varies birds. a river cruise in this lake may be mind blowing.
Peda Ting Ting resort, Shubolong, Chakma Villages There is a new private resort and park named Tuk Tuk Eco village which also provides lodging in natural wooden made bungalows hanging on hills within forest where you can enjoy fantastic natural scenery. The room rent is 1200tk. They have a restaurant where you can enjoy the natural beauty while taking your meal. Most of the boat man avoid this place but this is one of the most scenic place to visit. You can directly come to this place by shared engine boat with only 10~15 tk fare.