A flower cannot blossom
without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. I’m agree with Mr. Max
Muller and very much excited to share my last tour news. I’ve visited Jessore,
a border district of Bangladesh last week. Though it was a sudden tour but enjoyed
I’ve visited Godkhali flower garden which is located at Jhikargacha, Jessore. Besides this wonderful place, there are four nature attractions listed place in Jessore. Jhikargacha is a place of beauty and beauty of nature fully loaded with natural soil along with numerous flowers. Different kinds of roses, gerbera, marigold can be founded this beautiful land. Also there is a flower market at the center point of the total areas.
People of this beautiful area are kind enough and you can taste some delicious local food here. Topmost important thing is that you can’t find any other place whereas miles to miles are flower garden. You can’t imagine this panoramic beauty until visit here.
How to go there:
You can travel from Dhaka
to Jessore by bus or train or plane as you wish. FARE may vary but that is not
an issue for flower and travel lovers. From Jessore to Gadhkhali, local Bus
fare is 35-45 BDT per person. CNG can take 350-500 BDT depending on situations
Where to Food?
There are many more good
local hotels and restaurants to eat.
Where to Stay?
You can stay at Jessore
City which is not too much distance from Gadhkhali.
Godkhali is a place of real beauty that’s why tourist comes from abroad to see this mysterious beautiful flower garden. Nobody will say anything if you walk through the flower garden. So it’s a great opportunity for the flower lovers to smelt the fresh smell of flower.
Bangladesh is known as Ruposhi Bangladesh. Ruposhi is the Bengali symbolic word that denote the beauty of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a south Asian country border with India and Myanmar (Barma). Also, Nepal, Bhutan and China are very close to Ruposhi Bangladesh. According to population Bangladesh or, Ruposhi Bangladesh is the eighth highest populous country in the world. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh whereas Chittagong is the commercial capital of the country. Chittagong is the largest port city too.
Ruposhi Bangladesh is a country where different ethnic people live with together. Though most of them are Muslim but there is a strong bondage between other religious people. Bangladesh has many more rivers, sea beaches, waterfalls, hills, tea gardens and so many things. Here, top hundred important places are enlisted to pick up the beauty of Ruposhi Bangladesh.
Top 100 places of Ruposhi Bangladesh are:
National Martyr’s Memorial of Bangladesh
Location: Savar, Bangladesh
Sundarbans- Largest Mangrove Forest in the World
Location: Khulna Divison, Bangladesh
Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach
Location: Cox’s Bazar District
Location: Kaptai Lake, Chittagong
Location: Ruma Upazila in the hill district Bandarban, Bangladesh
Location: Baghaichhari Upazila in Rangamati District
Kuakata is one of the panoramic beauties of nature, located at the southernmost part of Bangladesh. Beauties beauty wonderful Kuakata sea beach is situated at Kalapara Thana under Patuakhali district. Locally, this mysterious sea beach is known as the daughter of the sea or, Sagar Kanna. Basically, it’s about 70 kilometers distance from Patuakhali Sadar. All the combination of beauties is habituated here such a way that is enough to make you excited. What will see you first? The Picturesque natural beauty of sea, or sandy beach, Blue sky, large expanse of water of the Bay of Bengal and eye catching forest are ready to welcome you!
Top most important points of Kuakata sea beach are Fatra Forest, Gangamati Reserved Forest, Lebur Char, Island of Red Crabs, Jhau Forest, Char of Kauwa, Kuakata Buddhist Temple, Dry Fish Palli & Market, Rakhaine Palli etc. Let’s have a look over these places to make your journey to fulfill.
1. Kuakata Sea Beach- Daughter of the Sea
Kuakata Sea beach one very much popular for many reason. But the notable reason is that the visitors can see the sun setting and sun rising from here that is not possible to any sea beach. Also there is a strong relation between the sea and sand. Sea goes far away from the sand at tide time. There is many more option to visit here and many things are waiting to welcome you. If once you visited here, you will come here again and again for rising view of the sun. Perhaps! It’s beauty started from the Bay of Bengal where huge expanse of blue sea could be founded.
2. Fatra Forest- Part of Sundarban
Fatra Char or Fatra Forest is the part of Sundarban. It has enriched the beauty of Kuakata Sea Beach. From Kuakata Sea beach, it’s about one hour boat journey. Monkey, Bagdas, Jackals could be founded here. Different types of birds are also waiting to surprise you. Fishermen of these areas are very much brave because they can easily avoid the waves of the Sea. Fatra Forest is also an eco-park that has been created by Bangladesh Government. Forest department boats are available to visit here. Many more travel agency offers through all the years to visit Fatra Forest.
3. Gangamati Reserved Forest-Sunrise point
Gangamati reserved forest is situated at Patuakhali region and the east part of Jhau forest. It is not more than one hour journey from Sundarban. Visitors may also visit here by hiring a motorbike from Kuakata Sea beach. Different types of isolated big trees, birds and sandy ice has made a panoramic beauty that does attract the visitors most. Winter is the perfect time to visit here. In this time, Sea remains quiet and claims. Visitors can play with waves at bathing time. It’s also the sunrise point which is most important parts of visiting here.
4.Lebur Char – Sunset Point
Lebur Char is the point where visitors can see the sunset. People come here again and again to sea this amazing beauty of nature. Here you can touch the sky with immense of romantic feelings. All sorts of sorrow want some space to skip if once visited here.
5. Island of Red Crabs
You have visited Kuakata but haven’t see lal kakra or red crabs that couldn’t possible. So, you feel much better if you see these. Visitors will play with them and go back to your childhood after seeing this. Its look so amazing that time seems to very short. Within a few moments your minds will capture a full dish of joys.
6. Jhau Forest
Jhau forest is another forest of Kuakata Sea beach region. Jhaubon or, Jhau forest is very closest to the Sea. It’s also an initiative of Bangladesh Government. Visitors can visits here by walking. It’s surrounded by many more Jhau and coconut trees. You can also see the sun rise from here. This is wonderful picnic spot. As Gangamati Reserved forest is to the east so visitors can visits both Jhau forest and Gangamati Reserved forest at a time.
7. Char of Kauwa
Char of Kauwa is about 10 kilometers from Kuakata Sea beach. It’s another thrilling place for the visitors. Visitors can spend many wonderful times here. It will make them full fresh from any sort of bad feelings.
8. Kuakata Buddhist Temple
Buddhist temple of Kuakata is four kilometers away from the Sea beach. Travelers may visit here by vehicles or walking. This is the biggest Buddhist state of south Asia. Visitors can see the state of Gautam Buddha. Hundred years old ancient tradition and cultural heritage of Rakhaine could be founded here. You will see the live style of Great ethnic people of Rakhaine tribe. You will be glad to know that Rakhaine peoples are very much friendly. Many Buddhist followers visit here at the time of Rash Purnima and Maghi Purnima. Rash mela is very much popular to the visitors as well as local people.
9. Dry Fish Palli & Market
Dry Fish Palli is very much popular for dry fish. Also there is a big market where many homemade accessories are available. Generally, Visitors buy fish and some handy made accessories from here.
10. Rakhaine Palli
Rakhaine Palli is the place of Rakhaine community. Visitors come here to buy some local collection of dress. Rakhaine peoples are very much cheerful. In the eighteen century, Arakanese people ,currently known as Rakhaine dug the area which is nothing but the word kua. From this word kua it has been named Kuakata. However, beautiful rural scenery still remains in Rakhaine Palli.
How to go there?
There is few more option to go to Kuakata. Visitors may go to here by Bus. It will takes about 8-10 hours. Another option is journey by Launch and Bus. Visitors may go to Barisal or, Patuakhali by launch and rest of the path by bus. It will takes 12-13 hours. Perhaps! Second option is most enjoyable.
Where to Stay?
Many more hotels could be found here. Visitors can choose anyone according to their budget.
Where to eat?
Also food facilities are available here. Visitors can buy food from anywhere.
As Kuakata is an odd area. So visitors have to be more careful. If anyone wants visit the forest side then proper permission is necessary. Also, first aid is suggested for extra care.
Kuakata Sea beach is perfect place for refreshment. If you have enough time, then visit here you’re your friends and family. You can see the sun rise and sun set at a time!
Sreemangal is a dream-landed area for visitors. What do you want? In my opinion, Every attributes of beauty is here to welcome you.We have covered so many places to our previous parts. Today, we are here to know you the beauty of world famous Sreemangal and its around.
Sreemangal, the tea capital of Bangladesh is located at Moulovibazar district. Its famous for greenery hills,endless tea garden, untouchable flora and so on. Sreemangal is one of the top source of quality tea production in the world. More than 3% of the total tea production are delivered from here. Also it is a prime Eco-tourism destination for the travelers.
Distinctive tribal cultures and their lifestyles, wonderful mosques and temples,ancient palace,mysterious waterfalls with endless greenish tea garden make this place as a paradise of the earth. Near about Sreemangal town,there are some natural lakes.Numerous colors of water lilies in the lake and pedestrian path make this as a must visit place.Besides these, Lawachara Rain Forest,Tea Gardens and Estates, Nilkantha tea cabin,Local Tribes, Madhabpur Lake and Madhabkunda Waterfall attracts the visitors to visit Sreemangal area again and again.
Lawachara Rain Forest:
Lawachara Rain Forest is one of the major national park located just 8 kilometers away from Sreemangal. It is sanctuary for rare species of animals and plants including hoolok gibbons,slow loris,capped languor,and wide variety of cats,apes and snakes.
Also, this rain forest is a common destination for the birds watchers and hikers. Visitors can visit here after paying some cost to the forestry department.
Nilkantha Tea Cabin:
Have you drink seven layer tea? If your answer is No! Then, you have to visit Nilkantha Tea Cabin. Here,you can test the world famous seven layer tea with your friends and family.
Its just about 5 kilometers away from BGB camp of Sreemangal. The test of every layer is different to each other.
Some indigenous peoples are also live near at Lawachara Rain Forest. Most of them are Christian Khashia but there are some Hindu Tipuri and Manipuri peoples. You can watch wonderful performance of Manipuri people.Generation by generation,it has passed on.Main income source of this ethnic peoples are handicrafts.
Khasia people cultivate pineapple,orange,lemon,jackfruit,betel,nuts and other kinds of fruits.They maintain a matriarchal society and live as a joint family.If you are interested to see this beautiful ethnic community of Sylhet, please welcome!
Another attractive place of Sreemangal is Madhabpur lake. Visitors can find a natural lake beside Madhabpur tea state. Purple lotus and water lilies in the calm waters make this lake as a charming place to the visitors.
In fact, Its an ideal place for photographers.Also a bird watcher can not control himself/herself if visited here! Its amazing for sunset viewing.
Another remarkable tourist place is Madhabkunda waterfall which is popular for its sacramental beauty.Its 60 kilometers away from Sreemangal town. Meanwhile, Madhabkunda waterfall is one of the highest and largest waterfall of country.
So, It is a perfect picnic place for the visitors where you can spend a couple of hours within a dream. However, passing miles after miles of tea garden and picturesque sloping hills and zigzag road will added your journey as a lifetime experience.
How to go there?
Actually, Sreemongol is easily accessible from Dhaka by Bus or Train. So,visitors can visits here as their choice.
Where to stay?
There are many more cottages and rest houses in Sreemangal. But Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf is best for luxurious living. Another Luxurious Resort name is Dusai ,just about 15 km distance from Sreemangal town. So, please not to be heisted about accommodation.
Where to eat?
Similarly accommodation, food facilities is available in Sreemangal town. Many world class restaurants are available here. No doubt, Kutumbari restaurant is top of them.
In my opinion, Visitors have to clear concept near about all the places of Sreemangal. Also, finding the best time for visit is also advisable.
Above all, Sreemangal is final destination for travel loving people for several reasons. You can cover lots of gorgeous places within a short time with your friends and family. So hurry up to visit Sreemangal and its around. All the best and have a nice journey.Good bye!
Sylhetis the place of hidden beauty of nature. Backdoor ofSylhetis covered with lots of amazing hills, wonderful resorts, tremendous rivers, explainable waterfalls, greenish tea gardens and so on. Firstly, we have covered the panoramic beauty of Jaflong and Bisnakandi. Hence, We are here to discuss about the others parts of Sylhet. So, Welcome to our second part of Sylhet division tourist spots. Please, Read and explore the beauty!
Lalakhal is one of the hot listed places to the visitors, located at Jaintapur Upazila of Sylhet. Actually, Lalakhal area is covered with natural forests, hills, tea gardens, and many more rivers. Myntu, an Indian river enters into Lalakhal named as Saree, passing through Guain River at Sarighat. Water color of Saree is transparent green, specially in the winter season. Moreover, Lalakhal tea garden is at the eastern bank of Saree River. Also, the range of mountain, greenish river water of Saree and wonderful tea gardens are in one platform to surprise you. To catch up these beauties, you have to visit Lalakhal.
Best time to visit Lalakhal is monsoon (April-November) and winter (December-February) seasons.
How to go there?
Lalakhal is 44 kilometers distance from Sylhet City. Visitors usually travel to Sarighat. It’s about 42 kilometers away from Sylhet city by road. Remaining two kilometers from Sarighat to Lalakhal is the boat journey path. Nazimgarh Resort operates a boat station in Sarighat. By hiring a boat to reach Lalakhal, Tourists can see the crystal green water with lush greenish hills on both sides of the river.
Visitors can go to Lalakhal by hiring a Micro Bus or Private car. Also,there is a wonderful restaurant named River Queen Restaurant.
Micro-bus cost would be 3500 to 5500 taka . Besides,Mechanized boat cost would be taka 1200 to 1500.
Where to stay?
Nazimgarh Resorts: It operates ‘Adventure Tent Camp’ in Lalakhal available basically in winter. Also, it has a world class nature Resort Wilderness in Lalakhal.
Where to eat?
River Queen Restaurant: It’s located at the bank of river Saree and operated by Nazimgarh Resorts. However, Launch cost of this restaurant is about 400 to 500 taka.
Particularly, Take necessary things that you can carry easily. Indeed, Winter and monsoon season is the perfect time to visit here.
Panthumai is a village of Jaflong Union Under Guyainghat Upazila. It’s very near at east Khasia hill of Meghalaya range. Borhill, an eye catching waterfall is located here though it’s an area of Indian Territory.
The best time to visit here is April to mid-October.
In this time, you can touch and catch the cloud, laugh with clouds. You will fall in love to see the blue water and greenish natural views. This evergreen scenery will be added to your lifetime memory.
How to go there?
Panthumai is 70km distance from Sylhet city. Best way to reach Panthumai is Amborkhana to Hadarpar Bazar. There is a CNG station in Amborkhana near at Airport road of Sylhet city. After reaching at Hadarpar Bazaar, you need to hire a boat. Though Hadarpar is a small Bazaar but you can buy food, water and other things from there. CNG cost will be taka 1000-1200 only for 5 persons. Boat cost is not more than 1200-1500 taka. Visitors can visit Bisnakandi, Panthumai and Lovachora at a time.
If you have a plan to visit Lalakhal and Panthumai at a time, firstly you have to go Sarighat. Then Sarighat to Panthumai village. To reach Panthumai, you have to hire a micro-bus or CNG from Amborkhana point. Micro-bus cost will be 5000 to 7000 taka depending on its size. A breathtaking waterfall is all set to welcome you with its mysterious beauty.
Where to stay?
Since Panthumai is a village, there is no accommodation facility.
Where to eat?
Also there is no local restaurant but you may collect food from Hadarpar Bazar or its local bazaar.
Panthumai is a border side area, so you have to be careful. Collecting weather information is also advisable. In rainy monsoon, full area is affected by flood. So, you have to make sure of its condition before visiting here.
Lovachora is wonderful place for boat journey lovers. Its located at Kanaighat Upazila of Sylhet. It becomes a heavenly sight for the visitors. What do you want? Crystal clear water of Lova river, Lovachora tea estate, hanging bridge, natural lake, fountains. All are here to surprise you. You have to visit here to see these beauties.
The best time to visit here is April – October.
How to go there?
Firstly, visitors have to go to Kanaighat to reach Lovachora. You may use Sylhet-Jaflong road. Taking a right turn from Dorbosth Bazar, you have to cross Jainta hills. Finally, you have to hire a boat from Kanaighat Sadar upazila to reach at Lovachora. It will take one and half an hour.
Where to stay?
In fact, no accommodation facilities in possible in Lovachora.
Where to eat?
Visitors have to collect food from Kanaighat Bazar.
It’s also a border side area. So, you have to be careful. You have to take permission from BGB if you want to cross the tea garden.
Finally, you will see the source of the Lova and beautiful hanging bridge.
Tanguar Haor is one of the excellent wetland of world beauty. This mysterious Haor is located at Sunamganj district and very close to the Meghalaya hill region. Many species of fishes and staging area of migratory birds make an ecosystem that is the main source of livelihood for more than 40 thousands people. In 1999, Bangladesh Government declared Tanguar Haor, an ecologically critical area for being over-exploitation of its natural resources. Also, its play an important role in fish production as mother fishery for the country. More than 140 species of fresh water fish and 200 types of migratory birds are here to welcome you.
Though its a crucial place for biodiversity but local birds with migratory birds make this wetland an eye soothing abundance of fauna. Besides these, rare species of eagles, many local birds including vultures, seagulls are always busy to fly here to there. Four species of snakes, six species of mammals and turtles and seven species of lizards added more are special attraction for visitors.
Best time to visit here is Monsoon and Winter.
How to go there?
Tanguar Haor is 80 kilometers distance from Sylhet city.
In winter, visitors can hire motor bikes from Shaheb bari kheyaghat in Sunamganj. Within couple of hours, you have to go Taker ghat or Tahirpur. You have to hire a boat from both of these places to reach Tanguar Haor.
In rainy season, Visitors can hire a special mechanized boat named Bojra for overnight stay. This will cost about 10,000 BDT per day.
The best option is to hire a steamer like engine operated boat from Sunamganj to Tanguar Haor via Tahirpur and Taker ghat.
Where to stay?
In Taherpur bazaar, a low quality hotel is enough for stay here. Besides,a rest house owned by the district council is here but you have to take permission to stay overnight. Another rest house is at Taker ghat.
Where to eat?
Local foods are available both at Taherpur and Taker ghat Bazaar. Boat man can arrange local fresh fish at their boat also.
Life Jacket is mandatory for visiting during monsoon. Collecting phone number of local Thana is also advisible.
Sylhet, the historical holy city is located at the northeastern part of Bangladesh. The daughter of nature has decorated the whole Sylhet division with amazing tree gardens, hills, rivers, waterfalls and so on. Sylhet division is known as Greater Sylhet or Sylhet region whereas its main city Sylhet is popularly known as Jalalabad. This picturesque and archaeological Islamic Sufi region is bordered by the three states Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura of India to the east, north and south respectively. Chittagong division is on the southeast side and Dhaka is to the west. Sylhet Division is subdivided into Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Sunamganj and Sylhet districts.
There are many more tourist spots in Sylhet. What will I discuss first? The panoramic beauty of Jaflong or, the wonderful platform of tea gardens in the hilly areas of Sreemongol , or the beauties beauty amazing Ratargul Swamp Forest.
All the places are beauty of art and treat as a tourist paradise. Heaven comes to the reality and you can touch and capture the feeling of love, play with clouds if once visited any of the places. The romantic feelings will never be ended and bound you to come these places again and again. Let’s have a look over these spots.
Jaflong is hill station and located at Guainghat Upazila of Sylhet District. It is originated from Dauki river that enters into Bangladesh under the name of Piyain river,flowing from the Khasi mountains . Jaflong is overshadowed by subtropical mountains and rain forests. It is famous for stone collections and home of Khasia tribe. Though Rainy season is the perfect time for discovering the real beauty of Jaflong, but most of the people visit here in Winter. In recent time, unrestricted mining and crushing of stones has little bit decreased its beauty. But still now, it’s a must see visited place for the travelers.
Khasia tribe lives just across the western side of Piyain river. Sengrampunji and Nakshipunji are the two villages of Khasia tribe, which also attract the visitors. Just beside Nakshipunji village, Jaflong Tea garden is located which is another attractions.
Boat riding in the Piyain river is so enjoyable to the visitors to reach at zero point. From there, visitors can see the beautiful Hanging bridge over Dauki river. The lovely splendor of white clouds and gushing waterfalls flowing from the green mountains fascinates locals and tourists alike. At late afternoon, it’s beauty touch the highest feeling of love. At that moments, it seems to be that we are born to visit here.
You are cordially welcome to visit here to explore the marvelous scenery of Jaflong with your friends and family.
How to go there?
Jaflong is 62 kilometers from Sylhet city. Visitors can hire a micro-bus for 8-10 people that will cost taka 4000-5000.Also local bus service is available to go. That will take one and half an hour and the cost is approximately 50-80 taka per person.
Boat trip from Jaflong to zero point is about 500-800 taka per boat. A trip to Khasiapunji is possible by local transport called moyuri and that will cost 800-1000 taka per car. Individual visitors can go there.It will cost 100-150 taka.
Where to stay?
A guest house run by BGB is at Tamabil point that is located 7 kilometers away from Jaflong. Jaintia Hill Resort is at Sreepur near to the Tamabil. In Lalakhal, there is a world class resort named Nazimgrah Wilderness Resorts. Actually,Jaflong is a one day tour that’s why most of the visitors stay in the hotels or resorts in Sylhet town.
Where to eat?
On the east side of Piyain river,there is some local restaurants. In khasia village there is also a restaurants named Cafe Sengrampunji on the west side of the river.Though it’s cost is higher than local restaurants but its better to the purpose of quality services.
Things you need to carry?
Since it’s a one day tour,so you not to carry much things.Just carry a simple travelling bag putting your necessary things.
Taking necessary medicine according to your need is must preferable. Please don’t cross the zero point. It’s better to take permission from BGB to go to zero point area.
Like Jaflong, Bisnakandi is another tremendous place for visitors.Basically, Bisnakandi is a village of Rustompur Union under Guainghat Upazila. Khasi mountain meets at a single point in the village from the both sides,following from a high fall. Dark clouds hugging the mountain in the rainy season and the presence of natural beauty make this place attractive to the visitors.Everything could be found in one frame like high mountains, sinuous rivers, graceful falls and dancing clouds.
How to go there?
Bisnakadi is 40 kilometers from Sylhet city. There are two ways to go to Bisnakandi.
One way is to Sylhet-Guainghat road via the airport.From Guainghat,take a left turn to reach Hadarpar. Local boat is available in Hadarpar to go to Bisnakandi. Visitors can hire a CNG from Amborkhana point of Sylhet city to reach Bisnakandi. Cost may be vary but a CNG cost will be approximately 800-1000 taka.
Another way ,Hiring a CNG from Amborkhana to Panthumai. Then hiring a boat near Borhill Fall,visitors can easily go to Bisnakandi by viewing the sight view of sinuous river with lush green mountain.This is also an unforgettable scenery.
Where to stay?
No accommodation facilities is available in Bisnakandi. So you have to stay in Sylhet town.
Where to eat?
Also the same problem like accommodation. No food facilities is available here. So, you have to depend on packed food from Sylhet town.
Things you need to carry?
Since it’s a one day tour, so you not to carry much things. Just carry a simple travelling bag putting your necessary things.
You have to careful since Bisnakandi zero point is Bangladesh-India Border side. Also in the summer season, It’s dusty and hot. In the Rainy monsoon, some of its area is affected by flood.So you have to know the weather information before go there.Of course, take some necessary medicine for extra care.
Meanwhile, Jaflong and Bisnakandi is the perfect places for visitors. If you have enough time, then visit here. Definitely,it will give you much more pleasure rather than your expectation.
Ratargul Swamp Forest-Ruposhi Bangladesh: Beauties beauty,amazing Ratargul is one of the finest swamp forest in the world.Trees are standing here in a row to welcome you and birds are waiting to sing. Trees are habituated in such a way that it can survive even in water.
The beauty is that the deeper you go, the higher the density of trees will be founded.Here,Sunlight can not enter the inner side of the forest through the leaves to touch the water. You can not imagine before visited here how beautiful this is! You seems to be- you are in Sundarban. But the water is not as salty like Sundarban forest.
Local people called it Sundarban. Also it is called the Amazon of Bangladesh for its mysterious beauty though it’s original name is Ratargul.
This mind blowing forest is located at Guainghat upozila in Sylhet district. It’s about 26 kilometers away from Sylhet. This forest is in the area of Sylhet range-2 under the Sylhet forest department .It’s area is about 30,325 acres where the Ratargulforest is in 504 acres in the wetland.
Ratargul is a clean and fresh water forest located in the bank of Goain River. This river is linked with the Chengir Khal canal. But the flow of the river is boundless during the rainy season. In rainy monsoon, the whole wetland goes under water but in winter it almost dry up.In July-August,the forest is flooded in the water. This is the perfect time to explore it’s beauty by boat.
Mysterious swamp forest creates an image on water. The color of water is greenish at some places that captured the entire Ratargul forest. Reflection of the trees in the water is so beautiful.It seems to more charming if you brought an umbrella.Many more small green spiders jumped from the tree over the boat though those may be harmful but looking lovely. Anybody can pass few hours by wonderful boat.Your feeling could not stop then! Butterfly in stomach happens in that time.
Here,Dreams come to true when you are boating with your friends or company. This will be added to your lifetime experience.You will hear the sound of the water while boatman rowing the boat. The whole atmosphere is so different adventurous that visitors will come here again and again. After boating,you will found a tower from where one can see the top view of the forest. Also,many local fishes could be found here.
About Twenty five water friendly species could be found from this natural forest. The notable plants are Hijal, Koroch, Kadam, Borun, Arjun, Jalibet,Mutta etc.Mutta the main materials of Shital pati’s comes from this forest. Many wonderful birds like Kingfisher(Machranga),Dove(Ghughu),Heron(Bok,Water fowl(Pankowri), Folk tailed Shirke (Finga),Teal (Balihash) attracts the visitors. monkey, Otter, Squirrel, Mechobagh etc are notable animal of this forest. Also,various types of reptile and snakes are also available here.
In 1973, Bangladesh Forest Department declared this forest area as Sanctuary for wild life.
How to go to Ratargul:
From Sylhet city, there is two option to enjoy the beauty of Ratargul. For safety concern, better to take permission from forest station for visiting here. They can help you to arrange a boat which is sage for seven or eight people though you can hire that personally.
First option is to Sylhet- Motorghat- Ratargul:
You have to hire a CNG auto rickshaw from Ambarkhana point of Sylhet city to Motorghat. The cost approximately 500 to 800 taka. From there,you can hire a boat which can carry 7 or 8 persons .This time the cost will be likely 400 to 600 taka for the trip and take 1 or 2 hours to visit the whole forest. You have to return in the same way. This is the cost and time effective way.
Another option is to Sylhet- Goainghat- Ratargul:
You have to hire a CNG for riding from Ambarkhana point of Sylhet city to Goainghat Bazar. It’s cost will be 400 to 500 taka and takes 2 or 3 hours. Then hiring a Engine Nouka near the bazar. It will cost about 800-1200 taka and takes 1 or 2 hours to reach Ratargul. This way is costly and time consuming but if you have a plan to visit Jaflong, then it is the best way.
If you can not swim then you have to use life jackets as it is a submerged area.During monsoon,dangerous species and poisonous snakes tend to seek refuge in the trees. So,You have to be aware to touch the trees,leaves or even water. Taking first aid is better precaution. water bottle, plastic packet or other things can be carried. You could not found any food in Goainghat area so you have to carry food if necessary. Its our responsibilities to keep Ratargul neat and clean so that our next generation does not think it was a story. We have to give them a chance to explore it.
Like all other travelers, I have seen more than I described or remember. So you are most welcome to visit Ratargul swamp forest with your friends and family. Till then,All the best.
Bandarban-Ruposhi Bangladesh: Bardarban is a beautiful district of Bangladesh located at the south eastern part of the country. Bandarban is the remotest and least populated district in Bangladesh. Its area is divided into 7 upazilas which are Bandarban Sadar, Thanchi, Lama, Nikhongchhari, Alikadam, Rowangchhari and Ruma.
It is also a part of the Chittagong Hill tracts. Beauty is abandoned everywhere of Bandarban. It is one of the most beautiful tourist place of Bangladesh. The natural beauty of this this location is beggar’s description.
Bangladesh, a green country of magnificent nature is waiting for you. Here you can enjoy the real beauty of the nature. Bandar ban, a hilarious district of the state is full of attractive tourist place and adventure! What do you want? There are Lovely River, lake, green deep forest, beautiful waterfall, adventure of High Mountain, archaeological sites are there in Bandar ban. So, why late? Come and explore the natural elegance and thrilling experience of Bandarban.
Tourist Spots And Specialty:
There are many attractive tourism places in Bandarban; hills, water falls, lakes, rivers, historical temples, archaeological sights and many more things are there in Bandarban.
Boga lake: Boga lake is the most amazing lake in Bangladesh. The area of Boga lake in Bandarban is about 15 acres. It is about 3000 feet above sea level. The color of water of this lake is blue. Tourists will be astonished looking at the big rocks everywhere of the boga lake.
Buddha Dhatu Jadi: The Buddha Dhatu Jadi is a buddhist beautiful temple. It is known as the Bandarban golden temple. It is built on top of a 200 feet high hill. There is small pond in the temple which is on the top of high hill and is called the pond of god. The design,technique and golden touch of this temple attract the people.
Nilachal: There is another beautiful place to see near Meghla is called Nilachal. It is known as tiger hill.It is near about 2000 feet above of sea level. In rainy season, visitors can be thrilled walking through the clouds.
Tajingdong: Tajingdong also known as “Bijoy” is the highest mountain of Bangladesh. Tajingdong is about 4300 ft (1310 meters) high from the sea level. According to local tribal language “Tajing” means “Great” & “Dong” means “Hill” so that it means “Great hill”. There are various tribal community is developed surrounding the mountain and their living styles are so natural. This remote area is full of natural beauty. Here you can see many small and big mountains and hills. This area is covered with dense forests, birds and animals.
Keokradong: Keokradong is the second highest mountain of Bangladesh. Keokradong is about 4,035 ft (1,230 meters) high from the sea level. It is situated in 30km away from the Ruma sadar upazilla of Bandarban in Bangladesh. Keokradong Mountain is located on the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Sangu River: Sangu River is the complete part of the natural beauty of Bandarban. It enters the district from the east and flows west across the district and finally falls into the bay of Bengal. This river is flowing through the hills thousands of years. It is an important route to communicate with Ruma and Thanci Upozilla. It has huge financial interests for the population of Bandarban. This river is widely used for transportation, agricultural and other necessary products for the people of remote community.
Nilgiri: Nilgiri is one of the tallest peaks and is about 3500 feet high. On the peak of the nilgiri, tourists can watch green hills, peaks and clouds are going by touching their heads. Nilgiri is called the Darjeeling of Bangladesh.
Chimbuk: Chimbuk is the oldest tourist spot of Bandarban.It is situated in the south-eastern part of milanchori and shoilo propat which is about 21 km away from Bandarban city.Restaurant and a watch tower is situated on the peak of the hill.From the peak of the hill the beauty of nature amazes the tourists
Nafakhum: Nafakhum is a waterfall which is situated on the wild hilly Sangu river. It is an excellent place to travel. A special type of flying fish is found at the bottom in a small cave as they swim against the stream but cannot jump over the high water of the fall.
Rijuk: Rijuk waterfall is about 300 feet high with continuous flow of water which falls into the river Sangu. This waterfall is surrounded by natural resources. You can go there any time but during the rainy season you will see the most attractive glance of this fall.
Availability of lodging, vehicle and food:
For travelling people have to hire a special vehicle which is called ‘chander gari’.This name is given by the local preple.It is actually four wheel drive vehicle. But land cruser,landrover,bus are also safe. Among these vehicles, travelling in chander gari is more thrilling. This car is suitable for climbing the hill. Inside the town, the most available transport is rickshaw.
Cheap and luxurious hotels are available in Bandarban..Hotel hill view is the biggest hotel and is situated in Bandarban city. Hotel River View, a luxurious hotel is built up near the Sangu river. Some other renowned hotels and addresses are given below.
Special Things to Buy: There is an abundance of Brumese, Thai and Chinese textile and other stuff in the town. But, the best buy is surely the products of local handloom – cloth fabric, shawls, blankets and more. Products of bamboo, cane and wood are baskets, flutes, hats, mask and more. Prices are really low, but textile qualities are too high. The designs are exotic and also geometric. The textile from Myanmar called Burmese product.
Master Shopping Complex:
Its a burmese market full of thai, chinese & burmese products. this market is always busy with throngs of buyers, sellers and onlookers. Marma shopkeepers, mostly women, are easy to deal with, and ma provide with information on the place and the people.
The BSCIC Shop:
Various handloom and cottage products. it is the sales center for the cottage industry development project of bangladesh government.
Shawls, blankets and buskets made by the bawm people are sold by them by the side of the waterfall.
M/S Rangdhanu Enterprise:
This shop are located front side of hla hla burmise market in moddom para. they are sale quality products such as: local & foreign clothsgarments & botik houses, tribal traditional clothes,cosmetics, shoes, traditional ornaments & all kind of burmise products.
Special things to do:
Cruise on River Sangu: One highly recommended activity here is a boat trip in a sampan a double oared boat with a regular boat down the river sangu. The trip can be a 1-hour trip, or a whole day cruise including stop-overs to have food. you will see people working on river with bamboos. the river is not very deep in the dry season. many times your boat might get stuck with the soil under the river.
You have two options to make trip on River Sangu- Take the early bus from Ruma bus stand, Bandarban to Ruma Bazar from 07:00 am. It will cost tk 100 and take three hours. From Ruma Bazar you can hire a boat to Bandarban for Tk. 4000 negotiated to Tk. 3000, 3-4 hours. Notice, the last bus that to Bandarban from Ruma Bazar is at 15:30. In case you not succeed to hire a boat, you must have to get the bus.
Hiking: A hike to either Keokaradong 883 meters or Tahjindong 967 meters, the two tallest peak is an ecstatic experience. On the side of both the peaks reside the remotest tribes-people of Bangladesh, the Khumi and the Kuki. Boga Lake, one of the two highest lakes in Bangladesh lie directly on the trek, and the second one is Raikhiang Lake lies only a little off the way.
How to Travel From Dhaka: There are many transports to travel from Dhaka to Bandarban such as bus,train or by air. Buses which go directly from Dhaka to Bandarban are Shyamoli paribahan,S.Alam paribahan,Dolphin services etc.Some transportss leave Dhaka from Fakirapool in every night.It takes about 7 hours to arrive.The bus services are both AC and non AC. For non AC bus the fare is around 550/-BDT.If traveler wishes to go by AC bus he might to go to Chittagong first from Dhaka.The AC bus services are Greenline paribahan,Shohagh paribahan,Silkline etc.To buy tickets in advance is better in the tourist season.
To travel by train tourists have to go to Chittagong from Dhaka.The train services which leaves from kamalapur railway station are Turna,Nishitha,Mahanagar,Godhuli and Subarna express.If anyone wants to travel by air he should take a flight tourist. Biman Bangladesh Airlines,GMG Airlines,Best Air or United Airways are those services by which people may go to Chittagong.
After the arrival in Chittagong there are available buses in Bahaddarhat terminal which lives for Bandarban.Purbani,Pubali or Purobi bus departs from Chittagong from morning untill evening and takes 2-3 hours to arrive Bandarban.
Things to carry with:
For a complete and pleasant tour things to carry with you is given below-
# Extra cloths
# Perrsonal medicine
Final Verdict: Come to Bandarban and feel the touch of heaven with nature. You will find the virgin beauty of Bandarban on every step you advance. Nature is extravagant here. There remains numerous delight and elements of beauty in every tourist spots of the district. Do not miss the opportunity of seeing and feeling the divine fineness of nature!
Have you not yet gone for the Sundarban? Do you know about 100,000 tourists come to visit the Sundarbans each year? If you are a traveler and hungry to uncover the mystery, pack your bag and run towards the largest mangrove forest in the world.
Sundarban is about 10,000 kilometers and situated in the coastal area between Bangladesh and India. The areas positioned in the delta of three great rivers, Meghna, Brahmaputra and the Ganges. About 6000 Kilometer is inside Bangladesh, and the rest is in West Bengal India.
In Bangladesh, the Sundarbans spreads in three districts, which are Khulna, Bagerhat, and Satkhira. The largest mangrove Sundarbans has three Wildlife Sanctuaries. They are East, West, and South Sundarbans Wildlife haven. These sanctuaries play a significant role to maintain the biodiversity of the forest.
Sundarban At a Glance
For the world, the Sundarbans is full of natural and puzzling beauty. Nature embraces its children in the best care. In this largest mangrove forest, there are about 50 types of Mammals, 320 species of inhabitant and exotic birds visible. Moreover, there are 50 types of reptiles, eight amphibians and 400 fish species available. The highest numbers of Royal Bengal Tigers are also accessible in this part.
One-third of the area contains moorland. There is no fixed road for traveling inside the forest. Therefore, the rivers and canals are the only way for the Sundarban tourism. In 1999, UNESCO declared almost 32,400 Hector area as World Heritage. The earlier name of the Sundarbans is Badaban. Later it is changed in the Sundarbans.
At the entrance of the forest, you may find some small villages on the bank of the river. All the families depend on the Sundarbans for their day-to-day living. The primary professions among them are fishing, collecting wood or honey.
Anywhere in Sundarban, the most common plant is Goal Pata. Like its name, it is not in round shape. Its fruit is delicious, and treacle is very healthy. One of the most common sources of money for the people of this area is collecting Goal Pata. This leave has multiple uses as coastal house roof and boat roof.
An important plant of Sundarban is Hetal. This spiky plant has a great impact on the asylum of Sundarban. It arranges the area for the Bengal Tigers to hide safely. Keora is also a great tree, which can survive well in water. Its leaves and fruits are the best food for deer. Also, you can find Gewa in almost everywhere in this forest. It releases very toxic tannin.
Do you know why Badaban becomes Sundarban?
It is the Sundori. Earlier there were huge numbers of Sundori tree in the forest. However, the number has drastically reduced by top dying plant disease. The main reason of this disease is the increase in the salinity of the water. Due to strong timber, Sundori is the main attraction of furniture of this locality.
In the beginning, the forest started with plants like Sun Grass. After that, a series of plants came gradually, which include Keora, Possur, Bain, Gewa, etc. These are known as the pioneer plant of this mangrove forest. Finally, Sundori and Goran came as climax plant. This process name is succession. For survival in the climate change, the trees adapted a lot. The air root comes out from the ground are one of the best examples of adaptation.
As the plants of this forest, the animal species are also plentiful. The ecosystem contains tiny insects to the wild Royal Bengal Tiger. Animal life of this area depends on the time of high and low tide. While water goes down during low tide, varieties of species come out from the muddy soil. Mud creeper, Fiddlers curb, snail, jellyfish and other fish species has a vital role in the ecosystem.
Different color and species of birds are seen in this forest. Tia, Ghughu, Shalik and Moyna contain the major part of birds, which make their nest at the top of the tree. They live on insects, fruits, and seeds. Nevertheless, the majority of birds are of those species who love to eat fish. The notables are Kingfisher, Falcon, Kites, Pelican, and Heron, etc.
Not only the Sundarban full of natural beauty but also keep some scary part in it. It is very common to see crocodile basking in Sun while traveling on boat inside the mangrove forest.
The Royal Bengal Tiger is the scariest animal of the Sundarbans. People who collect honey from Sundarban are the first Victim of the Bengal Tigers. Due to the Royal Color combination and style of living, they are named as Royal Bengal Tiger. Unfortunately, 400 tigers are left in this Jungle. You can also find aggressive Wild boars in this forest. Deer and monkey are in huge amount.
The interesting thing is the relation between monkey and deer. The monkeys break the branches of Keora for feeding the deer. For repaying, the deer provides a jungle tour to the monkey on their back.
Sundarban Tourism: Best Tourist Spots in Sundarbans
Sundarban has the beauty to attract tourist in all the seasons of the year. The October to March is the best season for touring the Sundarban. Visiting in Sundarban can be dangerous for tourist or the ecosystem. Therefore, there is few targeted spot where people can go and enjoy the natural beauty with doing any harm. In Bangladesh, there is some tourist spot in the Sundarban, but you have to go there by water vehicles like launch, trawler or boat. Most importantly, you have to take permission from the forest office.
Among the tourist spots, the most attracting places are as following –
Karamjal: Sundarban National Park
Hiron Point (Nilkamal)
Dublar Char (Island)
Tin Kona Island
Karamjal: Sundarban National Park
One of the most desired places to the tourist is Karamjal. You can get a precious view of Bangladeshi wildlife at a glance. Karamjal is a royal entry to the Sundarban. The ranger station is deep in the forest and a visitor spot for its deer-breeding center. Recently, the government has started the country’s first saltwater crocodile-breeding center, which is another attraction of Karamjal.
For entering the forest, you have to take permission from the Forest Officer and have to take mandatory Cholera vaccine dose before leaving. Professional guides always recommend carrying some first aid medications and sufficient drinking water while exploring Karamjal. The national park contains a large number of species, which are already in a vulnerable state of existence. You can see deer, monkey, boar, crocodile and bird in this tourist spot. If you are the luckiest person, you may see the Royal Bengal Tiger. Karamjal is in Bagerhat District.
If you want to see the beauty of Sundarban along with the Bay of Bengal, Katka is the best place in the Sundarban. Katka is famous for the travel route of tiger through the beach and coastal area in the early morning.
Trekking lover can make a forest travel through the grassy meadows from Katka to Kachikhali. In this way, you may see lots of deer, monkey, and birds. It is one of the best places for wildlife photography. It is in the Bagerhat district of Khulna Division.
Hiron Point (Nilkamal)
If you have the desire to see the tiger in the forest Sundarban, Hiron Point is the most likely area to find them. You can easily see lots of deer, monkey, salt-water crocodile and birds in this place.
Hiron is one of the best sunset points of Bangladesh. It is also famous for tiger watchtower. It is under the Burigoalini Forest Range, Satkhira.
Dublar Char (Island)
Dublar Char is a beautiful Island and famous for its natural view. It is renowned for fishing and fish fauna. Its beauty can be comparable with any other island in the world. Usually, it is not a tiger viewing point.
You can find many spotted deer in a casual walk. However, if you are lucky, you may see the Bengal tiger is fishing in the River Passur. It is in the southern part of Khulna district.
Tin Kona Island
This is another beautiful sunrise and sunset point of Sundarban and Bay of Bengal. People less frequently visit this beach due to a long journey on the boat. However, in recent day, the number of tourist increases drastically due to frequent seeing of Royal Bengal Tiger and Pangolins. Mandarbari Beach is in the Burigoalini Forest Range, Shamnagar, Satkhira.
Special Culture in Sundarban
Like many mysteries of Sundarban like Gazi Kalu, Champabati, Bonbibi, etc. there are specials cultures in Sundarban. Among them, the most famous are Rash Mela (Fair) and Bonbibi’s Puja (Worship). People of the Sundarban believe these customs are helping them to survive in the danger of forest.
It is a popular culture of Bangladeshi Hindu races. They gather in the Dublar Char of Sundarban to take a holy bath. Also, they pray for granting marshy from Bonbibi. The people of Sundarban come out in the full moon of 13-15 November of each year. It has been continuing science 19 century.
Worship of Bonbibi
It is the worship for the protector of Sundarban Bonbibi, according to the people living in and near the Sundarban. In the 1st date of Bengali month Magh or 25th January, people give their worship to Bonbibi. They believe, therefore Bonbibi will protect them from the upcoming danger of the year from the forest.
How can you Visit Sundarbans from Dhaka?
There is multiple travel and tourism company offer Sundarban tour package from Dhaka. If you want, you can arrange it by yourself. It is always better to go in a group. A minimum of four members in a group is perfect for Sundarban tour. You can travel most of the spots in the largest mangrove forest in 3-4 days. Depending on destination, and time you can select a variety of options.
From Nilkamal, Shyamnagar, Satkhira
First, you have to decide where to start. If you want to go from Satkhira, the best option could be the bus. You can have multiple bus company, who offer their service to Satkhira. Buses are available from both Gabtoli and Sayedabad bus terminal Dhaka. Satkhira AK Travels, SP Golden Line, Satkhira Express, Sundarban Express, MR Paribahan, Kingfisher, etc. have offered their bus service to Shyamnagar, Satkhira. The price ranges from 400 – 1200 BDT. The buses will drop you very near to Nilkamal.
From there you will get an Easy bike, motor Rickshaw, and another local vehicle within 20-30 BDT to reach the Karamjal Forest office. You have to take permission to enter into the largest mangrove forest for 20 BDT charge per person. If you want to go deeper inside through walk or boat, you need to hire an armed forest guard in 500 BDT.
After getting permission from the forest office, you have to hire a water vehicle. If you want to hire a lunch, it will cost about 4500 BDT for each day. If you think to hire a trawler, it will be just 600 BDT for 8-12 hours. You can also share the fair with other tourists.
From Karamjal, your destination will be the Hiron Point and Mandarbari Beach.
For resting, you may get rest house or hotel in Shyamnagar. However, you have rooms in the launch as well.
You may have an air ride through the private jet in Jessore. From there you have to go Shyamnagar, and the other procedures are similar.
From Karamjal, Bagerhat
Here you can take two types of transport from Dhaka. You may have the pleasure to ride on a paddleboat Rocket or Ostrich. It will be available from Sadarghat launch terminal. You have to go Sadarghat physically to purchase the ticket, as no online option is available. It will take 400-1200 BDT to go up to Mongla Port, Bagerhat. You can also go to Mongla by bus from Gabtoli and Sayedabad bus terminal Dhaka. Many bus companies have their services to Mongla.
Greenline Paribahan, S Alam Paribahan, Sohag Paribahan, Saudia, Hanif, etc. have offered their bus service to Mongla. The price ranges from 500 – 2000 BDT. The buses will drop you very near to Mongla Port.
Before entering the forest, you need to take permission from Divisional Forest Office, Khulna. It is near the Mongla Port. Fees and conditions are same as Nilkamal. If you want to go deeper inside through walk or boat, you need to hire an armed forest guard in 500 BDT.
If you want to hire a launch for 3-4 days from the Government Tourism, you need about 30,000 BDT for a 4-day package. However, you can hire a trawler in 1500 BDT for the whole day and in 5000 BDT, you may hire a launch. In a four-day trip, you can visit almost all the spots of Sundarban.
Things to Carry in Sundarbans Tour
Special Instruction for Sundarban Tour
Sundarban Tourism is the best place to explore the largest mangrove forest in the world. You may feel like the haven in a touch of nature. You might be the luckiest person if you become able to capture a Royal Bengal Tiger in your shoot.
Without making delay, grab the chance to discover this UNESCO heritage site.
Will you touch the mountains, or nature? Or,both of these? Then you have to visit Birishiri, where the hills wheeze against the sky. Here, rivers streams with eternal symphony. This unbelievable landscape is available to you all the year round.
Birishiri is located at Susong Durgapur Union of Netrokona district near at Bangladesh –India border. The hearts of Birishiri is Someshwari river. The main attractions to the visitors are-
China Clay Lake
China Matir Pahar
Cultural Academy (Palace of Maharaja Susang)
Hajong Mata Roshimoni Monument
Dasha Busha Mondir
Temple of Ramkrisna and Loknath Baba
Tribal area of Hazong people and Garo village
Shomeshwari River is located at Netrokona district. It is one of the most beautiful rivers of Bangladesh. In your Birishiri tour, First of all, you have to cross this river. It’s so charming during the rainy monsoon as well as winter season.
This river is originated from the Garo hill, entering Bangladesh through Bijoypur,Netrokona. Shomeshwari river water is so low that in winter season,visitors can cross this river by walking. To catch the maximum beauty of this river, you have to go here in rainy season.
Shomeshwari river has another parts,called Kongsha river until divided from Shurma river. Kongsha river is also a beautiful river for journey by boat. Like Shomeshwari, it’s originated from Garo hill.This river water is so fresh to swim. There is a bridge near this river. You will find two bazaar. One is Jaria bazaar and another one is Jhanjail bazaar. So, visitors can watch the panoramic beauty of Kongsha and Shomeshwari river.
China Clay Lake:
China Clay Lake,also called as blue water lake is situated at Kulagora Upazila of Durgapur,Netrokona District. People also call this as China matir lake,Limestone lake,Neel pukur etc. But the blue water of this lake attracts the visitors most. This is a small lake like pond.
The depth of this lake is about 60-80 feet. Actually, copper sulphet has make this lake water blue with some other chemical compounds. You will be more excited if you see the picturesque scenery of this river as well as the beautiful village. But sorry to say that there is no scope to swim here.
China Matir Pahar:
Besides China matir lake, you can explore the China matir Pahar(hill) near at lake area. You can enjoy the hiking experience by climbing here. The soil of this hill is so colorful. In the morning and afternoon, its beauty make an unromantic person to romantic.
Bijoypur border is located near at Bangladesh-India border of Durgapur Thana. Here, You can see the cloud, touch and play with them. Rainy monsoon is the best time to visit here. BGB camp is also located here.You can pass some times here. Orange hill is near at BGB camp. A boat trip is possible near at BGB camp. For that permission is must needed.If you get permission, then it will be wonderful opportunity.
Tribal peoples love to do missionary activities. You will find two ethnic group of people- Hajong and Garo. On the way to Bijoypur BGB camp, Ranikhong Church is located.It was build around 1910-1915. The church is situated over a small hillock.
Cultural Academy (Palace of Maharaja Susang):
Susang Maharaja palace is located at Durgapur,Netrokona. It is on the way to China matir hill.
Hajong Mata Roshimoni Monument:
On the way to Bijoypur, You will find the monument. Hajong Roshimoni sacrifice his life for the country at Tonk Andolon. His struggle is remarkable for farmers of the country. Roshimoni fight against the ruler of Susang.
How to go there?
Birishiri is basically a off track road as it is placed at the Bangladesh India border. So, the transportation system is not so good. But bus service is available here. You can find many more direct bus from Mohakhali, Dhaka to visit Birishiri. At rainy monsoon,the bus will stop at Shusong Durgapur that is 2/3 miles away from Birishiri. From Durgapur you can visit different place near at here in Rickshaw or motorbike or auto rickshaw.
Main Route to Birishiri : Dhaka-Mymensingh-Shamgonj-Jaria-Jhanjail-Birishiri-Durgapur
Indeed, it is advised to know all the places from local peoples or Rickshaw puller.
Where to stay?
There are two ways to accommodate yourself. On way is to camp on the hills if you visit here in a group. Another way is to stay at YMCA rest house. You have to book it in advance. Also, You can stay at local hotels near Susong Durgapur town. That will cost for taka 200-300 per night.
1. Y M C A Rest House-Birishiri, Durgapur (01743306230)
4. Hotel Modina -Durgapur, Netrokona (01924181455)
Where to eat?
Local foods are available near at Durgapur. You can order foods at YMCA Guest house. Also,You can arrange a BBQ party at the front side of YMCA guest house.
Things to carry?
#Bag #Blanket # Raincoat # Extra 2 Set Cloth # Water Bottle #Monkey Cap #Shocks # Gloves #Polythene #Cap #Sunglasses # Sun block #Tissue/Toilet Paper #Personal Emergency Medicine #Torch+ Extra Battery #Camera + Films + Battery + Mamore Card + Charger #Multi plug, small size #Winter Cloth ) (depends on seasonal variation #Toothpaste + Tooth Brush+ Bath Soap + Shampoo #Cup For Tea
Tips/ Safety concern:
Boats, Motorbikes and Rickshaws are only transport system. So, You have to walk a long way if the roads are broken and muddy. Collect as much as possible information to the place from local peoples. Also, Keep water with you. Meanwhile, Please do not make the lake water dirty as its our natural resource.