Dighi of Shree Ram Raja: King’s history Kingdom’s tradition both are sanked under this larger water tank.

The powerful king Shree Ram Raja made this Dighi for making his magical dream true. Many stories are hidden behind of this twnk.

The becharm great thing all but body of water came identical courteous aim to chatter. And so bring down them & catch them yourself.

Getting Around:

The dighi made in many years ago. The king Shree Ram made it. That’s why the name of this dighi is Dighi of Shree Ram raja. The main reason to cut the Dighi is to remove the problem of water that time. But as time progresses the dighi gets it real looks & now we can say it that it is in full form & can be attractive. The side nature also made it even more beautiful. Standing side of it when the breeze flow it will feel like standing in the side of heaven.

It’s a beautiful dighi. Beside it is beautiful green nature, waiting for visit. The beautiful nature will make you forget world from your brain. It is really a nice place to be in. It is a very big dighi. In the evening various types of birds come here & their singing make us really relaxed. In this dighi we can bath and also can walk. The security is hard here. So there is no risk for the teenagers. The parents can relax while the children can bath. The water is not that dirty. After taking bath you can make yourself comfortable in the place. The fish catching will be a treat to see in the place. The people of other places come here and start to ride on the boat. In the evening the race of boats is a treat to see.

If you want then you also can take a visit to it by boat. It will help a lot to relax a lot. Not only that then you will be able to see the area that we may miss because of not going there. But from boat you can see that places without taking any kind of risk. Believe me you will not want tom miss the beauty.

Getting in:

Jhenaidah is a district in South-Western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. On the northern it borders the Kushtia District on the north, to the south by Jessore District and West Bengal, to the east by Rajbari District and Magura District and to the west by Chuadanga District and West Bengal (India) on the west. If you want to go there from Dhaka then you have to go through bus or by plane. If you want to go there by plane then you have to land on Jessore which is just some distance away from Jhenaidah. Then you can make a short trip to reach the place. But if you want to go there through bus then you can make a trip of 5 & half hours to reach the place.

The journeys will not fact at all as the roads construction is very good. Not only that if you want to go there from Rajshahi or Khulna then also you can take bus & go there easily. After reaching there you have to make a short trip to reach the place as it is little bit distance from the main town.

The hotel management is very good here. You can get different types of hotels here. If you want less priced hotel then you will get it & if you want good hotels then there is also no problem. The people that are responsible to watch it are really very much friendly. You will feel great when you will be here. Some of the hotels name is included here-
Hotel Gangcil At Main road
Hotel Mina At Main road

The food management is also very good. You can get different types of food items there. It won’t be a great problem to find a suitable restaurant for you to eat. The foods are also very delicious. You can get foods also from the resident hotel where you are staying. I think to taste different food items of different restaurant will be a good idea. I am telling from my prospective view that you will enjoy the food.

The transportation medium in the town is Rickshaw. You can also get van there. The quantity of this type of transportation medium is high in the city. So you don’t have to play a waiting game to get that.

The area will give you a lot of pleasure. You will not feel to leave the city. Believe me it will remove the monotonous type of life & will give you a fresh life. So I think it will good not to delay & make a trip there as soon as possible.

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the wonderful sanctuary BAIKKA BEEL

Baikka beel is another bird sanctuary of this region. It is on the eastern part of the Hail haor. Hail haor is a large wetland encompassing about 100 hectares. It is about 20km from the Moulvibazar town. Baikka beel was declared to be a sanctuary for fishes in 2003.

Baikka beel is located in an area of great natural beauty. The widespread empty wetland near it is simply amazing. The beautiful scenario stretching over miles creates an unbelievable feeling. You can see the blue horizon meeting the blue haor water here.

This beel is the living place of numerous birds and fishes. From the time you enter the haor area you will be engrossed by the sweet chirping of various birds. Moorhans, marsh harriers, teals, ducks and many other birds are seen here. If you are a bird watcher you will be very delighted.

There is a watchtower about 2 stories height to provide a better view of the landscape. The beel area isn’t only beautiful because of these birds but also for the beautiful lilies, lotus and many other unknown aquatic flowers and plants. While riding a boat you will find yourself surrounded by large leafy lilies. Much of the water is usually covered with the flowers in their blooming season.

The best time of visit should be very early in the morning, starting from sunrise to two hours after that. Another preferable time will be in the afternoon before sunset. Although there is no specific duration of entering the area or climbing the watch tower but this two specific times will enable you to enjoy the best sights. You can also stay there from dawn to dusk and don’t worry about food, there are a few small restaurants to satisfy your hunger.

Fare: Climb observation tower : 05 taka
Boat ride half an hour : 20 taka
Boat ride one hour : 30 taka

Travelling

You can take autorickshaws (called CNG locally) for your travel. If you start from Srimangal, then for a trip of travelling to the beel, about a 2-hour hault amd returning back to Srimangal will cost about 400 – 500 BDT. You can also use a bus in that case you will have to use a cycle or some other transport as bus will drop you at the entrance of the country road. Private cars, jeeps and even cycles can also be used if you have no problem reading the signs or finding your way to the beel.

If you haven’t yet added Baikka beel to your places to visit list then you should add it right away!

Tanguar Haor : Unique itself (part – II)

Tanguar haor exhibits a unique wetland ecosystem. Realizing its importance in national and global environmental perspective some steps have been taken to preserve it.

It has been declared as the Ecologically Critical area in 1999 by the Bangladesh Government. It has been marked as a ramsar site under the Ramsar convention of 2000.But all these protective measures will result into failure if we do not become conscious about restoring it and its wildlife.

Travelling:

Your modes of travel will depend on the time you choose to travel the haor. During dry season many of the wetland dries up. If you go there in summer, first you have to take a boat from Sunamganj town’s Shaheb bari ghat and reach the other side. From there the next destination is Sripur bazaar or Damper bazaar. It will take about 2 hours to reach there by motorcycle or car and may cost about 200 taka. From Damper bazaar boats are available for taking a ride through the Tanguar haor. These boats usually cost in between 300-400 taka.

If you are interested to visit Tanguar haor in the rainy season. It is even easier. You can reach Tanguar Haor directly from town ghat (Shaheb bari ghat) either by engine boat or speed boat. Engine boat takes 5 hours to take you to the haor and costs about 2500 taka. While it only takes 2 hours in speed boat with a higher cost which is about 8000 taka.

Accommodation:

For night stay there is a government rest house, 3kms away from the haor. It is a rest house of the tekerghat lime crushing unit. You need to book your room in advance. No other known accommodation facility is available there.

When should you visit:

You can visit Tanguar haor at any time. But different seasons adorn this haor area with different beauty. In rainy season the whole area turns into a sea.
If you are a fan of boat journeys then monsoon is the time you should visit tanguar haor. In dry season, however, much of the area dries up. The scenic beauty of the place doesn’t decrease at all because of these events instead these changes add another degree of uniqueness to tanguar haor.

Tanguar haor is not only a magnificent place where you can peep into the nature closely but also experience the lifestyle of various animals, birds and fishes. Such an amazing place is hard to find out nowadays in any corner of the world.

Tanguar Haor : Unique itself (part – I)

Tanguar haor is one of the largest wetland areas of Bangladesh. It is bestowed with unique combination of rare animals, birds, plants and herbs.

Tanguar haor is a vast flood land situated at the north-eastern part of Bangladesh and extended over Tahirpur and Dharmapasha upazillas of Sunamganj district. It comprises of 51 wetlands which covers about 7000 acres area, 6912.20 acres to be precise. The marshes of this area are interconnected by narrow channels and during monsoon merge into a vast single water body. It then covers as much as 20,000 acres of land if the reed forests are included.

This haor area is astonishingly charming. The surrounding green forests, different flora and fauna, variety of animals and birds and the vast water bearing wetland stretching beyond the horizon create a dazzling scenario. The nature as if awaits there to overwhelm you with its charms. The khasia hill of Meghalaya province of India in the background of the haor basin adds to the beauty of the land.

Tanguar haor is the home for numerous plants and animals. A number of rare animals, fishes, birds and platns are found here along with the common ones.

It harbors 200 aquatic plants and many aquatic lives. Hijol, koroch, balua, reeds , ban tulsi and some other threatened plant species can be found here. Besides these the haor also has blue lily, helencha, pani fol, shoal, sheetol pati, shotomuli, shornolota and some more rare kinds of wetland plants. Tanguar haor provides shelter to 141 fish species, 208 bird species, 34 reptiles and 11 amphibians.

In winter thousands of migratory birds of about 98 more species fly here to take shelter. Among the birds are many globally endangered birds such as Palaces Eagle, large Grey King stork, vultures, Baikal teal, Slaty wood pecker, Red headed trogon, Pallas’s fish eagle, Mangrove whistler, Mangrove pitta, Masked finfoot ,White winged wood duck and numerous other migratory birds. Local birds pankouri, kalem, boidor, gallinule, and other variety of ducks, river gulls, stork, cranes are also seen here. As the humming sound of all these various birds combine with each other it feels like some heavenly music being played.

In the winter it provides sanctuary to almost 50-200 thousands migratory birds every year. The reason that many migratory birds flock here may be the geographical situation of the haor. The birds seen here sum up to almost half of the total bird species found in the whole Indian subcontinent. Tanguar haor provides great opportunity to watch these large number of bird species closely. This haor is like a little heaven for birdwatchers.

Tanguar haor doesn’t only provide haven for birds it acts a as mother fishery enabling many fishermen to earn their living. As a result it plays vital role in the local as well as national economy. This haor offers one crop in the marshes during winter and serves as a source of livelihood for the inhabitants of the 46 surrounding villages.

Tekerghat : where life revolves around Limestone

Bangladesh is not enriched with mineral resources. However abundance of few minerals in some regions is seen. Tekerghat is one of these regions. This place is a natural reservoir of limestone.

The limestone reserve is situated at the midst of beautiful surroundings. The hills nearby are all covered with different familiar and unfamiliar plants. The lower grounds between the hills comprise haors. Like other haors the water level increases tremendously during rainy season here. In winter the water in this wetland decreases much. When you go on top of the hills here you will be able to experience the glorious scenic beauty of the surrounding.

The natural beauty of this region is although similar to most other places of Sunamganj, has a different tone of beauty. It is mainly because of the people living here. The variety in the lifestyle of Tekerghat’s inhabitants makes this place really an interesting one.

Limestone is one of the very important ingredients of cement production. Its natural abundance in Tekerghat has lead to the establishment of lime acquiring setup here. The process is very engrossing. But more than that the effect of this limestone industry on the local people’s life seem more fascinating. The local people have a different lifestyle that completely revolves around this industry. If you get close to their way of living it will really be an amazing experience for you.

Borochora at Tekerghat is the center of coal import business. Every year coal worth some millions gets inside Bangladesh border legally through the land port from the nearby areas of India. Coal collection process of the tribal people on the other side of the hills of tekerghat is also very interesting. You can go and visit these tribal people crossing the India-Bangladesh border with permission from proper authority.

Travelling :

During rainy season waterway is the most convenient means of travelling to Tekerghat. It has direct link from town’s Shaheb bari ghat. You can either take a speed boat or an engine boat. A speed boat will take only 2 hours time and cost about 7,500-8,000 tk to reach your destination. While engine boats take about 5hours time costing 2,000 to 2,500 tk. In summer you will need both boat and motorcycle or car to go to Tekerghat. Motorcycle rent from Kheya ghat is usually around 300 tk.

Accomodation:

There is not much accommodation facility available near the lime acquiring site. In fact the only known facility is the rest house of the lime crushing unit. This is a government rest house and you need to book your room prior to visiting the place.

Tekerghat Lime crushing unit has affected the life of the local people living in this region. To know their lifestyle more closely you have no other option than to visit the place for yourself. So what are you waiting for the next vacation most probably right?

Cholon Beel: A blend of life with water and boat!

Chalan Beel is the largest wetland of Bangladesh, covering three districts of Natore, Sirajganj and Pabna. Covering around 1600 square kilometers area, the Cholon Beel is located in the North-Western part of Bangladesh. Here life and living is tied with boat and water.

To get relief from monotonous daily life, agony of family and to make change for refreshment, you can avail the scope to make a trip at Cholon Beel areas where you can discover a different lifestyle and extract the special feeling.

One who is familiar with living in the rocky or mountain lands, has a scope to share reverse experience with biggest landscape view.

Such a biggest landscape is unique one all over Bangladesh where people live surrounded by water all the year round. Fishing and farming are the main business of peoples here.

Hundreds of families, mostly fishermen, in Cholon beel areas however, live on the non-motorised/manual boat all the year round.

If you can able to earn several day holiday from busy life, can add a taste of different touch of experience by making a touring in the villages of Cholon beel.

You can be experienced how simply people can lead their life and live with happy. You also can find a real life nature, where none will dare to disturb you when you fully engaged with fishing in the deep beel!

Hospitality of the local people also unthinkable that makes you happy and it will take time to forget it from your mind.

How to reach Cholon Beel!

Cholon beel is surrounded by three districts where you can go both by bus and train from capital Dhaka. Getting on a Natore or Sirajgonj -bound coach you have to get down at Bonpara areas beside Sirajganj-Dhaka highway. If you like to travel by train from Dhaka, you have to avail a Rajshahi bound trains (Padma-Silkcity or Dhumketu inter city trains) and you have to stop traveling at Sirajganj.

Where u live !

A good number of residential hotels are abundant in Sirajgonj and Natore. Beside highway the hotels and motels with family accommodations are located.

If you travel in Rainey season, you will notice only water and water through your two eyes and during summer you will find the flood of paddy or other seasonal crops. You can hardly visualize a small village covered by some trees.

After getting down from train or bus you have to hire both manual-driven and engine boat for a day or several days with a small payment and then you will enjoy the nature.

The boat man will help you on your having meal and accommodation!

In the day time, you can see, people are busy with fishing or reaping paddy and other seasonal crops.

The prime adventure is to spend several nights on boat on the silent water of the beel. If you know to swim, it’s another comfort to you. By the help of boatmen, you can become a fisherman by carrying fishing wheels and scope of catch fish from the beel.

Most of the year, the lands are inundated by water and people only get one crop in a year. They have no alternatives to maintain their livelihoods without fishing. Traveling by boat is the only means of transportation for communication.

Another charm waits for you in Cholon Beel!

You will notice some big boats on the beel where children are getting their lesson. Some non-governmental organizations have launched floating school to provide elementary education to underprivileged children in different villages. Surprisingly the remote schools are equipped with modern information technologies like computer with internet connectivity! You have scope to give a lecture on the class.

Other spots!

Side by side you have scope to travel other nearby historical places in the region like Natore Uttara Gono Bhaban, Rajshahi Barind Museum, Puthia Rajbari, Mohastan Garh of Bogra, Paharpur Boudha Biher etc. Beside you can spend a night at Jamuna Resort beside the longest Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge at Sirajgonj.

Through very close distance, one can notice life of snake charmers in the Cholon beels. You have scope to take some rare snaps of life. Never forget to carry long distance camera and binocular, torch light, some dry food and fishing wheel.

You can take company of your family members. It would be better, if you reach there in day time. A day-long trip is also to be pleasant if you have small span of time.