Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jaflong & Mari River

Jaflong is one of the most renowned tourist spot in Bangladesh. When people want to visit Sylhet zone of Bangladesh, Jaflong becomes the first priority. It is almost 60 kilometre away from the Sylhet city and this is the end of the Bangladesh at the north-east. Jaflong is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District and situated at the border between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Meghalaya.




Jaflong is situated besides the river Mari in the valley of Hill Khashia. The Mari river is opened from the great Himalayas of India. It is just below the mountain range. Jaflong is famous for its stone collections and is home of the Khasi tribe. You can watch the stone collection from the river in Jaflong as well as you can enjoy the boating in the river Mari. You can see the lifestyle of Tribe Khashia in Jaflong.





If you intend to visit Jaflong it is advisable to start from Sylhet in the early morning so that you can comeback by evening covering the other tourists spots of nearby areas of Jaflong. The other tourist areas nearby Jaflong are Tamabil, Shari river, Lala khal, etc.




Friday, October 12, 2012

Chandimura Temple (Chandi mura Shebasram), Lalmai

Chandimura Temple is one of the oldest Temple in Bangladesh. Provabati Debi, wife of the Buddhist king Devkharag established this temple in the 7th century. Since then, several renovation works have been done to keep the structure alive. This temple is on the top of a hill called Lalmai. Lalmai is a large and famous hilly area in Bangladesh. Chandimura Temple comprised one of its apexes.

Chandimura Temple is situated very near to Comilla-Chandpur highway in Lalmai. One can easily visit this place from Comilla.




Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Moments of Sunrise

While I was witnessing this splendid natural phenomenon of sun rising, unconsciously I was mumbling the words of Jhon Keats- "Beauty is Truth, Truth is Beauty". These photos are captured just two days ago from the commuter launch at the Paira River near Boga, Patuakhali district of Bangladesh.








Monday, August 13, 2012

Kuakata Sea Beach

Kuakata is known as “Sagor Kanna”, the daughter of the ocean in Bangladesh. The importance of this sea beach lies in its rare geographical settings to make it possible to enjoy the sun shine and sun sets in the ocean from the same beach.



Kuakata is the end of Kalapara thana of Patuakhali district. Weather condition is very favourable in Patuakhali. Summer heat can not pour its full flair here since monsoon clouds ply gently all over the summer season.



Kuakata sea beach is a paradise for the solitary lover because the route to kuakata takes a long and exhaustive journey from Dhaka to reach Kuakata. Though construction of two bridge is going on over Andharmanik river and Mohipur river, a traveler should also pass another three river including Padma by feri. As a result, only a few number of tourist come here and can enjoy a pure touch of wild green nature and might sea.




Kuakata has also some other diversification in cultural and traditional looks. A large group of Rakhaine people live here for more than two hundreds years. Recently a 200 years old wooden boat emerges from the sandy beach. Archeologist presumes that boat is bearing the history of the first Rakhaine settlers migration in this area from Burma.

200 years old wooden Rakhaine Boat


Friday, August 3, 2012

Gada Flower

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shari River & LalaKhal, Sylhet

Travelers come to sylhet mainly to enjoy the scenic beauty of Jaflong, Tamabil boarder and Madhabkunda Stream fall. Lalakhal is somewhat unfamiliar to the tourist but undoubtedly an ecstatic place of interest.

India-Bangladesh Boarder (Sharing of Shari River)

There is a place known as “Sharighat” on the way to Jaintapur and Jaflong. It takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour from Sylhet to reach at Sarighat. From Sharighat one can hire engine boats to go to Lalakhal. Engine boats are of various sizes. One engine boats carrying 10-12 people can charge about tk. 1200 for the entire journey (Up and down).



Stone Lifting Boat

This boat journey to the Lalakhal is through the Shari river. The water in this river is very clear and blue. This river is shared with India. The origin of this river is in the Meghalaya state of India. This river carries huge amount of sediments and stones from the upstream to Bangladesh and local people lift those stone for business purpose.



Journey to the Lalakhal through Shari river is really an wonderful experience. This is a remote place on the both side of the river. The river bank is not so high. You can watch the mountain range of Meghalaya from the boat journey. The more you forwarded to Lalakhal the water colour becomes greener. People washing their clothes and bathing in the green water are very much charming. One must be insisted to jump in the river for swimming.


Cautions: Though the river is not so deep but some drowned news have been reported during swimming in this river. Use life jacket before swimming. There are some hilly snakes in the river bank. So, watch your steps.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Flowers of Bangladesh (Part 01)

Kath Golap


Kath Golap

Nayon Tara

Nayan Tara

Cactus (Unknown)

Cactus (Unknown)

Cactus (Unknown)


There may be some mistakes about the name of these flowers. Any kind of correction, addition, suggestion, English name, scientific name are welcomed from the readers and viewers. Please, mention your suggestion at the comment box below.