Bandorbon - Visit The Land Of Beauty
Bandorbon, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Bangladesh, is located in the south eastern part of Bangladesh. It is not only the remotest part but is the least populated area of the country as well. In addition, all the highest peaks of Bangladesh are situated here. In Bandorbon town, there is a tribal cultural institute with a library and a museum, a hospital, district public library, government college, district stadium, the one and only movie theatre, royal cemetery and of course a royal palace.
Boga Lake is situated in the Upazilla of Ruma. The natural and deep water lake is 2000 feet from the sea level. Water color of the rectangular shaped lake varies during the day time depending on the cloud, sunlight and humidity. Three side of the lake is bounded by thick covered bushes in the mountain peaks. There is no way to drain out the rain water from the lake since it is a closed lake. Main source of water in the lake is a small spring called ‘Boga’. Crystal clear water of the lake enables the tourist to enjoy the beauty of rocks and boulders under the lake.
One of the tallest peaks in Bangladesh is Nilgiri. There are many hotels and tourists for both domestic and foreign travelers. You can book your accommodation within your budget.
Nil Achol is one of the most popular destination of domestic travellers’ in Bangladesh.
Festivals in Bandorbon:
Here, Raj Punnyah is the main festival which take place in mid of February since 1885. The three day long festival is take place in the royal palace where the king meet with his subject and receive their tribute to him by a ceremonial guard. Motto of this festival is to pay tax to the king of Bohmang circle.
Sangrai is the biggest festival of Marma circle. The festival takes place in the middle of April to celebrate the New Year. The main attraction of Sangrai is water festival and magic charm competition along with song and dance.
How to go from Dhaka:
You can come here from different parts of the country using different types of transport – bus, train and car. Depending on your budget and time in hand, you can choose any one of them.
By bus – The easiest way from Dhaka is to direct bus service which takes 6 hours to reach the destination. If you are planning your Bandorbon trip in the highest time of tourist season, it is highly advisable to buy ticket as prior as possible.
By train – Depending on your departure point, you can collect your ticket from Kamalapur railway station or Dhaka cantonment railway station. As I said earlier that if you are traveling Bandorbon in tourist season, it is recommended that you purchase the ticket prior to your trip to ensure your journey tension free.
By car – You can come here by car as well. If you are going by your own private car, then nothing to say. But if you need to rent a car, book it long before your journey starts. And make sure that the vehicle has tank full of fuel and condition of the car is sound.
River cruise on the river Sangu:
If you want to make your tour memorable, you should have a cruise on the river Sangu. You can enjoy the boat ride on a traditional boat or on a ‘shampan’ – a local boat. The cruise may be hourly basis on or you can book for a whole day. Your boat might get stuck with the soil under the river if you are traveling in a dry season since the river is not that much deep in that season.
What to buy, where to buy:
There a plenty of local product in local bazar or hat – a local weekly bazar. You can get traditional and tribal product from there.
Stay healthy during your visit:
Before you come here, buy some water purification tablet. Though local pharmacies have those most of the time but they might be out of stock and you should not take any chance. Same can be said about anti mosquito lotion.