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Top 10 natural springs of Bangladesh

Top 10 natural springs of Bangladesh

The best natural springs of riverine Bangladesh beckon travelers with an immense magnificence of beauty. Nature lovers resort to these heavenly places to purify themselves. These waterfalls can be enjoyed vividly in every season throughout the year. Rain makes these places more carefully arranged. Heavy rains bring the waterfalls and fountains to life. This magnificent beauty can be observed right from the middle of July till September. Today’s itinerary is arranged with a few natural springs as well.

  • Khayachara Jharna

Khaiachra Jharna is located in Mirsarai Upazila of Chittagong Division. Its special attraction is its nine distinct steps, which set it apart from all other waterfalls in Bangladesh. And for the same reason, Khaiachra is called the queen of fountains in Bangladesh. The fountain is located 4.2 km east of the Dhaka-Chittagong highway on the north side of Baratakia Bazar in Khayachra Union of Mirsarai. Half an hour’s walk along the village road to the east leads to the main trail of Khaiachhara Falls. After walking for about one and a half hours along the mountain path through the forest, you will finally see this waterfall.

If you want to see this fountain, you have to come to Mohipal first by taking any Feni-bound bus from Fakirapool or Sayedabad in Dhaka. Then from there semi-local buses bound for Chittagong will drop Baratakia Bazar.

  • Amiyakhum fountain

It is basically an extraordinary waterfall located in Thanchi Upazila of Bandarban district. This inaccessible waterfall on the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar is called the heaven of Bengal. If you want to see this paradise, you have to go to Bandarban by any bus bound for Bandarban from Fakirapool or Sayedabad bus station in Dhaka. From there by bus or jeep directly to Thanchi. Then the most important thing is to take a guide with you. This guide will pass through Remakri, Nafakhum, Jinapara, Thuishapara, and Devotapahar to reach the Shire of Amiyakhum.

Romakri can be reached by boat from Thanchi. After walking for about three hours from there, you will find Nafakhum fountain. A 4-hour journey from Nafakhum to Thuisapara can be rested at Jinapara. After that, the journey to Amiakhum via Devtapahar may take about three and a half hours.

  • Hum Hum Falls

It is a natural waterfall located deep in Rajkandi forest area of ​​Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar district in Kurma area. The impressive view of the stream from a height of about one hundred and fifty feet on a quiet hill creates a strange intoxication in the mind of all travelers. After the inaccessible path, the eyes cannot be turned away from this vertically flowing river covered with wild bushes. To witness this wonder one has to come to Srimangal first by bus or train from Dhaka. From there you have to go to Kalaban by CNG or jeep. There are two routes from Kalabon Para to Ham Ham – one is the Jhiri Path and the other is the Hill Path. Although it takes a little more time, the beauty of Jhiri Path is more than the hilly path. It may take about three hours to reach Hum Hum by this route.

  • Napittachara Trail

If you want to see more than one fountain on the same trail, you have to go to Napittachara in Mirsarai, Chittagong. On this trail, you will find various waterfalls including Mithachari, Baghbiani, and Bandarkhum. With so many waterfalls together, the trail is very popular with hikers.

If you want to go to Napittachara, you have to take any bus from Dhaka’s Fakirapool or Syedabad to Chittagong’s Mirsrai. If you prefer to travel by train, you have to board any train from Kamalapur to Chittagong and get off at Feni station. From there go to Mohipal bus stand and take local bus or Laguna straight to Naduari Bazar in Mirsarai. Napittachora trail can be reached within an hour’s walk from this Naduari market.

  • Shubolang Jharna

At a distance of 25 km from the beautiful city of Rangamati in Bangladesh, the Shublong fountain can be seen next to the Shublong market. During the monsoons, a huge stream of water from a mountain about 140 feet high falls into the Kaptai Lake. Near the spring there is Shublong or T&T Hill about 2000 feet high. The army camp and the T&T tower can be seen by climbing the beautiful stairs laid here.

To go to Shubolang, you have to hire a boat from Reserve Bazar after reaching Rangamati from Dhaka. Taking a boat for the whole day can explore the fountains as well as other nearby attractions. It may take up to two hours to go from the ghat to Shublong Jharna.

  • Suptadhara-Sahasradhara

These two fountains are located inside the Sitakund Ecopark, Bangladesh’s first ecopark at the foot of the historic Chandranath Hill. If you want to see the two fountains, you have to pay a ticket to the Ecopark and walk a long way inside. Thirty minutes walk to the entrance of Suptadhara Jharna. About 422 steps have to be descended to reach the main stream. In this way, after a total of one and a half hours of walking, the melodious sound of the Suptadhara will be heard from far away. A further thirty minute walk from Suptadhara is the Stairs of Sahasradhara. There are about 487 more stairs to go down. At the end of the stairs is a view of the mesmerizing endless falls of the Millennium.

Sitakund can be reached by mail train from Dhaka’s Kamalapur or by any bus bound for Chittagong from Syedabad, Fakirapool or Mohakhali bus stand. Local buses and CNG buses from Sitakunda Bazaar take you directly to the Ecopark.

  • Baklai Falls

Baklai is a great village of Nighting Mouza in Thanchi Upazila of Bandarban. This village will fall on the way from Keokradong, the second highest peak of Bangladesh, to Tajingdong. And the centerpiece is the 380 feet high Baklai Falls. Till now it is considered as the highest waterfall in Bangladesh. The village is well known as a camping spot for trekkers. It takes only an hour to reach the falls by foot through the village.

If you want to come so far, you have to reach Bandarban by bus from Dhaka. From Bandarban, buses or jeeps (chander cars) take about 79 km to Thanchi in four hours. It takes 8 to 10 hours to reach Baklai Falls from Thanchi Bazar. This time will not be wasted at all, as the Baklai trekking route has some great attractions.

  • Risang fountain

This fountain, which the locals call Sap Mara Risang Jharna, is the place to visit in Sapmara village of Matiranga upazila of Khagrachari. This spring has another name, and that is Terang Taikalai. The distance of this spring from Khagrachari Sadar is about 11 km, which requires jeep, micro or private car to cross. However, you have to get down from the car at the foot of the fountain. From there, one has to walk some distance along the mountain road to see the main stream.

After reaching Khagrachari directly from Dhaka, the first thing to do will be to reserve Chander’s car or jeep. Alutila Caves, Hanging Bridges, Buddhist Temples, and Deity Ponds are all within close distance, along with Risang Rjhana. So it is better to consider all these places while fixing the car. It will take 4 to 5 hours to visit all together.

  • Jadipai Falls

This spacious fountain can be said to be the soul of Bandarban’s hilly area. It is located in Ruma Upazila. It takes two hours to walk to Jadipai Falls from Keokradong. A stream of clean water flows under the black rock for about 200 feet and merges with the Sangu river. Pashingpara, the highest village in Bandarban, can be reached after walking from Baga Lake to Keokradong. This Pashingparai will lead directly to Jadipai Jharna.

After coming to Bandarban from Dhaka by bus, you have to go to Ruma with jeeps or Chander cars. Ruma market must be reached by 4pm, as army does not allow to go towards Baga Lake after that.

  • Sangrampunji Jharna

Jaflong in Sylhet has a great charm in this Sangrampunji Jharna, which the locals have named Mayavi Jharna. Just 15 to 20 minutes from Jaflong Zero Point, the merit of this name can be felt. Bangladeshis can visit this magical fountain located on the Indian border under the guard of BSF. There are a total of three stages to this continuous stream, the third stage of which is a tunnel whose other end has not been known until now.

It takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach Sylhet by any bus bound for Sylhet from Dhaka’s Gabtali, Fakirapool, Syedabad or Mohakhali bus stations. It can be reached by train from Kamalapur or Airport railway station to Sylhet. This journey may take more than a couple of hours. Then the buses or CNGs going to Jaflong from Sylhet will immediately deliver to Jaflong.

The best natural springs of Bangladesh have been attracting tourists from different parts of the country and abroad. In that sense, these sightseeing places continue to carry the status of Bangladesh to the world. Therefore, it is the responsibility and duty of every citizen of Bangladesh to maintain the beauty of these places. Also, it is important to take precautions for your own safety while traveling to dangerous places. Through infrastructural development by the tourism department, these can be made landmarks of the growing tourism industry in Bangladesh.

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