Bholaganj, Sylhet [Travel Guide]

Bholaganj, Sylhet. Photo:Debashish Rony

Another notable tourist spot in Sylhet is Bholaganj. Tourists visit here every day to see Ropeway, stone quarry and mountain monolova scenes. The distance from Sylhet to Bholaganj is only 33 kilometers. There is no direct vehicular service from Bholaganj to the city. The strangers travel from Sylhet (Sylhet) to Tuker Bazar, with passenger buses or forostrocessors. From the bazaar to the market, there is a bibetexi service to Bholaganj. The people of Assam, India's capital, Shilong, once used to travel by this route. It is here that Razzuupa has been established here. The name is Bholaganj Ropeway. Bholaganj stone quarry is also the largest in the country. Tourists visit here every day to see Ropeway, stone quarry and mountain monolova scenes.

The condition of Sylhet-Bholganj road is very dreadful. If you do not have a vehicle, it will be difficult to travel with the woman / child. Although the road distance from Sylhet city is less, the road will take approximately one and a half hours. At Bholganj, you will be able to see everything after spending one and a half hours, that is, you will have to devote time to the journey for a total of four and a half hours.
Colorful Stone at Bholaganj

When will you go
From May to October, it is time to go to Bholganj white stone area.

What to watch
Bholganj Ropeway

Khasia Jaintia of India falls in the rainy season every year with the Dhalai river coming down from the hill, lots of stones. Large reservoirs of stone are also found beneath Dhalai river. This stone can be run for fifty years - in this period, between 1964-1969, the construction of the BholaGong Ropeway project was made at a cost of Taka two crore. The British Ropeway Engineering Company implemented the project. Under the project, 120 tunnels excavation pants were built for the 11-mile long ropeway from BholaGanj to Chhatak. There are four sub stations in the middle. Two electric diesel-powered electric power houses, Bholganj railway colony, school, mosque and rest house were included in the project. With the help of Except Pants, the stone was automatically lifted until 1994 but stone lifting is still stopped in this method. Researchers said, due to lack of adequate manpower, stone insufficiency and crippling engine, the abduction machine has been closed for nearly 12 years. The earlier stones were divided into groups such as sand, stone chips, and truck ballast, in the form of broken, washable and shaped pieces. As per the class, they were deposited separately and deposited in a stacked steel box with a four-cornered foil hanging on the ropeway. The capacity of each bucket is 237 kg (about 120 feet). The stone-filled bucket was sent to Chhatke. After the automation has been stopped, the contractors, after buying Boulder stones locally, break it down into different sizes. Then it was sent to the roof in the bucket. The interesting part is that the area is very much like the delta. The Dhalai river is divided into two parts, and it is surrounded by the pants and has been reorganized. Dhalai river has got near the Companyganj upazila Sadar with the Piyan River. The size of the ropeway is about 100 acres. This is why the place is so attractive to tourists.

Bholaganj, sylhet
In the Bholaganj quarry, the dry season is mainly used to dig out the stones. In this process, the workers remove the upper sand of the quarry at first. Phases gradually digging down the hole and going down. After digging 7/8 feet below the pit, the water in the quarry goes up. When the water gets up, the workers lift the stones by removing the quarry with the shaleo machine. Outside, stones were hoisted in 'Shiva boat' system. The way to lift the stone is by using this method - Shaleo machine engines are plugged in an empty boat. The engine fan wanders under the water. The clay continues to soften and the soil becomes soft after rotating the fan continuously. The researchers pick up stones in the boat with jingles. In this process, thousands of workers lift stones. Stone lift scenes are very enjoyable in this method.

There is a land customs station in Bholaganj. The export of export stations with this station. Bangladeshi businessmen mainly import limestone with this station. Hundreds of trucks enter Bangladesh every day with limestone. The position of the customs station on the zero line of the border. The view of the limestone import scene is also interesting to tourists.

How to go

From Sylhet city to Bholganj (Bholaganj) there is no direct vehicular service. The strangers travel from Sylhet to Tuker Bazar with passenger bus or forestroke. From the bazaar to the market, there is a bibetexi service to Bholaganj. If you want to go to the special quarry, then you have to get permission from the BDR post on the river bank. Engine boat hire up to 1500- 2000 / - These boats are used for stone lifting. There are plenty of income in the middle of this season. As a result, if people do not rent equal amount of stones to transport, they do not agree to pay rent.

Where to stay

There is a rest house of the district council, under the control of the Upazila Nirbahi Officer. To stay, the permission of the Upazila Executive Officer is to get permission. Besides, there is no better system for staying in Bholaganj or Companyganj upazila. You can stay in Sylhet after the completion of Bholaganj visit.

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