Ratargul Swamp Forest, Sylhet [Travel Guide]

Ratargul Swamp Forest, Sylhet, Photo: Tasnova Prokriti

The country's only recognized swamp forest or wildlife forest is located in Gowainghat area of Sylhet. Gwain river on the north, huge haor in the south. In the middle, the 'Jala Ban' Rataragulo which is known as the Amazon of Bengal. The location of nightclubs in Fatehpur Union of Gowainghat upazila on the border of Sylhet district. The only recognized country from Sylhet city is Ratargul Swamp Forest, about 26 kilometers away. Incomparable beautiful forest, most of the trees in the forest are from 4 to 7 months a year, under the water.

Ratargul, Photo: Zakia Bithi
 The size of this forest is 3,325 decimal 61 acres. Of these 504 acres of forest was declared in 1973 by the Wildlife Sanctuary. Though the forests, the forest department has tolerated tolerant plants of various species including rattan, kadam, hijal, and murtas. There are about 25 species of hybrid plants in this forest. This is the odd kingdom of water. A tree kneels are submerged in the water. Those little ones, they are again submerged in half of the body, in the water. Looks like fishermen have got fishing nets. Due to dense vegetation, what kind of darkness will the whole forest be? Occasionally the stalks of trees will be blocked. The way to remove them by hand, the way.

Many forests have arrived in the rainy season because forests under the transparent waters of Haor are visible here. The forest also contains different variations in the winter season. Along with the water, the statue and the jute cane gardens awakened immediately. Again and again, he looks different! The forest is thus drowning in water for four to seven months a year. Boro cutle can be seen in another appearance. Then the small nostrils inside the forest will be turned on the path to the legs. Walking along the path can be easily wandered.

Names of Nightclubs
The local language of Sylhet known as Murta or Patigacha 'Ratagacha'. According to the name of the head or night, this forest has been named Rataragul

How to go Ratargul Swamp Forest

Ratargul Swamp Forest can be visited on several routes. But the way you go, you have to go from Sylhet.

Watch Tower, Photo: Zakia Bithi
Sylhet city will go first to Dhaka. Road, rail and sky can come directly from Dhaka to Sylhet. It is also possible from Chittagong to Sylhet. Sylhet from Green Line Transport, Sohag Transport, Sadiya Paribahan AC bus goes to Sylhet. Rent 8000 taka from 1 thousand taka Apart from this, non-AC buses of Sylhet Transport Corporation, Shyamoli Transport, Hanif Enterprise, Saudia, Mamun Transport, Silk Transport etc. are located in Fakirapul, Kamlapur, Sayedabad, Dhaka. Rent is Tk 300 from Tk 500.

Intercity train Parabat Express leaves Dhaka at Kamalapur on Tuesday at 6:40 pm except for Tuesday. Jananantika express leaves at 2 pm daily. Apart from Wednesdays, the Wuban Express leaves at 9:50 pm every night of the week. The rent ranges from Tk 150 to Tk 1818.

Pahartika Express leaving Sylhet at 8am every day except Chittagong from Monday. Udayan Express goes to 9pm every Saturday except Saturday. Rent 190 taka 1 thousand 1 91 taka

Tickets for the train are: AC berth Rs 698, AC seat 460 taka, first class berth 425 taka, first class seat 270 taka Snegda 460, Sophon Chair 180 Taka, Shovon 150 Taka, Cheap 95 Taka.

Biman Bangladesh, United Air, Regent Air, Novo Air and US Bangla Air Airplanes go to Sylhet's Osmani Airport at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Biman Bangladesh Airlines's internal route, Dhaka-Sylhet ticket prices are given below

Super Saver: 3200 Taka
Economy Saver: Rs 3700
Economy Flexible: 4200
Business Saver: Rs. 5900
Business Flexible: Rs 6900

First way

From Sylhet to Jaflong - reaching Gowainghat directly through Sarighat on Tamabil road. After that, the trawler will be rented for going to the Nightingale Battat office, from Grounding Ghat, between 900 - 1500 (coming and going) and takes two hours. Dithe boats should be entered into the forest and they will have to enter the forest.

Second Way:

To reach Gowainghat with CNG from Amberkhana point of Sylhet, the rent will be 500 taka. This road made by Osmani Airport-Salikikar is very beautiful in the rainy season. Then similarly the trawler will be rented from Gowing Ghat to Rataragul Bit office, rent between 800 - 1500 rupees (coming and going) and takes two hours. Dithe boats should be entered into the forest and it will take 200 to 300 rupees for the hour.

Third Way:

Rataragulo - From Sylhet's Amberkhana point to Motighat (via Shah Bazar) with CNG, Rent will take 200-300 taka and it will take hours at a time. Then go straight to the forest with a dinghy boat from the motor vehicle, it will cost 200-300 rupees per hour. This is the shortest time and cost of time.

Where to stay

There are many hotels to stay in Sylhet, in Sylhet you will find any kind of hotel according to your requirements and ability. Some popular hotels are Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Darga Gate, Surma, Kaikobad etc. However, it may be good to have an advanced booking for 2/3 days before the Eid can be in the seat crisis. There are many standard rest houses in low rent in the Lala Bazar area. The hotel offers a single room for 400 rupees (two can stay in Aramas), three bed room 500 taka (Normal can accommodate 4).

Hotel Rose View (0821-721439) at the Shahjalal suburb of the city. Hotel Star Pacific (0821 727945) at Darga Gate. Hotel Hilton (0821-716077) at VIP Road Hotel Metro International (0821-7111143) in the port city. Hotel Fortuna Garden (0821-715590) in Nayarpur. Hotel Dallas on the Jail Road (0821-720945) Hotel Garden on Link Road (0821-814507). Hotel Palash at Amarkhan (0821-718309) Hotel Dargaigaon (0821-717066) in Darga area Hotel Urmie (0821-714563). Hotel Moon Light at Zindabazar (0821-714850). Gulshan center (0821717118) etc. in Taltala

Where to eat
Sylhet Sylhet Zindabazar has three very good eating hotels for eating. Hotels are five brothers, water and palanquin. There are about 29 types of bhana in them.

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