Bangladesh is full of natural beauty. Ratargul swamp forest is also a big part of its natural beauty. Ratargul Swamp forest is the one and only freshwater swamp forest available in Bangladesh. Many people have the experience of visiting this place and many people didn’t visit it. In this article, I will explain every detail about Ratargul Swamp Forest.
Ratargul Swamp Forest Tourist Spot Bangladesh
Details about Ratargul Swamp forest tourist spot Bangladesh is given below:
Ratargul Forest Area and Location
Ratargul Forest is located in Gowain River, Fatehpur Union, Gowainghat, Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is 26 kilometers from Sylhet. The forest has an area of 325.61acre. The Department of Forestry, Govt. of Bangladesh has conserved the total forest. This forest is also known as Sundarbans of Sylhet and Amazon of Bangla.
About the Name of Ratargul Forest
The name Ratargul came from the word Rata. Rata is a tree which is called rata or pati by the local people of Sylhet. Ratargul Forest is full of natural beauties. It is evergreen forest.
Attractions of Ratargul Swamp Forest
Ratargul is one of the best places to enjoy natural beauties. But there are some special attractions which attract tourist. Inside Ratargul forest there is a building tower. If you reach the top of the tower you can see the whole Ratargul forest clearly.
The main attraction of Ratargul is it is the only freshwater swamp forest of Bangladesh. Another great attraction is boat riding. You have to hire a boat to take a boat ride. But you may not be able to ride a boat or won’t get fun by riding a boat without monsoon.
Another attraction of Ratargul is the swamp forest. There are also some animal and lots of birds. You have to take permission from the forest officer to visit the forest.
Ratargul Swamp Forest Picture
You will want to see pictures of the swamp forest before visiting if the place is much interesting to visit or not. So, here are some Ratargul swamp forest pictures:
Attraction Near Ratargul You Should Visit
Ratargul is undoubtedly an attractive place. Near Ratargul there are also some attractive places. If you visit Ratargul you shouldn’t miss paying a visit to those places. There are mainly 4 attractions near Ratargul.
- Dawki River (21.5 kilometres from Ratargul)
- Roots Bridges (21.7 kilometres from Ratargul)
- Double Decker Living Root Bridge (34.7 kilometres from Ratargul)
- Surma Bridge (15 Kilometers from Ratargul)
Hotels Near Ratargul Swamp Forest
I have searched and made a list of hotels near Ratargul Swamp forest of Bangladesh. I am showing the list with distance from Ratargul.
- Hotel Noorjahan Grand (13.5 kilometres from Ratargul)
- Shuktara Nature Retreat (10.5 kilometres from Ratargul)
- Nazimgarh Garden Resort (11.5 kilometres from Ratargul)
- Hotel Star Pacific (13.5 kilometres from Ratargul)
- Hotel Mira Garden (13.8 kilometres from Ratargul)
What is the Best Time to Visit Ratargul
According to the visitors, Monsoon is the best time to visit Ratargul Swamp forest Bangladesh. If you want to know the month time limit then I will suggest you visit from June to August.
In other seasons, the water level goes down. During the rainy season, the forest submerged under 20-30 feet water. It is the best time to enjoy a boat ride. During the other seasons, the water level goes down to 10 feet. So if you want to visit Ratargul Swamp Forest then the rainy season is the perfect time.
How can You Visit Ratargul?
You can visit Ratargul Swamp Forest tourist spot by yourself or with your friends. If you start from Dhaka, then you have to go to Sylhet first. Ena travels, Shyamoli, Unique etc. It will drop you to Sylhet Kadamati bus stand. The ticket cost from Dhaka to Sylhet is 450-500 tk (non-Ac Bus).
From Kadamati bus stand you can hire a CNG to reach Goain ghat. Generally, it takes 2.5-3 hours to reach Goain ghat and cost 450-500 taka. From Goain ghat you have to reserve a troller or local engine boat to reach the forest. It will cost 800-1200 tk around for a return trip.
There are also different travel agencies and a local private guide who will guide you on the whole trip. If you hire a guide you can explore more but the cost will be higher.
There same different kinds of snakes in Ratargul Swamp Forest Sylhet Bangladesh. So always be careful. Besides, always try to hire local boats. Some people get hijacked by hijackers hiring wrong boats.
In this article, I have described every about Ratargul Swamp Forest. Obviously this swamp forest is the pride of Bangladesh. So we should be conscious of keeping the forest spirit. If you have never visited the forest I think you will be attracted by reading this article. Hopefully, you have got all the information about Ratargul Swamp Forest here. Thank you.