Is peace ever discoverable in this city of high hopes?
Some would answer ‘yes’, arguing the fact that Dhaka city does get devoid of noise and
people during special occasions and public holidays. On the other hand, some can’t wait that
long to quench their thirst for a bit of peace. And for those, there is Sreemangal – the realm of
Before we explore into the heavenly beauty of Sreemangal, let’s try to understand why you
require that exploration in the first place.
As an occupant of Dhaka city, you are bound to get your mind in shambles.
09:30 A.M. – Amidst the cacophony of honking cars, you are jostling against a mass of
pedestrians to reach office in due time.
10:00 A.M. – After having arrived at the office, you are met with a pile of work, which
throws a formidable look at your already exhausted face.
08:00 P.M. – You reach home after impatiently waiting at the heated traffic jam.
11:30 P.M. – Just when you thought you would get some peace, your phone buzzes with the
string of works yet to meet the deadlines.
At this very moment, you question yourself again – will peace be ever discoverable in this
city of high hopes?
Instead of pondering on the probable answers to that question, why not pack a travel bag, hop on a bus and travel all the way to Sreemangal, which truly is the realm of tranquility.
Sreemangal is an upazila of Maulvibazar district in the Sylhet division.
It is also coined as the tea capital of Bangladesh because Sreemangal is a hilly area covered with tea estates.
And Sreemangal is renowned for nature, forests and wildlife.
Imagine being on the top of a greenish hill, slurping on a delightful cup of tea while gazing at the boundless blue sky. If that’s not tranquility, I don’t know what is.
Now that you are done with your sightseeing, you better head towards the tourist attractions of Sreemangal.
On your way, you should come across Chaa-Konna – the daughter of tea.
Chaa-konna is an ivory white sculpture of a lady tea worker, signifying the myriad of women who works and have worked at the tea gardens to make ends meet.
First off, you should visit Lawachara Rain Forest. This major national park is located 8
kilometers east of Sreemangal. The park offers ample trekking opportunities through the forest.
It is also home to over 460 different species of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Then there is Madhabpur Lake. It is one of the few lakes in Bangladesh with tea planted hills on either side.
An eye-catching fact of Madhabpur is that the lake is dispersed with bluish lilies. Also, if you are adventurous, then you might consider trekking in the lake area.
If you want to give in to your more adventurous nature.
Then there is Hum Hum Waterfall. Situated in Razkandi reserve forest, this waterfall is about 147 to 600 feet. The picturesque beauty of Hum Hum
is jaw-dropping and it’s soothing to take a shower under the waterfall.
If you are in Sreemangal and you haven’t taken a sip out of the seven-colour tea, then have you really visited Sreemangal? Romesh Ram Gour invented the seven-color tea after discovering that
different tea leaves have different densities.
Each layer contrasts in color and taste, ranging from syrupy sweet to spicy clove. The result is an alternating dark/light band pattern throughout the drink, giving the tea its name. The seven-color tea is available in the
Nilkantha Tea Cabin.
All of the things mentioned above sounds fascinating, don’t they? If not, then I’m pretty sure
it would seem so when you are stuck in a traffic jam at Tejgaon with perspirations appearing
on your forehead and agitation flooding your insides.
We all need a break. A time of our own. for refreshing of our minds and bodies. Henceforth,
without further ado, why not plan a trip to Sreemangal this coming holiday?
Source : http://feature-online.com/