Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jaflong & Tamabil, Sylhet

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Stone collecting from the Piyain River, Jaflong
Jaflong is a beautiful and attractive natural visiting place in Bangladesh. It's one of the main tourist attraction spot of our country because of its natural beauty. It's located at the border between Bangladesh and Meghalaya of India. It's inside the Gowainghat subdivision (Upazila) under the Sylhet division of Bangladesh. Jaflong is the home of Khasia Tribe. It's also famous for it's rolling stone collections. 

About our journey:
Three years back from now in the same month of June we visited Sylhet and Khulna division. Probably 21th to 26th June we visited all those areas. How we visited two divisions in a week? It's because it was our Provisional Acceptance Test (PAT) period. We had no time for sightseeing. We just went to a BTCL site did our job and moved to another site. At the end of our office tour on 26th June, 2010 we went to Tamabil and also visited Jhalong. 

How to go Jaflong?
Rainy season is the best time to visit Jaflong. Piyain river will be full of clean water. On the way you will be amazed by the big and small waterfalls. In case you don't have a car you can easily go there by bus from Shibgaoj, Sylhet. Bus starts in every 20 minutes and it will not take more than 2 hours to reach Tamabil. From Tamabil you will find boats that will take you in the Jaflong. By road is also possible but if you want to go to the end of the boarder boat is better. Tamabil is located about 57 km far from the Sylhet town and Jaflong is about 9 km away from Tamabil.

Piyain River, Jaflong
Piyain River, Jaflong

Piyain River, Jaflong
Piyain River, Jaflong

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Abu Zafor Md. Ahsanul Haque Sir.
Moonem Ujjal Sir with wife.
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Piyain river (পিয়াইন নদী): 
Piyan river originates from India's Umgat river in Assam.  Originated from the Jaintia Hills of Assam, the Umgat river flows southwards and falls into the Surma River of Bangladesh. On the way, the Umgat river is divided into two parts, whose main branch is the Piyan river and the other branch flows as Dauki or Jaflong. The water of Piyain river is cold and crystal clear. You can see the inside surface through it. The stones under the water will draw your attention. The Mari river brings million tons of stone boulders with its tide. You will see stone collectors all over the river. The water is so cool that you will love to stand in the water. Boat riding is also enjoyable.

Jaflong (জাফলং): 
It's a hilly area where hills are greenish and marched with the forest. Some wild animals live in this forest. The surrounding natural beauty is awesome. The nature represents itself in an even more astounding grace.    

Tamabil (তামাবিল): 
Tamabil is a border area. You will see check post separating Bangladesh from India. The roads are surrounded by beautiful nature. Mountainous streams running from the zigzag road will catch your attention. The green carpeted mountain and the waterfall will give you an amazing experience. Tamabil primarily use to import and export goods from India specially coal and stones.    

Pictures of Tamabil

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Border area and BDR check-post, Tamabil
Border area and BDR check-post.
Indian Border, Tamabil
Indian Border, Tamabil.
Indian Border, Tamabil
Indian Border, Tamabil.
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Tamabil border area
Tamabil border area.
Tamabil border area
Tamabil border area.
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Waterfalls on the other side of Bangladesh
Waterfalls on the other side of Bangladesh.
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Travel History: 
It was a rainy day. We went to Tamabil and waited half-an-hour due to rain inside a market near ghat. After that we hired a boat and started for Jaflong. Boat dropped us at the end of the Bangladesh border where we saw border guard check post. Even though there is no boundary, it's strictly prohibited to step outside the border. BSF will not hesitate to shoot you. We took few pictures there. After we came back from there we explore the Tamabil area. It was an amazing experience. A special thanks goes to Mr. Munem sir for planning this tour. 

As far I remember we had two PAT teams for IP and Access Network. One lead by Mr. Sajid and another by me. We started PAT at the 1st of June. I was with Team A and later switched to Team B.

Team B: 
Khulna Division: Khulna, Khalishpur, Kushtia, Jhenaidah, Jessore, Daulatpur, Faridpur 
Barisal Division: Chadmari (on the way)
Sylhet Division: Sylhet, Maulvi Bazar, Haviganj, Alampur, Shah Paran 
Chittagong Division: Brahman Baria (on the way)

PAT Members: 
Mr. Golam Sarwar-e-Kainath, Director Planning, BTCL
Mr. Md. Sayeedur Rahman, AGM, BTCL
Mr. Abu Zafor Md. Ahsanul Haque, ADE, BTCL
Mr. Moonem Ujjal, ADE, BTCL

Other places: 
1. Sripur 
2. Jointapur Rajbari


Rolling stone collectors in Jaflong
Rolling stone collectors in Jaflong 

Rolling stone collectors in Jaflong
Rolling stone collectors in Jaflong






Jaflong in Google Map 



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5 comments:

  1. "Sahebul, the photographs remind me of those days we enjoyed working together. Thanks a lot for uploading these beautiful scenic pics..."

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  2. Pictures are good.

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  3. ami jete chaiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  4. Thank you. Complete guide to explore Jaflong. Great resources.
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