Top 5 travel destinations in Moulvibazar, Sylhet
If you hear about Sylhet, the name of another mesmerising travel destination, Moulvibazar should effortlessly pop into your mind. Known for its lush tea gardens, breathtaking waterfalls, and bountiful greenery, Moulvibazar is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Bangladesh. And here, to satiate your taste buds, the famous seven-layer tea awaits at your disposal!
The moment you set foot in Moulvibazar, be sure to know that you will be swept by its scenic beauty and natural charm. Feeling confused about where to go? Well, for your convenience, we have compiled a list of 5 beautiful places to visit in Moulvibazar.
Hum Hum Waterfall
Cocooned by the beauty of nature, the Hum Hum Waterfall attracts plenty of adventurers to have the actual taste of adventure. To visit Hum Hum Waterfall, you need to reach Moulvibazar first.
You can take your private transportation or hire a vehicle from Kamalganj or Sreemangal to go there. You will find many local guides who can give you the right direction. However, keep in mind that you will need to trek for three to four hours through muddy paths.
Rajkandi Reserve Forest
Surrounded by giant trees and home to many endangered species, Rajkandi Reserve Forest, situated in Kamalganj Upazila of Moulvibazar, is a beauty clad in green. This rich natural habitat comprises three beats—Adampur, Kurma and Kamarchara, and remains alive with the chirping of birds all year round. If you are looking for seclusion and tranquillity in nature, Rajkandi is perfect for you! You can watch native wildlife thriving from a much closer distance.
It is better to take tourist guides with you when you visit Rajkandi Reserve Forest. Going to this mesmeric forest is not much of a hassle. All you have to do is go to Kamalganj Upazila by public bus or private transportation and from there the forest is about 10 kilometres away.
We all have heard of Madhabkunda Waterfall in Moulvibazar, but a few hundred metres apart another jewel of Moulvibazar remains hidden away, the Porikunda Waterfall. With its calming water and serene environment, the Porikunda Waterfall becomes a mesmerising sight to see for tourists during the rainy season. For being a seasonal waterfall, the beauty of Porikunda can only be enjoyed during the monsoon.
The Porikunda Waterfall is sited inside the Madhabkunda Eco Park and it is not far away from the Madhabkunda Waterfall. After reaching Moulvibazar, take an auto rickshaw from Barlekha Upazila and it will directly take you to Madhabkunda Eco Park.
With nearby hills and Madhabpur tea estate, Madhabpur Lake truly looks stunning, especially during monsoon. Located approximately 16 kilometres away from Sreemangal, Madhabpur Lake puts on different guises in different seasons. Sparkling water and the presence of water lilies will fill you with a sense of tranquillity and peace. The clear blue sky, plenty of greenery, and the smell of green leaves will invigorate your senses and you will forget the monotony of city life, even just for a few hours.
As monsoon is approaching, Madhapur Lake is worth a visit. To go there, take a trip to Sreemangal and from there Kalabagan Para will be your next destination. Go there by car or CNG and hire a guide to take you to the magnificent Madhabpur Lake.
Lawachara National Park
Are you craving a solitary walk through nature while listening to the hubbub of birds and animals? If yes, then you are in for a treat! The enchanting Lawachara National Park remains vibrant year-round with tourists from all walks of life and you will have the chance to witness sightings of rare species of birds, monkeys, and deer. Additionally, this well-preserved forest is great for hiking and trekking, but it is better if you take a local guide with you.
Lawachara National Park is situated at Kamalganj Upazila and you can easily go there by bus or any private transportation.
Photo: Rayhan Bhuiyan