If green, wilderness, serenity and tranquility are your mojo, make a trip to Sajek Valley - one of the most popular holiday destinations of Bangladesh. Recently, Sajek has been getting a lot of attention, and for all the right reasons. It is 80km from Khagrachhari, and the hills lie 2000ft above sea level.
The journey to Sajek Valley is a thrilling one – a two-hour drive on a steep road that leads to the destination. Punctuality will serve as a virtue here as almost everything must be done with precision. The journey usually starts at 10am from Dighinala, with personnel from Bangladesh Army accompanying civilians for added security.
From an ever-changing weather that shifts from minutes of blazing sunshine to a spell of the heavy clouds obscuring the fiery sun, the bus-ride from Dighinala to Sajek Valley is simply mesmerising.
After you have finally reached the picturesque destination, you will feel a heightened sense of excitement. And if you think that was a view of heaven on Earth, then know this – what lies beyond is exquisite and beyond comprehension. You need to see it for yourself.
Do know this, the valley itself is small and somewhat secluded. There are only two army supervised hotels - Sajek Resort and Runmoi Resort. However, if you are the type who would prefer to enjoy the luxury of a sauna with a fair share of the view, this is not your place.
Sajek is about peacefulness, tranquility. It's a rare opportunity we get to leave our metropolis and become 'nature's child' as we once were. Outside the mobile network and far, far away Sajek offers the unique opportunity to unplug yourself, and experience some 'me' time; or for honeymooners, some 'we' time!
Do visit this beautiful place in Khagrachhari, do not miss the opportunity to experience the Alutila Cave, the Ricchang Falls or the Hanging Bridge.
From beautiful, sunny days to starry nights under the open sky, from adrenaline rush to peace of mind, you will find it all.
Photo: Mahee Azreen