From the Goain River, you enter the forest, much like you would enter a street from a highway. And of course, streets divide into smaller streets, and then into alleys.
The 'alleys' are beautiful. Enjoy the luscious greenery, the raw and invigorating smell, the greenish water flooding the trees. It's a splendid boat trip in the middle of a forest.
The forest is also home to various species. The wetland collects all kinds of breeds: pythons, cobras, leeches, vultures, kingfishers, doves, fishing cats, monkeys and what not; it's a zoo without bars.
But when you are in a group and are careful enough, keeping your eyes and ears open, you should be able to enjoy the beauty of the place without any problem.
Madhabkunda's waterfall is another splendid sight. Pouring gallons of water down 200 feet, it is said that the sheer force, especially during monsoon, can seriously injure a person if allowed to stand directly underneath.
What is it with humans and water? Somewhere there's an intimate bond and affinity towards it. With the tonnes of water in the background on massive boulders of stones carpeted with moss and ferns, it has rightfully become one of the most lucrative tourist spots in the country. On the other hand, there is the scenic Madhabpur Lake with all its beauty and myths and legends. With surrounding hills and tea estates, the incredibly large lake wears different disguises in different seasons. Winter offers us marvelous sights of different birds, and monsoon has its own distinctive beauty.
The aforementioned sites are so beautiful that it is inspiring. Away from the daily chores and worries of life, in front of objects of unimaginable beauty, you can have what you always long for: an invigorating breath of fresh air.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed