Exploring Ratargul | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, August 24, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:05 PM, August 25, 2015

Exploring Ratargul

Ratargul is the only freshwater swamp forest in the country and affectionately called the "Amazon of Bangladesh". A boat ride through this inundated forest will definitely give you a sense of adventure that you crave for.
Under Guainghat upazila in Moulvibazar, Ratargul covers an area of 504.50 acres, as per forest official data.
The forest is naturally conserved under the Department of Forestry, Govt. of Bangladesh.
The evergreen forest is situated by the river Goain and linked with the cannel Chengir Khal. Most of the trees grow here are Pongamia pinnata (Koroch tree). The forest goes under 20-30 feet water in the rainy season. Rest of the year the water level is about 10 feet deep.

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