Ratargul Swamp Forest.
How to go !!
If you want to see Ratargul, first you have to go to Sylhet city. You can go directly to Sylhet from Dhaka by road, rail and air. Sylhet can also be reached from Chittagong.
Buses leave Sylhet from Dhaka’s Fakirapul, Saidabad and Mohakhali bus stations. AC buses of Green Line Paribahan, Saudia S Alam Paribahan, Shyamli Paribahan and ENA Paribahan run on this route. The rent is 600 to 1,100 TK. Besides, non-AC buses of Shyamoli Paribahan, Hanif Enterprise, Unique Service ENA Paribahan go to Sylhet. Rent from TK. 400 to Rs. The buses of ENA Paribahan leave Mohakhali and go to Sylhet via Tongi Ghorashal.
The intercity train Parabat Express leaves Dhaka’s Kamalapur railway station at 7.40 am every day of the week except Tuesdays. The Jayantika Express leaves at 2 pm every day of the week and the Upban Express leaves at 9.50 pm every day of the week except Wednesdays.
The Kalni Express leaves at 4 pm every day except Friday. Rent from 150 to 1 thousand 18 rupees. Besides, Paharika Express runs from Chittagong every day except Monday at 8:15 am and Udayan Express at 9:45 pm every day except Saturday. Rent from 145 to 1,191 TK.
Tourists visit Ratargul wetland in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet.
From Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport, United Air, Regent Air, Novo Air and US Bangla Air fly daily to Osmani Airport in Sylhet.
Ratargul can be reached in a few ways from Sylhet city. The easiest way is: on the way from the city to Malnichhara, take the road behind Osmani Airport and go straight to Saheb Bazar to Ramnagar Chaumuhani. From there, Ratargul is just a kilometer to the left.
Small open boats will be available at the place for all day travel. The rent for each boat trip in the forest is 300 to 800 TK.
From Amberkhana, Shahjalal Mazar in Sylhet to Saheb Bazar or Chaumuhani local auto rickshaw. The rent is 35 to 45 TK per person. If you take the reserve, it will be from TK. 250 to TK. 300.
Where to stay !!
There are several good quality hotels to stay in Sylhet city. Hotel Fortune Garden (0721-815590) in Jail City area, Hotel Dallas on Jail Road (0721-620945), Hotel Hilltown on VIP Road (0721-717263), Hotel Garden in Link Road (1: 6) on Link Road (01) 617309), Hotel Dargagate (0721-71607) in Dargah area, Hotel Urmi (0721-714573), Hotel Moon Light in Zindabazar (0721-714850), Gulshan Center in Taltala (0821-61001).
These hotels have arrangements for overnight stays at TK 500 to TK 4,000.
Ratargul is a good time to explore the jungle while drowning. There are some things to be careful while traveling as the forest is full of water.
You have to be careful while walking in this forest. There are many snakes in the branches of forest trees. There are also more or less leech infestations. It is important to keep a life jacket with you if you do not know how to swim.
Also take umbrella, raincoat or punch, sun hat. The boats here are very small. Do not get more than five people in one boat.