Rema Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary:

Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary is a dry and evergreen forest reserve and the second largest wildlife sanctuary and natural forest in the country after the Sundarbans. It is the richest forest in the country in terms of biodiversity. It is located in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj district in Sylhet division. Adjacent to the Tripura border of India, this forest area of ​​about 1795 hectares began to expand in the 1940s. However, the Rema-Kalenga Sanctuary was established in 1972 and later expanded in 1997. There are several hills. The height is about 6 meters above sea level. The whole area is divided into four bits in Rema, Kalenga, Chhanbari and Rashidpur. Since this vast area is a natural forest, there are 11 units and 7 camps for forest care. Rema-Kalenga is one of the few natural forests in Bangladesh that still survives in fairly good condition. However, the existence of this forest is also under threat due to indiscriminate tree theft and deforestation. In the face.





মাRema-Kalenga Sanctuary is rich in biodiversity of rare species. At present, there are 36 species of mammals, 16 species of birds, 6 species of amphibians, 18 species of reptiles and 637 species of plants and shrubs in the forest. The forest is well known for its rare species of birds and includes – Bhimraj, Tia, Hill Moyna, Lal Mata Kuchkuchi, Sepoy Bulbul, Basantabouri, Vulture, Mathura, Banamorga, Owl, Maasranga, Eagle, Chil, Kao Dhanesh, Phota Kanti Sat. Shyama, Shalik, Snail Khaori, Tuntuni etc. These three species of monkeys live in this forest Ultology Monkey, Rhesus and Nocturnal Lajjabati. Moreover, five species of squirrels can be seen here. The only rare species of Malayan squirrel is found in this forest. Notable among the wildlife are the faceless Hanuman, the spectacled Hanuman, the owl, the Maya deer, the mechobagh, the gandhagokul, the beji, the hedgehog, the desi black wild boar, the rabbit, the fish cat, the wild dog, the ramkutra, the white wild boar. Eighteen species of snakes can be seen in this forest. If you are lucky, you will see all kinds of animals. The atmosphere of a different world will float before your eyes.










This sanctuary has 637 species of plants, trees, herbs and leaves. Notable plants include Awal, Teak, Crab, Neur, Hargaja, Gandharai, Haritaki, Bahera, Black Fig, Jackfruit, Chamkathal, Cow, Kadam, Rata, Chikrashi, Chapalish, Neem, Banamala etc.










Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary has three trails of half an hour, one hour and three hours. Each is as beautiful and arranged as the picture. After entering the forest, you will see an impossibly beautiful lake. The surroundings of the lake are so natural that it does not seem artificial. It is built to meet the drinking water needs of wild animals. There is a tall watch tower next to it. If you want, you can go up to the tower. The head of the tower peeks into the sky through the tall trees of the forest. Standing there, you can see far and wide inside the forest. You can only see the impenetrable jungle. The way of life of the indigenous community of Bangladesh can also be seen here. There are four indigenous communities living inside the Rema-Kalenga forest. There are several neighborhoods of the Tripura community living inside the forest. There are also Santal, Telugu and Urang tribes living inside the Rema-Kalenga forest. You can find BGB camp inside the Rema-Kalenga forest. Grave. This fighter of Sector No. 3 was martyred here on 24 September 1971 in a frontal battle with the Pak invaders. The body of a huge teak tree next to his grave still bears the marks of the Pak aggressors of that day.








Pathghat: The distance from the capital Dhaka by road is about 130 km. Rema-Kalenga sanctuary can be reached in two ways. From Dhaka or Chittagong to Sylhet by bus or train to Shayestaganj or Srimangal. From Dhaka to Shayestaganj stop the Sylhet-bound intercity train stops. This train leaves at 9:50 pm every night of the week. Train fare is 120 to 83 rupees and 250 to 300 rupees by bus. Besides, Udayan Express leaves from Chittagong at 9:45 pm every day except Saturday. Fare is 140 to 943 rupees.

Through Shaistaganj = from there you have to go to Kalenga by CNG. The fare is 400 to 500 rupees.
Through Srimangal = from there take a jeep to Kalenga. If you go from Srimangal, everyone will like to walk the long way inside the forest. The jeep fare from Srimangal to Kalenga is two to three thousand rupees. If you want, you can walk and go through Rashidpur bit. But it will cost a lot more time.

 Staying arrangements: There is a forest department rest house in Kalenga. Permission of Sylhet Divisional Forest Officer is required to stay there. However, the best place to stay in this place is Nisarg Taraf Hill Cottage (017319608). Its director is Abdur Rahman Lashu. He also works as a guide for forest viewing. . The rent for the two big rooms is one thousand rupees and the rent for the small one is 800 rupees. The cost of food per day is 200 rupees per person. And breakfast 60 rupees.

👉 B: Note:
1. You can camp if you want.
2. With Srimangal Tour, you can easily return by extending one day.
3. If you want to get the feel of Real Adventurer, you must go to the off-trails. Where wildlife can be seen easily. However, the guide is applicable.


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