The natural beauty of Kanaighat is Lovachora.
In Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet, the spring has touched the big hills of the border. Surrounded by green tea gardens, rows and rows of trees, hills and rivers flowing with clear water rich in sand. Behind the eyes of many people is another form of natural nature. The name is ‘Lobachhara’.
The hilly state of Meghalaya in India is not far from Lobachhara. The Khasia Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya can be seen up close to any of the high hills here. There is a tea garden in Lobachhara called Lobachhara Tea Estate.
James Leo Ferguson, the owner of the greedy tea garden. He was a Bangladeshi fighter of Scottish descent under sub-sector 5 of Sylhet during the war of liberation. Nanaka is his nickname. The people of the surrounding area including Lobachhara tea-garden know him by his nickname. Nanaka was also elected a people’s representative at the end of the war of liberation. Laxmi Prasad of Kanaighat was the chairman of UP for 18 consecutive years from 1983 to 1993. As the party symbol was elected this time, he took part in the UP election with a break of almost two decades and became the UP chairman again.
The Lovachhara tea garden was established on about 1839 acres of land during the British rule along the Lobachhara river in Laxmiprasad union of Kanaighat upazila, about 60 km from Sylhet city. To the north of the garden is the Indian state of Meghalaya and to the west is a picnic spot and Lalakhal tea garden in Bangladesh.
Additional attraction is ‘Khasia Punji’. The Khasias here also had their original home in the Khasia Jainta hills. They have been living in Lobachhara for many years. What is 5 from greed. M north there are a few huge shaped rocks inside the deep forest. One stone will be about 30 feet high. Each stone is round. It will be about 50 feet wide. The location of these rocks is down the hill.
The lush green tea-garden is covered with greenery all over the hills. As far as you can go along the dirt road, you can see various types of plants, big and small. The trees are arranged in rows in the middle of the tea garden. Its beauty fascinates anyone.
‘Nungang’ is lost on the Indian border by Lobachhara. Although Nungang is almost like a river, it is actually a muddy water canal that originates from the Lobachhara river. There is a very old but still strong steel suspension bridge over the canal, on which stands a vague picture of the hilly terrain of both the Bangladesh and India borders.
According to the locals, deer, rabbits and forest roosters were spotted in Lobachhara garden in the early morning. In this way, greedy tea-garden is also a sanctuary for wildlife.
Although there is no good accommodation for tourists in Lobachhara, there are 4 bungalows for garden owners. The exterior views of the bungalows are also quite aesthetic. There are several coffee trees near the bungalow.
This form of natural beauty, ‘Lobachhara’, is not only a tourist attraction, but also plays an important role in the country’s economy. Every day thousands of workers lift stones from the river Lova flowing by the side of Lobachhara garden. The rocks and sand of this river spread to different parts of the country.
The people of Lobachhara area make a living by farming and quarrying. The people in the area are very simple. There is an ancient zamindar house on Tillar in Lobachhara. In 1909, a social worker, English Major Lova, came to Chhara and established the zamindari.
How to get to Lobachhara: There are three roads from Sylhet city to reach Kanaighat Sadar. You can reach Kanaighat Sadar by bus or CNG-Autorickshaw directly from Darbast-Chatul.
On the other hand, Kanaighat can be reached through Zakiganj road via Golapganj-Charkhai-Shahbag. Besides, there is an opportunity to reach Kanaighat Sadar via Gazi Burhan Uddin Road and Sylhet-Gachbari Road.
The maximum bus fare from Sylhet city to Kanaighat Sadar is Tk 80 and the maximum CNG-autorickshaw fare is Tk 100. Reserve CNG will be Rs. There are three ways to reach Kanaighat by CNG.
If you want to go by local CNG, you can get local / reserve CNG to Kanaighat from Bandar Shishu Park. With the opening of the bridge over the Kanaighat Surma river, the communication system has become easier.
After reaching Kanaighat, you have to go to Lobachhara by boat from the market. Boat rental will cost 40 to 50 rupees per person. Besides, if you take a reserve boat, it will not be more than 500 rupees. And it will take about 3 to 4 hours to go around Lobachhara. Covered with greenery, magnificent forests, clear water springs and rivers, stone-rich greed; Which will seduce you!
You can also go to Lobachhara Garden through the local Surighat Bazaar with the addition of motorcycles and private car.