- Posted August 13, 2014 by
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Amazing Ratargul Swamp Forest, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Imagine, somehow you’re trapped in a submerged forest, ship wrecked or plane crashed. You got a tiny wooden boat and trying to slither across deep green water, snakes hissing from the adjacent trees and unknown birds are flying over your head. No sound but water drops, eagles and vultures sitting on tree tops. You feel lost and helpless, yet so charmed and amazed by the glowing surreal view nature is offering you!
What do you think? Are we talking about the Amazon?
Ratargul Swamp Forest is an evergreen forest. It is one of the best freshwater swamp forests in this world. The beauty of this forest is bloomed mainly in the rainy season.
Ratargul is the only swamp forest in Bangladesh. Ratargul is located in Gowainghat upazilla of Sylhet district. It is situated by the river named Goain. Ratargul Swamp Forest is also linked with Chengir Khal canal. Most of the trees are Koroch tree whose scientific name is Pongamia Pinnata. The forest goes under water of 20-30 feet in rainy season. The water level is about 10 feet for rest of the year and some place of the forest remains dry.
Oh yes Ratargul Swamp Forest is really amazing, specially in rainy season , adventurous driving and boating, colorful magical water shades, scenic beauty through watch tower....