Boga Lake, also known as Bagakain (বগাকাইন) Lake, is the most beautiful natural lake in Bangladesh. It is 18 km away from Ruma Sadar Upazila in Bandarban. The area of this lake is about 15 acres. It is approximately 1800 feet above sea level. The color of its water is blue. Behind creation of this lake there are many mythological stories. Many tourist visit Boga lake mostly during winter. Localities of small tribe community like Bawm, Khumi can be found besides the Boga Lake. Strolling becomes difficult in the rainy season.
The road from Ruma to Boga Lake is still under construction. You might be amazed looking at the big rocks lying in and out of the Boga Lake. You can have a camp fire beside the lake which might be an unbelievable and mind-blowing memory in your life.
You have to make a trip from Bandarban to Ruma by “Chander Gari” (public jeep) or a private vehicle. From Ruma you can hire public jeep upto Boga Lake. You can also walk to Boga Lake in winter season. It will require 6 hours to reach Boga Lake.
Dhaka and Bandarban are linked by road. There are direct bus services available from Dhaka to reach Bandarban.
Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance:
1. S Alam services Ltd
2. Shyamoli Paribahan
3. Saudia Paribahan
Arambag, Contact: +88-02-7102465
Gabtoli, Contact: +88-02-8018445
There are no direct flight services available from Dhaka to Bandarban. However, you can travel to Chittagong by air and then take a bus or private car to reach Bandarban. Bangladesh Biman, United Airways, Regent Airways and Novo Air, all provide flight services to Chittagong.
1. Hillside Resort
Address: Chimbuk road, Bandarban
Contact: 01730 045083, 02-988 6983
2. Hotel Greenhill
Address: Main Road, Bandarban-4600
Contact: +88 01856699910, +88 01856699911
3. Hotel Purabi
Address: V.I.P. Road, Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban
Contact: 01823-346383, 0361-62531
4. Hotel Paharika
Address: Main Road, Bandarban
Address: It is located in the South-West of Thanchi Bazar in Thanchi Sadar Upazila
Contact: 01819537753, 01818100435
6. Upazila Rest House
Owner/Manager: Mr. Kalhacing Marma, Chairman, Upazila Parisad
Address: Thanchi Bazar (close to the mosque), Thanchi Sadar Upazila
It should have to be noticed that there is no residential or non-resident hotel, motel or restaurant in Boga Lake.
You need to hire a tour guide from Ruma.
Harishchondro dighi (হরিশ চন্দ্র দিঘী) was made/built by the legendary king Harishchondro for the inhabitants of Rampal Village. It is believed that the water level of this pond remained low along the year but it gets high dramatically during the full moon especially once in a year in the Winter Season. A fair is held here around the place annually. For the local Hindu people, this pond was a sacred place. Hindu's made some rituals near this pond to set marriage of their unmarried daughters. Now this lake is used by the common people.)  => Array ( [name] => Maharajar Dighi [post_id] => 3086 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/maharajar-dighi/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Moharajar-Dighi-300x200-300x200.jpg [post_content] =>
Away from panchagar town about 10 miles a big pond is situated at Amarkhana unionis popularly known as Maharajar dighi. With the bank its surface is 800 yard. Local people says that its depth is 40 feet. Its water is clear. It has 10 saghata.It is imagined that Pitthu king dag this lake. It is said that the king attacked by a lower class and suicide with family and wealth by jumping in this lake. Every year Boishakhi fair held at the bank of the river. Many time the presence of the Indian people also seen. Beside the lake there are many green designs of trees which is very dear to all till now.)  => Array ( [name] => Shukhbashpur Dighi [post_id] => 8933 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/shukhbashpur-dighi/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Sukhobashpur-1-300x169.jpg [post_content] => Shukhbashpur Dighi (সুখবাসপুর দিঘী), nearly hundred years old Lake situated at Hatimara, Rampal Union Parishad of Munshiganj Sadar. Almost all around the year it is filled with water. It is a rectangular shaped lake which is surrounded by different types of green trees. Its natural beauty, gentle breeze, calm and quiet environment attracts people to spend their leisure time at the edge of this dighi. Above all, its oldness and different types of myth also make people visit this place. ) )
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