In Bangladesh, the monsoon has already arrived. On some Days it rains heavily, while on other days incessant mizzles continue for several hours. Though a rainy day might be cumbersome for many, some people adore rain as a blessing of mother nature. Not to mention, rain allows for an escape from the hot and humid weather of the summer. During the monsoon, nature looks greener, more pure and utterly peaceful in Bangladesh. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, utilise this majestic misty weather to rediscover the natural beauty of the country. Here are some of the most amazing places in Bangladesh to travel during the monsoon season.
Top Places to Visit in Bangladesh During Monsoon Season
Ratargul Swamp Forest
The Ratargul swamp forest is among the handful of freshwater swamp forests in the world. It is a protected natural area under the Department of Forestry of Bangladesh.
The Ratargul swamp forest is situated 26 km away from downtown Sylhet in the Gowain River. During the monsoon season, the water from Assam floods the river which creates an intricate maze of micro rivers through the forest. Crisscrossing through the forest in a boat provides an ethereal experience with hundreds of local flora and fauna making the experience even more magical. Tourists can also go to the two adjoining haors – the Neoa Bil Haor and the Shimul Bil Haor which are an attraction of their own.
In recent years, Cox’s Bazar has become a tourist hub for all seasons. However, most of the tourists flock there in the winter season making it a packed tourist spot. The same isn’t true for the monsoon season though. Since the monsoon is practically off-season for Cox’s Bazar tourism, tourists can expect great deals and discounts on their stay.
The experience of the seaside is out of this world during the rainy season. The misty clouds catch the water on the horizon. The roaring waves and winds make for an absolutely swiveling experience. This is definitely something one should experience at least once in their lifetime.
The list will not be complete if we don't mention Bichanakandi. This low-lying stream of water coming from the Seven Sisters of Meghalaya offers some of the most scintillating views of nature. The rocky pathway on both sides simply alleviates the overall ethereal feel of the place.