Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jaflong - Natural Resource of Transparent Water and Beautiful Stones


Jaflong is a natural tourist spot in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District and situated at the border between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is just below the mountain range. Jaflong is famous for its stone collections and is home of the Khasi tribe.
Piyain River, Jaflong

Jaflong is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division. It's about 60 km far from Sylhet town and takes two hours drive to reach there. Jaflong is also a scenic spot nearby amidst tea gardens and rate beauty of rolling stones from hills. It is situated besides the river Mari in the lap of Hill Khashia.
Khashia House

[Stone Collection from the River, Jaflong - Sylhet] The Mari river is coming from the great Himalayas of India, which bringing million tons of stone boulders with its tide. You can watch the stone collection from the river in Jaflong as well as you can enjoy the boating in the river Mari. Jaflong is totally a hilly area of real natural beauty where hills are greenish with the forests. Lots of wild animal lives in this forest, so you need to be careful to enter in the forest alone. You can see the lifestyle of Tribe Khashia in Jaflong. 
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 If you intend to visit Jaflong it is advisable to start from Sylhet in the early morning so that you can comeback by evening covering the other tourists spots of nearby areas of Jaflong. The other tourist areas nearby Jaflong are Tamabil, Sripur and Jaintapur. by (spikes) Copyright © www.discoverybangladesh.com
The land grabbers occupied government khas land and reserved forestland and extracted stone by cutting small hills polluting the environment of Jaflong. They also established crushing mills on the forestland without permission from government.
River with transparent water

The forestation program in Jaflong Green Park has been started under supervision of the joint forces, ‘Jaflong Foundation’ and ‘Forest Department’. They have jointly taken up the forestation program with about 100 hectares of grabbed land. Under the forestation program, various types of trees, including hybrid Akash-moni, are being planted in the park to maintain ecological balance.

Collection of Rolling Stones, Colorful Tribal (Khashia) Life, Khasia Rajbari (king’s palace), Dauki & Piyain Rivers, Tea Garden, Orange & Jackfruit Gardens, Betel leaf & Areca nut Gardens, Dauki Bazar are the main attractions of Jaflong.
Stone Collections
Tea Garden
Spring On the Way to Jaflong










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