Natural Beauty of Madhutila Hill Tracks at Sherpur, Bangladesh

Nadira Islam

Nature, biodiversity, ecosystem and beauty are all intertwined. Wherever nature has arranged itself on the basis of beauty, there are stories of fauna and natural balance. There are some places in Nalitabari upazila at Sherpur District. Sherpur is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of Mymensingh Division. Sherpur city is located about 197-199 kilometres north of Dhaka which is the capital of the capital of the country. The area of Sherpur District is about 1364 km2. There are many attractive place at Sherpur for any nature lover people.  Firstly which name comes is about Madhutila Eco Park, this is also describe the Sherpur district. And another name is Tarani pahar, Panihata. This one is unknown tourist place for maximum people for other district.

Madhutila Eco Park

Madhutila Eco Park is fully funded under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, with about 100 hectares of mountainous forests, located in the Nalitabari upazila of Bangladesh-India border and under the division of Mymensingh Forest Division, controlled by the division of Madhutila range Greater Mymensingh Sherpur district. The modern facility the Madhutila Ecocharkt, has opened the entertainment gates to the beauty pageants by attracting local and foreign tourists.

Madhutila Eco Park, a distance of 20 kilometres from the Nalitabari upazila on the border of Sherpur district, is a unique entertainment centre. Tura Hills of Meghalaya state, located two and a half kilometers from the side. Madhutila Eco Park is being built on the cutting edge of the tree of forest trees to protect the balance of biodiversity. Ecotected by various types of animals, the natural beauty of the small and large number of the mountain ranges are really delightful. Forest Beat Muntila, surrounded by natural beauty, is an attractive amusement place.

Tourism facilities include 15 acres of auspicious and rare species forestry. There are 20 acres of forests in the forest, including the cultivation of medicinal herbs, rest house, homes. The four-room sophisticated rest house is under construction. Various wildlife sculptures have two hands, two tigers, fisheries, eagles, hanuman, pawns, snakes, crocodiles, deer, kangaroo, frogs, lions, etc. Infrastructural works include observation towers, 1 star bridge, public toilets, sitting space.

There are 3 paddle boats and 5 domestic boats for sowing and using the Lake. Presently, eCorkers are open to visitors-tourists. There is a growing crowd increasingly touring the tourism center. Many people are enjoying unrestrained pleasures in the tranquil peace environment. Traveling from across the city’s racket every day, travels from across the country, thirsty, is coming to see alluring natural beauty. The mountains after the Hills roam the mountains. There is huge range for entertaining. Madhutila to go to the left side of the Eco Park Gate, in the observation tower. It has been built on top of the hill. Stand on the observation tower to enjoy the fun, silent-silence of nature.

As if a frozen window everywhere in the green state you will see the Hills of the Indian state of Meghalaya, located just a few miles away. The main gate of Eco Park will be seen in Peru, wildlife elephant sculptures. It is standing in reality. A few feet will be seen by the Kumari fisherman in the corner of the Lake and 3 pedal boats and five domestic boats in the Lake. The water of the fishery has come in the Lake of Lake. At the right side of Culvert, there is a light breakfast, tea and coffee shops. A little excited, the beautiful Star Bridge, built on the Lake of Lake. Hundreds of people together can enjoy the banqueting banquet.

There are artificial crocodiles nearby. Looks realistic to see. Then, in the greater area, there will be a glimpse of the various animal sculptures. The place to sit in place. The highlands are cut into sloping roads to go to the rest house. Suitable for private-micro running, in the middle of a rigid paved street, there are several colored stones that do not slip out. And if you stand on top of the bottom, it will be like a row of flowers. There are two side biodiversity portraits. If you see the sculptures, it would seem like the perfect picture of the artist’s hand. Standing on the curved stairs of the Rest house can be enjoyed by the enchanting environment of nature.

Looking at the high mountains, it seems like the water stream and the Lake is already under the Lake. Actually, they are on the mountain road. Take a break and rest in the rest house. Enjoy the rest house’ modern amenities. Then after eating and drinking, go out again from mountain to Hills, on the other Hills. Bio-diversity, wildlife sculptures, and scenes with nature, take pictures in the camera, remember the past remembering the past. There is a secret behind the road of Madhutila it create one of best scenario. Everybody should go and see this beautiful place.

Tarani Pahar, Panihata

Tarani Pahar, Panihata, this is such an attractive place near from Madhutila. Beautiful Panihata-Tarani hills in the Garo hills bordering Sherpur constantly attract nature lovers. The lurking view of the clouds and mountains will draw the mind of any nature lover. Part of the place called Panihata is the hill of Tarani village. Here you will see the Tura hills of northern India covered with cloud. The distant hills are playing hide and seek with the clouds. From the Tura basin, the mountain river Vhogai flows straight ahead to the west. On one side of the river stood a hundred-foot-high hill surrounded by greenery.

One hundred yards ahead, freight trucks are occasionally rushing from east to west along the winding road in the Indian part. Surrounded by innumerable small hills. Next to it is a Christian synagogue, a small medical centre, a school and a hostel for small students. There are also few tea stall at down of the hills.  And the Christian synagogue is really beautiful.   

How to get there

Tourism center Madhutila Eco Park can go directly from Dhaka with pivot car, microbus, minibus and big buses. Apart from Mohakhali Bus terminal, Sherpur’s Dreamland, Turag, Joy or Other services are available. They can go to sherpur on the 90-to-140 Taka and go straight to the 30-kilometer paved road in the Mexicel-Taxi or pic-up van, at Madhutila Eco Park or Picnic spot. You can also go to Nakla Nalitabari upazila to save some time in the Maxi-Taxi or pickup van.

And what about Tarani pahar, Panihata? About 19 km from Nalitabari upazila town of Sherpur district and about 25 km from Sherpur district town. However, there is an easy and short distance road from Dhaka to Sherpur district town and from Nakla upazila town to Nalitabari. After that you have to cross the Garkanda crossroads of Nalitabari town and go straight to the north first near the Nakugaon land port and cross the Vhogai bridge at the turn on the east side. Then go straight east for about two and a half to three kilometers. At this junction you have to change direction again to the north. The main point of Panihata-Tarani is about one kilometer along this northern road. Private rickshaws, CNG auto rickshaws or rented motorbikes can be reached from Nalitabari town in just 35-45 minutes and at low cost. However, it is a good trip to take a private car into a group. It will take 4/5 hours to go to the spot. If anyone want to stay the night, can find such of beautiful resort.

There can be no greater companion than nature to spend a little beautiful and lively time outside of a busy life. Outside Dhaka, you can visit one of the most beautiful place in Sherpur district if you want. Which is of course within your time and affordability.

Author is an Associate Editor of The Environment Review, E-mail:

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