You must be surprised to see the title. But Boga lake, the highest freshwater lake in Bangladesh, located in Ruma Upazila under Bandarban, is truly a wonderful place surrounded by mystery. About 70 km from Bandarban town, this naturally formed lake flows through the Keokkaradong Mountains at an altitude of about 1,246 feet above sea level. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts as well as detailed information about Bagalek’s travels.
Scientific facts and myth about Boga Lake
Geologists in Bangladesh claim that Boga Lake is the result of a volcanic eruption or the fall of a meteorite from space. Many people think that it was caused by a landslide. Its core is rich in the soft rock of the Earth's crust.
According to Banglapedia, its water is high in acidity, so no algae or other aquatic plants grow in it, and no aquatic animals can live here. But according to 2009 data, the waters of Boga Lake are very fertile, and the lake has a lot of algae, water lilies and other aquatic plants, and lots of fish and even giant fish.
There are several myths about the origin of Boga Lake among the Bom, Marma, Mro, Khumi, and Tripura tribes.
According to local tribal myth, once upon a time a dragon harbored in a cave in the mountains. In Bam language, the dragon is called "Boga". The locals used to offer cattle to please the dragon god. One day a few people killed the dragon. As a result, the peak became a submerged lake and drowned the surrounding villages. Though there is no proof for this tale, the legendary dragon and the white volcanic form of the lake coincides with the context of a dead volcano.
The natural beauty of Boga Lake
The spiral Shongkho river flows about 15 km east of Ruma Upazila Sadar. The lake is located on a hilltop in the Palitai range, 29 km from its shore, covering an area of about 15 acres.
At every moment of the day, the tourists are perplexed by the different colors of the structure. The calm cool water of the lake removes all the fatigue of the journey in an instant. The lake itself has taken on a bluish color with a handful of blue from the sky. The lining of the blue water on the top of the hill has created a natural collage mixed with indigo.
You will look with fascinated eyes at the combination of sky, mountains, and water. Nature has poured a touch of green here. The exhaustion of crossing impassable track is lost in the deep lake. All in all, it is like beautiful green land.