The waterfalls in Bangladesh are an immense emblem of natural beauty. Nature enthusiasts mingle themselves into these heavenly springs to cherish their souls. However, it is hardly possible to enjoy voluminous water flow in these fountains through all seasons round the year. The profound gift of rain makes its presence felt in the monsoon. The heavy showers make the waterfalls and fountains lively. The magnificent beauty of the waterfalls is visible from mid-July to September. So let's get to know about the most attractive waterfalls in Bangladesh.
7 spectacular waterfalls in Bangladesh
This huge waterfall is located in Mirshorai Upazila of the Chittagong division. The special attraction of this waterfall is its nine isolated steps which have not been seen in any other waterfalls in Bangladesh. That is why ‘Khoiyachhora’ is called the ‘Fountain Queen’ of Bangladesh. The fountain is located 4.2 km east of the Dhaka-Chittagong highway on the north side of Borotakia Bazar in the Khoyachhora union of Mirshorai.
You need to come to Mohipal through Feni-bound buses like Star Line or Saudia from Fokirapul or Sayedabad of Dhaka. Then you can get on one of the Chittagong-bound semi-local buses which will drop you off at Borotakia Bazar.
You can get on the main trail of the Khoiyachhora waterfall by walking for half an hour along the village road to the east. After walking for about 1.5 hours along the hilly path through the forest, you will finally see the waterfall.
Hum Hum Waterfall
It is a natural waterfall located in the Kurma area deep in the Rajkandi forest reserve in Kamalganj Upazila of Moulvibazar district. The enthralling murmur of the currents rushing from a height of about 150 feet on a quiet hill evokes a strange addiction in all travelers’ minds. You can’t turn your eyes to the staggering wonders of this waterfall covered with wild herbs after the impassable trail.
You need to come first to Srimangal via bus or train from Dhaka. From there you can take CNG or jeep for Kolabon Para. There are two trails from Kolabon Para to Humhum: Jhiri Path and Hilly Path. Although the Jhiri route takes a little longer, this route is more beautiful than the hilly route. Thus, it may take about 3 hours to reach Humhum.
If you want to see more than one fountain in one trail then go to Napittachara Trail in Mirshorai, Chittagong. In this one trail, you will see several wonderful springs like Mithachori fountain, Baghbiani fountain, Bandorkhum, and more. Napittachora has become very popular as there are so many waterfalls in just one and relatively easy trail.
To go there, you have to take any bus from Fokirapul/Sayedabad in Dhaka to Mirshorai of Chittagong. If you prefer the train, you have to take any train going to Chittagong and get off at Feni station. From there, go to the Mohipal bus stand and take a local bus or Leguna to Mirshorai's Noduari Bazaar.
You can reach Napittachora Trail on foot from this Noduari Bazaar in a quarter of an hour.
These two fountains are located inside the Sitakunda Ecopark, the first eco-park in Bangladesh, at the foot of the historic Chandranath Hills.
Sitakunda can be reached by mail train from Dhaka or by any bus bound for Chittagong from Sayedabad, Fakirapul, Mohakhali bus stand. Then you have to take a bus/CNG from Sitakunda Bazar and go straight to Ecopark. Buy a ticket, enter Eco Park, and start walking to Shuptadhara.
You will have a 30 minutes walk to the entrance of the Shuptadhara fountain. Then you have to go down about 422 steps to the front of the mainstream of Shuptadhara. After walking for a total of 1.5 hours, the sound of dormant water will come to your ears from a long distance. Another 30-minute walk from Shuptadhara is Shahasradhara stairs. There again you have to go down about 487 stairs. As you descend the stairs, the endless falling of Shahasradhara will be visible.
Amiyakhum is an extraordinary waterfall located in Thanchi Upazila of Bandarban district. This inaccessible waterfall bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar has been described by many as the ‘Bengal Paradise’.