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Beautiful Bangladesh

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    Chitral deer near Katka Reserve in the Sundarbans.

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    School children present a 'Barsha Utsav' celebrating the monsoon season...

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    This is the season of harvesting pineapples in Madhupur National Park in Tangail, - home of the dense
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    I miss those juicy fruits already!! damn!!!!
     
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    A waterfall with pristine beauty
    Porikundo lies tucked away behind Moulvibazar hills
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    Nestled in the midst of a deep forest in Moulvibazar's Barlekha upazila, this waterfall is known as Porikundo. There are many stories and myths centering the waterfall. Photo: Mintu Deshwara

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    Riding on the back of rumbling thunder, the moist wind carries the monsoon notes down the green hills of Moulvibazar. As their whispers reach the earth, a spa for fairies -- hidden from human eyes -- comes to life at Porikundo waterfall.

    "As a child, I saw fairies, in my dreams, bathing in Porikundo," says 90-year-old Sila Lyngdohkiri, a resident of Madhabkundo punjee, a Khasi village in Barlekha upazila of Moulvibazar.

    The village of indigenous people has many more stories about the secluded waterfall. The fall gets its name from the words “Pori” meaning fairy and “Kundo” meaning spring.

    If visitors walk a kilometre down from the tourist attraction of Madhobkundo waterfall, they will find this mystical piece of heaven on earth.

    "Madhabkundo waterfall is open for all but not Porikundo," says the oldest woman of the village, 95-year-old Dabi Khain in Khasi language.

    "It is only for fairies," she said as if revealing an age-old secret. "A large number of fairies come and bathe in the falls. It is their area." Local do not visit the area often to avoid “disturbing fairies” as advised by elders for generations.

    Dabi claims that the fairies come down to earth at the fall only during the rainy season when the fall water becomes pure and virginal, springing out of the earth with renewed splendour during the monsoons.

    "During the dry season, it remains dormant," she said.

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    Large stones lay on the path that leads to this lesser known but captivating waterfall. The photos were taken recently. Photo: Mintu Deshwara

    "Our ancestors believed these fairies have powers and so were revered like gods. And so they forbade us from visiting Porikundo," said Wanbor Lyngdohkiri, montri (headman) of Madhabkundo punjee.

    According to 55-year-old Saidul Ahmed, security guard of Madhabkundo waterfall, Porikundo is more beautiful. “Visitors don't go there because they don't really know about it," he said.

    Sexagenarian Mihir Ghagra, president of Education Centre Management Committee of Madhabkundo Punjee Education Centre, said he first heard about the fall when he worked as teacher at the punjee school 25 years ago.

    "Most students would share stories about Porikundo, retelling stories told by their grandparents for generations," he said.

    Assistant Sub-inspector Feroz Ahmed, a tourist police of Madhabkundo waterfall, said the path leading to Porikundo is difficult and risky and one needs local guides to get there.

    "It is a walk through a slippery path over the stream leading to the waterfall. It's just 25-30 minutes' walk from Madhabkundo along knee-deep water body filled with moss-covered rocks," he said.

    However, the treat that awaits the eyes is well worth this risky journey. A large variety of wild flowers and deep green foliage along the path create a rather mesmerising atmosphere around the fall, especially on a rainy day. The sound of drops of water fills the air with a harmonious tune while chirping of small birds adds to the serenity of the place making it as enchanting as it can be.

    Nearly 150 feet high, the water of the fall whizzes down a steep hill spreading out below. The surrounding nature soaks itself in the cool and peaceful ambiance of the fall creating a picture that can only be imagined in a dream.

    For a refreshing dip in this mystical spring water, one should take a chance and visit this point, where fairies come down to earth, even if for a little while.
     
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    There are many unfamiliar beautiful hidden places in Bangladesh only known to trekkers.
    They have stopped to give out location as Bangladeshis do not know the tourist culture. They have already destroyed the serenity of ratargul. Idiots take loud speakers inside the Jungle.
     
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    Urban beautification efforts
     
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    To It is good the BD local tourists take loud speakers inside the jungle. At least they should be thanked for not creating noise pollution in small district towns like Faridpur or Pabna. The loudspeakers start shouting Azan at almost the same hours in the early morning and then continuously until it is 8:00 o'clock in the night. It is not one loudspeakers that start shouting all those call for prayers. It is a simultaneous call by five or six loudspeakers at the same time. It is horrible way to disturb others.

    Then, it is 7:30 am when the sales loudspeakers start shouting again with many of the virtues of their products. This will continue until it is 7:30 pm. After the last Azaan a person thinks he is relieved, again to be awakened by the big shouting of the Mollahs who are conducting a Owaaz.

    When there is no Owaaz in a night you can expect a Hindu marriage. People there will start miking their ceremony at the deep night, because Lagan is at that time. Making noise, talking with big voice, shouting at others and miking every occasion are a part of BD culture. There is no law and no control over the volume of loudspeakers, the amplifirs must be control with proper rules set by Shonar BD govts in all stages. So,

    Shomudre shyojjya jar
    Shishire te bhoi ki tar?
     
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    Mustard Fields, Bangladesh

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    unknown river bend, Bangladesh

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    Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge Toll Plaza, Bangladesh

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    Savar Memorial, Bangladesh

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    Rainbow at Bhairab, Bangladesh

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    BRAC University Residential Campus, Savar

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    Sheep Grazing at farm, Mirer Sharai Coast, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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    Savar Golf club
     
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    Bangabandhu International Conference Center

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    Chandrima Uddan (Zia Uddan), Dhaka w/Zia's grave in the foreground

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    BMA, Chittagong

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    Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport built in the sixties, Dhaka

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    Army Golf Club, Dhaka

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    National Parliament House (Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban) Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

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    Shalbon (Madhupur) Forest Reserve, third largest reserve in Bangladesh

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    PreetiLata Hall and Jahanara Imam Hall, JahangirNagar University
     
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    Uttara, Dhaka


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    Mustard fields, Manikganj

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    Bay of Bengal on a Hazy Late Afternoon

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    Apollo Hospital, Dhaka at Bashundhara

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    Meghna Gomti Bridge and adjacent dredging backfill areas

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    Mirpur Flyover, Dhaka

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    Army Stadium, Dhaka
     
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