Monsoon Special – Trip To Tanguar Haor (Sunamganj)

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Tanguar Haor, located in the Dharmapasha and TahirpurUpazilas of Sunamganj district, is a unique wetland ecosystem of national importance and has come into international focus. The area of Tanguar Haor including 46 villages within the Haor is about 100sqkm wetland. It is the source of livelihood for more than 40,000 people. Tanguar Haor is an Ecologically Critical Area considering its critical condition as a result of overexploitation of its natural resources. The hoar basin is a Ramsar site – wetland of international importance. Bangladesh Government is committed to preserve its natural resources and has taken several steps for protection of this wetland. Tanguar Haor plays an important role in production of sweet water fishes as it functions as a ‘mother fishery’ for the country. It is the home of about 200 types of migratory birds in the winter (DEC- FEB). There are more than 140 species of fresh water fishes here. The more predominant among them are: Ayir, Gang Magur, Baim, Tara, Gutum, Gulsha, Tengra, Titna, Garia, Beti, Kakia etc. Hijal, Karach, Gulli, Balua, Ban Tulsi, Nalkhagra and other freshwater wetland trees are also available.

Tanguar Haor, located in the Dharmapasha and TahirpurUpazilas of Sunamganj district, is a unique wetland ecosystem of national importance and has come into international focus. The area of Tanguar Haor including 46 villages within the Haor is about 100sqkm wetland. It is the source of livelihood for more than 40,000 people. Tanguar Haor is an Ecologically Critical Area considering its critical condition as a result of overexploitation of its natural resources. The hoar basin is a Ramsar site – wetland of international importance. Bangladesh Government is committed to preserve its natural resources and has taken several steps for protection of this wetland. Tanguar Haor plays an important role in production of sweet water fishes as it functions as a ‘mother fishery’ for the country. It is the home of about 200 types of migratory birds in the winter (DEC- FEB). There are more than 140 species of fresh water fishes here. The more predominant among them are: Ayir, Gang Magur, Baim, Tara, Gutum, Gulsha, Tengra, Titna, Garia, Beti, Kakia etc. Hijal, Karach, Gulli, Balua, Ban Tulsi, Nalkhagra and other freshwater wetland trees are also available.

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ITINERARY:

 Day 1: Dhaka-Sunamganj via Sylhet

7 am board on the train Parabat Express from airport railway station at Dhaka. Arrival at Sylhet by 2 pm. Having late lunch at local restaurant & transfer (2 hrs.) to Sunamganj. En-route visit the shrine of Hajrat Sah Jalal (R:). Dinner & overnight stay at your designated guest house.

 

Day 2: Sunamganj-Tanguar Haor via Taherpur

After early breakfast at 6 am start for a day long trip to Tanguar Haor. Will cross the river Surma by a ferry boat and transfer (1½ hrs.) to Taherpur by Tampo. Non-ac local transport. Will passing through the vast crops fields along with the backdrop of green hills of Meghalaya, the bordering sate of India. Board on the traditional engine boat for a day long trip to Tanguar Haor. Will stop at Teker Ghat to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. (You can take motorbike trip to ”Barek Tila”)

Will return to the boat & cruise back to Taherpur. Will disembark the boat late in the afternoon & return to Sunamganj for dinner. 7:30 pm transfer to Sylhet to board on the overnight train (Upaban Express) at 10 pm to Dhaka. You will arrive Dhaka next morning.

Day 3: Early in morning return to Dhaka.

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