Boga Lake, which is a natural lake created on the mountain about 2700 feet high above sea level. According to Geologists, this lake was created on the top of the mountain naturally about two thousand years ago. The reason is the eruption of the dead volcano or the fall of the volcanic eruption from space. The lake is located about 70 kilometers away from the town of Keokradang, and about 15 kilometers away from Ruma Upazila. It is formed with around 15 acres of land on the hill. The water of this lake has a blue color from the sky and it also has its own color. You will be impressed with the combination of the sky, mountains and the water. Nature has made this greenish lake with her own touches. The tiredness of passing through hilly areas will be lost when you will watch the beauty of the lake and the surroundings. It seems it is the miracle of nature.
Local people also called this lake as Dragon Lake. There are many well-known mysterious stories about the lake. In the morning, evening or night, the lake gets new beauty on a regular basis. The bright light in the morning creates a fresh look. On the other hand, at night, it seems like a different crafty new look as like heaven. The beauty of the night is totally different from the morning. And if you visit Boga Lake in the moonlight night, it will be one of the best night of your life. What a great sight it is! Suddenly, a silver moon will appear on a deep dark night. I can’t explain the moment. The moonlight at the side of the lake will be another best moment in your whole life.
Perfect Time To Visit Boga Lake:
It is very difficult to travel to Boga lake in the rainy season, so it is convenient to go here in winter. Still, many of the tourists come to Boga Lake regularly to enjoy the beauty. The road from Bandarban to Bagalake is not very good in conditions due to hilly areas. The beauty of this path will surely attract you but will need more energy to reach the destination. Anyway, the beauty of Boga Lake will remove all the hardship in your journey.
How To Go To Boga Lake:
It is no matter where from you come to Boga Lake, you have to come to Bandarban first. From Dhaka city, you will find S. Alam, Saudia, Saint Martin Transport, Unique, Hanif, Shyamoli, Dolphin, etc. for going to Bandarban. The fares of these buses per person are respectively BDT 550 and with AC BDT 950 to 1500. It takes 8 to 10 hours to reach Bandarban from Dhaka.
If you want to go by train, you will need to go to Chittagong from Dhaka. There is some popular train service including Sonar Bangla, Subarna Express, Turna Nishita, Mohanagar, Godhuli, and etc. Depending on the conditions, it will cost you BDT 350 to 1200. Besides, you can go to Chittagong directly by air from Dhaka.
From Chittagong Baddarhat, the two buses go to Bandarban including Pubali and Purbani. From Dhampara Bus Stand of Chittagong, it takes BDT 200 -300 for going Bandarban.
Bandarban To Boga Lake: If you want to go to Boga lake from Bandarban city, you have to go to Ruma Bazar first. It is 48 KM from Bandarban to Ruma Bazar. You can go Bandarban to Ruma Bazar by Bus, Chander Gari or Jeep. If you want to go by bus, you have to go to Ruma Bus Stand. After every 1 hour, the bus leaves for Ruma. It will cost BDT 120 and will take nearly 3 hours. If you go with a group, it will be perfect to go to Ruma Bazar by Jeep or Chander Gari. It can carry 10 to 15 persons easily. It takes BDT 3000 to 4000 for reaching Ruma Bazar. It will need 2 hours.
After reaching Ruma Bazar, you have to hire a guide from the Ruma Bazar Guide Association. Must be remembered, taking one guide is mandatory. From the registered guide, you can fix one. Now you have to take permission from Army Camp of Ruma Bazar. You will need to submit your identity card for getting permission. The guide will help you to get the pass. Another key point, you will not get permission from the Army camp after 4 PM.
It 17 KM from Ruma Bazar to Boga Lake. You will get Chander Gari and Jeep to reach Boga Lake. Take the help of your guide. According to your needs, he will manage everything. It will need BDT 1800 to 2000 for going to Boga Lake. If you are in a small group, you will get the shared Jeep/Chander Gari from 8 AM to 4 PM. It will need BDT 100 to go Ruma to Boga Lake.
N.B: Currently, it is possible to go to Boga Lake directly from Ruma Bazar, but if the condition of the road is not well due to the monsoon, then the car cannot take you directly to Boga lake. So, be prepared to reach Boga Lake by walking.
Where will you stay?
There is no high-quality hotel or resort at the side of Boga Lake. You have to stay small cottages of indigenous people. The quality is not high, but the environment and the culture of indigenous people will surely fascinate you. In a room/cottage, you have to stay with 4/5 people. Though there are the opportunities of couple or women, you have to confirm it before taking the room. If you want, you can tell the requirements to your guide, he will manage the cottage.
Where will you eat?
As there is no formal hotel for eating, you have to rely on indigenous people. But there will be no problem. The guide will help you to manage foods for you. If you have any conditions, you can tell the guide. Generally, you will cost BDT 100 to 200 per meal. You will get Rice, eggs, potato, and chickens which is fresh and tasty as well. Most of the time, they do it professionally. If you want to arrange Bar-B-Q or want to cook with your team, you can tell your guide, he will manage deshi items including Chickens, Eggs from the nearby shops or family. It will surely make the journey more enjoying and attractive.
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Tips for Traveling Boga Lake:
- There was no electricity in Boga Lake, but there is a system of solar power. Although it is safe to keep the power bank with you to charge your electric devices.
- All mobile networks are not available in Boga Lake. You will get Robi and Teletalk networks. So keep a sim available.
- There have been some accidents in recent time when bathing to Boga Lake. So, be careful while taking a bath in the lake.
- The indigenous people are very helpful, honest and friendly. Don’t do anything which will hurt them.
- Take permission before taking photos of indigenous people. They may not like to give you pictures.
- The road from Bandarban to Boga Lake is not straight as it is hilly areas. So, be careful when driving.
- Keep a copy of the national identity card for your safety.
- You have to take permission from Ruma Bazar Army Camp. At the same time, you may take it on Boga Lake also.
- Don’t throw any plastic bottles or packets at the side of Boga Lake. Keep it for throwing it in a perfect place.
Want to make a group or family tour in Boga Lake?
Boga Lake is a perfect place for a group or family tour. The beauty of this place will give you awesome feelings. At the same time, you can come back within two or three days by visiting here. Hopefully, you can go to Boga Lake within a tight budget. If you want to travel Boga Lake with safety and want to enjoy the place with more joy, Travel Mate can help you with arranging the tour. Contact us for further details. Above all, you may add any missing information from the comment section. Happy Traveling. ♥