Dim Pahar is a hill located in Bandarban district of Bangladesh. The hill is located right in the middle of Alikadam and Thanchi upazilas. The boundaries of the two police stations have been determined by this hill. The highest road in Bangladesh has been built through this hill at an altitude of two and a half thousand feet above sea level. At the height of two and a half thousand feet, the top of the hill is shaped like an egg and the locals know it as Dim Pahar (Egg Hills).
These roads and Dim Pahar have gained a lot of popularity among adventure-loving travelers. The boundaries of Alikadam and Thanchi police stations have been demarcated with Dim pahar full of natural beauty and diverse tribal lifestyle. The construction of 33 km long Alikadam-Thanchi road under the supervision of Bangladesh Army has made it easier to reach Dim Pahar.
It is difficult to describe in words the form of nature that can be seen walking along this hilly path, which stretches from Alikadam to a height of about 2500 feet. Make it a witness of history or a beauty traveler, return from here with a different kind of complacency.
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A road floating on the clouds. There are colorful mountain flowers blooming along the road. As you cross the road covered with white clouds, observe the greenery all around. It is as if a fairy from heaven made a mistake and came to this world with her beauty. To get this extraordinarily feeling you have to go to the Dim Pahar of Bandarban. The appearance of this strangely beautiful hilly region seems to have been perfected for Dim Pahar. This hill looks like an egg when viewed from a distance, hence the name Dim Pahar.
Dim Pahar, this mountain covered with white clouds can only be compared to heaven. It is not possible to describe the beauty of Thanchi-Alikadam, the highest road in the country, built in the middle of the beautiful greenery of Bandarban. If you don’t see it with your own eyes, you won’t believe its rhetoric. Just green and green all around. When you get up by car, the sky will feel like the roof and when you look down, you will feel like the underworld. With the roof of the sky above your head and the underworld at your feet, you will feel as if you are in a state of imagination. The beauty of that state is indescribable. The clouds seem to convey a message of infinite joy at every moment. This road, built at an altitude of about two and a half thousand feet above sea level, will feel like floating on clouds. The beauty of this mountain also beats the boundaries of imagination. Want to visit Prantik Lake also, let’s check it now.
The Thanchi-Ali Kadam road is the highest road in Bangladesh on the hill of Dim, built at an altitude of two and a half thousand feet above sea level. Dim Pahar is located right in the middle of Alikadam and Thanchi upazilas of Bandarban. The road is the second highest elevated road in South Asia. This path is a winding spiral of 33 km green hills. The most interesting place on the Thanchi-Alikadam road is the Dim Hill. The mountain looks like an egg. The local Mro tribes call this hill ‘Crowdong’ hill. Such a beautiful mountain can not be found anywhere else in Bangladesh. If you come to this hill by bike, a strange cold wind will make your whole body tremble. The egg hill is so close to the clouds that it feels like there is always cold air. Coldness can be felt directly. Even in the scorching heat, when the eggs reach the hill, the cold air freezes. And the beautiful scenery that can be seen from the mountains will remain in the memory of the lyric forever. Waterfalls are flowing along the rocky slopes of the dense green hills. The murmur of the cool water of the fountain echoes the surrounding environment. On the other hand, the white clouds in the sky can be touched by standing on the road in the egg hill! This road has gone from Thanchi in Bandarban to Alikadam towards another tourist city Cox’s Bazar.
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How To Go To Dim Pahar
First you have to come from Dhaka to Chakoria bus terminal on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar road. Non AC bus fare from Dhaka will be 650 Taka. From there go to Thanchi Bazar by local bus or Chander Gari. Then from there come by Chander Gari or Motorbike to see the strange magical beauty of Dim hill.
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Or you can go by train. First you have to come to Chittagong by train, then you have to come to Chakoria by bus from Chittagong. Bus fare from Chittagong to Chakoria is 160 Taka per person. Matamuhuri transport from Chakoria bus terminal leaves for Alikadam every day from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm. Departs from Alikadam every day from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm for Chakoria. The car left 40 minutes in a row from both sides. The rent is 60 Taka per person. It will take about 1 hour and 40 minutes. From Chakaria, Alikadam can be reached by moon car. Local rent is 65 Taka per person. Reserve rent will be around 1200 to 1400 BDT. It is better to ride a bike from Alikadam to Thanchi. Because there is no pair of bikes to enjoy the real beauty of this road. Bikes are available from Thanchi Bazar and Alikadam Bazar. They come and go from Thanchi to Alikadam all day. The bike can seat three people including the driver. Rent is Tk .600 for 2 persons and Tk. 500 for 1 person.
Where To Stay
If you want to stay the night, you can contact BGB Resort in Thanchi. The Thanchi market has some more standard accommodation arrangements. You can also stay at The Damtua Inn on the newly opened Upazila Road in Alikadam or at the Zila Parishad Dak Bungalow. There is also a boarding in the PanBazar although the quality is not so good. Check cheap and best hotels and resorts near Bandarban.
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History Of Road Construction On Dim Pahar
The construction work of this road started in 1999. In the first two years, the Department of Roads and Highways (RHD) completed the construction of only 8 km of roads. Then the RHD informed that it was not possible for them to build a road on the top of the hill. If the RHD fails to build the road, the Bangladesh Army is called in to build the road. Then in 2001 the army was given the responsibility to build the road. The road map was made by helicopter by the army. Then the path is made by cutting the body of the hill after hill. The engineering department of the army worked tirelessly for a decade to build the road. All the people, including Thanchi Alikadam, are grateful to the ECB 16 and 17 units of the Army for constructing the road. The construction of this 35 km long road has cost around Tk 120 crore. And it took about 1 decade. Three members of the Army Engineering Corps died in various accidents during construction. The road distance between Thanchi and Alikadam, two neighboring upazilas of Bandarban, was 190 km. This road was opened to the public on July 14, 2015. The distance is only 33 kilometers. Around this road, one can find innumerable streams, Fountains and waterfalls.
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Tips And Warning
- A recent DBC News report showed a surprising phenomenon in Dim Pahar. When the car is parked on a flat surface of the road, it automatically starts moving downwards. Drivers therefore park their cars carefully. Just don’t name that car downwards. As people walk, it seems that someone invisible has pulled them down. A DBC News reporter spoke to a professor in the Department of Physics at Chittagong University. He said maybe the gravitational force isn’t working there. However, a special magnetic test is needed to find out.
- The life journey of indigenous people is not like that of flat people, do not do anything that disrespects them.
- Not all mobile networks are available, Teletalk and Robi networks are good.
- The lower the weight of your backpack, the easier the trekking will be. It is the condition of traveling the hilly areas.
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Dim Pahar 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 Dim Pahar within a tight budget. If you want to travel Dim Pahar Of Bandarban (Bangladesh) 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. ♥