Bichanakandi, located in Bangladesh's north-eastern border area Rustampur union of Gowainghat Upazila in Sylhet district. Distance from Sylhet to Bichanakandi is about sixty kilometers. Ratargul swamp forest is also located in Gowainghat Upazila. White and black cloud surrounded Cherrapunji, and green hills of Meghalaya, the water of the spring flowing down the Piyain River; Bichanakandi is another name of beauty in a wide rocky bed beneath the water stream. According to different sources, it has been named because it is spreading cluster boulders.
Bichanakandi is the meeting place of seven high mountains in Meghalaya state of India, where many streams of water gather together after rising in the Piyain river of Bangladesh. Large rocks are deposited here along with the stream coming down from the hills. A branch of the Piyain River has gone under the hills and towards Bholaganj, another branch goes towards Jaflong via Pangtumai.
Best time to visit in Bichanakandi Sylhet: Rainy season is the best time to visit here. In the monsoon the hills become greener; the fountains on the hills are also breathtaking. On a rainy day, Bichanakandi got a full-grown youth, spreading in the water, and spreading its original form.
In this cold stream of the heavenly bed, you can get the touch of the beautiful loveliness of nature. May give opportunities to meet the thirst of life by sacrificing all the fatigue of city life. On both sides, skyscrapers, streams of water flowing through it, water is absolutely clear, transparent, and scramble. Soothing water in half a sinking stone and you will get lost in the sleeping world.
At this time, Nature gives all of her beauty to Bichanakandi. You will find green everywhere. Blue clouds above the white cloud will be seen. Any person traveling around the place will be more than happy to reach its bed.
Way to go/how to go to Bichanakandi: To go to Bichanakandi, first you have to go to the divisional city Sylhet. Road, rail, and sky, you can travel directly from Dhaka to Sylhet.
It is also possible to go to Sylhet from Chittagong.
Sylhet buses are available from Fakirapul, Sayedabad, and Mahakhali bus stations in Dhaka. AC buses are operated by Green Line Transport, Saudia, S. Alam Paribahan, Shyamoli Paribahan and ANA Paribahan. Rent is 8 to 11 hundred Taka.
In addition, Hanif Enterprise, Unique Service non-AC bus going to Sylhet regularly. Rent is from 400-450 Taka. Ena Paribahan buses left from Mohakhali to Sylhet via Tongi-Ghorashal.
Intercity train Parabat Express leaves Dhaka from Komlapur Railway Station at 6:40 pm except for Tuesday. The Jayantika Express leaving at 2 pm daily, Upoban Express leaving at 9:50 pm every day of the week except Wednesday. Without the Friday, the Kalni Express will leave at 4 pm every afternoon. The rent is Taka 150-1000.
Apart from Chittagong, the Paharika Express is leaving at 8:45 am every morning except for Monday; Udayan Express is scheduled at 9:45 pm every day without Saturday. Rent is 145-1200 Taka.
United Air, Regent Air, Novo Air and US Bangla Airlines flyover daily from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka for Osmani Airport in Sylhet. You can go to Bichanakandi on various routes. However, the easiest and good transport system is from Hadarpar.
Sylhet to Bichanakandi: From Amabarkhana of Sylhet city by CNG go to Hadarpar. Local fares are between Taka 70-80. If you take the reserve, you will be charged 4 to 5 hundred Taka. From here hire an engine boat to go to Bichanakandi.
It will be good to hire the boat for a group. For the whole day, an engine boat will be rented from 1200 -2000 Taka. But if there are fewer people, the local engineboats will also be found.
Apart from this, the other way to reach Bichhankandi is to travel from Sylhet city to bus or any other vehicle to Sarighat, on the way to Jaflong. From there, Bichanakandi by Gowain ghat in auto-rickshaw.
Where to stay in Sylhet: If you are busy then you can travel to Sylhet from Dhaka at night and after enjoying the whole day in Bichanakandi you can travel back to Dhaka. But it would be nice to take time to visit this place. As there are no good hotels near Bichanakandi, you have to stay in Sylhet city.
There are several good quality hotels to stay in Sylhet. Hotel Fortune Garden, contact number 0821-715590 at the Naiorpool area. Hotel Dallas on Jail Road, contact 0821-720945. Hotel Hilton at VIP road, contact: 0821-718263.
Hotel Garden Inn at Link Road, contact: 0821-814507. Hotel Palash at Ambarkhana, contact: 0821-718309 Hotel Darga gate, contact: 0821-717066 in Darga area. Hotel Urmi 0821-714563. Hotel Moon Light at Zinda Bazar 0821-714850. Gulshan center at Taltola 0821-710018, etc. There are arrangements for the night stay at of 500-4000 Taka in these hotels.
There is no good quality hotel for lunch at Bichakandi. It will be good to take food from Sylhet. You can eat breakfast and snacks there. But if you are very hungry then can go to some local hotels to fill your stomach.
Caution: In the rainy season, there is tremendous flow in the Piyain River. So small boats should be avoided on the way to Bichankandi. Try to explore the beauty by engine boat.