Bogakain Lake or Boga Lake is a naturally formed lake 2000 years ago at 1200 feet above sea level at the foot of Keokradong Hill, 17 km from Ruma Upazila of Bandarban District. According to geologists, this lake was formed by the eruption of a dead volcano or by the fall of a meteorite. Tourists who come here are fascinated by the different beauty of form in the morning, evening, or night. The calm and fresh water of the lake washes away all the tiredness of the journey in an instant. Covering an area of about 15 acres on the lap of the hills, Boga Lake has become unique to tourists with its expanse of sky, mountains, and blue water.
Traveling to Boga Lake during the rainy season is tough. It is, therefore, convenient to visit the lake throughout the winter. Despite this, adventure-seeking travelers tolerate the challenges and come to be charmed by Boga Lake’s beauty. The road from Bandarban to Boga Lake is a twisting mountain road the entire way. This road’s beauty will entice you.
Local myth about Boga Lake
According to local tribal legend, a dragon once lived in the mountains. In Bam language dragon means Boga. To honor the dragon deity, the locals used to give livestock. A few humans killed the dragon one day. As a result, the peak was submerged and the neighboring communities were devastated. But there is no proof supporting this story. To this myth, Boga Lake is also popularly known as Dragon Lake.
Natural Beauty of the lake
The location of this lake covers an area of about 15 acres on top of the hill. Boga Lake took a handful of blue from the sky and took on the vernal color itself. At the top of the mountain, the layer of blue water mixed with sapphire has created a natural collage. One has to look at the sky, mountains, and water in awe. Nature has poured a touch of green here. The fatigue of coming through the difficult path is lost in the abyss of the lake. Altogether, this is like a beautiful garden.
Every different time, whether morning, evening, or night, Boga Lake takes on a new look. The bright morning light gives the lake a refreshing look. In the same way, you can experience a different magical look at night. Boga Lake at night is very different from during the day. And if the night is moonlit, it can be one of the best nights of your life.
How to get to Boga Lake
Whichever part of the country you live in, you must first come to Bandarban to go to Boga Lake. From Dhaka’s Arambagh, Fakirapool, Abdullahpur, and Saidabad Saudia, St. Martin Transport, Unique, Hanif, Shyamli, Dolphin, etc. buses leave for Bandarban
If you want to go by train, you can go to Chittagong by Sonar Bangla, Suvarna Express, and Mahanagar Godhuli train from Dhaka to Chittagong. Besides, you can directly come to Chittagong from Dhaka by air.
From Baddarhat in Chittagong, two buses named Pubali and Purbani set out for Bandarban. You can come to Bandarban by bus from the Dhampara bus stand in Chittagong.
Bandarban to Boga Lake
If you want to go to Boga Lake from Bandarban city, go to Rumabazar first. The distance from Bandarban to Rumabazar is 48 km. You can take a bus, car, or jeep to Rumabazar . To go by bus, go to the bus stand in Bandarban. Every 1 hour from there, the bus leaves for Rumabazar .
After reaching Rumabazar, you need to fix a guide first to go to Boga Lake. Taking a guide is mandatory. Then you have to submit the identity of all traveling members in writing to obtain permission from Rumabazar Army Camp before departure. The guide will help you to do these tasks. And remember that it is not allowed to go from Rumabazar to Boga Lake after 4 pm.
The distance from Rumabazar to Lake is 17 km. After taking permission, hire a Land Cruiser Jeep Rumabazar. 8-15 people can go in one car. You can take the help of a guide for these tasks. Telling the guide what you need will usually take care of it.
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