Boga Lake, Bandarban

Boga Lake is the most beautiful natural lake in Bangladesh. It is also known as Bagakain Lake or Baga Lake. Boga lake is 18 kilometer away from Ruma Sadar Upozilla in Bandarban. The area of this lake is about 15 acres. It is about 3000 feet above sea level. The color of water of this lake is blue and very nice. There are many mythological stories behind the creation of this lake. There are many tourists make their way to Boga lake every year, specially in the winter season. Small tribe community like Bawm, Khumi have localities besides the Boga lake. In the rainy season, it is quite difficult to stroll beside the boga lake. The road from Ruma to Boga lake is still under construction. There waiting lots of pleasure and delight for you at Boga lake. You will definitely be amazed looking at the big rocks lying in and out of the Boga lake. You can have a camp fire beside the lake, that will be unbelievable and mind-blowing memory in your life.

Information for Tourist
At first you have to make a trip from Bandarban to Ruma Upozilla by “Chander Gari” (public jeep) or a private vehicle. From Ruma you can hire public jeep up to Boga lake. On the way you have to register your name, contact address and other details in the respective security camp. It is apprised that you are not allowed to leave Ruma for Boga lake after 4pm.

Beauty of Bogalake
Bogalake, an inscriptive endowment of beauty and pleasure at Bandarban, Bangladesh

Nature lovers always feel a thirst inside for beauty, thrill and enchantment. And the holy nature has bestowed Bangladesh with an overwhelming and unparallel creature which is publicly known as Boga Lake. Bogalake is considered as a source of wonder, unlimited beauty and adventure for the nature`s lovers and travelers. So Boga Lake is waiting with its unique beauty for those adventurous travelers who just not only want to satisfy their eyes with artificial and tedious natural beauties but also want to fill their heart with eternal joy and thrill to innovate their restless mind. And it has emerged like a holy duty of the travelers and tourists to visit the Boga Lake as soon as possible to highlight the beauty with thrill.
The highest natural lake of Bangladesh, Bogalake

Bogalake is the highest natural lake of Bangladesh situated at Bandarban, Chittagong. Boga lake attracts the nature lovers in such a magnetic way that no other place of beauty can dare to be the alternative of Boga lake. Nature has created this Bogalake with its kind attention which results in a legendary reserve of water on the hilltop to attract the tourists, travelers and nature lovers not only from the local inhabitants of Bandarban but also people from all over Bangladesh and even of the whole world.

Location of the Boga lake
The location of the Boga lake is some kind of different than other common lakes and water reserves of Bangladesh. One of the peaks of the mountain range Politai , in Naitong mauza, situated in the renowned upazila Ruma of Bandarban , Chittagong is considered the politically recognized location of Bogalake in Bangladesh. It takes about 29 km way from the eastern bank of the famous river Shankha of Bandarban to reach to Bogalake. Boga lake is about 65 km away from the Bandarban town. Boga lake is registered to be 1500fts above sea level & 15km away from Ruma Sadar Upazilla of Bandarban. Boga lake has covered total 15 acre areas to attract the tourists and common people indeed.

Alternative identification of the Boga lake
Boga lake is being identified through different local names among the inhabitants there in the Bandarban city. So, the travelers and tourists must not be confused with the names like Bagakain lake, Bagakyne lake or Baga lake along with Boga lake. It is an interesting fact that the Boga lake is also sometimes known as dragon Boga including some local superstitions about the Boga lake.

Origin of the name Boga lake
The origin of the name Boga lake is derived from some domestic mythological stories. The word Boga is derived from the local word Baga which means a dragon or fire. Actually some super natural stories flame the fire about the lake being the accommodation of an ancient dragon indeed and that concludes the story of the identification of Boga lake
Description of the Boga lake

Anthropologists define Boga lake as 2000 year old hill enclave natural lake of Bandarban,Bangladesh. Boga lake is accompanied with deep bamboo bushes from its three sides which are bounded by mountain peaks. Again, Boga lake is recognized as the highest natural lake of Bangladesh which is approximately 1500 ft above the sea level. Boga lake has a rectangular shap either funnel shape. But some experts argue that the Boga lake is about (3000-3700) fts above the sea levels indeed. The lake is supposed to be 38 meter deep. There remains a small spring beside the Boga lake which is called Bagachhara ( 153m deep). Boga lake is a closed lake and to drain out water there is no outlet. basically Bagachhara is the fundamental source of water along with surface drainage, rain water and seepage of spring, soft and small rocks of different shapes have almost covered Boga lake surface.

Mirror view of Boga lake
The beauty and attraction of the Boga lake changes with the color change of the lake. Depending on various indicators like sun rays, clouds` humidity and the so called existence of a hot spring at the bottom of the Boga lake the water of the Boga lake takes different color at different seasons. But usually the lake water shows its extra –ordinary crystal clear mirror view of blue shade which reflects like pearls and more than enough to astonish a tourist guy.
Nature of the Boga lake water

Chemical experts comment that the water of the Boga lake is lucid or acidic . so, basically Boga lake is not appropriate for the growing of common plants and weeds or living of fishes. In contrast , some argue that the nearby people use the lake water for drinking and some planktons and bacteria easily grow in the water of the Boga lake. But it is really amazing thet the travelers of the Boga lake usually do not miss the chance to take a hot swim in the beautiful lake to freshen up their mind.
The nature of the soil of the Boga lake

Rock stones dominate the core gene of the soil under the Boga lake water. And the outlook of the Boga lake also represents a view composed of small and soft rocks anywhere and everywhere.

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