White Stones' Heaven, Bholaganj

By TourSylhetBd | Aug 1, 2021
Asia > Bangladesh > Sylhet > Companiganj

Bholagonj is the main stone quarry in Bangladesh, it is 33 km away toward the north from Sylhet city. Streaming separately from the Khasi slope inside the north and Dauki inside the east, the waterways Dholai and subsequently the Piyain meet at Companigonj Upazilla Sadar, which is 27 km far away from Sylhet city on the Salutikor-Bholagonj Road. Only six kilometers from that point's Bholagonj—a territory that gloats of columns of slopes, waterways, falls, and quarries. The Meghalayan mists, unremitting progression of cascades, and incessant surges of waterways inside the season additionally on the grounds that the sandy shores of the Dholai that show up just after the season are sufficient to entrance travelers. As an income gatherer of the Malay Archipelago Company, Robert Lindsay came to Sylhet in 1778 after the British attacked the world in 1765. it had been while working there for long 12 years that he started the exchanging of limestone, which is utilized as a staple inside the creation of concrete. Gathered from the slopes arranged between Bholagonj in Bangladesh and Cherapunji in India, limestone was conveyed to Chatok, from where it had been moved to Kolkata through the Surma. The exploit of the limestone business empowered Lindsay to look for colossal homes in Scotland, accordingly procuring him the recognized titles Sir and Lord. Lindsay's personal history incorporates a reasonable depiction of the entrancing extraordinary thing about the then Padhua – the present-day Bholagonj.

Enjoing Tourists

Enjoing Tourists

The famous appeal of Bholagonj as depicted by Lindsay isn't any more to be found, due essentially to the uncontrolled quarrying of stones and along these lines the annoyance made by stone-smashing machines over several years. Additionally, the continuous development of stone-loaded lorries has left the Sylhet-Bholagonj Road in a sorry state. The Meghalayan mists, unremitting progression of cascades, and incessant surges of waterways inside the season likewise on the grounds that the sandy shores of the Dholai show up just after the season are sufficient to hypnotize travelers. Travelers who love strolling can withdraw at Bholagonj and move eastwards past Doyar Bazaar, Mayar Bazaar, Uthma, Turong, Upur, Domdoma, and Bitthorgul prior to arriving at Bisnakandi. it'll require around four hours to conceal a distance of around 12 km, and in transit back sightseers can visit Sylhet city by street.

White stone of Bhulagonj

White stone of Bhulagonj

How to go there?


Though it's only 33 km far away from Sylhet, it takes about an hour and a half to reach Bholagonj for the good condition of the road. CNG-run auto-rickshaws are available from Amberkhana Point and therefore the fare is 120 BDT per person.

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Written by Mohammed Enamul Kabir
Hi, I`m Mohammed Enamul Kabir from Sylhet, Bangladesh. I love to visit.

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