Bangladesh is a country with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to reconnect with nature, discover the local culture, enjoy some incredible food or learn about the country’s history…a flight ticket to Bangladesh can tick all of those boxes – and more.
One thing that many don’t realise is just how beautiful the country’s natural landscapes can be. For many visitors and locals alike, the country’s waterfalls are a major attraction, not just for the majesty of the falls themselves, but for their beautiful surroundings. With that in mind, here are four of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bangladesh that you should visit.
1. Tinap Saitar, Bandarban
Also known as Paindu Saitar, we couldn’t leave Bangladesh’s largest waterfall off of our list! It does involve a significant amount of walking, but it’s well worth the effort – and the route is part of the adventure! In fact, it is so remote that you need to hire a local guide to reach it.
2. Madhabkunda Waterfall, Moulvi Bazar District, Sylhet Division
At around 200 feet high, the Madhabkunda waterfall is an impressive sight indeed. Named after a monk who Raja Govardhan of Gour found meditating under the waterfall in the 1200s, the lush forests, beautiful streams and huge rocks – as well as the waterfall itself – make this a popular spot for tourists. Visit during winter and you’ll also be able to head to the top of the waterfall for some incredible views.
3. Hum Hum Waterfall, Moulvi Bazar District, Sylhet Division
Buy a flight ticket to Sylhet and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to waterfalls. The Hum Hum waterfall was discovered fairly recently – in 2009 – and it’s advised to visit with a local guide. Bathing is possible in the water beneath the falls – and if you want the most breathtaking possible experience, visit during the rainy season.
4. Himchori Waterfall, Cox’s Bazaar
Get back to nature with a visit to the Himchori waterfall, the area is home to nearly 120 plant species and 55 animal species. Bangladesh’s only cold-water waterfall comes alive during the rainy season and you can see it from multiple angles. Take a walk up the forest path for incredible views of both the waterfall and Himchori Beach, or head to the beach itself – a beautiful, quiet place – to enjoy a fresh coconut while viewing Himchori and the other small waterfalls that surround it.
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