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Published:  12:00 AM, 10 December 2016

A magnificent natural park

Gajni Abokash Kendra

A magnificent natural park

Gajni Abokash Kendra (also known as Gajni Parjatan Center or Ghajini Forest Tourist) is one of the fewer places in Bangladesh should have got more publicity.

 It is located 220 kilometers from Dhaka in the Jhenaigati upazila of Sherpur district. Gajni Abokash Kendra is mainly a picnic spot. An amusement park has been established around it.

One can find the natural beauty of hills, lakes, forest & lots of birds here. It is a natural tourist spot where one can see the tribal life of our tribes. Even one can see the wild elephants in the forest.

The biggest attraction for tourists at a place 15 km north of town situated in the middle of the forest at the foot of Garo hills bordering India. As Garo hills are not far away from Sherpur, one can see them clearly by naked eyes from Gajni 60 ft high watch tower. There are two lakes in the park with hanging and foot bridges.

 A 150 meter long tunnel named as the 'Patal Puri' with a dragon like entrance leads one into its stomach!  A lake has been created by building a dam in the stream of a fountain, its charm and beauty makes the place mesmerizing and an ideal place for travel and picnic. Beside above, there are other spots of attraction in the hill range too.

A two storied rest house at the top of the hill built by Parjatan Corp. for rest and recreation. 'Gajni area' being at the very end of Bangladesh border no one is allowed to stay here after 5:00 pm.

There is a watchtower 60 ft high from where the scenic beauty of hills and mountain range of Meghalaya (India) can be seen. There is also a 150 meter long tunnel down the hills and its dragon face entrance makes one feel like entering into the dragon's stomach for real.

To visit this magnificent natural park one has to go by road from Sherepur. Sherpur to Gajni is just 45 min ride by bus or taxi. To enter Gajni area, an entry fee of Tk.150 is charged at the Jhenaigati town.

The next stoppage will be at a BGB check post for registration of name/names where the border guard officials will give guidelines how far deep one may travel and the places which are out of bounds.

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