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Above the clouds

Published : Sunday, 14 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 449
Muhaimen Rifat

"Morning shows the day" --- the first few days of the year gives an idea about the rest of the days of the year. So isn't it a good idea to pick some of the perfect places for this time of the year to travel around and to give your eyes a little relaxation for a time being from boring city life?   Sajek Valley is  the best choice for you this month.

A few hundred feet above the deserted mountainous area of Khagrachori, a surprisingly beautiful settlement on the clouds is called Sajek Valley, has now become a popular tourist spot for travel lovers.

The entire valley at night under the sky fall of stars eventually brings the after image of a night somewhere in Europe. Beside and along the uphill roads shimmering lights, pepper lamps and chiseled candles are arranged in small shops and cafes which are very reasonable in price and surrounded by people from home and abroad gathering like clusters. Sometimes they sing out loud over the cup of steaming hot coffee with a guitar tune which eventually creates a very festive mood and sometimes they enjoy it silently.

The dawn of Sajek Valley offers more surreal view during this time of the year when the sunrises over the sea of cloud which is more beautifully observed from a place called Konglakpara not too far from locals.

Tribes of Sajek are very hospitable. Cottages and hotels of various types and categories have been built here and there for the guests to stay over. Some of the cottages are: Emanuel's Cottage, Fodang Thang, Hoping Tong and many more.  It's not too much including foods and other expenses.  Bengali, Chinese and some special tribal foods like bamboo chicken are the main attractions of this place.

The more comfortable form of transport is the jeep known as "chander gari" which leaves for Sajek Valley from Khagrachori main town. It takes 7-10 thousands to hire an entire jeep that stay the whole night with the guests and brings them back on the next day in the same time. They also take people to some places on conditions such as Alutila Cave, Floating bridge, a helipad and a natural shower in the same package.



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