Sajek Valley is one of the most popular and emerging tourist destinations in Bangladesh. In our busy life, we have lost ourselves in the thousands of tasks, to find ourselves and to take in the beauty of nature, today we will visit Sajek Valley, the home of clouds. Sajek is an endless view you will never forget. Here at the same time, You will see rows of hills, the simplicity of tribal life, thick green forests, vast grasslands and sometimes you will lose yourself in the clouds without realizing it.
Sajek can be one of the best trips of your life. Sajek Valley is named after the Sajek River which originates from the Karnaphuli River. The Sajek River separates the two countries of Bangladesh and India. You will forget all the busyness of the world by seeing the endless view of Sajek. When you find yourself in the clouds, you will think that you are the happiest person on earth. How perfectly the great creator has created this beautiful world of ours. Stay with us.
Sajek Valley | Location of Sajek
Sajek Valley is a magnificent tourist spot of natural beauty located in Sajek Union of Baghaichhari Upazila of Rangamati District, Bangladesh. It is located in the middle of the Hills of Kasalong Range Mountains with an elevation of 450 meters or 1476 feet above sea level. Sajek is a union of Rangamati hill district located in the north of Chittagong Hill Tracts, the union is located in Baghaichari Upazila. Sajek is located 68 km north east of Khagrachari district and 95 km north of Rangamati district headquarters. To the east of Sajek lies the Indian state of Mizoram, which is approximately 8 km away.
Culture of Sajek Valley
The Sajek Valley is indeed home to the indigenous people. There are indigenous people like Chakma Marma Tripura Lusai etc whose simple life will fascinate us. In all these tribal societies, women are more involved in family socio-economic activities than men. Although they live in Bangladesh, the national language of Bangladesh is not very fluent for them. They speak the local language, but the education policy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh government has spread the light of education here as well. Most of the people here follow Buddhism and Christianity.
Some of the local youths express their feelings in English. You will be impressed by the generosity of these tribals who provide various types of fresh fruits collected from the forest to the visiting tourists at a very nominal price. They will help you as much as possible to visit different places.During the peak tourist season when many tourists come here. Due to lack of adequate hotels and resorts many have to spend the night under the open sky. These local indigenous people will then rent out their resorts to you for a nominal fee.
Security of Sajek
Sajek Tourist Center is the number one tourist center in Bangladesh in terms of security. You can visit wherever you want in the Sajek area any time day or night. Because the Bangladesh Army is always engaged in your security. They always keep this whole area covered with their security blanket and they patrol here all the time for your safety. So 24/7 there is no chance of any untoward incident. To my knowledge Sajek Valley is the only tourist center in Bangladesh controlled by the Bangladesh Army where there is no question of security risk.
Main Attractions of Sajek Valley
The most interesting view of Sajek Valley is standing on the clouds and watching the rain. You heard right, standing on the balcony of Sajek resort you will see cotton clouds draped over mountains and green forests before your eyes. Sometimes you will get lost in the clouds and rain will drench you without any invitation. If you want to stand on the clouds and enjoy the rain, come now, Sajek.
If you want you can visit the tribal market here and buy various items from the tribals for their daily use. It will be a different experience. Here you will find a variety of beautiful materials made of bamboo and rattan, hand-crafted by the tribals. The tribals collect a variety of fresh fruits from the bon and sell them in the market at low prices that you can buy.
It is never possible for any writer or poet to describe the beauty of Sajek’s morning and Sajek’s evening. If you want to understand this beauty, you have to be a witness of Sajek’s morning, a companion of Sajek’s evening. The beauty of standing on the balcony in the soft morning light and watching the light play on the clouds cannot be described. In the evening, when the sun hides its face in the clouds, even the most berserk hold the hand of the beloved and say without knowing it, I want to get lost in you like this.
How to Go Sajek Valley
The ideal time to travel to Sajek Valley is from June to November when there is more cloud movement. Sajek is the home of clouds so it is better if you plan your travel from June to November but you can enjoy the beauty of Sajek all year. There is no route directly from the capital of Bangladesh Dhaka to Sajek. If you want to travel to Sajek by private transport, you are welcome. You won’t get any car to go to Sajek directly and publicly. But you can go from Dhaka to Khagrachari and you can easily go to Sajek from Khagrachari.
Buses leave for Khagrachari daily from Gabtoli Bus Terminal, Kalabagan Bus Terminal, Kalyanpur Bus Terminal and Sayedabad Bus Terminal in the capital Dhaka. You can go to Khagrachari by Saudia Paribahan, Shyamoli Paribahan, BRTC, Shanti Paribahan, Eagle Paribahan, Hanif Paribahan, Saintmartin Paribahan or S. Alam Paribahan. You have to get down from the vehicle at Khagrachari Shapla Chattar. By contacting the transport company counter you can reach Khagrachari from any major bus stop outside the capital.
Route to Sajek Valley
Usually all these vehicles leave Dhaka from 10 pm to 11:30 pm and reach Khagra Khagrachari in the early morning. It will take six to seven hours to travel from Dhaka to Khagrachari, if there is any mechanical fault, the time may take a little more. En route you are given a 20 minute break at Comilla to relieve your travel fatigue from where you can have a light breakfast. When you enter the Khagrachari road from the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, you will see the roads winding through the dense forest like a huge snake.
When you reach Khagrachari Shapla Chattar you will get different types of vehicles to go to Sajek. From here usually if 12 to 15 people want to go in one car you have to take a local “Chander Gari“, if 10 to 12 people want to go in one car you have to take a jeep car. If 3 to 4 people want to go , you can take a CNG. If 2 people want to go, you can take a motorbike. If you want to go alone, you can take a motorbike or join any other group, that will be the best option for you. But whatever type of vehicle you go for, you must fix the fare in advance.
There are a few types of owner associations that have specific rent categories. You understand everything and then arrange the car. Which will take you to Sajek valley the same car will bring Khagrachari back from Sajek. Usually the car rental depends on how many days and nights you stay in Sajek and what sightseeing you want to do in Khagrachari and around Sajek on those. You will get down from the bus, freshen up and have breakfast and leave for Sajek in your chosen vehicle.
Mountain Path of Sajek
From Khagrachari Shapla square to Sajek, the mountain road cutting through the green forest on both sides will remove all your travel fatigue. An irresistible love will be felt. You will Lose yourself in nature. The first recognized market you will come across on the way to Sajek is Dighinala Bazar. It is a big Sikrit Bazar 27 km from Shapla Chattar where you can buy some dry food and fruits.
From Dighinala Bazar you have to go to Bagaihat Army Camp. Worried, why in the army camp? There is nothing to fear Sajek Valley is the only tourist center in Bangladesh which is guarded by the Bangladesh Army itself. From this Bagaihat Army Camp, the army security will drop you twice a day to Sajek and pick you up from there at 10 am and 2:45 pm. In the language of the army, it is called a skirt. You have to join the skirt of any of these two periods and then go.
The last place where we have to break the journey on the way to Sajek is called Machalong Haat, all the vehicles coming from Khagrachari take a break here. Because it is a hilly road, the car engines have to cool down, usually after a break of 10 to 20 minutes, you will start your journey and reach the paradise of nature, Sajek Valley. It is 68 km from Khagrachari and 40 km from Dighinala Bazaar.
Foods Hotels & Resorts
As soon as you step into Sajek Valley, the home of clouds, your eyes will be filled with nature that has decorated Sajek beautifully. There are more than a hundred resorts in Sajek including tribal cottages and resorts. Sajek has many delicious food hotels. The food menu here includes rice, dal, vegetables, meat, bamboo chicken and bamboo biryani as per the tribal tradition. Even if you have a cup of tea in the morning, you have to drink tea in a special bowl made of bamboo. Come to Sajek Valley to witness and taste the most exceptional cuisine.
Main Point of Sajek Valley
Sajek is a union in Rangamati district of Chittagong Hill Tracts division which is the largest union in Bangladesh. The creator has created our world very beautifully and if we can leave our busy life and witness such natural beauty like Sajek Valley then our life will be worthwhile. Sajek is a very beautiful natural landmark where you can witness mountains, clouds and exceptional life.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What season is perfect to visit Sajek?
Ans. The ideal time to travel to Sajek is from June to November when there is more cloud movement. Sajek is the home of clouds so it is better if you plan your travel from June to November but you can enjoy the beauty of Sajek all year.
- What is the main attraction of Sajek?
Ans. The most interesting view of Sajek Valley is standing on the clouds and watching the rain. You heard right, standing on the balcony of Sajek resort you will see cotton clouds draped over mountains and green forests before your eyes.
- Is Sajek safe for everyone?
Ans. Of course there is no doubt. Bangladesh Army is always engaged in your security. They always keep this whole area covered with their security blanket and they patrol here all the time for your safety. So 24/7 there is no chance of any untoward incident.