Chingri Falls

Chingri Falls


Chingri Jharna, located in the Ruma Upazila of Bandarban district in Bangladesh, is situated roughly an hour’s hike along the hilly path between Boga Lake and Keokradong. This trail offers sights of lush, verdant hills of varying sizes. While trekking from Boga Lake to Keokradong, a partial view of the waterfall can be seen from below, but to witness the full splendor of the falls, you must navigate large, slippery rocks and make a nearly 90-degree turn to the right. It appears as if a stream is cascading down from the top of a bamboo grove. Direct transport from Ruma to Keokradong is available, but it does not go toward Chingri Jharna, necessitating a trek to reach the waterfall.
The name Chingri Jharna, meaning Shrimp Waterfall, originated from the local belief that the waterfall once abounded with shrimp, though there is no definitive evidence to support this claim.
When Will You Go

The full beauty of the waterfall is best seen during the monsoon season. However, due to heavy rains, the hilly paths become very dangerous to traverse. Therefore, the winter season is most suitable for visiting. Nonetheless, you can travel here at any time of the year.

Special Advice
You can visit this fountain when you visit Bagalek. Overnight at Bagale and leave for Jharna in the morning. Photographs of locals may not be taken without permission. Photographs of locals may not be taken without permission. Avoid getting into arguments with locals. It is not proper to throw shells or plastic items and bottles anywhere. Since you have to go for a trek of about 4-5 hours in remote areas, try to carry small bags and light things as much as possible. Carry enough water, light food and first aid supplies.
  • It is convenient to travel in a group of at least 6 people.
  • Keep a copy of your voter ID or birth certificate.
Special precautions
The rocks you climb on your way to the waterfall are very slippery and sharp, making it easy to slip and have an accident, so you must walk carefully. Additionally, if the monsoon water trapped above suddenly rushes down, it can sweep you away and slam you against the rocks. There is no electricity here except for solar power, so bringing a power bank and a flashlight is crucial. For mobile network service, Robi and Airtel are suitable here. Littering is punishable by a fine, so dispose of trash in designated areas. Taking photos, videos, or flying drones is strictly prohibited. The water from Chingri Jharna is not drinkable and should only be used for washing hands and face. If you need drinking water, you can use the water from Lata Jharna.

Distance of Chingri Falls from different divisional cities of the country
Dhaka380 km.
Rajshahi625 km. (By Sirajganj Root)

667 km. (Kustia → Faridpur Root)

Rangpur672 km. (By Sirajganj Root)
Sylhet480 km.
Mymensingh489 km. (Dhaka → Chottogram Root)

480 km. (Bhairab → Dhaka → Chottogram Root)


503 km. (By Narayanganj Root)

Khulna569 km. (Gopalganj → Vanga → Shrinagar → Dhaka Root)

476 km. (Barisal → Bhola → Laxmipur Root)

Barisal368 km.
Chittagong128 km. (Putiya → Satbaria Root)
131 km. (Anowara → Banigram → Satkania Root)

To go to Chingri Falls first you need to go to Bandarban

How to reach Bandarban from Dhaka

BusDhaka Bus Stands:-
  • Fakirapool
  • Saidabad
  • Kolabagan
  • Abdullahpur
  • Gabtali
  • Kalyanpur
  • Jatrabari
  • Arambagh

(Bus available from 09.00 PM to 11.30 PM)

Buses:-
  • Shyamoli
  • Hanif
  • S Alam
  • the dolphin
  • Unique
  • Saudia
  • Eagle
  • Saint Martin
Train

(There is no direct train facility from Dhaka to Bandarban so you have to take train till Chittagong.)

Trains from Dhaka to Chittagong-
Trains from Dhaka Kamalapur or Airport Railway Station to Chittagong Railway Station-

  • Mahanagar Prabhati (704)
    Departure time is 07:45
    Arrival Time 14:00 (Daily)
  • Suvarna Express (702)
    Departure Time – 04:47 P.M
    Arrival Time – 09:50 PM (Mondays Only)
  • Mahanagar Express (722)
    Departure time is 21:20
    Arrival Time 04:50 (Closed on Sundays)
  • Turna Express (742)
    Departure time is 23:30
    Arrival Time 06:20 (Daily)
  • Sonar Bangla Express (788)
    Check out time is 07:00
    Arrival Time 12:15 (Closed on Wednesdays)
  • Chittagong Mail (02)
    Check out time is 22:30
    Arrival Time 07:25 (Daily)
  • Karnaphuli Express (4)
    Check out time is 08:30
    Arrival Time 18:00 (Daily)
  • Chattla Express (64)
    Check out time is 13:00
    Arrival time 20:50 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Biman

(As there is no direct flight facility from Dhaka to Bandarban, you have to fly to Chittagong.)

Flights to Chittagong:-
Flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Chittagong Airport-

  • Biman Bangladesh
  • US Bengali
  • NovoAir
  • Air Astra

How to get from Rajshahi

Bus

(As there is no direct bus, train or flight facility from Rajshahi to Bandarban, you have to go to Bandarban via Chittagong.)

Bus Stands to Chittagong:-

  • Rajshahi Bus Stand
  • Baneshwar
  • Binodpur
  • kajla
  • Katakhali
  • Phutia
  • Rajabari
  • Shirul

Buses to Chittagong:-

  • Evergreen Transport
  • Hanif Transport

(Before travelling, check carefully where you are going, whether the transports will reach your destination. Because the information changes with the change of time)

Train

(As there is no direct train facility from Rajshahi to Chittagong, you have to go to Dhaka first and then take the train.)

Trains to Dhaka:-

  • Madhumati Express
  • Silk City Express
  • Padma Express
  • Dhumketu Express

(As you have to catch the Dhaka mail train. So it is better to go to Dhaka by fast express from Natore first)

BimanFlights to Chittagong:
Flights from Rajshahi Airport to Chittagong Airport-
  • US Bangla Airlines
  • NovoAir

Ways to go from Rangpur

Bus

(As there is no direct bus, train or flight facility from Rangpur to Bandarban, you have to go to Bandarban via Chittagong.)

Bus Stands:-

  • Dhaka (Kamar Para) Bus Stand

Buses:-

  • Hanif Transport
  • Shyamoli
  • Shanto travel
  • Shah Fateh Ali

(Before travelling, check carefully where you are going, whether the transports will reach your destination. Because the information changes with the change of time)

Train

(As there is no direct train facility from Rangpur to Chittagong, you have to go to Dhaka first and then take the train.)

Trains to Dhaka:-

  • Kurigram Express
  • Rangpur Express
Biman

(If you want to go directly to Chittagong by plane, you have to go to Syedpur Airport, 40 km from Rangpur city.)

Flights to Chittagong:
Flights from Syedpur Airport to Chittagong Airport-

  • Biman Bangladesh
  • US Bangla Airlines
  • NovoAir

Way to go from Sylhet

Bus

(Since there is no direct bus, train or flight facility from Sylhet to Bandarban, you have to go to Bandarban via Chittagong.)

Bus Stands to Chittagong:-

  • Sylhet Bus Stand
  • Kadamtali
  • Humayun Rashid Chatwar
  • Sovani Ghat

Buses to Chittagong:-

  • Ena transport
  • Saudia Transport

(Before travelling, check carefully where you are going, whether the transports will reach your destination. Because the information changes with the change of time)

TrainTrains to Chittagong:-
  • Jalalabad Express (Runs Daily)
  • Paharika Express (Runs on Saturday only)
  • Udayan Express (Runs on Sundays only)
BimanFlights to Chittagong:
Flights from Sylhet Airport to Chittagong Airport-
  • Biman Bangladesh
  • US Bangla Airlines

How to get from Mymensingh

Bus

(As there is no direct bus, train or flight facility from Mymensingh to Bandarban, you have to go to Bandarban via Chittagong.)

Buses from Mymensingh district city to Chittagong:-

  • Ena transport
  • Soukhin transport
  • Alam Asia
  • Dream transport
  • Hanif Transport

(Before travelling, check carefully where you are going, whether the transports will reach your destination. Because the information changes with the change of time)

TrainTrains to Chittagong:-
  • Mymensingh Express (Runs Daily)
  • Vijay Express (Closed on Wednesdays)
Biman

(As there is no direct flight facility from Mymensingh to Bandarban, you have to fly to Dhaka from there)

Flights to Chittagong:-
Flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Chittagong Airport-

  • Biman Bangladesh
  • US Bengali
  • NovoAir
  • Air Astra

How to reach Bandarban from Khulna

Bus

(As there is no direct bus, train or flight facility from Khulna to Bandarban, you have to go to Bandarban via Chittagong.)

Bus Stands to Chittagong:-

  • Sonandanga
  • Royal Chattar
  • Royal Mor
  • Daulatpur
  • Fakirhat
  • Phulbari Gate
  • Phultala Bus Stand
  • Katakhali Bus Stand
  • Khulna zero point
  • Khulna Bus Stand

Buses to Chittagong:-

  • Saint Martin Hyundai (Robi Express)
  • Saudia coach
  • Time travels
  • Royal Travels

(Before travelling, check carefully where you are going, whether the transports will reach your destination. Because the information changes with the change of time)

Train

(As there is no direct train facility from Khulna to Bandarban, you have to go to Dhaka and from there take a train to Chittagong)

Trains to Dhaka:-

  • Suvarna Express (Closed on Mondays)
  • Chitrangda Express/Chitra Express (Operates Daily)
BimanFlights to Chittagong:-
  • US Bangla Airlines
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines

How to reach Bandarban from Barisal

Bus

(As there is no direct bus, train or flight facility from Barisal to Bandarban, you have to go to Bandarban via Chittagong.)

Bus Stands to Chittagong:-

  • Natullabad

Buses to Chittagong:-

  • Hanif
  • Ena
  • Sohag
  • Labiba Classic
  • Seven Star Deluxe
  • Saudia coach

How to get from Chittagong to Bandarban

BusBus Stands:-
  • Baddar Hat
Buses:-
  • Pubali
  • Purvani

Bandarban To Chingri Falls

Routes and Description:
Route: Bandarban → Ruma Bazar → Bagalek → Chingri Falls

  • From Bandarban City Bus/Chander Car Stand take local bus or Chander Car/Jeep to Ruma Bazar.
  • On reaching Ruma Bazar first you have to fix the mandatory registered guide. Permission to go to Bagalek should be obtained from Ruma Bazar Army Camp before departure. The identity of all traveling members must be submitted in writing for permission.
  • After taking permission, you have to hire a bus or landcruiser jeep or Chander car from Rumabazar. (A moon car can carry 8-15 people.)
  • Local bus or landcruiser must be reserved from Ruma to Bagalek. (A moon car can carry 8-15 people.)
  • After overnight stay at Bagale, depart on foot for Prawn Spring in the morning.

On The Way Back-
After visiting Chingri Falls, you can return to Bandarban according to the previous route in the morning.

(Don’t hesitate to negotiate and bargain with the guide very well to get a good view of the convenient route and surrounding areas.)


Accommodation and Food

(There are all sorts of arrangements in tribal neighborhoods for accommodation and food.)

Residential Hotels
  • Some small cottages of tribals
  • Siam Didi Hotel
  • A state-of-the-art Rest House of Hill Development Board (under construction)

(As there is no residential hotel on the route, the tribals have to stay in the neighborhoods. Therefore, you can arrange accommodation by directly talking to the house owner of the said residential neighborhoods or with the help of a guide.)

Restaurants

You will get the facility of eating anywhere in the neighborhood or in a residential house.

Note: Tell the guide what you need and they will usually arrange it.

Basic distance and fare from Bandarban to Chingri Falls-

Bandarban to Rumabazar – (Approximately 48 km)

  • Local Bus- Fare minimum 120 taka per person
  • Chander’s Car- Minimum 3000-4000 Tk

Arrival time – about 3 hours

Rumabazar to Bagalek – (About 17 km)

  • Local Bus- Fare minimum 100 taka per person
  • Chander’s car – minimum Tk 2000-2500

Arrival time – about 2 hours

Please note that these lists are only indicative of minimum fares. Which is changing in current situation. So negotiate according to the correct information.


Advantages of traveling to Chingri Falls are-

  • Advanced communication system.
  • Facilitate spending quality time with family/couple or friends.
  • Beautiful and pleasant environment.
Advice- First Of All, Always Be Careful In Bargaining Before Booking A Car Or Boat Trip, Hotel Booking, Food Or Anything Else. Also-
  • If Necessary, Take Water Bottle, Umbrella Or Raincoat And Water Proof Bag.
  • Get Full Charge On Mobile, Torch, Power Bank.
  • With The Help Of A Local Guide You Can Tour The Whole Region Beautifully.
  • Don’t Forget To Take Necessary Materials For Trekking.
  • Travel In Groups Of At Least 6 People.
Sightseeing: Any Tourism Destination Is Our Heritage, Our Country’s Heritage. Let Us Refrain From Any Harmful Actions Towards The Natural Or Scenic Beauty Of These Places, And Encourage Others To Do The Same. It Is Our Responsibility To Be Careful About Everything In Our Country.
Caution: The Costs Of Hotels, Resorts, Transportation Rentals, And Other Expenses May Change Over Time, So The Information Provided May Not Be Current. Therefore, Please Make Sure To Gather Information About Current Rentals And Expenses Before Planning Any Trip.

Note- Beware of all kinds of brokers/scammers. Be very careful on the way so as not to get into any kind of danger. In case of any problem, take the help of local administration or call the National Emergency Service of Bangladesh – 999.


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