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Chalan Beel wears the look of monsoon

Published : 07 Aug 2022 08:57 PM

The biggest bill of Bangladesh is called Chalan Beel. Its spread across 4 districts. The famous Chalan Beel is the wetland that is seen during monsoon and post-monsoon across parts of Sirajganj, Pabna, Natore and Naogaon districts. During the dry season these bills do not contain water. At that time, farming was carried out on the land of Bill. However, in the rainy season, it is filled with water from the edge to the edge and sits in the shape of a pasara.

July to October is the best time to travel to Chalan Beel. When the Brahmaputra river changed its course and became the current Yamuna, the Chalan Beel was created. The area of Chalan Beel at the time of formation was about 1 thousand 88 square kilometers. Currently, its size has reduced a lot. Actually the bill is a collection of many small bills. During the monsoon, the water flow increases in these bills and together they form a huge bill. The expansion of this bill across Tarash, Raiganj, Ullapara, Shahzadpur of Sirajganj district, Chatmohar, Bhangura, Faridpur of Pabna district and Singhra and Gurdaspur of Natore district, Baraigram and Atrai upazila of Naogaon district. During the rainy season, this bill is decorated in a beautiful form of nature. Only water splashes around. Travelers from different parts of the country flock to Chalonbil. The same is happening in this full monsoon season. At this moment, the chalanbeel is decorated in a beautiful form, in a beautiful form in the wobbly water stretching across the horizon. Chalan Beel is a place like various tourist centers across the country. Thousands of people from different parts of the country rush to this region on the weekend i.e. Friday. This bill is crowded every day. Thousands of people riding motorcycles, private cars, microbuses and even rickshaws can be seen coming to Chalan Beel area. On Friday afternoon, public representatives of various levels, administration officials, employees, businessmen, school-college students come to enjoy the fun. Travelers can be seen traveling in shallow boats, rowboats, sailing boats.

There is a shrine of Ghasi-e-Dewan Tishikhali who came to preach Islam in Dahiya area of Singra upazila about 350 years ago. People from different districts of the country come there to do charity or mansa. There is also a mosque for prayers. In this opportunity, you can also see the Chalan Beel Museum. This museum is located in Khubjipur village of Gurdaspur upazila. Local teacher Abdul Hamid built this exceptional museum in his home in 1978 with personal efforts.

There are many rare collections here, apart from various artifacts found in chattels, various fishing tools. Abhaman Bengal's heart-rending beauty and rich in history-tradition important structures, the rare natural water resource of the northern town is the country's largest bill Chalan Beel.

A treasure trove of legends full of grand architecture and tradition, the abundant monsoon water, natural fish and countless birds in Chalan Beela tear the heart of any tourist. Therefore, every day in the rainy season, hundreds of boats with thousands of nature-loving people coming from different districts run through the Chalan Beel. The sights of Chalan Beel become more attractive mainly during the monsoons.

At this time it is easy to go everywhere because of the Thai Thai water. But due to lack of proper campaign, the huge potential of tourism has not been appreciated by the people of other parts of the country. However, if necessary initiatives, proper sponsorship and promotion opportunities are given, this legendary bank can become an attractive tourist center for domestic and foreign tourists.

The natural beauty of the 9th and 10th bridge area of Tarash area of Banpara-Hatikumrul highway running through the chest of Bilsa of Gurdaspur, Kundail and Chalan Beel of Tarash also becomes extraordinary in monsoon. During the monsoons, horizon-wide water bodies can be seen on both sides of the road in these areas. Next to it, Drishinandan Park has been built by private initiative in the middle of the huge water body.

Behula-Lakhinder's Behula well (well) is still there in Binsara village of Tarash upazila. Behula-Lakhinder Government Primary School established in his name is also there. There is still a waterway called Behula Khadi used to travel to Behula. There are boat-shaped mounds beside the creek. Locals believe that Behula's boat is under this mound. The movables include the shrine of Najibur Rahman, the author of Anwara novel, the ruins of Rai Bahadur's house, the country's largest Govinda temple, Kapileshwar temple, Imam's house in Baruhas, Zamindar's house in Shitalai, Jagannath temple in Handyal and Jaisagar fish farm in Raiganj.

Chalan Beel has many places to visit including the house of writer Pramath Chowdhury in Haripur in Chatmohar and the house of writer Pramath Nath Bishi in Joari in Baraigram. There are two mosques namely Naogaon Shahi Masjid (Mamar Masjid) and Bhagner Masjid in Navgram of Tarash in Bilpar. Hazrat Shah Sharif Jindani (RA) shrine is next to it.

 Seth's bungalow at Handyal and Seth's Kuthi were the resting-places of Mirzafar's companion Jagatsheth, and are still viewed with disdain by the people. There is a dargah of Burapir in Handyal. There is a Samaj Mosque built by Sher Shah's son Subedar Salim of Bengal in the Samaj village of Chatmohar.