Visitors flock to Modhutila Eco Park
Published: 06:07 PM, 5 May 2022 Updated: 06:08 PM, 5 May 2022
Crowds of visitors on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at Modhutila Eco Park on Thursday, May 5; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Modhutila Eco Park, one of the recreation centers under the Forest Department of Nalitabari upazila in Sherpur, has become a hotbed of visitors on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The visitors are coming from far and wide to this eco park to get pure love of nature in a festive atmosphere after overcoming the COVID pandemic crisis. The crowd was spotted on the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday.
After the dry season, Modhutila Eco Park is ready to welcome visitors with its greenery. Due to the COVID situation, Modhutila Eco Park has become more popular among tourists and visitors this Eid-ul-Fitr than last two years.
Tourists, visitors are flocking to this bordering park to see the hills, artificial lakes and green forests. Therefore, additional security measures have been taken considering the safety of visitors, tourists and travel enthusiasts. Police and BGB members were also seen patrolling inside the park.
After entering the main gate of this park, rows and rows of trees have been seen.
On the right side of the road, there is an open field and on both sides and shops of various products. Once crossing the front canteen, there is a hilly road. Then there are sculptures of elephants, deer, Royal Bengal Tiger, Lion, Monkey, Crocodile, Kangaroo, Mermaid, Fish and animals. Then there is Star Bridge – which is located on one of the country’s artificial lakes.
Visitors are busy taking pictures and selfies while standing on the bridge. After trekking around the lake on a paddleboat, climbing the observation tower on the top of the hill catches the eye of the high and low hills and greenery of India. Travel enthusiasts are fascinated by this breathtaking view of nature.
Sunny Islam, a 10th grader student from Phulpur upazila in Mymensingh district, who came to visit the park, said he could not get out of the house for a long time due to COVID. So when he came to visit the Modhutila Eco Park, he liked the hilly green forest.
Mofazzel Hossain, a photographer who earned his living by taking photos in the park, said his income has increased this Eid more than before by taking pictures. This year he is earning Tk 2,000-2,500 per day.
Saidul Islam, a mobile and seasonal cosmetics trader, said sales of their products have increased due to the increase in visitors on the occasion of Eid.
Saddam Hussein and Faruk Hossain, the park’s lessee representatives, said the Modhutila Eco Park had been closed for the past two years due to the COVID. Now the park has been opened since the reduction of the spread of coronavirus. So, travelers have started coming from different parts of the country to get entertainment on the occasion of Eid.
About this, Modhutila Forest Range Officer of Forest Department Abdul Karim said after overcoming the COVID crisis, Modhutila Eco Park has already become popular among the visitors. Necessary steps have been taken for the overall safety of the visitors, including observance of hygiene rules.