DS and my fellow student officer, assalamualaikum and very good noon. Today I am in front of you to discuss about my memorable incident from my life. ““A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel. ” And I love to do that. Unfamiliar territory may cause discomfort, travel expenses, being away from home/family, not being able to communicate well with the natives, with all this problems in hand, still people love to travel, spend huge amount of money for this. Because one of the principal values of travelling is that, it breaks the monotony of life and work.
It widens of our knowledge of geography, different cultures and people. Travelling is also one of my passion and hobby. I love to travel as it gives me immeasurable pleasure, happiness and mental energy. And today I will share one of my favorite travel experiences or incident that I will remember throughout my life. I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it. Yes gentleman now I am going to share one of my travel story which is to explore an abandoned road. In my leisure time I used to search new places in the Google earth to visit.
While searching I found a road laying between Chimbuk and Lama which is situated in Bandarban. It was not marked but visible in the Google earth. But I could not get any information about that road because the road is totally abandoned. If you go some place by a car or a bus in your vacation, after going to that place your vacation will start, but if you go by a motorcycle, your vacation will start right from your door step. So me and my friend Rohit decided to explore that road by motorcycle. On the last14 Dec 7 o’clock in the morning we started our journey to explore an abandoned road.
Everything was going very smoothly, we reached bandarban at about 1135 hrs. from bandarban we headed towards nilgiri. The road of nilgiri is adventurous and beautiful. Full of ups and downs, twists and turns. Above all the greenery of bandarban is simply mindblowing. On the way to nilgiri there is a place called “soilo propat”. It’s a water stream flowing over rocks. During rainy season this water stream becomes so powerful to take the life of people. Several tourists died in this place. This are the main sources of drinking water in hill tracts areas.
Then we started for nilgiri and had a break at Peak 69. The view of hill tracts is very beautiful from this place. Then we started for nilgiri again. If you want to touch the cloud standing on the ground, you must go to nilgiri. It’s one of the most beautiful places in Bangladesh. There is very good facility of accommodation. But we have other objectives. Our real adventure ah not yet started. From nilgiri we fall back to chimbuk, where our abandoned road is situated. Initially the road was so beautiful. We have found some big, very big rock beside the road.
We stopped there and had some picture. In fact the whole route was so beautiful that we liked to stop everywhere and have some picture. Then we have to cross some very dangerous slops. In so many places the road is so badly damaged that any 4 wheel vehicle will not be dare enough to go there. In fact the road was total 60 kilometer in length, within this 60 km we have not seen any vehicles, other than 02 motorcycle. The road is situated at the top of the mountain, so if we go left or right, we are gone. Whatever may be the danger, the beauty is inexpressible. Its very hard to refrain your eyes.
The road was so barren, that wild elephant started to use that road. We were lucky that, we didn’t have to face any wild elephant. But we have seen lots of elephant droppings on the road. I like share one of dangerous experience from there. Some part of the road is very much sloppy and full of stones gravels. So while crossing some place like that I have lost the traction of my bike. I have started skidding my both wheel. I was so frightened. Then somehow I could manage to control my bike and avoid an accident moreover if I would go left or right I would be gone forever.
We had to be very careful in every twist and turn, because that road is full of surprise and danger. Some places the road was washed away. And I thank from the core of my heart to those people who has made these roads. Right gentleman memorable incidents means some moments and some memories, which fill up our heart and mind with some good feelings. The travel episode that I shared is such a memory in my life which actually helped me regain the energy for my next travel and kept a notion in my mind that will last forever and I am very much lucky to have the floor to share breathtaking experiences in front of you.