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Bogamati re-opened for picknickers

With the picnic season thriving and picnic spots thronged by picknickers across the state one of the famous picnic hotspot of Baksa district Bogamati is all set to welcome the picknickers. Biswajit Daimari Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament formally inagurated the picnic spot recently. The place is located in the Indo-Bhutan border area 30 km off Goreswar. It lies between the two ranges of hills at the foothills of the Bhutan border. The Bogamati hilly area belongs to the Baksa district.

Communication is easy through the Goreswar-Sukla-Uporkhuti (Bholajhar) PWD road and Nagrijuli-Ambarish Nagar PWD road in Baksa district. It is situated 5 km away from Ambarish Nagar bazar chowk. There are no settlers near Bogamati due to the large, thick forest with big trees/bushes growing close together and also the presence of various wild animals in the area. A natural gift of the Bogamati spot is the panoramic view of mountains and a wide area of land beside the river Barnadi, which originates from one of the Bhutan hills and flows through the two ridges of the hills. It divides into three tributaries, namely Mala, Deuchunga and Jabra (i.e Puthimari), the banks of which are covered with soft white sand. Besides, there are two irrigation channels namely Jabra (Deuchunga) and Puthimari. On the top of a hill a giant Buddha statue is also located . The Bogamati picnic committee members informed that already picknickers ate thronging the site. According to them, more than a thousand people visit Bogamati daily during picnic season. Water sports facilities like rafting on the Bornadi iver will be additional attraction to visitors.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla. Currently pursuing his graduation in English literature.

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