Rose cultivation at Sadullapur - Dhaka

Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



Sadullapur is very near from Dhaka and it's a very ideal place for a day trip. A large quantity of Dhaka's flower supply comes from this area. Main flowering crop from here is the rose (though they also cultivate other flowers, but only few in numbers). Most of the spaces from this area are occupied with the rose gardens. And only few seasonal vegetable cultivation were seen.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



In early morning we have gone for bird watching at the Botanical garden. After that we have decided to visit the rose flower cultivation from the Sadullapur. It was very near from there. So we have reached at the Diabari Ghat to catch the engine boat for the Sadullapur. It was a public transport and per person it took only 20 Taka. During the dry season the boat uses to run through the serpentine Turag river. But when the river is flooded, the boat can easily draw a straight line between the source and the destination to skip unnecessary wandering. For this reason it takes only 30 minutes to reach at Sadullapur by boat during this season, but it takes more than an hour during the dry season.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



After reaching at the Sadullapur we have started wandering through the roads, sideways, and sometimes through the bank of the wetlands. I was looking for the birds along with the rose gardens. Most of the places were occupied by the rose plants. Few of the gardens were having roses bloomed overwhelmingly, and few were about to bloom. But the farmers seemed careful about the gardens regardless the flowers.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



The soil from this area is somewhat red in color and few of the lands are higher than our average land height. From my understanding, it's probably hard for irrigation and that's why they have chosen to cultivate flowers in this land (specially the roses). Along with the flowers, they have also planted the Palm trees in between the lands. The village was having several wet lands (most of those were generated from the overflowing of the river Turag). We have had a walking around the bank of those wetlands.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



I have seen thousands of roses from the market, but never seen thousands of roses in a garden. It was a nice experience for me. At the end of the exploration I was too tired and rested under a tree for around 30 minutes. In front of me was the green garden having red roses were atop. The gentle breeze from the river was soothing us in humid weather.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



We have wanted to have a swim inside the river water before returning from there. But somehow we have changed our mind from doing that. But trust me, the river water was good, and we could have had a swim easily over there! During the dry season the water might be dirty but during this season it has a flow around the water.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A nice shady place around the Hijol trees.



How to Go


Sadullapur is very near from the Dhaka city. Anyone from Dhaka can go there and return in the same day. There are few public boat transportations available from the Diabari Ghat near Mirpur. Those boats use to leave for Sadullapur in every 30 minutes or so. And it's only 20 Taka per person. During the rainy season the boat follows a straight line and it means less time required (around 30-45 minutes). And during the dry season it follows through the meandering Turag river and takes much more time.

GPS Coordinate of the Sadullapur is approximately (23°49'57.38"N, 90°19'13.09"E). And the GPS Coordinate of the Diabari Ghat is (23°47'55.21"N, 90°20'35.66"E).

Update: Recently the construction of the bridge over the river has done. That's why you could take the bus to go to the village.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
Google map snapshot.



Where to eat


There are some local restaurants over there. You could try them if you want. I didn't try. Besides it is a day trip. You could go back to your home for early dinner. If you are an outsider to Dhaka then try some restaurants in Mirpur for your lunch or dinner.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A fisherman is looking for a suitable place to set his fishing rodes.



Where to stay


Booking.com


All the visitors who are already in Dhaka they can stay in their own house. But foreign people can look for this List of hotels from Dhaka for their staying. Dhaka has plenty of quality hotels to accommodate international travelers easily.


Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
Small amount of water before the upcoming winter.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
Hijol tree.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
Farmers are busy to prepare the winter vegetable cultivation.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A fisherman is busy with placing his fishing net.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
Same fisherman is checking his net for the fishes.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A lonely fisherman is waiting for the fish to take the bait.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
An empty fishing boat.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A lonely tree.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
For a few empty boats more.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
For a few empty boats more.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A mamma sheep with her babies.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A cowboy is giving a bath to his cows.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
An array of palm trees after the rose garden.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
A date tree at the middle of rose garden.



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka
Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



Sadullapur rose garden, Dhaka



Flower Cultivation at Sadullapur,
Sadullapur,
Dhaka,
Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate: (23°49'57.38"N, 90°19'13.09"E)

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Saturday, 25 October 2014


Comments

  1. Thanks a lot. It was very helpful for me because I was seeking information about this place as I was planning to organize a bicycle ride event there.

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