BHOLA, Mar 20: Bhola, the only island district of the country, has many attractive places. One of those is Taruar Island located around 120 kilometres away from the district headquarters in Char Fassion upazila which rose on the Bay of Bengal around 150 years ago.
On the east of Bhola is situated the Meghna River, on the north is the Ilisha River, on the west is the Tentulia River and on the south is the Bay of Bengal.
Bhola is situated on the deltaic region of the country with a size of 3403 square kilometres. It is famous for different products like hilsa fish, paddy and betel nut.
Besides, there are many big and small chars including Char Manik, Char Jabbar, Char Newton, Char Nizam, Char Jonlgy, Char Monpura, Char Foyez Uddin, Char Jahiruddin, Char Kochua, Char Syed, Bhashan Char, Char Patila, Char Kukri Mukri and Dhal Char. From these chars, the beautiful sunrise and sunset are visible.
Anybody who has not come here cannot understand the real beauty of the areas.
Like other chars, the Taruar Island is situated on the Bay of Bengal's Dhal Char. There are many natural beauties inside the mangrove forest of the island. On the sea-beach, the vast sandy shore and crabs with different colours are visible.
Besides, many kinds of birds living in the island attract visitors of all ages with their chirping sound.
Of the 31.31 sq km of Taruar Island, forest areas are spread over around 28.20 sq km areas. There are many kinds of trees. During the winter, thousands of migratory birds of different species are found here.
The artificial forestation in Taruar Island started in 1976. Though there are no ferocious animals, there are some wild animals like fox, fishy tiger, deer and snakes.
After going through a scanty path, there would be found a naturally-formed field with cool sheds of different trees. Locals call the place 'Boroitala'.
The Taruar Island sea-beach is located on the south side where the vastness of the Bay of Bengal is visible. From there, the sunrise and the sunset can be enjoyed.
Deputy Commissioner of Bhola Md Selim Uddin said, "There are many potentials of tourism in Bhola. The combined natural environment of some small islands has given rise to ecotourism in the areas. We are trying to uphold the matter among the people. If government and private initiatives could be extended here, the Taruar Island could become an attractive tourist spot."