Barsha Kairy : Bichanakandi stone quarry at Goainghat Upazilla in Sylhet is one of the biggest quarries in the country. It has also become a tourist spot recently. People have started to visit this place from last year. Though there is a lack of facilities but people's hunger for scenic beauty get them to this place.
Water from the two springs flowing down the distant Cherapunji and the neighbourly Meghalaya, form the pebbly Bichanakandi. This crystal clear water originating from the waters flowing down the seven mountains of Meghalaya come together. It enters in Bangladesh through Bichanakandi area of Goainghat Upazilla of Sylhet. New layers of sedimentary rocks have over the years formed the lush green basin and reddish mountains of Bichanakandi. From close distance the mountains seemed bigger before reaching to Bichanakandi.
With each passing day Bichanakandi is becoming popular. Although its only 40 kilometers from sylhet city the tourists are facing problems due to lack of transports. It is easy to visit the place in the rainy season but in winter tourists have to cover a long distance on foot over stones and sand.
How to go: One can get a CNG auto-rickshaw from Ambarkhana to Hadar Paar of Sylhet city. It can either be a reserved auto-rickshaw or on sharing basis. It costs Tk 80 per person on shared hire but Tk 400 if reserved. Then there is a 60-minute boat ride to Bichanakandi. And again it costs Tk 20 per person on boat and Tk 200 taka if reserved.