Dhaka, Thursday, 30 June 2022

Visit Golap Graam this winter

Visit Golap Graam this winter

Md Mahasin Hasan Khan Bulbul: If you want to spend some leisure time in the busy life, you can visit Golap Graam (Rose Village) at Sadullapur village under Birulia Union, Savar, on the capital's outskirts.

The place is known as the Golap Graam for its cultivation of various types of roses including black, yellow, white and others. Besides roses, various species of flowers including gladiolus, gerberas and tuberose are also cultivated here.

Apart from Sadullapur, flowers are also widely cultivated in Shyampur, Mostapara, Kamalapur and Bagnibari villages of the region.

Roses are growing well this winter and the flowers are very fresh now. So it is a good time to visit here. If you have time, you can visit today with your friends and relatives.

All you can see here is just roses and rose gardens, where they bloom in different colours. The petals spread and the dew that accumulate at night hold the light of the morning sunlight making eye-catching sight for the visitors.

The scattering of pink coloured roses cannot be believed without seeing the scene. And when you come to this place, you will be fascinated by the green trees on both sides of the road.

How to come to this Golap Graam

First, you can reach Mirpur-1 bus stand from anywhere of Dhaka. Then go to Diabari Battala Ghat (not Uttara Diabari) by rickshaw. The fare is Tk 20-25 per person. If you want you can also go by bus named Alif, Sraboni, Homna which also go in front of Diabari Ghat. The fare will be Tk 5 per person.

After half an hour from Diabari Ghat, the local trawler leaves for Sadullapur (Golap Graam). Trawler start from 8.30 am. It takes 30-40 minutes to go there. Note: the local trawler does not operate after 6 pm. So, of course, you have to leave the village by this time.

If you want to visit here by own transport, take Akran Bazar from Konabari bus stand in front of Mirpur Shahali Mazar Akran Bazaar to Sadullapur.

Apart from this, get off at Savar bus stand from anywhere and cross the foot over bridge at Savar Chowrangi. From the front of the supermarket take the laguna / minibus to Akran Bazaar. Then go to Golap Graam by auto.

Where to eat

There some local hotels for lunch here. If possible, bring food with you.

Last but not the least, if you have time, you can also visit Birulia Zamindar Bari and the wholesale market of roses in the evening. If you want to see the river and the village together, you must visit here in the rainy season. If you want to buy flowers from the garden, you must bargain as the price of roses is varies on special days of the year.