Mahfuz Emran from Uzirpur: Every year the Satla beel in Barishal turns a deep shade pink, replete with blooming red water lilies. Satla Beel, the marshland, is like a sea of floating water lilies that expand as far as the eye can see. This lasts for around five months, from June-July to October-November, and draws visitors from all over.
The beel, which is around 200 acres in area, is in Uzirpur upazila’s Harta, and some 60 kilometres away from Barishal city.
According to Harta residents, these aquatic flowers begin to conjure up a vibrant pink carpet on the lake from the last part of autumn to the mid of late autumn. “The beauty of the red lilies can be enjoyed best at dawn till 8:00 in the morning and in the afternoon,” they added.
Like Satla Beel, there are three more beels in Agailjhara upazila’s Bagda village located next to Harta. The beels, where red water lilies bloom every year, are Nayakandi, Patibari and Kalbira.
Local people have long been demanding to establish tourist spots around Satla Beel.
After visiting Satla Beel on Friday, divisional commissioner of Barishal, Ram Chandra Das, and deputy commissioner Md Habibur Rahman assured the locals that infrastructure would be set up so that tourists can visit the four beels without any hassle.
“Anyone who will visit Satla Beel will be enchanted by its beauty,” said Abdur Rahman Mollah.
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