Hello everyone! Today I shall be talking about a place leaning against the sky where the mountains sleep! This is a place none other than Habiganj, Bangladesh where you also will find the picturesque tea gardens. A couple of us went for a sojourn there for some respite far away from the madding crowd. The Palace Resort in Bahubal is a nice resort in the midst of Habiganj‘s lush tea gardens.
The most fascinating about this resort is you can see greenery everywhere you go. Hills and mountains, ravine, lake – all in one area which comprises of 150 acres mother nature. The reception was decked with dynamic colorful lights that changed colors in a couple of seconds. Our luggage was delivered with a buggy which was pretty interesting. We stayed at the main building called ‘tower’ were there were a number of rooms yet there were also a number of fashionable bungalows in the resort, too. The bungalows all were booked when we went even at that particular time the hotel did make a soft opening then! Below is the picture I took of the hanging bridge while we were plying through the buggy. The buggy was being driven by one of the resort staff to take us to the movie theater and snack bar.
The resort bungalows had balconies from where the mountains, the garden, and the big lakes were visible. Here is my picture in front of the building called the ‘tower’ where we all stayed. Here is my picture where I was standing in front of a nice waterbed and faountains in front of the main tower. There are 107 rooms in the ‘tower’.
Under the supervision of the British general manager of the system was quite satisfactory, and the resort staff there were sincere, and friendly. always eager to help. The positive side is all of them could speak fluent English! The resort had children’s play area, billiards, gym, ‘infinity’ pool, two movie theaters when we went there. The restaurants started to operate when we went there last summer.
Interestingly, the resort also had helicopter landing helipads, and the most interesting was the fishing lakes there. Guests can do fishing there. Assistance is also provided if someone needs. Here is the picture of the buggy that is used to take the guests from one destination to another destination of the huge resort.
The resort has two Presidential Villas by the names of George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. I guess the resorts were dedicated to the names of these luminaries who were actively involved in raising awareness of Bangladesh liberation war in 1971.
Once we were there, it was summer and pineapple was available there. The pineapple juice was served in breakfast and we also ordered pineapple juice with sandwich while we took snack in one of the cafes there. The Caribbean Passion Mocktail was really awesome! Here is the picture of the drink:
Below is the picture of one of the Presidential Suites in the resort. I don’t exactly remember if it was George Harrison or Ravi Shankar suite, but I had taken a quick snapshot of the suite once the buggy was plying through the adjacent premises.
Here are the Unicef USA YouTube videos on the 1971 charity for Bangladesh that George Harrison and Pundit Ravi Shankar put together when raising money for the cause of Bangladesh 1971 War:
Here’s the lyric of the George Harrison song on ‘Bangladesh’ that he sung at the wake of Bangladesh liberation war of 1971 (posted by nowhereman113 YouTube channel):
More on it (i.e., the resort) soon. I am sure there would be more activities for the guests in the future. I shall be updating this feature once I would get more information. Stay tuned and stay well. Till then, take care.