This is the highest mountain-enclaved lake in the hill area of Bangladesh. The Boga lake is located nearly 2700 ft above the seal level. It is truly a miracle in Bandarban, it has no live stream or continuous source of water, however it by no means dries out.
Experts say that it was created by collection of rain water in the crater of a dead volcano. But the local people strongly believe that a dragon god lives inside the water. Its crystal clear water become muddy every year between the April to the May.
Its geographical setting has made it one of the most attractive and must visit tourist destinations in Bangladesh. It looks like that nature has formed this lake naturally by collecting water on top of the mountain. This piece of land full of lush greenery, cold water, and hills will appear to you as heaven. It is also known as resting place for those who love trekking.
Trekkers take rest here and get down into the lake to refresh their body and soul. Boga Lake, also known as Bogakain Lake, is a naturally created sweet and deep water lake. This almost 2000
years old lake is located approximately 2,000 feet (610m) above the sea level. It covers a total area of 18.56 acres (75,100 m2) of land. Three sides of the lake are enclosed by mountain peaks which are covered with thick bamboo bushes.
As it is a closed lake, there is no outlet by which water will drain out from the lake. Even there is no way of entering water into the lake. The beauty and attraction of the Boga lake changes with the color change of the lake. Depending on various indicators like sun rays, clouds` humidity and the so called existence of a hot spring at the bottom of the Boga lake the water of the Boga lake takes different color at different seasons. But usually the lake water shows its extra –ordinary crystal clear mirror view of blue shade which reflects like pearls and more than enough to astonish a tourist guy.
Chemical experts comment thet the water of the Boga lake is lucid or acidic . so, basically Boga lake
is not appropriate for the growing of common plants and weeds or living of fishes. In contrast , some argue that the nearby people use the lake water for drinking and some planktons and bacteria easily grow in the water of the Boga lake. But it is really amazing that travelers of the Boga lake usually do not miss the chance to take a hot swim in the beautiful lake to freshen up their mind.