The location of Rijuk Waterfall is 66 km from Bandarban town and 5 km from Ruma Bazar on the banks of the Sangu river.
This youthful waterfall can be visible while traveling along the river. People travel along the river from Ruma to Thanchi. It has a name in the Marma language.
A Place of Natural Beauty
It defeats dreamy beauty as water flows year-round. The water flows from the top of a three-hundred-foot mountain. When it comes to natural beauty, Sangu is no less than Rijuk.
The Sangu river does not have much water during the rest of the year except during the monsoon season. During the monsoons, the Rijuk pours so much water on the Sangu river.
During this time, even large engine boats gain speed to reach the edge of the falls due to the strong current. Then the beauty of Rijuk takes a different form.
But it has a good amount of youth even in the dry season. There is no shortage of speed and enthusiasm.
As soon as anyone stands near the waterfall, cold water falls on his body like a monsoon. A sweet feeling spread over the body.
From where the stream of water is coming down, plants are growing deep on the mountain. A layer of greenery surrounds this fountain giving it a different dimension.
A kingdom of sand and pebbles can be visible beneath the crystal clear waters. Here the Marma girls are looking for snails in the kneeling water of the river.
There are hills to the right and crop fields to the left. Many bamboo rafts can be visible in the chest of Sangu while coming towards Ruma Bazar.
To the right are hills, and to the left is quite an area of crop fields. There is a mountain in the Marma locality opposite Rijuk Waterfall.
There is a neighborhood of Marma people on the opposite side of Rijuk. They call this neighborhood the New Rijuk Para.
If you have extra time, you can explore these places to learn about the tribal lifestyle. Bom or Marma people show unmatched hospitality and sincerity to the visitors.
How to get to Rijuk Waterfall?
First, you have to go to Bandarban city. Several transport company vehicles leave for Bandarban every day from Dhaka.
For example, the buses of Shyamli, Hanif, Unique, S Alam, and Dolphin go to Bandarban. You can go to Bandarban by any of these buses.
These buses leave for Bandarban from Kalabagan, Syedabad, or Fakirapool at 10 pm or around 11:30 pm.
Non-AC bus takes Tk 550 per person. AC Bus takes 950 Tk per person. You can go to Bandarban from Chittagong.
Pubali and Purbani Paribahan buses go to Bandarban from Baddarhat. These buses charge 220 takas per person.
If you want to see Rijuk Waterfall, come to Ruma. If the team is high, it is convenient to hire a car from Bandarban and go straight to Ruma.
Boats or engine-driven boats are available on the river bank of the Ruma Bazar area to go to this place.
But if one wants to go on foot, one has to get up early in the morning. It is possible to hire a boat from Ruma Bazaar.
Some Tips for A Better Trip
Carry equipment that is necessary to face river water. A cap for the sun and a muffler in the winter can kill two birds with one stone.
If you are not used to trekking or walking a lot, go by boat. Otherwise, the legs will face lots of pain. If you ride a bike, you must check the condition of the bike very well.
If you go in the monsoon, you will catch a lot of insects. So wear rubber shoes. Available to buy there. Take a raincoat, as nature shows its form in monsoons.