Jhorjhori Jharna, located in the Sitakunda and Mirsorai ranges, is one of the many beautiful springs in the area. Although it is one of the most inaccessible waterfalls in Sitakunda, the beauty of the cool streams and green hills makes the difficult trek worth it. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Jhorjhori Waterfall, including the trekking experience, safety precautions, and tips for a successful trip.
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Trekking to Jharjhari Waterfall:
The trek up to Jhorjhori Waterfall is fairly easy, but the other cascades upstream and the trek to Jharna is quite difficult. However, after a little effort, visitors can discover Devil’s Falls, Heaven’s Siri, and Murti Jharna. Adequate safety equipment should be brought with you if you want to explore the entire waterfall. It is recommended to wear trekking sandals or shoes, bring water and saline, light food like dates or nuts, and wear half or three-quarter trousers instead of full trousers. Wearing socks inside shoes or sandals is also recommended, and trousers should be tucked inside socks to avoid leeches. Visitors should keep a towel with them and wear a cap to protect themselves from the sun. It is also important to avoid breathing through the mouth while climbing the mountain.
Journey to Jhorjhori Waterfall:
On Thursday night at 12.00 am, we boarded a bus bound for Chittagong from Sayedabad in Dhaka. After Fajr prayers, we got down to Panthichila Bazaar in Sitakunda and freshened up in a hotel. Our breakfast consisted of tandoori bread with vegetables and fried eggs. After eating and drinking at Panthichila market, we started walking towards the neat fountain. Each of the springs in the Sitakunda Mirsarai range is located across the railway line. We stood on the railway line and took some pictures before continuing on foot toward the waterfall.
Experiencing Jhorjhori Waterfall:
Walking through the farmland and neighborhood, we walked for 40-45 minutes through the picturesque greenery before coming to a hill and resting for some time. After climbing the hill, we reached the first waterfall of the Jharjhari trail, Jharjhari Jharna. After reducing some fatigue here, we continued on the winding path, full of leeches, snakes, and very slippery rocky paths. After 20 minutes of walking, we reached Devil’s Falls, which required climbing up steep and slippery rocks. Further along the trail, we found stairs to heaven and Murthy Jharna, the final waterfall. The entire road from Jharjhari Jharna to Murti Jharna is very slippery and requires caution.
It is important to bring adequate safety equipment with you when trekking to Jharjhari Waterfall. Visitors should wear appropriate footwear, bring water and saline, and wear suitable clothing to protect themselves from leeches and the sun. Visitors should also be cautious while trekking, especially around the rocky paths and cascades. If you encounter a leech, do not panic; put a little salt on the leech, and it will leave your body easily. And if there is no salt available, you can pull it out with the surrounding leaves.