Panthumai WaterfallPanthumai Waterfall

The local people call Panthumai Waterfall in different names. To some it is known as Fatikchhari/Pangtumai/Pantumai/Borhill Waterfall. This Waterfall is known as Borhill in India. The location of this Waterfall is in India. However, in Bangladesh it is known as Panthumai Waterfall. Panthumai is actually the name of a village. Panthumai is a village in West Jaflong Union, Gowainghat Upazila Sylhet. This village is located near the Meghalaya. Panthumai is a very beautiful village on the Bangladesh-India border.  The name of this Waterfall is selected based on the name of Panthumai village in Bangladesh.

Panthumai Waterfall (Moshiur Rahman)
Panthumai Waterfall (PC: Moshiur Rahman)

The Piain River flows through the hills of Meghalaya. Although the Waterfall falls in India, it can be seen from a distance standing on the banks of the Piain River. White water is coming down from the hills a few hundred feet high with a hissing sound. If you look at the water coming down the hill from a distance, it will look as if some has spread a white sari (Bangali’s traditional dress). Staying on the border of Bangladesh, you can enjoy the beauty of Panthumai Waterfall with your eyes.


  1. Bichanakandi, Lakshanchhara, Panthumai are all on the same route. You can visit these places in one day. The boat rent wills TK. 1100-1500 to visit these three places.
  2. The beauty of Sylhet tourist spots can be enjoyed more in the rainy season. So, rainy and monsoon season is the best season for travelling in the Waterfall.


Panthumai Waterfall (PC: SK Nayeem)
Panthumai Waterfall (PC: SK Nayeem)

How to go?

To go to Sylhet, you must first come to Sylhet city from anywhere in Bangladesh. Buses, train and air are available from Dhaka to Sylhet.

Dhaka to Sylhet by bus: There are so many buses from Fakirapul, Kamalapur, Sayedabad and Shymoli, Dhaka to Sylhet. They are- Green line Paribahan, ENA Transports, Unique Paribahan, BRTC, Hanif Enterprise, Al Mobaraka Paribahan, Mamun Enterprise, RP Aliganch  etc ( AC and non AC buses are available on this route. The fare of those buses is TK.600-1500 for AC bus and TK.400-500 for non AC buses.

Dhaka to Sylhet by train: There are so many train services departs from Kamalapur , Dhaka for Sylhet. The intercity train Parabat Express, Jayantika Express, Upban Express, Kalni Express are available for Sylhet. The fare of those trains is TK.150-1018. If you go by train, it is best to take the Upban Express at 9.50 pm because it will be early in the morning and you can start your journey from morning.

Dhaka to Sylhet by air: From Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport- Biman Bangladesh, United air, Regent Air, Novo Air and US Bangla Air fly daily to Osmani Airport in Sylhet. The air fare is approx. TK.3000 – 8000.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Domestic Route Dhaka to Sylhet Ticket Price:

Super Saver: TK.3200

Economy Saver: TK.3700

Economy Flexible: TK.4200

Business Saver: TK.5900

Business Flexible: TK.6900

Chittagong to Sylhet by train: Paharika Express, Udayan Express is available for Sylhet from Chittagong. The fare of those trains is TK.145-1090.

Sylhet city to Panthumai Waterfall:

If you want to go Panthumai Waterfall, First you have to go to Amberkhana Point in Sylhet city. There is a CNG station on Airport Road. It is better to reserve CNG and go to a place called Hadarpar Bazar. Boats to Panthumai are available at Hadarpar Bazar.

Where to stay?

There are so many hotels to stay in Sylhet. According to your budget you will find both cheap and expensive options to stay in those hotels.

It is our Responsibility to keep our tourist spots clean. Let’s keep the spots neat & clean as we go around. Happy Travelling 😉



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