Aachranga Dighi

Type: Lake
Contributed By: Nayeem


Aachranga Dighi has an overall area of 25.5 acres. This Dighi was excavated 120 years ago and it is 100 feet in length and 1070 feet wide. It is said that a guy named Monuvut of Raj dynasty excavated this Dighi. This Dighi was excavated again in 1992. 12 statues were found while digging this Dighi which are preserved in different museums. There are many trees present surrounding the Dighi. The surrounding environment is very pleasant. It is visited my many tourist every year.

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How to go

After reaching at Joypurhat, take local transport to reach Khetlal Upazila to visit this Dighi

How To Reach: Joypurhat District

(A) SR Travels: Dhaka to Joypurhat
Counter Contact:
1. Kollyanpur Bus Stand, Phone: 02-8013793, 02-8019312, 01711-394801
2. Abdullahpur Bus Stand, Phone: 01711-944023
3. Gabtoli Bus Terminal, Phone: 02-8011226
4. Bijoy Nagar, Kakrail, Phone: 02-9352118
5. Mohakhali Bus Terminal, Phone: 02-8834833, 01552-315831

(B) Hanif Paribahan, Phone: 0571-63392
(C) Keya Paribahan, Phone: 0571-63447
(D) Salma Paribahan, Phone: 0571-62681
(E) Shyamoli Paribahan, Phone: 0571-63212

Intercity Trains From Joypurhat :

Train No Name Off Day From Departure To Arrival
705 Ekota Express Tuesday Joypurhat 4:59:00 PM Dinajpur 7:40:00 PM
706 Ekota Express Monday Joypurhat 12:01:00 AM Dhaka 7:15:00 AM
727 Rupsha Express Thursday Joypurhat 3:13:00 PM Saidpur 5:15:00 PM
728 Rupsha Express Thursday Joypurhat 9:59:00 AM Khulna 6:00:00 PM
731 Barandra Express Sunday Joypurhat 6:14:00 PM Nilphamari 9:00:00 PM
732 Barandra Express Sunday Joypurhat 9:09:00 AM Rajshahi 12:35:00 PM
733 Titumir Express Wednesday Joypurhat 09:58:00 AM Chilahati 1:40:00 PM
734 Titumir Express Wednesday Joypurhat 6:15:00 PM Rajshahi 10:00:00 PM
747 Simanta Express No Joypurhat 4:30:00 AM Saidpur 6:20:00 AM
748 Simanta Express No Joypurhat 8:57:00 PM Khulna 4:30:00 AM
757 Drutajan Express Wednesday Joypurhat 2:40:00 AM Dinajpur 5:30:00 AM
758 Drutajan Express Wednesday Joypurhat 10:29:00 AM Dhaka 5:55:00 PM
765 Nilsagor Express Monday Joypurhat 2:48:00 PM Nilphamari 5:15:00 PM
766 Nilsagor Express Sunday Joypurhat 12:59:00 AM Dhaka Cant. 07:50:00 AM
Mail Express Train From Joypurhat :

Train No Name Off Day From Departure To Arrival
23 Rocket Exp No Joypurhat 8:25:00 PM Parbatipur 10:00:00 PM
24 Rocket Exp No Joypurhat 11:39:00 AM Khulna 12:10:00 AM
31 Uttara Express No Joypurhat 5:57:00 PM Parbatipur 8:15:00 PM
32 Uttara Express No Joypurhat 5:03:00 AM Rajshahi 10:25:00 AM
Other Train Information are:
1. Drutojan Express
Train Number: 757
Train Route: Dhaka – Dinajpur – Dhaka
Starting Station: Dhaka
Starting Time: 1950
Destination Station: Dinajpur
Arrival Time: 0510
Time Taken: 9 Hours 20 Minutes

2. Drutojan Express
Train Number: 758
Train Route: Dinajpur – Dhaka – Dinajpur
Starting Station: Dinajpur
Starting Time: 0830
Destination Station: Dhaka
Arrival Time: 1810
Time Taken: 9 Hours 40 Minutes

Where to Stay

The accommodation facilities in Joypurhat are as follows:

1. Hotel Saad
Address: Number 1 station Road, Joypurhat.
Total Rooms: 14 (Single-7, Double-7),
AC Room (double)- 4, AC Rooms (single)- 2
Phone no-01721904488, 0571-51097

2. Hotel Prithibi International
Address: Sadar road, Joypurhat.
Phone no-01717866529

3. Promee Hotel
Address: Sadar road, Adjacent to Joypurhat-Hilly road.
Phone no- 0571-62633, 01713364066.

4. Hok Convention Center
Address: Adjacent to Joypurhat- Hilly road, 1.5 km North from Pachu’r Mor
Phone: 0571-62633, 01713364066

5. Sultan Doi Ghar Hotel & Restaurant
Address: South of CNB Road in Kalai Bus Stand
Items: sweets, rice and different curries.

Things to do

  1. Enjoy the natural site of the Dighi.
  2. You can also take pictures

Eating Facilities

If you are hungry you may search for restaurants or fast food shops nearby. You may also carry your own food.


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