Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco Park

Type: Park
Contributed By: Nayeem


The Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco Park in Sirajganj, which could become a lucrative spot pulling in local and foreign tourists, has been in a sorry state for years. The park, about 125 kilometres north-west of Dhaka, has over 50 varieties of timber, fruit and medicinal trees and a zoo, but fails to draw many tourists due to a lack of necessary facilities and publicity, said visitors and officials concerned.

The 600-acre park on the western end of Jamuna bridge at Soydabad in the district was opened to public in 2008, but the authorities have not taken any initiatives to attract tourists. During a recent visit, this correspondent found the park in a state of neglect, with only a handful of visitors. The park has a small zoo with only four cages that accommodate only two sick porcupines and a few monkeys and hares.

Seven spotted deer were released into the park when it was opened, and their numbers redoubled in five years. But the animals have been suffering due to a severe shortage of drinking water, with no ponds dug in the forest, sources said. Ibrahim Khalil, in-charge of the park’s wildlife and c, said there were two peacocks in the park, but they were shifted to Dhaka after they fell sick a few months ago. “Visitors, especially children, love to see animals and birds. Therefore, more of these creatures could be brought to the zoo,” Khalil said, adding the government could earn huge revenues from the park if it was taken care of.

Source: Mirza Shakil, The Daily Star, Tangail
Published: Saturday, August 3, 2013

How to go

You can take buses to go to the Eco Park directly or rent a private car which would be highly preferable.

How To Reach: Sirajganj District

It is approximately 127 km away from Dhaka. Jamuna Bridge, the largest bridge of Bangladesh is situated here. Through this bridge it is connected to Dhaka the capital and the eastern part of country with both road and railways. It is a river port also. Besides it has a well-developed connection with northern and southern Bangladesh also.

1. SI Enterprise:
Signboard, Abdullahpur Board Bazar, Uttara, Dhaka.
(West of Abdullahpur Bus Stand)
Contact: 01746-037071, 01711-944023

2. Hanif Enterprise
Main Counter: 167/22, Inner Circular Road, Arambagh, Dhaka.
Phone: 01713402671, 01713402631

Train to Sirajganj usually starts from Komlapur Station, Dhaka.

Where to Stay

Accommodation facilities in Sirajganj are as follows:

1. Armani Restora Complex, Mujib Shorok
2. Zila Porishod Dak banglo, JelaPorishod
3. Belkuchi Rest House, Shernagar, belkuchi
4. Highway Villa rest House, Solo Mile, Rayganj

Things to do

It is a picnic spot with a mini zoo for children. You can enjoy the beauty of the nature around the river and park areas.

Eating Facilities

You have to carry food with you when you travel to that location.

Travel Tips

Please make sure you are carrying enough food and water. The best time for travelling to that place would be winter or summer. However, you can expect to have high temperature in that region.


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