Bir Kamalar Dighi is situated in the Kakara Union of Chakaria Upazila. Its site was once full of archaeological relics. Mr. Abdur Rashid Siddiqui, in his research work “Rnoai Tatwa”, has made reference to a stone-inscription found on the bank of this tank. It could not be deciphered at that time. At present there is no trace of it. There is a reference of this tank in the “Rajmala”, the history of the Tippera kings. It has been described in the “Rajmala” that a tank was excavated by the Tippera army after it had attacked Roshang and penetrated up to Ramu during the reign of King Dhany Manikya of Tippera in 1513-14 A.D.
From this it can be supposed that the Tippera army had this tank excavated after the conquest of Chakria. It was named Bir Kamalar Dighi after Kamala Devi, wife of King Dhanya Manikya.
This spot is located in Chakaria Upazila. After reaching in Cox’s Bazar City, take local transport to reach that place.
Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar are linked by road. You can take a bus from Dhaka to reach Cox’s Bazar. Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance:
1. Green Line
2. Hanif Enterprise
3. Shamoli Paribahan
4. Shohag Paribahan
5. S Alam Paribahan
6. Shah Bahadur
7. Saint Martins
Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar are linked by air. Some of the airline services from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar are listed below for your help.
1. United Bangladesh Airways
Contact: Phone: 09606445566, Ext: 542-48
Plane ticket fare starts from BDT 5925
2. Novo Air
Contact: 09666722224, 029871891-2
Plane Ticket fare starts from BDT 6600
3. Regent Airways
Plane ticket fare starts from BDT 5800
Contact: 028953003 or 16238
The accommodation facilities in Cox’s Bazar are remarkable. There are several great hotels in the region. Some of the hotels/motels in Rangamati are listed below for your assistance.
1. Hotel Seagull
Hotel Motel Zone
Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach,Cox’s Bazar
Tel: +88 0341 62480 – 90
Cell: +88 01766666530, +88 0176666653
2. Hotel Sea Palace
Kalatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar
Phone: 880-341-63692, 63792, 63794, 63826, and 63853
Mobile: 01714652227-8, 01979405051-2
3. Saint Martin Resort
Plot # ten, Block- a, Kalatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar
Phone: +88-0341-62862, 64275
4. Hotel Sayeman
Hotel Sayeman Road, Cox’s Bazar
Phone: +88-0341-63900 -4, 63703 -7
5. Hotel Sea Crown
Marin Drive, Kola Toil New Beach
Telephone: 0341-64795, 0341-64474
Mobile: 01817 089420
Chalan Beel (Bengali: চলনবিল) is a wetland in Bangladesh. It is a large inland depression, marshy in character, with rich flora and fauna. Forty-seven rivers and other waterways flow into the Chalan Beel. As silt builds up in the beel, its size is being reduced.
Chalan Beel is an extensive lowland area in the lower Atrai basin, and spreads across Singra and Gurudaspur upazilas on Natore District, Chatmohar, Bhangura and Faridpur upazilas of Pabna District, and Ullahpara, Raiganj and Tarash upazilas of Sirajganj District. It consists of a series of beels connected to one another by various channels to form a continuous water body during the rainy season. Although the beel area expands into a vast water body with dense aquatic vegetation as long as the Jamuna remains flooded during the monsoon months, it dries out in the winter months, leaving only patches of water in the central parts of this zone.
Chalan Beel is fast silting up. In the past it covered an area of about 1,085 km² but was reduced to 368 km² in 1909, of which only 85 km² remained underwater throughout the year. It has since shrunk to only 26 km².
The most important factor dominating the river history in Bengal is the large proportion of silt carried by its rivers. It is the silt which has created the land and made it habitable by building it up through the centuries. It is silt which is fertilising the land, but the silt, which has been the most beneficial gift of nature, has also produced most of the river problems now confronting the people of Bengal. Silt deposited in the old river channel beds has forced them to change course, creating problems for abandoned areas while assisting in developing new areas.
The main volume of water from the Ganges River began flowing through the Padma channel in the sixteenth century. Silt from the Padma helped in building up the southern portion of north Bengal. This is the most plausible explanation for the existence of a depression around Chalan Beel. The Teesta was active in the region until it changed its course in 1787. This territory lies in between the land raised in the north by the Teesta system when it was active and that in the south by the Padma.
However, there is another explanation for the creation of the depression. The Padma has been changing its course over the centuries. In Ven den Brouck's map of Bengal, prepared in 1660, the main channel of the Padma is shown as flowing through Faridpur-Bakharganj, but there also is a suggestion of another, possibly earlier channel. This channel runs through Rampur Boalia in Rajshahi, Chalan Beel, Dhaleswari and Buriganga before meeting the Meghna. At that time the Jamunawas virtually non-existent and the Brahmaputra used to flow through its old channel.)  => Array ( [name] => Nandail Dighi [post_id] => 3632 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/nandail-dighi/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Kalai-Upazila-Nandail-Dighi2-300x225.jpg [post_content] => Nandail Dighi is huge and its length is 1 km. It is said that King Nandail in 1610 excavated this Dighi. The volume of this Dighi is 59,4 acre. It is said by many that this Dighi was excavated in one night. The sides of the Dighi were very big once. Many migratory birds come here in winter. Due to its natural beauty it is frequently used as a picnic spot nowadays. Close to this Dighi there is Nandail College. )  => Array ( [name] => Upendra Sorobor [post_id] => 8868 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/upendra-sorobor/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Upendra-Sorobor-nagorpur-011-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Upendra Sorobor (উপেন্দ্র সরোবর) is a rectangular shaped large pond that is located at the Nagarpur of Tagnail District. In English, the word 'Sorobor' means a lake. It was dug by the famous Zamindar of Nagarpur during 1381 of Bengali calendar, which is around 80 years from now. During that time the villagers needed to go far away from the home to collect water (for drinking and household works). To ease their water crisis, the generous Zamindar took initiative to dig this large water tank.
This large pond has in total 12 ghats for taking baths. The Western side's one is the biggest one and it has a false gate on there. It also has a medium sized Banyan tree on there. Lot of local visitors use to gather here during the afternoon and they use to sit under that tree.)  => Array ( [name] => Sukh Sagar [post_id] => 2082 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sukh-sagar-mata-sagr/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sukh-sagar-Sazzad1-300x225.jpg [post_content] => "Sukh Sagar" is a large tank of Dinajpur. The Sukh Sagar is located at the "Rajbatika" area of the Dinajpur town. This is just few minutes distance from the "Dinajpur Rajbari". Once all banks of the water tank was covered with very high hills. Mata Sagar (another tank) is more attractive than the Sukh Sagar, and they never dry at any season. ) )
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