It is said that during the reign of kings, Jaysagar Dighi was excavated for collecting water for cattle. Historians claim that during reign of King Gopal Pal, this Dighi was excavated. Many fish farms have been established in this Dighi. This Dighi has a lease settlement with Grameen bank for 25 years. The tenure of lease is almost coming to an end. Adjacent to this Dighi there are several other Dighis. In addition to the huge reservoir, there are sufficient places to build the necessary infrastructure in place for the tourists. There are other dighis like Uday Dighi, Shaila Dighi, Dewan Pirer Mazar etc.
It is located in Raiganj Upazila of Sirajganj district. After reaching Sirajganj you may use CNG auto rickshaw or bus to reach there. For directions see http://bit.ly/1huEJ8C
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.
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
If you are hungry you may search for fast food shops or restaurants nearby. You may also carry your own food.
Nilsagar is a popular historical dighi (big pond). It is located at Gorgram union about fourteen kilometer south-west of Nilphamari district proper. During the time of Raja Birat there were lot of cow farms at Gorgram union. Raja Birat dug a big pond or dighi for the cows. There many name such as Birat Dighi or Birna Dighi or Binna Dighi. After the independence of Bangladesh the Dighi was renamed as Nilsagar.
The total area of the Dighi (big pond) is 21.449 ha. The Nilsagar Dighi is encompassed by walls. The main embellished Front door of the Dighi was established by Raja Birat. Every year the banks of the Dighi are used as a village fair during the month of Baisakh. Every year lot of visitors and different type of migratory birds come here. Nilsagar is familiar as a recreation zone. A Hindu temple situated on the east bank and an abode of a Muslim saint on the west bank of the Nilsagar.)  => Array ( [name] => Mohamaya Project [post_id] => 936 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/mohamaya-project/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Mohamaya-lake-Mirsorai-by-Bd-Explorer-300x191.jpg [post_content] =>
Mohamaya Irrigation project is the second-largest man made lake constructed in Bangladesh after Kaptai lake, at a cost of BDT 23 crore in Mirsharai Upazila of Chittagong district. Government is also planning to install a 50 kW mini hydroelectric power plant here.)  => Array ( [name] => Sorobor [post_id] => 6247 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sarobor/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DSC087051-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Sorobor (সরোবর) is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Gobindaganj under Gaibandha district. It is a natural lake. The main advantage is that Sorobor is located besides the historical place of Bardhan Kuthi (বর্ধন কুঠি). The lake is surrounded by lovely green trees. In everyday, many people come here to enjoy its natural beauty and pass sometime around this lake with family and friends. In the summer season, this place becomes busier with more crowd comparing to other seasons.)  => Array ( [name] => Kaptai Lake [post_id] => 1231 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/kaptai-lake/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Kaptai-Lake-8-300x201.jpg [post_content] =>
Kaptai Lake is a beautiful blue man-made watery lake. The size of this Lake is approximately 11000 square kilometer, which was created as a reservoir when the Kaptai dam was built during the 1960. This amazing Lake was created by flooding valleys and plain lands between numerous hills all around the Lake. Kaptai has Bangladesh's only hydro-electric project. The Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River created for this purpose resulted in the Kaptai Lake. This created a charming view as forested hills and plateaus rise from beneath the beautiful Lake water.
A stretch of road connects the tourist spots of Rangamati and Kaptai. The road goes deep into the hill tracts and displays the natural beauty and wildlife of the district Rangamati. The government of Bangladesh run Tourism Corporation and many private operators offer Kaptai Lake Cruise Tours, which is worth of it. Other scenic spots are also accessible through the waterways. Cruising on the Kaptai Lake is an enjoyable way of observing the landscape as many great picnic spots, natural landmarks and historic monuments are accessible only by boats.) )
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