Lalmonirhat Airbase of World War

Type: History & Culture
Contributed By: Nayeem


Lalmonirhat Airbase of World War is located between Lalmonirhat district and Mahendra Nagar. It is a place involved the memory of the 2nd world war. In the time of 2nd world war the fighter planes discharge bombs in many place of Bangla as Kolkata and Asam in 1942. For saving the east side of India to set up a military deployment the place named “Chinir Elaka” is choosed. Cinir pathar is only 2 miles distance from Lalmonirhat railway station and in the east side of Mahendra nagar railway station, it is a place of 4 square mile in area. It’s a place of jungle which is now included in Mahendra nagar and Harati council. According to the time of 2nd world war it is only the safe place for the ally side to save Asam and east side. In 14th August, 1945 after the war finished the soldiers of ally side started to come back in their own states. With this popularly known as the 2nd largest plane station closed slowly.

Again in 1958 here plane service began. From Lalmonirhat to Dhaka the rent was 45 taka. That time Lalmonirhat to Dhaka the rent was in Rail was 22 taka. Because of being as double rent the corporation usually have to conveyance with empty plane. Once the station was closed. In 1965 all planes are sold by Pakistan government after the Indian attack.

After becoming free in 1972 a decision was took to make it the head quarter of aircraft. But this decision could not be able to come true. Now a unit of aircraft is here.

How to go

From Lalmonirhat you take rickshaw, Local bus and also use boat to visit this area. It is situated near beside the Lalmonirhat and Rangpur the highway. From the city visitors can go there by Bus or Rickshaw.

How To Reach: Lalmonirhat District

Dhaka and Lalmonirhat district is linked by road. You can take a bus from Dhaka to reach Lalmonirhat. Some of the bus services have been listed below for your assistance.
1. DR Enterprise
Starting time: 8:30pm
Bus Fare: BDT 450- BDT 500 (Approx.)

2. S R Travels
Gabtoli, Contact: 02-8011226
Kollanpur, contact: 02-8013793, 01711-394801
Abdullahpur, Contact: 0171944023
Uttora, Contact: 01552315318

3. Kurigram Paribahan
Contact: 01924-469 437, 01914-856 826

4. Bablu Enterprise
Shyamoli, Contact: 8120653, 01716 932 122

Lalmonirhat and Dhaka are also linked by railway. There is only one intercity train available to get from Dhaka to Lalmonirhat.
Train name: Lalmoni Express
Train operates every day except Fridays.
Departure time: 22:10
Arrival time: 8:20

Where to Stay

There are some places available to stay in Lalmonirhat. However, their quality is not up to the mark. Accommodation facilities of Lalmonirhat could be improved to meet the tourists’ expectations.

1. RDRS GUEST HOUSE is one of the places you may consider staying in. It is a decent place with homely environment. It offers food and non-alcoholic beverages, modern conference, workshop and meeting facilities. Both AC and non AC rooms are available here. It is a standard choice for your stay. Contact: 01713-200185

You can also stay in-
2. Paradise Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Rail Gate, Puran Bazar Rd,
Lalmonirhat Sadar, 5500
Phone: +880 1744-859191

Things to do

You can enjoy the natural beauty, take pictures and know the history behind this place.

Eating Facilities

The food management is also very good. You can get different types of food items there. It won’t be a great problem to find a suitable restaurant for you to eat. The foods are also very delicious. You can get foods also from the resident hotel where you are staying.


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  • Lalmonirhat Airport used during the Second World War by the allied forces has been lying neglected for 66 years, with no inbound or outbound flight operated ever since. Lalmonirhat Airport was established during the British rule in 1943 on 1166.68 acres of land in Mahendranagar-Harati area under Sadar upazila

  • In the time of 2nd world war the the fighter planes discharge bombs in many place of Bangla as Kolkata and Asam in 1942. For savijg the east side of India to set up a military deployment the place named "Chinir Elaka" is choosed.

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