Limestone Lake of Tekerghat

Type: Lake
Contributed By: Nayeem


Limestone Lake of Tekerghat is located near the Tanguar Haor, so close to Indian border. Once upon a time there was a limestone quarry, but now-a-days that one is not functioning. The Tekerghat Limestone Lake (টেকেরঘাট চুনাপাথরের লেক) is minimum 18 kilometers north from the Tahirpur town.

The water of the lake is clear. You might the water of the lake would be blue. But still the water isn’t bad. This lake was created by quarrying the limestone. Exactly other side of the lake is India. People from India usually take their bath at that side. Hill of that side has large boulders of limestone, but all belongs to India.

There are few small Tila (টিলা) available in Bangladesh side, possibly 20 ft. height and artificial. You can pass few minutes on those if you like.

How to go

Using a bike for 200 taka you can easily come to Tekerghat. Two person can ride after the driver on a bike. It will be around 40 minutes to reach at Tekerghat. GPS of Tekerghat is (25°11’45.90″N, 91°10’27.69″E).

How To Reach: Sunamganj District

You can reach Sunamganj only by road. There is no direct rail, air or water transportation system available.

1. Hanif Enterprise:
Arambagh Counter: 01713-402671
Sayedabad Counter: 01713-402673

2. Shyamoli Paribahan:
Arambagh Counter, Dhaka. Phone-7102291, 0193626023
Sayedabad Counter, Dhaka. Phone-0171-8075541, 7511019, 7550071

3. Mamun Enterprise:
First tip – 7:30am, last tip – 12:30am (bus in every 1 hour)
Sayadabad -01718438732, Jonopath mor-0191777061, Fakirapul- 0191287467

You can also try to go there by train or air. You need to reach Sylhet first & afterwards you can ride on a local bus towards Sunamganj. It will take one hour from Sylhet. To know more about how to reach Sylhet, please visit our Sylhet district page.

Where to Stay

There are a number of hotels in the Sunamganj town. You can find hotels according to your budget over here. Few names are given below for your convenience:

1. Hotel Nader Riaz
Address: Thana Road, Derai.
Phone: 01712715916

2. Zila Parshad Dak Bungalow
Manager: Upazila Executive Officer
Address: Sadar Upazila, Derai
Phone: 01911534466

3. Surmavally Residential Resort
Address: Sunamganj Sadar
Contact: Nazir Hussain
Phone :008828913956
fax no:0088-2-9880615

4. Hotel Ali Brothers
Manager/Owner: Hazi Muhammad Ambor Ali
Address: Derai college road, Derai
Phone: 01724112036

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