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.
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).
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.
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.
2. Zila Parshad Dak Bungalow
Manager: Upazila Executive Officer
Address: Sadar Upazila, Derai
3. Surmavally Residential Resort
Address: Sunamganj Sadar
Contact: Nazir Hussain
4. Hotel Ali Brothers
Manager/Owner: Hazi Muhammad Ambor Ali
Address: Derai college road, Derai
The Lake of Legend:
Ballal Sen (Bengali: বল্লাল সেন; reign: 1160–1179) was the second ruler of the Sen dynasty of Bengal. He was the son and successor of Vijay Sen, the founder of Sen dynasty. King Bollal Sen was a famous ruler of Sen dynasty in Bikrompur. One day his mother told him that the tenants need a good & suitable source of water for their everyday use. The kind King set arrangement for making a very large pond. Actually his mother was instructed by some Angelic figures in a lucid dream. So,according to her dream she decided to walk a mile. Her walkway will be the area of the pond. After the pond is being dug, there was no water at all. Again according to the instruction of an angelic entity the King decided to sacrifice himself. But at last moment kings friend Rampal took his place. Rampal sacrificed himself and the pond was filled with water instantly. But unfortunately today there is no water in this pond anymore.)  => Array ( [name] => Chalan Beel [post_id] => 3052 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/chalan-beel/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/800px-Chalan_Beel_Natore_Bangladesh_52-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
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] => 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. )  => Array ( [name] => Ramsagar lake and Ramsagar National Park [post_id] => 2065 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/ramsagar-lake-ramsagar-national-park/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Aronnyak-Cafeteria-Ramsagor-Shameem-bakhshi1-300x200.jpg [post_content] =>
Ramsagar is a largest man made lake of Bangladesh situated in the village Tejpur eight kilometer south of the Dinajpur town. The lake wide is about 1079 m north-south and length 192.6 m in East-West. Ramsagar was stablished in the mid-1750s by Raja Ram Nath. About 1.5 million worker took part to dig the lake and total cost is 30000 TK that time.
The total area of Ramsagar National Park about 60 square km. Forest Department of Bangladesh have planted different type of ornamental and fruit trees that have flourished and become forested areas. Around the Ramsagar it is a familiar picnic place for tourists. The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation has improve some tourist facilities around the Ramsagar Lake, such as rest-rooms, picnic spots and kiosks to sell refreshments, as well as playgrounds for children to enjoy.
The lake is full of different type of fishes. There have some fresh water crocodiles. In national park there has some animals such as Deer, Wild Boar, Blue Bull, Sloth Bear and Hyena. There some birds such as White-Breasted Water Hen, Jacanas, Moorhen, River Tern, Sand Piper, Ringed Plover and Grey and Purple Herons are seen. Moreover, the lake is a safe place for migratory birds.
Whatever it is a place which is full of natural beauty. So government should give more concentration about the National park.) )
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