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.
Referred how to reach Joypurhat from Dhaka, click here. For directions to Kalai Upazila see http://bit.ly/1gWrCiB
(A) SR Travels: Dhaka to Joypurhat
1. Kollyanpur Bus Stand, Phone: 02-8013793, 02-8019312, 01711-394801
2. Abdullahpur Bus Stand, Phone: 01711-944023
3. Gabtoli Bus Terminal, Phone: 02-8011226
4. Bijoy Nagar, Kakrail, Phone: 02-9352118
5. Mohakhali Bus Terminal, Phone: 02-8834833, 01552-315831
(B) Hanif Paribahan, Phone: 0571-63392
(C) Keya Paribahan, Phone: 0571-63447
(D) Salma Paribahan, Phone: 0571-62681
(E) Shyamoli Paribahan, Phone: 0571-63212
Intercity Trains From Joypurhat :
Train No Name Off Day From Departure To Arrival
705 Ekota Express Tuesday Joypurhat 4:59:00 PM Dinajpur 7:40:00 PM
706 Ekota Express Monday Joypurhat 12:01:00 AM Dhaka 7:15:00 AM
727 Rupsha Express Thursday Joypurhat 3:13:00 PM Saidpur 5:15:00 PM
728 Rupsha Express Thursday Joypurhat 9:59:00 AM Khulna 6:00:00 PM
731 Barandra Express Sunday Joypurhat 6:14:00 PM Nilphamari 9:00:00 PM
732 Barandra Express Sunday Joypurhat 9:09:00 AM Rajshahi 12:35:00 PM
733 Titumir Express Wednesday Joypurhat 09:58:00 AM Chilahati 1:40:00 PM
734 Titumir Express Wednesday Joypurhat 6:15:00 PM Rajshahi 10:00:00 PM
747 Simanta Express No Joypurhat 4:30:00 AM Saidpur 6:20:00 AM
748 Simanta Express No Joypurhat 8:57:00 PM Khulna 4:30:00 AM
757 Drutajan Express Wednesday Joypurhat 2:40:00 AM Dinajpur 5:30:00 AM
758 Drutajan Express Wednesday Joypurhat 10:29:00 AM Dhaka 5:55:00 PM
765 Nilsagor Express Monday Joypurhat 2:48:00 PM Nilphamari 5:15:00 PM
766 Nilsagor Express Sunday Joypurhat 12:59:00 AM Dhaka Cant. 07:50:00 AM
Mail Express Train From Joypurhat :
Train No Name Off Day From Departure To Arrival
23 Rocket Exp No Joypurhat 8:25:00 PM Parbatipur 10:00:00 PM
24 Rocket Exp No Joypurhat 11:39:00 AM Khulna 12:10:00 AM
31 Uttara Express No Joypurhat 5:57:00 PM Parbatipur 8:15:00 PM
32 Uttara Express No Joypurhat 5:03:00 AM Rajshahi 10:25:00 AM
Other Train Information are:
1. Drutojan Express
Train Number: 757
Train Route: Dhaka – Dinajpur – Dhaka
Starting Station: Dhaka
Starting Time: 1950
Destination Station: Dinajpur
Arrival Time: 0510
Time Taken: 9 Hours 20 Minutes
2. Drutojan Express
Train Number: 758
Train Route: Dinajpur – Dhaka – Dinajpur
Starting Station: Dinajpur
Starting Time: 0830
Destination Station: Dhaka
Arrival Time: 1810
Time Taken: 9 Hours 40 Minutes
The accommodation facilities in Joypurhat are as follows:
1. Hotel Saad
Address: Number 1 station Road, Joypurhat.
Total Rooms: 14 (Single-7, Double-7),
AC Room (double)- 4, AC Rooms (single)- 2
Phone no-01721904488, 0571-51097
2. Hotel Prithibi International
Address: Sadar road, Joypurhat.
3. Promee Hotel
Address: Sadar road, Adjacent to Joypurhat-Hilly road.
Phone no- 0571-62633, 01713364066.
4. Hok Convention Center
Address: Adjacent to Joypurhat- Hilly road, 1.5 km North from Pachu’r Mor
Phone: 0571-62633, 01713364066
5. Sultan Doi Ghar Hotel & Restaurant
Address: South of CNB Road in Kalai Bus Stand
Items: sweets, rice and different curries.
Have a picnic in the spot with friends
Enjoy natural view of the Dighi.
If you are hungry you may search for restaurants or fast food shops nearby. You may also carry your own food.
Away from panchagar town about 10 miles a big pond is situated at Amarkhana unionis popularly known as Maharajar dighi. With the bank its surface is 800 yard. Local people says that its depth is 40 feet. Its water is clear. It has 10 saghata.It is imagined that Pitthu king dag this lake. It is said that the king attacked by a lower class and suicide with family and wealth by jumping in this lake. Every year Boishakhi fair held at the bank of the river. Many time the presence of the Indian people also seen. Beside the lake there are many green designs of trees which is very dear to all till now.)  => 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] => 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] => Mata Sagar [post_id] => 4712 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/mata-sagar/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Mata-sagar-Badhon2-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Mata Sagar is a large tank of Dinajpur. This is near to the "Dinajpur Rajbari". MataSagor is situated at the in Dinajpur town at Raja Rampur village. Once all banks of the water tank was covered with very high hills. Mata Sagor is more attractive than the Sukh Sagor, and they never dry at any season.) )
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