Nilsagar Dighi

Type: Lake
Contributed By: Nayeem ,Mahfuzar Rahman


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.

How to go

From Nilphamari you can take rickshaw, Local bus and also use boat to visit this area.
But, if you want to know how to reach Nilphamari from Dhaka, please click here.

How To Reach: Nilphamari District

There are available bus 24 hours a day. It is easy to go Nilphamari from Dhaka. The distance between Dhaka to Nilphamari is 364 km and arrival time minimum 7 hours. These bus are available from Dhaka-

1. J, B, Paribahan (Dhaka- Bogra- Nilphamari)
Address: Mohakhali Inter District Bus Terminal.

2. SR Travels (Non AC ,Route > Dhaka to Sherpur, Bagra, Naogoan, Joypurhat, Hili, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari)
Telephone: Kalyanpur: 01711-394801, 9033793
Gabtoli: 9031226,
Mohakhali: 0155-231 5831,
Uttara: 01711-394 804.

3. Bablu Enterprise (Non AC, Route> Dhaka to Thakurgaan, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Bogra,)
Tel: Shyamli: 8120653, 01716 932 122

Nilphamari and Dhaka are linked by railway. There are few train services available to get from Dhaka to Lalmonirhat. Some of them are as follows:

1. Train Name: Nilsagar Express
Train Number: 765
Train Route: Dhaka Cantonment – Nilphamari – Dhaka Cantonment
Starting Station: Dhaka Cantonment
Starting Time: 08:15
Destination Station: Nilphamari
Arrival Time: 17:20
Time Taken: 9 Hours 5 Minutes
It operates every day except Mondays.
Contact: 0551-61229

2. Titumir Express:
It operates every day of the week.
Departure time from Dhaka: 8:15 am

Where to Stay

The accommodation facilities in Nilphamari have developed in the last few decades. However, the quality and standard of the hotels/motels of the district still requires more improvement. Some of the places you may consider staying in are listed below for your assistance:

1. Akash Residential Hotel
Contact: 0171 22 06070

2. Shihir Residential Hotel
Contact: 01749199189

3. R Rahman Residential Hotel
Contact: 01556501667

4. Navana Rest House
Contact: 0171118823

5. Bonoful Residential Hotel
Contact: 01726759411

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