Ramsagar lake and Ramsagar National Park

Type: Lake
Contributed By: Nayeem


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.

How to go

One can start his journey for the monument from Dinajpur town or Sayedpur Airport by any kind of motorized vehicle. We suggest travelers to hire a rickshaw van of take a ride by ‘Nosimon’ from the place called ‘Das Mile*, which means 10 miles’ upto ‘Baro Mile*, which means 12 miles’ boat point. It may take 10-20 Taka person for ride.

How To Reach: Dinajpur District

Dinajpur and Dhaka are also linked by road. You take a bus from Dhaka to get to Dinajpur. Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance:
1. Keya Paribahan
Contact: Gabtoli: 88-02-9000812, 01193-255 944. 01193-255 943
Shyamoli: 01193-255 941
Arambagh: 01711-704 171
Uttora: 01197-435 092

2. Bablu Enterprise
Contact: Shymoli: 8120653, 01716 932 122
Fair: BDT 600 (Approx.)

3. Nabil Enterprise
Contact: Asad gate: 02-9007036, 02-8012136
Fair: BDT 600 (Approx.)

4. Mim Paribahan
Contact: Gabtoli: 01911013694, 01734422971

Where to Stay

The accommodation facilities in Dinajpur are developed than before. Some of the places you may consider staying in are listed below for your assistance.

1. Al Rashid Hotel
Contact: 01716 535956, 0531 65658

2. Hotel Diamond
Contact: 64629

3. Hotel Unique
Contact: 01736 335264, 0531 52203

4. Parjatan Motel
Contact: 64718

5. Caritas Guest House
West Shibrampur, Dinajpur,
Phone: 0531-65673, Email: cbdinaj@btcl.net.bd

6. Dinajpur Circuit House
RK Mission Road, Dinajpur.
Phone: 0531-63112, 63377

7. FPAB Guest House
Ghashipara, Dinajpur.
Phone: 0531-63214, Email: dinajpur@fpab.org

8. Hotel Capilla
Hili, Dinajpur.
Phone: 05329-75364

Things to do

1. Take pictures.

2. Enjoy the natural view.

3. Share your beautiful memory with the others.

Eating Facilities

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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