Shokuni Lake

Type: Lake
Contributed By: Nayeem
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Brief

This district is beautiful enough for any traveler. But the beauty of the lake added another extra ornament. The blue water from the lake will please mind easily. Most of the main infrastructures from Madaripur town was built around the lake. The DC office, police station, and many more government buildings around the lake. The academic name of the lake is “Shokuni Lake”, but local people won’t be able to recognize the lake by that name. They simply know the lake as “Madaripur Lake”.

This large lake has two portion separated by a fishing net. One half is using for fish cultivation. This water tank was built by few hundred years back by a Raja (a king) to ease the water crisis. But now a days this is a great entertainment place for the locals. During the afternoon, it will be hard to get an empty space around the lake. Most of the people from town used to pass some pleasing time with friends here. The sweets from the lake area are famous from Madaripur.

How to go

Referred to how to go to Madaripur from Dhaka, click here. One can start his journey for the monument from Madaripur town any kind of motorized vehicle. We suggest travelers to hire a rickshaw van of take a ride. They can also use CNG to explore the Madaripur.

How To Reach: Madaripur District

Dhaka to Madaripur distance is 426 Km and need 8 hours 5 minutes to reach Madaripur. There are available bus 24 hours a day. It is easy to go Shariatpur from Dhaka.

To go Madaripur Start journey from Dhaka to Mawa Ghat. BRTC, Procesta, Elish, Gungun, Ajmeri bus service are available Dhaka to Mawa Ghat. BRTC bus terminal is Gulistan and fair is 70/-, Procesta bus terminal are Uttora & Rampur and fair 100/-,Elish, Gungun, Ajmari bus terminal is Jatrabari and fair is 80/-. From Mawa Ghat use ferry, sea boat, troler or launce to go Kawrakandi or Majhikandi. . From Kawrakandi or Majhikandi local bus are available to go Madaripur. If you want you can take taxi to go Madaripur.

1. Chondra Paribahan
Dhaka to Madaripur
Time: 1st trip 6:30am & last trip 9:00pm
Fare: 180/=
Condition: Chair Coach
Counter Information: Gabtoli Counter, Gabtoli, Dhaka
Phone: 01718033886, 01739140819, 01671975799

2. Shohel Paribahan
Dhaka to Madaripur
Time: 1st trip 7:30am & last trip 10:00pm
Fare: 160/=
Condition:Chair Coach
Counter Information: Gabtoli Counter, Gabtoli, Dhaka
Phone: 01712040777, 8023671

From: Shadorghat, Dhaka
To: Madaripur Ghat
Time: 7:45 pm and 8:15 pm

Where to Stay

The hotel management is very good here. You can get different types of hotels here. If you want less priced hotel then you will get it & if you want good hotels then there is also no problem. Some of the hotels name is included here-
1. Zela porisod dak bangle (জেলা পরিষদ ডাক বাংলো)
Cell# 0661-62063
2. Polash Hotel (পলাশ হোটেল)
Cell#01716146518
3. Shaikat Hotel (সৈকত হোটেল)
Cell#661-61505/ 01914467258

Things to do

1. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the lake
2. You can take photos of the lake

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