Man-made Lake of Bangladesh

Published:  12:02 AM, 26 August 2017



Ramsagar Lake is situated in the village Tejpur, eight kilometers south of the Dinajpur town. It is dubbed as a manmade lake of Bangladesh. The lake's wide is about 1079 m north-south and length 192.6 m in East-West. This Dighi was dug by the king Raja Ram Nath during 1750-1755 to resolve the water crisis of local people who were suffering from dearth. About 1.5 million workers took part to dig the lake and total cost is 30000 taka that time. But now a days this is a famous tourist destination at Dinajpur .People says this is the largest man made water tank of Bangladesh, but it is wrong. Because there are several water tanks at North Bengal available which are much bigger than Ram Sagor.

The total area of Ramsagar National Park about 60 squares km.  Forest Department of Bangladesh has planted different type of ornamental and fruit trees1 that have flourished and become forested areas. Around the Ramsagar it is a familiar picnic place for tourists. The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation has improved 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 are 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. This is now one of the historical places as well as a tourist spot also.

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