Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ram Sagor

Ram sagor
Ramsagar is located at the village Tejpur in Dinajpur district which is about 8 kilometers south of the Dinajpur town. Though by hearing the name it seems that it is a sea, actually it is a huge man made pond.

This pond was named 'Ramsagar' after the name of Raja Ram Nath who built this pond in the mid 1750s.  The lake is about 1,079 meters long and 192.6 meters wide. At that time the cost of the project was 30,000 taka and about 1.5 million labourers took part in the project. The object of this project was to provide the local inhabitants with safe drinking water.  

The area around the Ramsagar Lake is a popular picnic spot for both locals and tourists. The Parjatan Corporation has developed some visitor facilities around the lake, such as rest-rooms, picnic spots to enjoy. There is a small zoo there where some animals like Sambar Deer, Chital Deer, Wild Boar, Blue Bull, Sloth Bear and Hyena are kept for visitir's enjoyment.

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