It was first created as a recreational purpose. During crossing the residential area of dhanmondi, Dhaka, you will feel a essence of nature. That is the Dhanmondi Lake. The lake has its origin from the Turag River. But after that it was known as the channel of kawran Bazaar River. Later Kawran Bazaar River became dead and Dhanmondi Lake became a lake! Still the Lake is partially connected with the Begunbari Channel. During the residential plan of Dhanmondi, in 1956, this lake got 16% place of total Dhanmondi Residential area. It starts from Jhigatola and ends in Kalabagan. Lots of history! Now let’s the question is, is there enough things which will help you to build your story in Dhanmondi Lake? Obviously! The first and formost thing of this lake is, the lake itself!
It happens when the sky touches the water! It reflects the sky; it welcomes the tears of the sky! Have you ever seen your familiar sky within the water of Dhanmondi Lake? That certainly will mesmerize you. Putting the lake beside, you can go for the Dhanmondi Lake for the color, the people and their emotion. You will find people of different age in this age. Some are enjoying their time; some are enjoying the rest of their life. And if you love to gossip, then the “ Rabindra-Sarobar” is the perfect place for you. You will find groups of people are chatting, laughing and enjoying their youthful phase.
Do you like to ride a boat? Then there are all the arrangements here in the lake for you. There are boats. If you want to move it on your own, you can. If you want others help, there will be people for you. Besides the lake there are food court full of delicious foods. Not only from here, you can also enjoy food in the other side of the lake. There is also the arrangement of all kinds of food. There are the sitting arrangements too.
Do you like to enjoy the beautiful monuments in nature? There besides the lake, you will also found the “Chishtia Palace”, which was build in 1990.
It was build by a local businessman. There are also a lot of trees around the lake. There is No 8 bridge, over which you can see your reflection in the water. And the most amazing thing only will happen after the sunset. The colors will suddenly take a dramatic turn. Palace and the lake- all will be the monument of beauty.
Have you ever seen it during this time? Nope? Then check this out for once.Everyday there you will find childrens playing, ballon seller, book seller and many more interesting things in Dhanmondi Lake. Beside the Lake there are all the normal arrangements of life, like- school, university, college, shops, bank etc.
But besides that, there is something historical close to the lake. That is the museum of Bangabandhu sheikh Mujibar Rahman (Bangabandhu museum). During 1975, all his family was assassinated by the killers. It is a museum now. So, if you want, you can also take a look on that historical building.
So, How about a tour in Dhanmondi lake? May be the lake is not as much beautiful, as much lengthy as what you have seen around the world. But definitely your Bangladesh, your memory about Bangladesh will remain incomplete without a visit of Dhanmondi Lake.