Bangladesh: An Afternoon at Dhanmondi Lake Dhaka

I have been going to Dhanmondi Lake since 1999. It is 10 years now. Well, at first, I still remember that the place was much less crowded than today. In 2001, I used to go there almost every day in evening and stayed until 10 PM. My favorite place inDhanmondi Lake was and still is Rabindra-Sarobar. Now, it is a very crowded place from 4 PM but back in 2001, very few people used to come in weekdays. There was a sizeable crowd in the holidays only. Today, I walked almost the entire part of the lake starting from the entrance near Medinova and then walked for a long time. My Photographer Abdul Aziz Liton was with me and he took a number of pictures and also we could just upload a video in YouTube. In fact, I have today created a channel called SouthAsiaBlog in YouTube. Hopefully, I will be uploading videos on a regular basis.

A good place to Walk

I think that Dhanmondi Lake is the best place for walking in whole Dhaka city. First of all, it is a very big place. It takes more than 30 minutes for me to walk from one end to the other. I am a tall man and perhaps walk some faster than the average people. Anyway, you can easily spend 1-2 hours here. Thus, it is an excellent place for walking in the afternoon. There are trees in all the parts and it is never very hot. Many people from Dhanmondi and its adjacent areas come for this matter every day. Many women from Dhanmondi also come to walk.

A Secured Place

Safety is a big concern in Dhaka city. I have been going to Dhanmondi Lake for a decade and I have never seen or heard of any bad incident. Specially, now, a number of security staffs are always there. So, it is a very secured place.

Eating and Chatting

My favorite place is Dingi where you can find all kind of food items. The kebab was excellent a few years ago when I used to go there regularly. I don’t know how the food is now. However, I still enjoy Chotpoti and Fuchka near Rabindra-Sarobar. You can find tea, coffee, nuts (badam), fast food, Chinese food, Bangladeshi food items etc. The best part is that the price is not outrageous. In some other places ofDhaka, food prices can be outrageous outside of a park or garden. Dhanmondi Lakeis really a hassle free place in this regard.

Boat Ride

I cannot swim and I am not that much comfortable with water. So, I have never tried this but many people enjoy it. There are boats for hire and you can get one for an hour or even more. The price is quite affordable for most people.

My photographer took some pictures and I will put them here gradually.

By the way, have you been to Dhanmondi Lake? If you have been there, did you enjoy the place? Let me know your idea in the comment section. If not then go there as soon as you can.

Source- http://southasialog.blogspot.com/2009/10/bangladesh-afternoon-at-dhanmondi-lake.html

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  1. I visited this enchanting place once or twice. But the time was very little to enjoy for me. I wish to visit this place very soon as my present domicile is very close to it.

  2. I went there for just onece. The place is very beautiful and peaceful. Anyone can pass his leisure period here happily.Because this place is very quiet and peaceful.

  3. I visited many times in my life. May be I went there in 2005 for the first time. It’s true that time there was less crowded than now. I used to ho there for morning walk withy father. One of my favorite place is this lake.

  4. I never go any historical lake as This lake ..i seem in future i will get time to visit…please pray for me sir

  5. It is still safe and secured place. Its natural looks also fine and rare in Dhaka city. I have visited few times.

  6. Yes, I paid visit there several times with my friends. It has been popular over the last 10 years. I went there first in 2010. In 2015, I along with some of my close friends celebrated a birthday of one of my friends by cutting birthday cake in the circle of Robindrasosobor. I also rode speed boat although I don’t know swimming.

  7. This place is really beautiful to see. It’s look like a full of natural resources, which is rare to see in Dhaka city. I really enjoyed a lot during every moments of my visiting there.

  8. I never go to Dhaka though it is out capital. .by reading this post I feel an attraction for going dhaka and enjoying this lake..

  9. Few years ago I went there. I hope when i get time i shall be go there.Thanks for information about Dhanmondi lake

  10. I went there in 2012.I have passed many times in this place with my friends. Everyday I was walking whole the lake really it was charming and hope now it is also very charming and crowding place.

  11. I went there few times.It is really beautiful and comfortable place in dhaka city.It is also safe for local public who can walk freely. I enjoyed much visiting this place.It is nearby our area so that it is easy to go there…

  12. Before 12 years ago I have just visited that place for doing a job for few hours.But I forgot the scenerio. After reading your post now i have decided very soon I wil visit that place.Thank you sir for this post.

  13. As I am not Bangladeshi so I did never been Dhanmondi lake but I here about this lake mostly and I enjoyed this post very much
    Thanks you sir .

  14. Thank you so much for sharing your visiting experience with us. Though I went to Dhaka many times but I did not visit this beautiful place once. But now I am eagerly waiting to pay a visit in Dhanmondi Lake. If I get a chance, I want to go there.

  15. I haven’t gone to dhanmondi lake..But I went to Dhaka Cantonment lake many times as our family lived in Dhaka Cantonment for 2 years..The lake was very beautiful and its shape was like love sign..When the lake was inaugurated,many people both militaries and civilian had access to roam there and I saw many couples walking holding each others hand..But because of security concern,civilian people now haven’t access to roam there…So the lake remains always quite…

  16. Many years ago i want go to the Dhanmondi Lack, i feel so good in this lack

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