Foy's Lake is a man-made lake in Chittagong
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Foy's Lake is a man-made lake in Chittagong

Nov 12th 2020Chittagong, Bangladesh

Foys Lake is an artificial lake located in Khulshi area near Pahartali railway station in Chittagong.  It is located 6 km away from Zero Point in Chittagong.  It was excavated in 1924 under the supervision of the Assam Bengal Railway Authority and was then known as Pahartali Lake.  The lake was later named after a British engineer who helped design it.  Large in size (336 acres), the lake is formed by the construction of a horizontal dam on a narrow valley between the tops of the hills.  The horizontally constructed dam has created this lake by changing the direction of flow of water coming down from the hills in the northern part of Chittagong city.  Next to Fayez Lake is Batali Hill, the highest hill in Chittagong city.  Many local and foreign tourists visit the lake every year due to its beautiful environment and natural beauty.

What's in Fayez Lake

There is so much to see in Fayez Lake.  As there are various rides for children, adults will also find mountains, lakes all in a captivating environment.  There are hills around the region and in the middle there are Arunamayi, Godhuli, Akashmani, Mandakini, Dakshini, Alakanda heart.  Rows and rows of boats can be seen on the shores of the lake.  It takes tens of minutes to get on the boat.  After that you will see green hills on both sides, occasionally a couple of deer and various unnamed birds.  Along with this there is a place for deer to roam in a pleasant environment.  A small zoo has been set up at the entrance of Fayez Lake to attract tourists.  The biggest attraction of Fayez Lake is the beauty of the lake and its surrounding hills.

An amusement park has recently opened at Fayez Lake.  The lake has boat trips, landscaping, restaurants, floating stage concerts, scenic walks and many other fun and enjoyable things.  Visitors can take a boat trip to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake.  There are 2 high slides in the amusement park and they are high speed roller coasters and bumper boats.  There is a leisure center here for people of all ages and tastes.  People can have fun and excitement in Fayez Lake as well as peace and tranquility.  ‘Sea World’ is a water theme park at Fayez Lake in the heart of Chittagong.  Splash Pool, Water Coaster Rider and everything that can be expected as a world class theme park is in Sea World.

Although the entrance to Fayez Lake Entertainment World has completely changed from the Chittagong side, the natural beauty of the lake is still very clear.  So many visitors have thoroughly enjoyed the amusement park and many more enjoy the natural beauty of Fayez Lake.

Ticket price / entrance fee to Fayez Lake

Ticket price for Fayez Lake entrance - tk. 250 (with one free ice cream)

Entrance fee with ride: tk. 350 (Rides will be included in the ticket)

Boat trip: 100 tk.

Admission to Sea World: 350 tk

Schedule

Fayez Lake is open Saturday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m.

Where to stay

Fayez Lake has its own management of luxury accommodation.  There are great cottages and resorts on the shores of the lake.  There are honeymoon cottages for newlyweds.  Of course, you can also visit Fay's Lake from another residential hotel if you wish.  Entry fee and ride cost are within reach.  All rides including admission to Theme Park Fay's Lake Concord Amusement World are tk. 200, all rides including Water Park Sea World Concord entry are tk. 350.  Resort and cottage rent is from BDT 2,500 to BDT 7,000 per night at Fayez Lake Resort and DBT 2,500 to BDT 6,000 per night at the resort bungalow.

Besides, there are various quality hotels in Chittagong.  Below are the names and addresses of some budget hotels.  These are all standard but low budget hotels.

1.  Hotel Paramount, Station Road, Chittagong: Just opposite the new train station.  In our opinion this is the best hotel on a budget.  Nice location, spacious corridor (not even a five star hotel with such a large corridor).  The rooms are good too.

2.  Hotel Asian SR, Station Road, Chittagong: This is also a very beautiful hotel.  Tidy, clean hotel. 

3.  Hotel Safina, Enayet Bazar, Chittagong: A medium quality hotel with a family atmosphere.  There is a beautiful restaurant on the roof.  If you sit there at night, you will not want to come. 

4.  Hotel Naba Inn, Road 5, Plot-60, OR Nizam Road, Chittagong.  A little more rented hotel.  However, it is ideal for those who want to stay in Nasirabad / O and Nizam Road area.

5.  Hotel Landmark, 3062 Sheikh Mujib Road, Agrabad, Chittagong: Good hotel to stay in Agrabad. 

How to go?

If you want to go to Fayez Lake from Dhaka, you have to go to Chittagong first.  You can go to Chittagong by BRTC from Kamalapur Terminal and from Saidabad Bus Station by Saudia, Greenline, Silk Line, Sohag, Baghdad Express, Unique etc.  AC buses of Greenline (02-6100301), Sohag (02-934447), Saudia (01196015610), TR (02-6031169), Hanif (0171340261) etc. go to Chittagong.  Rent 650-1100 tk.  By Alam, Saudia, Unique, Shyamoli, Hanif, Eagle etc. The fare of ordinary bus transport is 400-500 tk.

Chittagong can be reached by road and rail from Sylhet.  Greenline transport AC, non AC buses go to Chittagong by road.  Apart from this, the Intercity Paharika Express leaves Sylhet Railway Station at 10:15 am every day except Saturday of the week, the Intercity Udayan Express leaves at 9:20 pm every day except Sunday of the week and the Jalalabad Express leaves the Chittagong Express at 10:30 pm every week of the week.  Rent ranges between 185 to 1200 tk.

Chittagong by train or rail

On the Dhaka-Chittagong route, the train leaves MahanagarPrabhati Dhaka at 8:40 am, Chattala Express leaves at 9:20 am, MahanagarGodhuli leaves Dhaka at 3 pm, Subarna Express leaves Dhaka at 4:20 pm and Turna leaves Dhaka at 11 pm.  Rent 180 to 1100 tk.

Chittagong by air or air

From Dhaka, Bangladesh Biman (02-9560151-10), GMG Airlines (02-6922247) and United Air (02-695840), Regent Air (02-6953003) can be reached directly from Chittagong.

Fayez Lake from Chittagong

CNG will cost 60 to 70 tk from the GEC junction in Chittagong city.  It will cost 40 tk in a rickshaw.  You can't go around in the afternoon, so if you have a one-day plan, it's best to leave in the morning.

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