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Beautiful lake with nice scenic view.

Nice place for nature lovers. Good place to visit a big lake with boat facility. Quality... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
AftabKhan58
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Boat ride in the Storm

It is a really wonderful place for tourists. But must visit during the rainy season when water is... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2017
Navid Al G
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

When I visited Kaptai Lake, this was overflowed with monsoon water - this was mesmerizing.

Kaptai Lake is the largest man made lake in Bangladesh. It is located in the Kaptai Upazila under Rangamati District of Chittagong Division. The lake was created as a result of building the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River, as part of the Karnaphuli Hydro-electric project. The Kaptai Lake's average depth is 100 feet (30 m) and maximum depth is 490 feet (150 m).

Construction of the reservoir for the hydro-electric plant began in 1956 by the Government of the then East Pakistan. As a result, 54,000 acres (220 km2) of farmland in the Rangamati District went under water and created the lake.

The land that went under water as a result of the dam construction, was 40% of the total arable land in the area. Along with that, 29 square miles (75 km2) of the Government-owned forest, and 234 square miles (610 km2) of other forest land went under water. About 18,000 families with a total of almost 100 thousand people were also displaced. The palace of the king of the Chakmas was also flooded and is now under water.

Social and ecological effects: Inhabitants of the storage reservoir area who lost their homes and farmland due to flooding were not compensated. More than 40,000 Chakma tribals emigrated to India. The scarcity of land is considered a main cause of the continuing conflict in the area. The building of the dam and reservoir also caused destruction of wilderness and loss of wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Sajan I
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

The view is calming and soothes the soul. No need for a lot of money nor energy. The right place for all nature lovers

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Sumayea S
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Lake between green hill .The water color of this lake is also blue .Anybody can visit kaptai lake through boat and other local transport . Rangamati bot terminal and kaptai boat tarminal both are sweet able for rent a boat and make a journey

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank RahiRafsan
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

Though it is man made lake, it stretches covers a vast area. You can call this lake lifeline of the area. You can hire a motorized boat for Tk 800-1000 an hour.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

Kaptai Lake is located in the Kaptai Upazila under Rangamati District of Chittagong Division. It was created as a result of building the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River, as part of the Karnaphuli Hydro-electric project during the 1960s. The lake was developed by inundating valleys and plain lands between lots of hills. The forested mountains and highland climb from within the water made a beautiful scenario. This lake is the largest lake in Bangladesh covering an area of approximately 11,000 square kilometers located in Rangamati, a hilly district in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The average depth of the lake is 100 feet.

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank HKMBangalore
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