( Hatirjheel )Whether it is morning , early evening or start of night one can enjoy the tranquility while visiting this place with friends or family. An integrated water body with walkway, driveway, foot bridge, overpass, connection path has made it accessible from number of adjacent area. One can get start the view and have a pleasant walk, moderate or speedy run or drive from Banasree, Mohanagor, Moghbazar, FDC, Tejkuni para, Tejgaon, Niketan, Dhakkin Badda, Merul Badda, Aftabnagar.
The area was constructed under Bangladesh Army and the Special Works Organization (SWO). It is now a popular recreational spot for residents of Dhaka and is currently undergoing renovation.Description Building the entire site required 19.71 billion (19,710 million) taka and an area of 302 acres. Of this, 10.48 billion (10,480 million) taka was spent in acquiring the site itself. 46% of the area belongs to RAJUK, which includes an area of 81 acres for a “court of walks”, 141 acres for public lands and 1 acre for BTV. The project was first permitted in October 2007, and was said to be completed within three years (by June 2010). However, the construction began on December 2008, which took a further half year of time for expanding it. The total money in creating the project included the money of RAJUK (1,113.7 billion taka), LGED (2,760 million) and WASA (866.95 million). During the dry season, the Hatirjheel lake can hold approximately 3.06 billion liters of water, and during the rainy season about 4.81 billion liters of water. This makes Hatirjheel Lake the largest body of water inside the capital of Bangladesh
DSLR, Digital, Cybershot, Handy cam, smartphone camera must be with you to frame nice scenery and moment. Please be careful while taking selfie near railing. While driving please take care of the sign otherwise you have to roam 8 Km to get the correct destination and you might end with other direction. Night view is really attractive.
The entire area of Hatirjheel is designed with about four main and four minor bridges (viaducts), and several overpasses (flyovers) and footbridges (over bridges). There are sitting arrangements for pedestrians by the river-side. A lake flows through the heart of the project with a 16 km road surrounding it.
Bus service and boat rides are available, and facilities are there for small scale family picnics. At night, lights of different hues illuminate the entire Hatirjheel, especially on the bridges. The area has been decorated with flowering shrubs and trees. After its completion, the project became a place for people seeking relaxation. As Dhaka is densely populated with people, and is occupied with numerous congested buildings, a suffocating environment results from the shortage of fresh air; conveniently Hatirjheel consists of a large open space that is full of fresh air. Hatirjheel is considered to be one of the most notable places in Dhaka. History Legend has it that the elephants of Dhaka’s Pilkhana used to take baths in these wetlands – hence the name Hatirjheel. Architect Iqbal Habib, who heads the consultant firm of the Hatirjheel-Begun Bari development project, said that the Bhawal Raja used to keep his tamed elephants at Pilkhana. He said that the elephants were taken to the wetlands through the Elephant Road and Hatirpool. Location Hatirjheel is located at the Centre of the capital city, Dhaka.
Musical Dancing Colorful Water FountainIf you visit one of Dhaka’s leisure spots, Hatirjheel Lake, in the evening, you might be treated to an amazing dance of colors and music. The 1,980 square metre Hatirjheel Musical Dancing Fountain, built in the waters of Hatirjheel Lake, is the first dancing water fountain in Bangladesh.
The fountain creates aesthetic designs of different colors and three-dimensional images, achieved by employing the effects of timed sounds and light, including lasers against water particles. The water refracts and reflects the light, and in doing so, produces the images. According to Guinness World Records, the largest fountain is located in Singapore. Covering 1,683 square metres, the Fountain of Wealth shoots water up to 13 metres high. It is show time for winter season 08:00 pm and for summer season 09:00 pm.
Recreational values of Hatirjheel Hatirjheel has turned into one of the most favorite recreational places in Dhaka for the city dwellers. Numerous tourists and pedestrians visit the site every evening to enjoy the reflection of light and the fresh air. In the afternoon people, especially couples, visit Hatirjheel for recreational purposes. Since congested buildings permeate most of Dhaka, leaving few open places for people to feel the fresh air, Hatirjheel attracts the city dwellers with its fresh air.