Fay’s Lake is an artificial lake located in Khulshi area near Pahartali railway station in Chittagong. It is located 6 km away from Chittagong city. The then Assam Bengal Railway Authority dug this artificial lake in 1924 over an area of 336 acres to solve the water problem in the area adjacent to Pahartali railway station in Chittagong. At that time it was quite known as Pahartali Lake. The lake was later renamed Fay’s Lake after the famous British railway engineer Faye. This lake has been created by the construction of a horizontal dam in a narrow valley between one top of the hill and the other. And this dam has been created by changing the flow of water coming down from the hills in the northern part of Chittagong city. Next to this lake is the highest hill of Chittagong city ‘Batali Hill’. The ancient lake once lost its splendor as it was neglected for a long time. Therefore, a modern amusement park and resort has been built around the lake in 2005. Every year many domestic and foreign tourists come to attract the natural beauty of the surroundings. Fay’s Lake Amusement Park has all kinds of fun rides like mini zoo, roller coaster, circus swing, giant ferris wheel, bumper car, family train, pirate ship, landscaping. Fay’s Lake has a water theme park called Sea World. It has splash pool, water coaster etc.
Ticket price for Fay’s Lake:
Tickets for the entrance to Fay’s Lake cost 250 TK and an ice cream is free.
Entrance fee with ride is 350 TK.
Boat trip 100 TK
Sea World entrance fee is 350 TK. (Till 4 pm) and TK.250 (after 4 pm)
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open on holidays until 8:30 p.m.
How to go:
If you want to go to Fay’s Lake, you have to go to Chittagong first. Chittagong can be reached by bus, train and air from Dhaka. From Dhaka’s Sayedabad bus station you can take Hanif, S Alam, Saudia, Unique, Sohag, Greenline, Silkline, Baghdad Express etc. buses to Chittagong. AC, non-AC bus fares are usually 400 to 1200 TK. If you want to go by train from Dhaka to Chittagong, you can go by train like Prabhati, Mahanagar Godhuli, Subarna Express, Turna Nishita etc. The fare of these trains varies from 350 TK to 1500 TK. You can go directly to Chittagong by Bangladesh Biman, United Air, NovoAir, Regent Air. Fay’s Lake can be reached from Chittagong by rickshaw or CNG. Rent CNG 60 TK and rickshaw 40 TK.
How to go at low cost:
From Dhaka’s Sayedabad bus counter, you can go to Chittagong by non-AC buses like Saudia, S Alam, Hanif, Shyamoli etc. Fares are 400 to 450 TK. Again, it is possible to go for less than 200 TK by train. You will go to Fay’s Lake by rickshaw from Chittagong. Rent 40 TK.
How to go in a luxurious way:
You can go to Chittagong from Dhaka by AC bus like Green Line, Saudia, Hanif etc. Rent 650 to 1200 TK. And there are luxury rooms on the train. You can go to Chittagong by air by Bangladesh Biman, United Air, US-Bangla, Regent Airways. Rent 3000-10000 TK.
Where to stay:
Accommodation is available inside Fay’s Lake. There are also great cottages and resorts around the lake. Honeymoon cottages are available for couples. There are residential hotels in different parts of Chittagong city. You can stay in these hotels as per your needs.
How to stay low cost:
If you want to stay at low cost, you can stay in different residential hotels in Chittagong city. You will find many hotels here within the budget and the rent for one night is usually 400 to 500 TK.
How to stay luxurious:
There are several luxury cottages and resorts inside Fay’s Lake. If you want to stay one night, you may have to pay from 4 thousand to 10 thousand TK. Moreover, there are many luxury hotel cottages in Chittagong city. Below are the names and addresses of some hotels in Chittagong:
1. Hotel Asian SR
Address: Station Road, Chittagong.
Rent: Non-AC 1000 TK, AC 1625 TK.
2. Hotel Paramount
Address: Station Road, Chittagong.
Rent: Non-AC 600-1300 TK and AC 1400-1600 TK.
3. Hotel Navana
Address: Road # 5 Plot # 60OR Nizam Road, Chittagong.
Rent: 2500 to 3000 TK.
4. Hotel Safina
Address: Enayet Bazar, Chittagong.
Rent: Non-AC 600 TK, AC 1300 TK.
5. Hotel Landmark
Address: 3072 Sheikh Mujib Road, Agrabad, Chittagong.
Rent: 3200 to 3400 TK.
Where to eat:
No food or drink can be entered inside Fay’s Lake. So you have to buy food from the shops inside Fay’s Lake. In addition, you can take the package with food along with the entrance ticket, it will cost a total of 650 TK.
How to eat at low cost:
The prices of various foods in the shops inside Fay’s Lake are comparatively higher than the prices outside. So you can eat light food from the shops. Since you can’t enter with food inside, you can eat from hotels and restaurants outside Fay’s Lake.
How to eat in a luxurious way:
The food prices of all the shops inside Fay’s Lake are a bit higher, you can eat from there if you want. You can also take the food package with the entrance ticket, in which case it will cost 650 TK.
Advice to do that!
Bargain for hotel resort, vehicle rental and other expenses. Once inside, show the ticket and take an ice cream from the shop.
Advice not to do those things!
Do not spoil the environment by throwing different plastic packets here and there. Use a dustbin if needed. Do not enter the water of the lake. Don’t get into an argument with anyone inside the park. Don’t eat things given to you by strangers.