Foy’s Lake

Foy’s Lake
Foy’s Lake

Foy’s Lake is one of the most beautiful places in Chittagong. Foy’s Lake is a man-made lake in Chittagong. Foy’s Lake is an artificial lake located in the Khulshi area near Chittagong’s Pahartoli Railway Station. It’s located about 8 kilometers away from Zero Point in Chittagong City. It was created in 1924 by constructing a dam across the stream that came down from the hills in the northern part of Chittagong. Foy’s Lake was excavated under the supervision of the Assam Railway Authority and at that time it was known as Pahartali Lake.  The purpose of creating an artificial lake was to provide water to the residents of railway colony.

Foy’s Lake
Foy’s Lake
Foy’s Lake
Foy’s Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was named after Mr. Foy who was a Railway engineer and believed to materialize the project. Pahartali was basically a railway town with workshop yard and shed. A good number of railway employees live there. It is currently owned by Bangladesh Railway, but it operates Concorde. Dhaka’s fantasy Kingdom is also the same company. This large lake (336 acres of land) is made by constructing a dam in a narrow valley between the top of the hill from one peak to the other. Many foreign tourists from abroad come out every year to attract the beautiful surroundings of the lake and to attract natural beauty.

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