Khajura baor from Jessore

Khajura Baor, Jessore

Khajura Baor is located near the Trimohoni bazaar of Keshobpur upazila. This is mainly a shallow arc shaped stagnant water container which is commonly known as Oxbow lake. In Bangladesh this is locally known as Baor. Unlike any other Baor its water level decreases drastically during the dry season and people cultivate paddies and other seasonal crops here that time. But during the rainy season it is full with water and looks like a river. I always have interest on the Baor as they look very interesting in google map. Once upon a time there was a river but the river if flowing somewhere far from the current location, but left the trace of it.

Khajura Baor, Jessore

It was almost around the sunset when we have reached near to the Khajura Baor. Another one named Jhapa Baor (larger compare to the current one), was very near from this place. We had a plan to visit that one too. That's why we couldn't pay that much time here for the exploration. Though I was itching to cross the Khajura baor using the boat nearby. But had to sacrifice that wish as the cost of time was half an hour.

Khajura Baor, Jessore

About a Baor:

A Baor is an arc shaped lake that is formed at a bend/turn of a river/canal which is also known as Oxbow lake. Basically the river is dead/changed its course since several decades. But the water at the bend of the river is still prominent. So it just turned into a lake and having a shape of arc or oxbow. The length of the arc can be 10% to 95% of the circle. But never a circle. More about a Baor can be found at Banglapedia.

Khajura Baor, Jessore

How to Go:

There are several ways to reach near Khajura baor from the Jessore town. Below is the possible best/shortest route to visit the baor. Another option could be through the Keshobpur -> Trimohoni -> Khajura baor.

1) First reach at the Monirampur upazila using any public buses. It would be around 18/20 Taka per person.

2) From Monirampur hire a motorbike to reach at Rajgonj bazaar. It would be 60 Taka per bike, two person can ride after the bike owner.

3) Khajura Baor is around a 10 minutes of motorbike ride, or a 30 minutes of tricycle van ride from the Rajganj bazaar.

GPS Coordinate of the Khajura Baor is (22°56'56.18"N, 89° 8'56.84"E).

Khajura Baor, Jessore
Cheerful kids are pushing the boat.

Where to Stay:

There are few hotels available in Jessore and Khulna. But most of them are not available to book from online. If you want a comfortable hotel then I'd suggest you to stay in Khulna as they have quite a few international quality hotels over there. You can use the below search box to see hotels from Khulna.

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Khajura Baor, Jessore

Khajura Baor, Jessore
A public transport to carry people from one side to other like a loop.

Khajura Baor, Jessore
A lonely boat for the Lonely Traveler?

Khajura Baor,
Near Trimohuni, Keshobpur Upozila,
Jessore District,
GPS coordinate (22°56'56.18"N, 89° 8'56.84"E)

This article was written by Lonely Traveler,
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Friday, 21 June 2013