Bagerhat: Government Buffalo Farm (মহিষের খামার)

Saturday, 03 January 2015

Last night I was having a sound sleep at my hotel room. But at the middle of the night my mom called me to get updates from me. After that I really had to struggle to have a sleep again. That time I was traversing the google map and spotted this Government Buffalo Farm (মহিষের খামার). It is on the way to Chondro Mohol, and very near from there in fact. So instantly I have added this thing in my list.

The entrance to Government Buffalo Farm (মহিষের খামার).

After visiting the Chondro Mohol, we have stopped our car in front of the Buffalo Farm that was beside the highway. We found several guys were inside the main gate and asked for a permission to visit this area. I had a doubt about getting the permission as it is a government property. But was happy to got that easily. We have parked our car inside the premise and had a quick visit on there.

A shaded road inside.

I didn't hear about any Water Buffalo Farm in Bangladesh (but later found that we have few in BD). This was started by the government at 1984 for the better reproduction of buffalo. Also they had a plan to supply the hybrid buffalo to the farmers in a low cost, so that they can use that for plowing the land. But similar to many other government's concerns, this project also never got enlightened latter.

Inside a buffalo shade.

It is a vast area and one side is bounded by a canal or river. It has a very wide open field inside (for grazing). But the field was empty, and only few buffaloes were inside the shade. It was unexpectedly a hot day despite of being at the middle of winter. And we weren't feeling that much comfortable under that direct ray. So we have decided to move forward for our next destination.

A buffalo shade.

How to Go:

This place is on the Khulna-Mongla highway and few kilometer after the Katakhali Bus Stoppage (the place from where one road goes to Bagerhat, and another goes to Mongla). GPS coordinate of the Buffalo Farm (মহিষের খামার) is (22°42'51.19"N, 89°38'35.22"E). Also FYI, this place is just few kilometers before the Chondro Mohol.

Inside a shade having only few buffaloes.

Where to Stay:

Bagerhat (বাগেরহাট) is very near from the Khulna (খুলনা) town. Around 40 minutes of drive at maximum. And Khulna (খুলনা) is a divisional district. It has several international standard hotels along with plenty of cheap hotels. You can check in those for your night staying. I have stayed at the Royal International Hotel, an old and famous hotel from Khulna. And I always go for the old but famous hotels. The reason is, they are always classy, and everyone knows about location. Just ask anyone from Khulna (খুলনা) about this hotel from anywhere around there :-).

A small buffalo shade.

It is on the other side and looked empty. So didn't go near there.

Roadside view, probably grass plantation.

Probably they are cultivating grass here.

Not sure, but is it Napier grass?

Outside the main gate. We are leaving.

It was the day-2 of our four days trip at Southern Bangladesh. We have traveled Barisal (বরিশাল), Jhalokathi (ঝালকাঠি), Pirojpur (পিরোজপুর), Bagerhat (বাগেরহাট), and Khulna (খুলনা) in those days.

Government Buffalo Farm (মহিষের খামার),
Village: Shukdara (শুকদাড়া),
Union: Piljong (পিলজঙ্গ ইউনিয়ন),
Upazela: Fokirhat (ফকিরহাট উপজেলা),
District: Bagerhat (বাগেরহাট জেলা),
Country: Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ),
GPS coordinate (22°42'51.19"N, 89°38'35.22"E)

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