Baulai River

Type: River
Contributed By: Nayeem


Baulai River (বওলাই নদী), it is a river near the Tanguar Haor. It’s a very calm & charming river. Both banks of the river have a series of beautiful trees which has the survival capabilities under water. In winder season, you have to Tanguar Haor through the river.

Birds like White Egret (সাদাবক), Pankouri (পানকৌরি), Common Seagull (গাংচিল), Kingfisher (মাছরাঙ্গা), are seen in the winter season. Baulai River (বওলাইনদী) is the only way for transporting for the local People. Sometimes, you’ll see no people around the river for 2-3 miles. Meghalaya hill of India is the place of origin of this river. It flowed between the Tanguar Haor and joined with Surma River afterwards.

How to go

After reaching at Sunamganj, take local buses to reach at Tahirpur Upazila.

How To Reach: Sunamganj District

You can reach Sunamganj only by road. There is no direct rail, air or water transportation system available.

1. Hanif Enterprise:
Arambagh Counter: 01713-402671
Sayedabad Counter: 01713-402673

2. Shyamoli Paribahan:
Arambagh Counter, Dhaka. Phone-7102291, 0193626023
Sayedabad Counter, Dhaka. Phone-0171-8075541, 7511019, 7550071

3. Mamun Enterprise:
First tip – 7:30am, last tip – 12:30am (bus in every 1 hour)
Sayadabad -01718438732, Jonopath mor-0191777061, Fakirapul- 0191287467

You can also try to go there by train or air. You need to reach Sylhet first & afterwards you can ride on a local bus towards Sunamganj. It will take one hour from Sylhet. To know more about how to reach Sylhet, please visit our Sylhet district page.

Where to Stay

There are a number of hotels in the Sunamganj town. You can find hotels according to your budget over here. Few names are given below for your convenience:

1. Hotel Nader Riaz
Address: Thana Road, Derai.
Phone: 01712715916

2. Zila Parshad Dak Bungalow
Manager: Upazila Executive Officer
Address: Sadar Upazila, Derai
Phone: 01911534466

3. Surmavally Residential Resort
Address: Sunamganj Sadar
Contact: Nazir Hussain
Phone :008828913956
fax no:0088-2-9880615

4. Hotel Ali Brothers
Manager/Owner: Hazi Muhammad Ambor Ali
Address: Derai college road, Derai
Phone: 01724112036

Things to do

1. In Baulai River and also in Tanguar Haor, it is wise to hire a boat & see the natural beauty. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of the marshland.
2. You should bring his camera or DSLR to click some of the best shots of your life.
3. You can enjoy the huge number of birds of different types around.

Eating Facilities

The traveler has to manage their food from the local restaurants near the Bazars. These are all simple road side hotels which most of the Bangladeshi travels are used to. Though, there are no standard level restaurants are available near Tanguar Haor, there are several good quality restaurants at Sunamganj town.


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