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Birulia is a very small village under Ashulia Thana of Savar Upazila. Legends say that Birulia was once a very rich residential area with a complex of Buildings belonging to the classical essence of architecture.

It is located on the banks of the Turag River, once was an important part of the Bhawal Estate. It has been said that Birulia was a center for Zamindars who were responsible to govern a broader area nearby Savar and parts of Kaliakoir, adjacent areas of Sripur, some other areas of Gazipur, and Mirpur and Gabtoli area, which are under Dhaka presently.

Besides Governing, it is well known that Birulia was later also chosen as a good residential & business area by several business magnates of the time, because of its close proximity to a few river, such as Turag, Bangshi and Dhaleswari.

Names found who were governing from Birulia estate:

  1. Kali Kumar Saha
  2. Tarak Chandra Saha
  3. Gopi Babu
  4. Nitai Babu
  5. Rajani Ghosh are some such names.

Some of their Palace like houses, Temple etc. were built over a century ago, evidences still remaining in Birulia. However, these complex of buildings are in a state of ruining.

In recent days, there are so many poor families living in these complex of building, who were probably homeless by river erosion. Some of them insist that they are the inheritor of traders family.

How to go

Reaching Birulia is easy. It’s only about 45 minutes drive from our National Parliament on the embankment across Mirpur, one would come to the Birulia Bus stop. A few steps away is a river ghat. where a boat takes you across Turag. Just a stone’s throw away to the other bank. Start walking there and you will find it soon.

How To Reach: Savar Upazila

There are two prime ways to get into the Savar Upazila, One is via Bypass-Nabinagar from Uttara zone (Northern side of Dhaka). Another one is Via Gabtoli-Aminbazar, which is commonly known as Dhaka-Aricha highway. A significant number of Buses moving toward Savar from various bus-stop in Dhaka. Just catch one to be there.

The Bus services moving toward Savar from Dhaka are-

1. Titas Bus (Mirpur-12 to Chondra via Savar)
2. D-link, Gulistan- Dhamrai ( Via Savar)
3. Grameen Sheba ( Gulistan-Dhamrai)
4. Boishakhi Paribahan (Gulshan,Badda- Savar)
5. BRTC Bus (Farmgate to Savar)
6. Super Bus
7. Hanif Paribahan (Farmgate to Savar)
8. Ananda Super ( Abdullah pur Switch Gate to Savar)

Where to Stay

1. United Residential Hotel
Dhaka – Aricha Highway, Savar 1340

2. Ananda Hotel
Savar Thana Road, Savar

3. Hotel New Savar
Jaleshwar, Dhaka – Aricha Highway,
Savar 1340

Things to do

It’s a land of beauty in Savar. It seems like a floating island during the rainy season. Nobody can get there without crossing the river. There are so many scenic natural beauty awaiting for you. Just you have to have a eye to watch these heavenly beauties.

Eating Facilities

There are some tea-stalls & very local restaurant available at Akran Bazar nearby Union parishod. But, If your demand is high, then it would be wise to find a hotel or restaurant in Savar, click here to know eating facilities in Savar.

Travel Tips

You can visit the nearby village Sadullapur which is only 6 kilometers away from Birulia. It is the largest flower cultivation plant near Dhaka. You can see lots of flowers in gardens. There is a market only for flowers open everyday at 4 PM.


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  • Sadullapur (সাদুল্ল্যাপুর) is very near from Dhaka and its a very ideal place for a day trip. A large quantity of Dhaka's flower supply comes from this area.

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