Kongsha Nodi

Type: River
Contributed By: Nayeem


Kangsha (কংস), a river from Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ). It has several names, Kangsha (কংস), Kangshai (কংসাই), Kangshabati (কংসবতী), etc. This flows through Mymensingh (ময়মনসিংহ) and Netrakona (নেত্রকোনা). All of the photos of this river were taken from Netrakona (নেত্রকোনা).

The river is originated from the Garo Hills (গারো পাহাড়) of India and flows as Kongsho (কংস), and later joined with the Shomeswari (সোমেশ্বরী) river at Jaria-Jhanjail (জারিয়া-ঝান্জাইল). The river kept the name Kangsha (কংস) after joining together.

Near the bridge you’ll find two bazaar at either side. One is Jaria (জারিয়া), and other one is Jhanjail (ঝান্জাইল). People used to call this place as Jaria-Jhanjail (জারিয়া-ঝান্জাইল) together.
During its course the river become too narrow and before demising it has joined with another great river of Bangladesh, Shurma (সুরমা), at Sunamganj (সুনামগঞ্জ).

All the photos of this article were taken from the car while crossing the Kongsho Bridge at Jaria-Jhanjail. GPS coordinate of the bridge at (25° 0’46.59″N, 90°38’50.00″E)

How to go

Referred to how to go to Netrokona district from Dhaka, click here.

How To Reach: Netrokona District

By road approximately 16 km (Netrokona-Mymensingh -39 km, Mymensingh City -3 km and Mymensingh-Dhaka 120 km). Also to travel directly different locations from the main city.

1. Train No. 777 (Hawor Express Intercity)
From Dhaka to Mohonganj
Time: 23:50 pm

2. Train no. 43 (Mohua Express)
From Dhaka to Mohonganj
Time: 12:20 pm

Where to Stay

1. Y M C A Rest House
Contact: Biplob Rangsa,
Birisiri, Durgapur
Phone: 01743306230

2. Shorna Guest House
Contact: Mrs. Binita Daowa,
Birisiri, Durgapur
Phone: 01712284698

3. Susong Resident Hotel
Contact: Md. Abdul Goni
Durgapur, Netrokona
Phone: 01914791254

4. Hotel Modina
Contact: Sorwardi Suruz
Durgapur, Netrokona
Phone: 01924181455

Things to do

The River is really wonderful for its scenic beauty. You can take pictures of the river and the places nearby, especially the Jaria Baily Bridge.

Eating Facilities

As well as you can find many more hotels and restaurant here to stay and eating.
1. Shororitu
1st floor, zila parishad market Old court road,
Netrokona 2400, Bangladesh‎

2. Sarinda Restaurant
CK Ghosh Road Mymensingh,

Travel Tips

Keep fresh water with you all the time.


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