Shomeswari River

Type: River
Contributed By: Nayeem


Shomeswari River (সোমেশ্বরী নদী), one of the most beautiful rivers of Bangladesh, located at the Netrakona (নেত্রকোনা) District. During the Birisiri (বিরিশিরি) tour, any traveler must have to meet with this river. River is shallow during winter, but fierce during rainy season for its enormous flow.

The river is created from the streams from the Garo Hill (গারো পাহাড়) at the north of our country in India. Entered at Bangladesh through the Bijoypur (বিজয়পুর) of Netrakona. The bank of the river is a bit higher compare to others from Bangladesh.

Near to the Birishiri (বিরিশিরি) town, the river segregated into two. One is called old Shomeswari (সোমেশ্বরী নদী), which later shrunk in size. The other one (new one) later joined with river Kongsho (কংশ নদী) and keep that name Kongsho (কংশ নদী) until joined with river Shurma (সুরমা নদী).

During winter, the level of the water at Shomeswari River stays very low and anyone can cross the river by walking. During rainy season, you can hire engine boat and have some boat journey. It is recommended to visit the river during rainy season to enjoy the maximum beauty.

How to go

Referred to how to go to Netrokona 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

Take photos of that beautiful river and also you can have a boat trip from nearest ghat.

Eating Facilities

As well as you can find many more restaurant here to eat. Click here for restaurants in Netrokona.


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