Hason Raja Museum

Type: Museum
Contributed By: ,Nayeem


Hason Raja was born on 1854 in Sunamganj. His old house is situated at the bank of Surma River in the Tegharia area of Sunamganj Sadar. It is now been converted as a museum and a well known tourist place in the city.
Hason Raja was actually an aristocrat Zamindar. But he won a lot of people’s heart by writing an enormous number of lyrics. After listening to his song, famous poet Rabindranath Tagore send him wishful letter. His tomb was situated in their family graveyard in Gazir Dorga area, Sunamganj where his mothers tomb was there too.
The museum is situated only 5 minutes walking distance from the Sunamganj city center traffic point. Today his used utensils and other accessories are kept in this place.

How to go

It is located only 5 minutes walking distance away from the city center traffic point. After reaching at Sunamganj Sadar, you can take rickshaw to reach that museum.

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
email: surmavally@hotmail.com

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

Eating Facilities

There are lots of local restaurants available in this area.

Travel Tips

Do not scratch on the wall of the museum.


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