Today you will know much more information about Brishiri. so let’s start reading this article. Bangladesh is a beautiful country of natural beauty. There are many tourist spots scattered throughout the country. Today I will introduce you about the tourist spots of Durgapur Upazila of Netrokona district. The ancient kingdom of Susang kings had been established here. Besides, Birishiri union of Durgapur is another tourist attraction of Durgapur. The china clay mine of Bijoypur is the main attraction of Birishiri. The crystal clear water of Jaflong or St. Martin’s deep blue water is known to many. But here is a lake of water mixed with green and blue colors. The dry season is the right time of traveling Susang Durgapur and Birishiri. Because most of the roads are gravel in this area. On a rainy day, the roads become muddy and slippery. So you may fall into a big trouble if you travel in the rainy season.
The beauty of Birishiri will make you forget all of your business for a while. Again, the main attraction of Bishishiri is the hills of white clay. A lake of blue-green water awoke on the chest of the hill. White clay of the mine made the color of water darker. But you cannot see this beautiful scene at the moment of reaching Birishiri. You will have to go to the white clay hill of Bijoypur.
Diverse cultural weather and the surprising beauty of the Kansho-Teppa-Someshwari River and the Garo Hill attract nature lovers since the British period. In the rainy season, the beauty of Someshawri River increased many times.
The Tribal Cultural Academy is located in Birishiri. Sixty percent of the inhabitants of this area are Garo, Hajong and other ethnic groups. Here are some memorials of the Tuingka Movement. Another name for ‘Tebhaga’ movement in Hajong language is ‘Tungka’ Movement.
What will you see in Susang Durgapur?
Susang Durgapur’s Zamindar House:
Durgapur was once the capital of the kingdom of Susang. Durgapur was the capital of the Susang Kingdom of the well-being of 3,300 ’59 square miles area and about 9 00 villages. It is currently an Upazila of Netrokona district. The state was ruled by Someshwar Pathak and his later descendants for 667 years. But there was a dispute between the king’s families, under the rule of a king named Rajkrishna. As a result, the entire kingdom was divided into four parts and four separate houses were established. The houses were known as Boro Bari (Big), Maddham Bari (middle), Abu Bari (small) and Du’Ani Bari.
Garo Hills is a part of Garo-Khasia Mountains in the state of Meghalaya. Some parts of this hill are in Assam state of India and Netrokona and Mymensingh districts of Bangladesh. The Garo Hills is about 8000 square kilometers in diameter.
White Clay or China Clay Hills:
The white clay or china clay hills is situated at Shoshar Par and Boheratoli village in Bijoypur, 7 kilometers north-west from the Durgapur Upazila Parishad. As a result of collecting the China Clay from here, a lake has been created on the hills. The lake’s water is somewhere clear blue and greenish blue or somewhat red. But the red water is not there anymore. The blue water of this lake will eliminate all your fatigue and tiredness.
Tribal Cultural Academy of Birishiri:
Birishiri, a great mix of small ethnic groups. Garo, Hajong and Coach peoples live here. They have their own language, culture, history, and tradition. Birishiri Tribal Cultural Academy of Durgapur Upazila has a spacious two-storied building and a rest house. Tribal cultures are practiced in this academy. Every year there are different programs including tribal cultural events are organized in this academy. Lots of people gather from different areas on each occasion. There is a museum in the Tribal Cultural Academy of Birishiri. In this museum, various elements have been arranged, which will help you to know about the culture, history and tradition of different types of small ethnic groups.
Someshwari River is famous for its transparent water and its sand islands. Someswari River is a river flowing in Netrokona district of Bangladesh. The Someshwari River is formed by Bishnuchora and Bangachora waterfalls of Garo Hills of Meghalaya of India.
Tungka Movement Memorial:
In 1946-50, under the leadership of Comrade Monisingh, the nephew of the zamindar house started the Tungka Movement against the zamindars. The monument was built in memory of martyrs of Tungka Movements. After crossing the Someshwari River, you will see the monument beside the MKCM High School. This monument is built on the land donated by late politician Jalal Uddin Talukdar. On December 31 every year, on Comrade Manisingh’s death day, there is a five-day folk fair named Monisingh Mela.
How to go there?
From Mohakhali bus station of Dhaka, you can find few buses go direct to Durgapur. The two bus services are the Sarkar, Jinnat. Bus Rent 250-350 Taka only. Within 5-7 hours you will reach Bishishiri. Although it is known as Birishiri bus, it will stop at Sukhnagari. From there you will have to cross the small river in the boat. From there you can go to Durgapur by rickshaw, tempo, bus or motorcycle. The road is not very good. For rickshaw, it will cost 80-100 taka. On the bus or the tempo, the rent is Tk 20. Besides, a motorcycle will cost 100 Taka for 2 persons
For returning to Dhaka, two-night coaches left for Dhaka from the Talukdar plaza, the center point of Durgapur at 11 pm and 11:30 pm. You can buy tickets from here. You will reach Mohakhali at 5 am in the morning.
The China Clay Hill and a few other tourist areas can be visited by renting the battery rickshaw from Birishiri Bazar. For the whole day, the rent will be 500-600 taka. Tribal Cultural Academy, Ranikhang Church, Someswari River, Garo Palli, Orange Park, Porcelain Hills will be can be visited.
On the train: Haor Express from Dhaka left at 11.50 in the night. On this train will reach Shyamganj train station in the morning. From here you can go to Birishiri Bazar by bus or CNG auto rickshaw.
Where will you stay?
There are several good guest houses to stay in Susang Durgapur. Their names and contact numbers are given below:
District Council Dak Bungalow: 01558380383, 01722571795
Small ethnic group cultural academy, Guest House: 09525-56042, Mobile: 0181548006
Youth Men Christian Association or Rest House of YMCA: 01818613496, 017167277637, 01714418039, 0174330630, 019244975935, 017787833332. Room rent is 750 Taka (2 beds) and you can also arrange VIP rooms in this rest house. They have a large hall room where 18 people can stay together. For that, the cost will be 200 Taka per bed.
Apart from these, there are some middle-class hotels in Durgapur, which include – Golden Guest House (01712284698, 01728438712), Hotel Sun (01914791254), Hotel Gulshan (01711150807), Hotel Joba (01711186708, 01753154617), River Bangla Guest House (01771893570, 0171354054). You can stay in these hotels within 150-400 Taka only.