Exploring River Turag - Dhaka

river Turag, Dhaka



River Turag is an upper tributary river of the Burigonga river, and flows beside the Dhaka. I had a plan to wander around the river using a boat, but it never happened. The condition of the river is not good during the dry season. It uses to be polluted severely, and the water seems black in most of the places with a pungent smell. So my previous plan was to visit this during the rainy season to avoid the black, and odor.


river Turag, Dhaka



Fortunately enough it was the month of October, and just after the Rainy season. The river Turag and its proximity areas are started to dry up, but still remaining few. I have gone to visit the Rose cultivation from Sadullapur and used the water transport to go there and return back. It was a public transport and there were other people around us (mostly villagers). And most importantly it navigated throw the river Turag.


river Turag, Dhaka



The river Turag uses to inundate its both bank during the rainy season. Though the river is a narrow one, but for this inundation it looks like a massive river during this time. Lot of fishermen use to catch fish from this river. But due to the pollution (from industry around) the count of fish decreasing day by day. That's why those fishermen are struggling these days for fishing and migrating into other occupations for living.


river Turag, Dhaka



How to do it:

There are lot of places around the river from where you can hire a boat for the daylong trip. You can hire both engine driven, or manual labor driven boat for the trip. I have used the public transport boat from the Diabari Ghat near Mirpur, and it cost only 20 Taka per person up to the Sadullapur. It was around 30-45 minutes of journey for one way trip. GPS coordinate of the ghat is (23°47'55.21"N, 90°20'35.66"E). You can even board on in any other boats which leave the Ghat for many different destinations.


river Turag, Dhaka



Best time for visit:

Actually you can explore the river in any season. This river is navigable throughout the year. But to avoid the polluted black water best time would be from the starting of June to the end of October. You can even enjoy your swimming in the river that time.


river Turag, Dhaka



river Turag, Dhaka



river Turag, Dhaka



river Turag, Dhaka



river Turag, Dhaka
This is another public boat that was coming from other direction. These are cheaper and service is good.



river Turag, Dhaka



river Turag, Dhaka



river Turag, Dhaka



river Turag, Dhaka



River Turag,
Dhaka,
Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate: (23°47'55.21"N, 90°20'35.66"E)

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Saturday, 25 October 2014


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