River Kushiara from Sylhet

river kushiara, sylhet


Sylhet is famous for two predominant rivers, one is Surma, and another one is Kushiara. River Kushiara (also known as Kushiyara river) is originated from India. The original Barak river divided into two rivers named Surma and Kushiara. Later both the rivers merged together near the Bhairab bazar in Bangladesh, and later joins to massive river Meghna. Kushiara is not a massive river in Bangladesh, but a prominent river. Length of the river is around 160 kilometer. During the rainy season the water gets a depth up to 10 meter.


Kushiara Ferry Ghat
Kushiara Ferry Ghat



I had a chance to view the river Kushiara. Not planed though, it came in front of us when we were on the way to Madhabkunda falls from Sylhet. We had to cross the river using a Ferry, so we were waiting for the Ferry there. In the mean time we started to enjoy the river bank. It was dry season, and once again the water level of the river was very low.


kushiara river Ferry ghat
Small vehicles are being transported using Ferry



I can't remember the exact location of the Ferry Ghat, but it may be at Zakiganj upazila or somewhere near at Bianibazar of Sylhet. There is a bridge construction going on over river Kushiara at 5/6 km away from the Ferry ghat. But until the completion of bridge, it was the shortest way to reach Borolekha of Moulvibazar.


river kushiara, sylhet


The river is cool and calm, almost no tide, and the flow of the river seems gentle for me. The soil from the bank of the river is kind of sandy, and the vicinity plants of the river banks looked greenish to me. We had a plan to do a swim in the Kushiara river during our returning. But the sun was gone by that time and we were also tired. May be next time we'd try that!


River Kushiara from Sylhet



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



Saturday, 6th March 2010


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