Day trip to Trimohoni - Dhaka

Trimohoni, Dhaka



Trimohoni is a nice place just at the edge of Dhaka city which is ideal for a day trip. During the rainy season you could have a pleasant boat trip with your family by just spending 3-4 hours. When I went there it was raining since the beginning of the day. I have started my journey at 2:30pm at the afternoon. Through the Madartek I have reached at the Trimohoni, which is a village like place that is very near from our crowed Dhaka.


Trimohoni, Dhaka



I had to wait for a while beside the roadside due to the heavy rain. Once the rain has subsided I took a short stroll over the bridge of the canal for a while. I was basically inspecting the situation and the surroundings. Slowly I found few small boats were wandering around, and also carrying people as a part of local transportation. But those weren't suitable for excursion as those didn't have any roof like things to give me a shelter from the rain.


Trimohoni, Dhaka



Suddenly I found a boat having a roof like thing atop, made from the polythene and the architecture was like a tin shaded house. I have hired the boat for 130 Taka/hour basis and started my journey from Trimohoni. It was still raining, but very little in amount and you could say negligible. But later the rain varied its speed to add thrill with my exploration. Even during that period I have experienced a heavy thunderstorm almost near to our boat. It was a buzzy and scary one for us.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
I have hired a boat like this small one that was having a polythene roof atop.



This canal near the Trimohoni basically falls into the nearby river named Balu, I have a plan to explore that one another day). The water of the canal was slightly dirty and slightly blackish in color. It didn't have any pungent smell but I could feel something like that. Both banks of the canal were having village like houses and lot of small medium sized trees along with bushes. The atmosphere gave me a feelings that I was very far from my busy Dhaka life despite of being so near to Dhaka.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
A fisherman was catching fish.



The canal wasn't a narrower one. It was wide enough to call it a river as well. I have seen a lot of fishing traps were scattered around the river (may be the fishermen were inside house due to the rain). Lot of birds, but mostly the Indian pond heron, and Pied starling were seen frequently. They have moved further when our boat was trying to invade their territory.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
A pristine view from the surrounding.



As I have a roof over my head, I didn't need to worry about the rains. They were falling on the roof over my head and making a noise that was thrilling (similar to staying inside a village house during rain). The boat was moving slowly, the rain dropps were falling all around me, and the lyrical sound of boat pulling and rain was playing like a background music.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
Fishing traps were seen frequently around the canal.



It took around 30/40 minutes to reach the boat near the Balu river. But the day was already gloomy from the beginning, and also it was raining continuously. So I have decided to turn back from that point without exploring the river so that we could reach at Trimohoni before darkness. The rain was maximum at that point and I was forced to keep my camera inside the bag. Few parts of my body got soaked by the drops from the rain.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
An Indian pond heron was waiting for its prey.



The heavy rain was still on when I've left the boat. Even it persisted till I have reached at my home. It was an another remarkable day from my traveling. Exploring water through a small boat during a rainy day and returning home using rickshaw in rain, and sometimes the roads were filled with water.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
Another Indian pond heron on the tree that was already soaked up.



How to Go to Trimohoni:

Trimohoni is very near from the Dhaka. You can reach this place through several routes. I have reached there through Basabo Buddha Mondir, then Madartek, and then Trimohoni. You can follow this route as well. The road condition is good. From Bashabo it was 30 minutes of rickshaw ride.

From Trimohoni I have hired a small boat for 130 Taka per hour. You could probably hire such a boat for 100-150 Taka per hour depending upon your bargaining. Just pick the one that you'd make you comfortable.

I have done a round trip excursion between the coordinate from (23°45'36.78"N, 90°27'46.50"E) to (23°45'42.18"N, 90°28'55.45"E). You might prolong your journey by exploring further.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
Another soaked up bird. This one mostly uses to sneak around the dirt for its food.



Best time to visit Trimohoni:

Unfortunately Trimohoni is best only around the rainy season (July - September). Rain gives the canal a flow to sweep up the dirt and smelly water. Otherwise during a dry season you'd find the water is too much pungent to stay on boat for a longer period.


Trimohoni, Dhaka
Houses around the canal was almost similar to the village houses.



Trimohoni, Dhaka
A bamboo made pool over the canal to ease the transportation.



Trimohoni, Dhaka
Few part of the tree is still under the water.



Trimohoni, Dhaka
This picture will tell you about how hard the raining was that time.



Trimohoni, Dhaka
This is an amazing view. You can see the rain drops clearly.



Trimohoni, Dhaka
These two vessels are designed to carry a good load of goods, specially the sands.



Trimohoni,
Dhaka,
Country: Bangladesh
GPS coordinate: (23°45'36.78"N, 90°27'46.50"E)


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



Saturday, 11 October 2014


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