Tourist Attractions in Netrakona

There are 12 tourist attractions found in Netrakona. This is 25% of all tourist attractions listed in Mymensingh Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and nature attractions. You may find a list of all categories of Netrakona attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Netrakona of that type.

Netrokona is a border district located in the northern Bangladesh under Mymensingh division. Bordering Meghalaya of India on the north, the district is surrounded by Mymensingh, Sunamganj, and Kishoreganj.

Netrokona was a part of greater Mymensingh district. It was once known as Kaliganj. At 7-8 km northwest of the city, the first survey was conducted at the place called Natarkona. Later the subdivision headquarters were established in Natatkona. The name of Natarkona was later converted to Netrokona.

In the fourth century AD, this region was under the rule of Guptas. At the end of the thirteenth century, a Muslim ruler attacked the eastern Mymensingh region and established Muslim rule for a short time. During the reign of Alauddin Hussein Shah (1493-1519), the entire Mymensingh region was included in the Muslim kingdom at the end of the fifteenth century. Netrokona was declared subdivision of Mymensingh in 1880 during the British rule. The subdivision was declared district on 17 January 1984.

The district is a land of natural beauty. The Garo hill and the rivers on the foot of this mighty hill create a stunning view that attracts everyone. Recently this region has become an attractive tourist spot of Bangladesh.

Some of the attractions of this district are:

China Clay Hill: This hill is located in Durgapur. It is one of the biggest China clay minerals in Bangladesh. This mineral region is about 15.5 kilometers long, and 600 meters spread wide across the small hills and plain land.

Someswari River: This river is one the most picturesque places in Bangladesh. Originated from the Garo Hills of India, the Someswari River has entered Bangladesh through Bijoypur of Netrokona.

Some other attractions of this district are Kamala Rani Pond, the tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan Kamar Uddin Rumi (R), Home and memorials of comrade Moni Singh.


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Netrokona is about 166 km away from Dhaka. Road and railways connect the district from Dhaka and other nearby areas. Daily bus and train services are operated between Dhaka and Netrokona and take about four and half hours.

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