The Bakreshwar River is a tributary of the Mayurakshi River. It originates in Santhal Parganas division of Jharkhand. It then flows through Birbhum district and meets the Kopai River. The combined waters flow into the Mayurakshi River in Murshidabad district.
When traveling along the Panagarh–Morgram Highway one has to turn left a little after Dubrajpur for Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station and its reservoir named Neel Nirjan (meaning blue solitude). It is gaining in popularity as a tourist spot. The thermal power station is near Chinpai.
Bakreshwar canal provides irrigation.
- ^ a b Selim, Mohammad, Irrigation Projects in Birbhum District,Paschim Banga, February 2006, (in Bengali), Birbhum special issue, p. 151, Information and Culture department, Govt. of West Bengal
- ^ "Birbhum District". District Administration. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
- ^ Sarkar, Joydeep, Paryatan Boichitre Birbhum Jela, Paschim Banga, p. 200
Coordinates: 23°47′50″N 87°46′36″E / 23.797215°N 87.77672°E