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Barisal is the capital of Barisal Division in southern Bangladesh.


southern city and divisional town of Barisal division. Barisal is famous for paddy growing & many small and big rivers.


During the Pakistan period Barisal division was a district under the same name and was part of Khulna Division then as one of four divisions of East Pakistan.

Get in[edit]

Though buses are available, the boat journey from Dhaka is recommended. It takes 6/7 hours and is comfortable and enjoyable.

Barisal Bus Depot, +0431 54793. Schedule and fares

Get around[edit]

The Rocket (boats) departs from Barisal for Chittagong on Fridays and for Dhaka days other than Sundays.

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Get out[edit]

  • Kuakata - a rare and scenic spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh where you can watch the sun both rise and set over the sea.

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