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