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.
Boat (lancher) from Dhaka to Barisal depart from Shundar ghat every evening 8-9:00pm. Dpuble nonAC cabin is Tk.1600; with AC Tk.1800. Arrives at 4am. 09.2014
Barisal Bus Depot, +0431 54793. Schedule and fares
No longer boat service from Barisal to Chittagong. 09.2014 Boat from Barisal to Moju Chowdhury Hat Launch Ghat leaves in the morning 5-7am and takes 5h for 300Tk and from there you can get the Bus to Chittagong for 350Tk No AC for 4h trip. Great boat trip is recommended.
Banaripara floating rice market. Must see!!! You will meet friendly locals, and the real bangladesi country life. Is spectacular Go to the Nutan Bazar and take a bus to Banaripara. Tk.35; 45min; depart every 30min from 7am. 09.2014
Traveling to Khulna out of the path. You will change a lot of buses and boat (lancer), and you will fell the local hospitability. Go to the Rupatali Bus Terminal with ricsa (60-70 Tk.) and get the bus to Kaukhali 1.5h Tk.120. The bus will left you 5km depart from Kaukali, but another bus will take you to Kaukhali. 15min Tk.10. Find the boat terminal and get the boat to Hularhat. 3.30pm 40min Tk.20. Take a shared riksa to the bus station Tk.15 20min, teh wait for a bus to Khulna 1.5h Tk.100 nonAC. It's easy, the locals will help you.:)