Things to do in Barisal
Barisal District is very famous name of green scenery in Bangladesh. Barisal is a very suitable and safe District for tourism. Thousands of tourists every years visit this heart caught spot and enjoy a natural taste of tourism. You can get to here from Dhaka city through bus and ship.
The Bell’s Park is a place inside Barisal City, right on the banks of River Kirtonkhola. This park, by virtue of its vast fields on the riverside, is always a place for the city residents to spend a quiet evening.
The garden name was Bells Park. Nicholas Bitson Bell was bakeraganjera (Barisal) District magistrate from 1896 until 1899. He established this park at that time. The park is known as name of him.
After the independence of Bangladesh’s first Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came to Barisal tour on January 3, 1973 (18 of 1379 Bengali Paush). This garden dedicated in his honor and named was Bangabandhu parks.
Take a Riksaw or a walk
Bibir Pukur – historic pond in Barisal.
Bibir Pukur the most popular & ancient pond of Barisal City.This is located in the heart of city.
Location-Sadar Road ,Barisal.
Church of Missionary since 1903
The Oxford Mission Church, one of the most elegant looking churches in Bangladesh, is also a heritage structure of the country. This beautiful red brick church was established in 1903 from the sketch of Sister Edith.
It was given a final shape by Father Strong. The structure is one of architectural brilliance, with many corridors. It has 40 archways that support the roof. A large cross on the main altar continues to impart the blessing of Jesus Christ. The church draws local and foreign visitors, including devoted Christians to pray kneeling before the altar.
On the Oxford Mission School compound, Bagura Road, Main City in Barisal.
Oxford Mission High School is a well-known school of Barisal. This schools is special for its large play ground, beautiful natural environment. This school was founded by christian missionaries in nineteenth century. Christian father hood at 1st maintains this school from UK. Now the school is under Church of Bangladesh. This is the most beautiful and biggest school in Barisal District.
Aswini Kumar Town Hall:
Aswini Kumar Town Hall is situated in the middle of barisal town. It was once the only cultural centre of southern Bengal. From the beginning it was used as a venue for meetings, plays, fairs etc. As it is situated in the centre of the town, the people of Barisal know it better as Town Hall. It was named in memory of Aswini Kumar Datta, who had dedicated his life to the development of Barisal.
Sher-E-Bangla Medical Collage & Hospital:
Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC) is one of the most reputed Government medical colleges in Bangladesh. SBMC was established in 1969 and is run under the administration of the University of Dhaka.
It was named after A. K. Fazlul Huq, known by his nickname of “Sher-e-Bangla” which means “Tiger of Bengal”, a leading Bengali statesman and former prime minister of Pakistan in the first half of the 20th century, who’s endless efforts helped to establish this unique institution. Sher-e-Bangla Medical College located in the south-eastern part of Barisal town on the bank of river Kirtonkhola.
The college has an area of about 33 ha. Student dormitories, nursing institute, nurses’ training institute, dormitory for staff nurses, and residences of teachers are situated on the campus.
Sher-E-Bangla Medical Collage is well decorated with garden, ponds, play ground which is very eye-pleasing. It is near Steamerghat, so it is very easy to get there by a steamer. Modern architecture is displayed there. Sher-e-Bangla Medical College located in the southeastern part of Barisal town on the bank of river Kirtonkhola.
B M College:
Govt. Brojomohun College, established on 14 June 1889 is spreading the light of knowledge till now with reliability, confidence and sincerity. The College is situated in the Divisional City of Barisal some 2 kilometers away from the famous river Kirtonkhola. This is the most ancient and aristocratic College of Greater Barisal and one of the most prestigious colleges of Bangladesh. The college has produced a good number of famous personalities in various fields who keep contributing in their respective field. Govt. BM College is the holy symbol of truth, love and purity. The mass people of Barisal feel pride for this famous college.
The college campus has 1 Commerce Building, 2 Arts Buildings, 4 Science Buildings, 3 playgrounds and two beautiful ponds. It has 3 hostels for boys (Muslim Hostel, Mahatma Aswini Kumar Hostel, Kabi Jibanananda Das Hindu Hostel) and one for girls (Banamali Ganguli Hostel). The central library of the
Durga Sagar is the largest lake in the southern part of Bangladesh. Its total area is about 2,500 hectare. It is located at Madhabpasa village of babuganj upazila, about 11 km away from barisal town.
There are coconut and jackfruit trees around the dighi which together with the dighi are bounded by brick-walls. There are two gates each on the eastern and western sides of Durgasagar. In the middle of the dighi, there is an island with bushes. Durga Sagor is a famous sanctuary for guest birds coming from Siberia and Europe to escape chilling cold. In earlier years, the birds usually started flying into the spot from September and stayed till March.
The surrounding area of the dighi has now been turned into a picnic spot. Presently, Barisal Development Board is looking after it. Bricks pathway around the dighi. People can catch fishes from it. This is also a beautiful park where you can spend your leisure time by roaming around the park and watching the birds. The scenic beauty catches your eyes. It’s truly enjoyable place for tourist. It is little bit far from the city. One can go over there by Bus or private car.
Near Durga Sagar are the ancient ruins of the palace of a local landlord of the British colonial era. Anyone can have a view of the palaces of this time by the sight of it. It is only a 15 minutes ride on a non-pollutant three-wheeler locally called Van from Durga Sagar.
Rajar bari, Madhabpasha:
The house of Satindra Narayan Roychoudhury, 9th heir of Kandarpa. The capital of Chandradwip. It was once the place from whrere Kandarpa ruled Chandradwip.
Baitul Aman Mosque and Eidgah complex:
“Baitul Aman Jame Masjid & Idgah Complex”, popularly known as “Guthia Masjid”, a new grand mosque that may impress a tourist. Indeed, Guthia Masjid and the adjuncts to its complex will keep you captivated if you ever visit the spot. Located in Uzirpur Upazilla, which is only a 40-minute drive from Barisal town, the mosque is perhaps the best tourist attraction in Barisal from the architectural point of view. Everyday about 200 visitors — and not less than 1,000 every Friday — visit the complex not only to pray inside the palatial mosque but also to stroll around the adjacent compound of 14 acres of landscape. The mosque having 7,000 square feet floor area can accommodate up to 1,500 Muslim devotees at a
time for any prayer.
The mosque faces a big lake. A beautifully designed flight of stairs, reinforced embankment with squares of tiles on the western side of the lake, open lounge around the lake with concrete benches, and other architectural features are enlaced by shading trees and conifers to offer a visitor a serene respite from the suffocating heat on a summer day.
Chakhar Archaeological Museum:
It is situated 32 kilometer away to the north of Barisal City.
The museum is located at the union of Chakhar in banaripara upazila. Ancient traditions and Sher – E – Bengali at. A. K. Fazlul Haque be used for some things here. It is maintained by pratnattba Department.
You can see a huge number of antiques including canons of the Sultani period, hand and finger print of Queen Nurjahan, sword of Sirajuddowla, different types of antique statues and coins, survey maps and manuscripts, mementos of Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq, Aswani Kumar Dutta, poet Jibanananda Das, bard Mukunda Das and other distinguished personalities can see.
Kamalapur Mosque (Barisal) is an oblong three-domed Mughal mosque in the village of Kamalapur in Gaurnadi upazila of Barisal district. The building was in utter ruins. In the late 1960′s a considerable portion of it was thoroughly repaired. In 1975 the Department of Archaeology, Bangladesh took it under its protection and undertook necessary repairs.
One domed Mosque (Kasba):
Single domed ancient mosque, known as Allahr Masjid at Kasba.It is about 40 km away from Barisal town. You can get here by bus or private car.