Kocha River is a much larger river from the Southern part of our Bangladesh. It is created when the two famous rivers Modhumoti and the Shondha merged together near at the Hularhat (হুলারহাট). After converging the two rivers it got a new name Kocha (কচা নদী) and carrying this new name until it falls into the Bay of Bengal.
Most of the main rivers from our Southern Bangladesh are having bridge on them to ease the communication. But for some unknown reason, this river Kocha (কচা নদী) is not having any bridge. And the communication between the Bagerhat (বাগেরহাট) or Pirojpur (পিরোজপুর) and Barisal (বরিশাল) is hugely dependent upon this river. One has to wait for around 30 minutes to 2 hours to cross this river. Where as a bridge can reduce this duration into few minutes.
There is only one ferry that is dealing all the transportation. It will take around 15-20 minutes to cross the river through Ferry. GPS coordinate of the river and the ferry ghat is around this (22°34’35.51″N, 90° 1’55.49″E).
After reaching at Pirojpur City, take local transports to reach that place.
There are direct bus services available from Dhaka to Pirojpur.
1. Dola Paribahan:
Fare: Tk450 (Approx.)
2. Sakura Paribahan:
Fare: TK 750 (Approx.)
3. Hamim Paribahan:
Fare: Tk450 (Approx.)
Some of the launch services available are:
2. Anchal and Himalaya
3. Tipu and Farhan
Steamers from Dhaka to Pirojpur:
1. PS Masud: Operates on Monday/Thursday
2. PS Ostrich: Operates on Sunday/Wednesday
3. PS Lepcha/Tern: Operates on Saturday/Tuesday
Rate for regular seat: Tk 205
Higher class seat: Tk 840
Deluxe rate: Tk 1360
*All fares are subject to approximation and may differ with original rates due to certain factors.
1. Hotel Rojoni
2. Hotel Relax
3. Hotel Dallas
4. Hotel Balaka
5. Hotel Royals
You can search for local restaurants or carry your own foods.
There are lots of marvelous natural and man-made objects to enjoy near the bank of Karnafuli River in the port city Chittagong. If you visit the Karnafuli River, there is a restaurant called Zoom, just beside the Chittagong-Kaptai road. This restaurant is monitored and managed by BDR. It’s a nice picnic spot. A lot of students from Rangamati go there as a study tour.
From the spot, you can enjoy the panoramic view over the river Karnafuli. This river is flowing nicely, always full with water, whether its dry season or rainy. Both side of the river has small Mountains, and which is rich with various kinds of deciduous trees. If you visit there in the dry season, you may find most of the trees having no leaves. Its different kinds of beauty. No sign of life, but it’s still wonderful to enjoy.
There are several boats at the river, you can have a boat ride using them. Those are a bit costly, but you know you have to spend some money when you want to enjoy that kind of such beauty.)  => Array ( [name] => Padma River [post_id] => 6359 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/padma-river-%e0%a6%aa%e0%a6%a6%e0%a7%8d%e0%a6%ae%e0%a6%be-%e0%a6%a8%e0%a6%a6%e0%a7%80/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Padma-River-11-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
The Padma River (Bengali: পদ্মা Pôdda) is a major trans-boundary river in Bangladesh. It is the main distributary of the Ganges (Bengali: গঙ্গা Gôngga), which originates in the Himalayas. The Padma enters Bangladesh from India near Chapai Nawabganj. It meets the Jamuna (Bengali: যমুনা Jomuna) near Aricha and retains its name, but finally meets with the Meghna (Bengali: মেঘনা) near Chandpur and adopts the name ‘Meghna’ before flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Three side of the shariatpur is bounded by river. Padma river is bounded Shariatpur by various name such as Padma, Meghna & kirtinasha.)  => Array ( [name] => Buriganga River [post_id] => 7432 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/buriganga-river/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Buriganga-River21-300x240.jpg [post_content] =>
The Buriganga River (বুড়িগঙ্গা), previously known as "Old Ganges", flows past the southwest outskirts of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. Its average depth is 7.6 meters (25 ft.) and its maximum depth is 18 meters (58 ft.). In the distant past, a course of the Ganges River used to reach the Bay of Bengal through the Dhaleswari River.
When this course gradually shifted and ultimately lost its link with the main channel of the Ganges it was renamed the Buriganga. It is said that the water levels during high and very high tides in this river astonished the Mughals. In the 20th century the water table and river became polluted by polythene and other hazardous substances from demolished buildings near the river banks.
Photograph of Dacca (Dhaka) taken in the 1880s, from an album 'Architectural Views of Dacca', containing 13 prints by Johnston and Hoffman. View looking along the river Buriganga towards the city of Dhaka situated on the left bank. A Hindu temple tower stands at the water's edge.)  => Array ( [name] => Balashi Ghat [post_id] => 6210 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/balashi-ghat%e0%a6%ac%e0%a6%be%e0%a6%b2%e0%a6%be%e0%a6%b8%e0%a7%80-%e0%a6%98%e0%a6%be%e0%a6%9f/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DSC08881-Copy-2-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Balashi Ghat (বালাসী ঘাট) is one of the most beautiful tourist spots of Gaibandha District.It stands beside the bank of Jamuna River and is not very far from Gaibandha Sadar Upazila. At the beginning of 2004, steamers were banned from this place. Although, trawlers & boats are available for traveling. It has built a connection with the southern districts of Jamalpur.
As a result of erosion, everyday many parts of this Ghat are drowning under the river. A huge crowd comes to Balashi Ghat to enjoy its stunning natural beauty.) )
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