Kocha River

Type: River
Contributed By: Nayeem


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).

How to go

After reaching at Pirojpur City, take local transports to reach that place.

How To Reach: Pirojpur District

There are direct bus services available from Dhaka to Pirojpur.

1. Dola Paribahan:
Contact: 01739612299,
Fare: Tk450 (Approx.)

2. Sakura Paribahan:
Contact: 01711965181,
Fare: TK 750 (Approx.)

3. Hamim Paribahan:
Contact: 01926876928,
Fare: Tk450 (Approx.)

Some of the launch services available are:

1. Rajdoot
Contact: 01711847110

2. Anchal and Himalaya
Contact: 01714032730

3. Tipu and Farhan
Contact: 01711830570

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.

Where to Stay

1. Hotel Rojoni
Contact: 01712562241

2. Hotel Relax
Contact: 046162807

3. Hotel Dallas
Contact: 046262855

4. Hotel Balaka
Contact: 086262710

5. Hotel Royals
Contact: 01712944335

Eating Facilities

You can search for local restaurants or carry your own foods.


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  • The river Kocha (কচা নদী) is a much larger river from the Southern part of our Bangladesh. It is created when the two famous rivers Modhumoti (মধুমতি নদী) and the Shondha (সন্ধা নদী) merged together near at the Hularhat (হুলারহাট).

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