Korapur Mia Bari Mosque

Type: Mosque/Eidgah
Contributed By: Nayeem


Korapur Mia Bari Mosque (কড়াপুর মিয়াবাড়ি মসজিদ) is an old mosque from the Barisal district (বরিশাল জেলা). The mosque is located at the Mia Bari (মিয়া বাড়ি) of that area. It is believed that the mosque was built during 18th century. They have painted the mosque recently, and also doing some sort of restoration now. And thus it lost its antiquity entirely.

This mosque is built over a high plinth. Or, may be its better to call it a high basement instead of a plinth. Inside the basement it has several rooms at ground floor. These days it is being used as a resident for the student of nearby Madrasa (মাদ্রাসা). There is a wide stair available to reach at the mosque that is at the second floor.

It is a rectangular shaped mosque having three small sized domes at the top where the middle one is slightly larger than the other twos. The mosque has total eight minarets with four at front and four at the back side walls. Apart from these, there are several small minarets available in between. All the minarets and the upper portion of the mosque is highly decorated. At the eastern side of the mosque it has a very large water pond.

How to go

The mosque is located at the Uttor Korapur (উত্তর কড়াপুর) village. It will be better if you hire a battery driven vehicle from Barisal town (বরিশাল টাউন). And the easiest road will be the Nobogram Road (নবগ্রাম রোড) from Barisal town (বরিশাল টাউন). So, ask your driver to use that road. GPS coordinate of the mosque is (22°43’26.72″N, 90°17’20.10″E). And try to plot it on your map. You’ll get the easiest direction there.

How To Reach: Barisal District

Barisal is connected with Dhaka both by roads and rivers.

You can travel to Barisal district by road as well. Several buses drive from Gabtoli bus stand every hour to Barisal. Most of the buses go to Barisal by crossing Paturiya Ghat, but some of the bus services may also go by passing through Mawa Ghat.

Some of the names of buses that travel from Dhaka to Barisal are:

1. Sakura Paribahan, Contact: 01190658772, 01729556677
2. Eagle Paribahan, Contact: 02-9006700
3. Hanif Paribahan, Contact: 01713049559

Each bus leaves every hour from 6:00am until 10pm. The reaching point is Nokhullabad bus stand in Barisal and the journey may take 6 to 8 hours.

General bus rates:

AC Bus fare: Tk 700
Non AC bus fare: Tk 500
Local bus fare: Tk 250-Tk 300

Launch is the most comfortable and relatively safe option to travel to Barisal district from Dhaka. Quite a few launches drive to Barisal district from Dhaka at Sadarghat terminal. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance.

1. Shurobhi
2. Sundarbans
3. Kirtonkhola
4. Kalam Khan

Launch starts from Sadarghat at 8:00 pm and is expected to reach Barisal launch Ghat within 8 to 10 hours.

Rate of single cabin: Tk 850
Rate of double Cabin: Tk 2600
Rate of Deck: Tk 250

Barisal is also connected to Dhaka through air. Flight starts from Dhaka airport and arrive at Barisal. United airways are currently the only airline, offering flights to Barisal from Dhaka. Plane fare starts from BDT 3925. For more information, go to United Airways.

Where to Stay

Some of the hotels available in Barisal district are as follows:-

1. Hotel Paradise Two International
Cell: +88-01717-072686, +88-01724-853590

2. Hotel Grand Plaza
Cell: +88-01711-357318, +88-01917-458088

3. Hotel Athena International
Phone: +88-0431-65109, +88-0431-65233.

4. Hotel Haq International
Cell: +88-01718-587698

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat in Barisal, click here 


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