Rupsha River and Bridge

Type: River
Contributed By: Nayeem


Rupsha River and Bridge are located in south-west of Bangladesh. It is formed as a result of union of the Bhairab and Atrai rivers. It changes its name to Pasur River near Chalna while flowing into the Bay of Bengal.

Rupsha is a very popular river in Bangladesh. Flowing by the sides of Khulna city, it connects to the Bay of Bengal by Poshur River at Mongla channel. This river has very good natural sight in both of its banks.

In the bank of this important river, many fisheries, dock yard, ship yard, factories are located. Many fishermen run their families through fishing. The bridge over this river, known as Khan Jahan Ali Rupsha Bridge, connects Khulna and Bagerhat Districts.

How to go

It is 13.9 km away from main Khulna town. Directions from Khulna to Rupsa Bridge-

How To Reach: Khulna District

Khulna District is connected by road, river and water.

Khulna district can be reached travelling by road from Dhaka. There are several bus services available from Dhaka to Khulna. Some of them are listed below for your assistance:

1. Hanif Enterprise:
Gabtoli Terminal, Phone: 8015366, 8011750, 9003380
From Jhenaidah: 041-810451 (Hotel Royal Circle)
041-810452 (Shivbari Mor)
041-810453 (Sonadanga)

2. Green Line (AC bus):
Fakirapool Counter, Phone-9356506
Sayedabad Counter, Phone-7552739
Kalabagan Counter, Phone-9112287

3. Eagle Paribahan:
Gabtoli Counter, Phone-8017698, 8017320, 04494413673

Dhaka is linked to Khulna by water. There are few Rockets driving between Dhaka and Khulna. They operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Phone: 041-725753
Deck Fare: TK 180
First class cabin (2 seats) fare: TK 2380
First class cabin (1 seat) Fare: TK 1190
Second class cabin (2 seats): TK 1880
Second class cabin (1 seat): TK 720

Dhaka and Khulna is also linked by railway. Some of the train services available from Dhaka to Khulna are listed below.

1. Sundarban Express: Operates every day except Fridays.
Fare ranges from TK 200 to TK 1058

2. Chitra Express: Operates every day except Mondays.
Fare ranges from TK 235 to TK 720

Where to Stay

Some of the places to stay in Khulna are listed below for your assistance:

1. CSS Rest House
Contact: 041722355

2. Hotel Castle Salam
Contact: 041730725

3. Hotel Royal International
Contact: 041813067-9

4. Platinum Jute Mills Ltd Rest House
Contact: 041762335

Things to do

There is Hadis park, in the city center, spend your free time here. If you are lucky you might see a show there. Also, have an exotic view of river while going over the bridge.

Eating Facilities

You have to search for restaurants or fast food shops nearby. You may also carry your own food.

Travel Tips

1. New Market, Khan A Sabar Rd, (in the north of the town). This is a big two-story shopping complex, selling clothing, electronics, etc. It’s not too exciting, but a good place to buy a Bangladeshi outfit, a cell phone, or CD and DVD.

2. Famous drinks are Lassi or Faluda. Deluxe, Shourov restaurant at Dak Bunglow mor/Picture palace mor are good option.


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