Located on the Ganges delta, Bangladesh, Barisal has many small and large rivers, flowing through it. It is an old port town on the Tirtankhola river, few miles from the capital city of Dhaka. With an extremely busy port, serving as an important entry point for the world into Bangladesh, Barisal is more easy to get to via boat than via road, from most parts of the country. A boat ride in the morning mist from Dhaka is recommended. The city is home to many handsome structures from the British era, lots of lakes including Durgasagar and a beautiful scenic spot at Kuakata, the southernmost tip of Bangladesh that offers a breath taking sight of the sea and the sunset on it.
Best Areas to Book a hotel in Barisal
We understand the importance of finding the perfect Barisal hotel that meets your need, style and budget, so we have listed some of the best neighborhoods to stay in Barisal, based on the area proximity to top attractions and the selection of hotels for different budget.
Sardar road offers a choice of budget hotels. There quite a few ponds to see around the area including Rakhal Babur Pukur, the Walton Plaza for shopping and eateries like Royel, Rose Garden and more.
Band Road is a long stretch of road that runs along the river and offers a few good places to stay. Rent a room here and enjoy the proximity to the river, the Freedom Fighters' Park, Dhaka Barisal ferry point and also the biggest fish market of the city.
Spread out over 2,500 hectare, the largest pond of Barisal, southern Bangladesh is the Durgasagar pond. Located 11 km from the main city center, the area offers a few good places to stay away from the buzzing town.
Tips to Save on Barisal Hotel Deals
Barisal experiences the hottest and wettest time of the year between July and Oct. Visit during this time, when most hotels are giving out great discounts and additional services to guests.
Advance booking is one tip, that never fails to deliver. Book your Barisal hotel in advance to save some neat money on your trip.
Search for package deals to Barisal. Package deals cover your flight and hotel so you usually end up saving a lot more than what you otherwise would.