THE BEST WAY to or from Khulna is by rocket- the river ferries which ply the rivers of Bangladesh. Watch the river life, the sun rise and set, small craft carrying produce, villagers doing their thing. Deep down in the fertile delta near the Bay Of Bengal, visit historic Islamic monuments or seek in vain a Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans.
Shait Gumbad (60 Domes) Mosque, in Bagherat, a UNESCO site built in 1442.
Foreign visitors draw a crowd in upcountry Bangladesh.
A "rocket" river ferry pulls into Khulna docks.
Deck class passengers travelling upriver to Dhaka.
A rocket river ferry docked on the way to Dhaka.
A typical river scene in lower Bangladesh, near the Bay Of Bengal.
There are no bridges over the Rupsha River in town. Residents cross by punt.
A pilgrim attends a shrine in Bagerhat, near Khulna.
On a bus ride near Khulna.
Low tide reveals mud flats up river from Khulna.
The arched interior of the Shait Gumbad Mosque.
Highway traffic outside town.
A farmer heads to market.
Rocket docking on its upriver journey.
Two studious kids at an historic mosque.
This young fellow showed me around the dockside villages for a few hours.
Some of the many crafts plying the waters in town.
Passengers ready for the boarding scramble in a small town on the river.
Local tourists enjoy a trip to the Sundarbans.
In the back roads behind the historic mosques of Bagerhat, near Khulna.
Batsmen is beaten by low bounce....but why are there 3 leg slips?