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Major tourist spots in Sylhet division

Sylhet division
occupies the north east part of Bangladesh, has an area of 12596 sq. km and a population of
7.899 million. There are 4 districts and 14 municipalities under Barisal. It is a natural hilly, forest
area with ox bow lakes and famous shrines.
Nestled in the picturesque Surma Valley amidst scenic tea plantations and lush green tropical
forests, greater Sylhet is a prime attraction for all tourists visiting Bangladesh. Laying between
the Khasia and the Jaintia hills on the north, and the Tripura hills on the south, Sylhet breaks the
monotony of the flatness of this land by a multitude of terraced tea gardens, rolling countryside
and the exotic flora and fauna. Here the thick tropical forests abound with many species of
wildlife, spread their aroma around the typical hearth and homes of the Mainpuri Tribal maidens
famous for their dance.
The Sylhet valley is formed by a beautiful, winding pair of rivers named the Surma and the
Kushiara both of which are fed by innumerable hill streams from the north and the south. The
valley has good number of haors, which are big natural depressions. During winter these haors
are vast stretches of green land, but in the rainy season they turn into turbulent seas.
These haors provide a sanctuary to the millions of migratory birds who fly from Siberia across
the Himalayas to avoid the severe cold there. Sylhet has also a very interesting and rich hilstory,
Before the conquest by the Muslims, it was ruled by local chieftains. In 1303, the great Saint
Hazrat Shah Jalal came to Sylhet from Delhi with a band of 360 disciples to preach Islam and
defeated the then Raja Gour Gobinda.
Sylhet thus became a district of saints, shrines and daring but virile people. Its rich potentialities
became easily attractive and the 18th century Englishmen made their fortune in tea plantation.
About 80 km. from Sylhet town connected by road and rail, Srimangal, which is known as the
tea capital of Bangladesh, is the actual tea center of the area.
For miles and miles around, the visitor can see the teagardens spread like a green carpet over the
plain land or on the sloping hills. A visit to the tea plantation in Sylhet is a memorable
experience. Sylhet, the tea granary of Bangladesh, not only has over 150 tea gardens but also
proudly possesses three largest tea gardens in the world in both area and production.

It is an old city with full of natural beauties. The journey to Madhabkunda itself is exotic. natural Hills. You can go to Madhabkunda either from Sylhet if you go by road or from Kulaura if you go by train. A large number of tourists come every year to visit Sylhet. Lots of tourists and picnic parties come to Madhabkunda every day for their enjoyment.Sylhet is the land of Shrine’s. forests. Road journey to Sylhet is an wonderful experience through roads running ups and down the hills and green lush tea gardens of nature at its best. beautiful tree plantations and lots of Haors. In Madhabkunda . On the way you can see the greenish beauty of tea garden. From Kulaura rail station its about one hour journey by microbus to Madhabkunda. Shrine of Hajrat Shahjalal (R) is on the top of a hillock (tilla) in Sylhet city. Main Tourist Spots in Sylhet Division Madhabkunda Waterfall Madhabkunda waterfall is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division. Thousands of visitors are coming everyday in this Shrine. The main attraction of Sylhet city is the Shrine of Hajrat Shahjalal(R) and Hajrat Shah Poran (R). the hills and the zigzag road through the hills will increase the joy of your journey. Shrine of Hajrat Shah Paran (R) is eight km far from Sylhet town on the Sylhet-Jaflong road where also thousands of visitors visits this Shrine everyday.

Very Big stones sometimes are coming in this waterfall in Sripur. It’s about 60 km far from Sylhet town and takes two hours drive to reach there. Here you can enjoy adventurous feelings to stay in a jungle. Khasia & Manipuri is two important ethnic-tribe live here. The terrain is hilly and vegetation is fairly thick. They are also famous for their traditional weaving. Jaflong is also a scenic spot nearby amidst tea gardens and rate beauty of rolling stones from hills. Certainly it will please you. There is also a district council Bunglow for night stay. It is like “A Piece of Paradise”. Napkin. There is a Parjatan Motel with a good restaurant for accommodation and fooding. and python. They make their villages high on hilltop in deep forest and so far from town. Khasia tribe is famous for their betel leaf cultivation. You can buy their handicrafts exquisitely woven woolen. . squirrel. Here you can see the stone collection and orange garden if you go inside Sripur crossing the hills. height. It is a good habitant of Deer. leopard. Jaflong Jaflong is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division. Don’t miss it especially if you are bird watcher. Lawacherra Rain Forest Lawacherra Rain Forest is one of the important & well-reserved forests in Bangladesh. wild chicken. It is known as colorful community. Manipuri is famous for its rich culture especially for dancing. singing. one can also have a glimpse of the waterfalls across the border of India. It’s only 7-8km from Jaflong on the same road to Sylhet a sub road entered into Sripur waterfall. bed-cover and some should a bags. It is situated besides the river Mari in the lap of Hill Khashia. All you need to have a prior booking for the bunglow from Moulvibazar Zilla Parishad will see the great waterfall – falls of million tons of water form 200ft. Sripur Sripur is another beautiful tourist spot where you can see the waterfall with great tide falling form the hills. Here visitor may see gibbons swimming through the trees and birds like bee-eater owls parrot. Sharee. Shawls. Only one rare Chloroform tree of Asia is prime attraction. Besides the enchanting views of the area. After completion of visiting Jaflong and Tamabil you must visit Sripur on the way to go back to Sylhet. Big bolder of stones and the black stones in giving a shape of care in Madhabkundu.

It is called “The land of two leaves and a bud”. If you intend to visit Jaflong it is advisable to start from Sylhet in the early morning so that you can comeback by evening covering the other tourists spots of nearby areas of Jaflong. One can have a look into the spectacular tea processing at Tea Research Institute. You can see the lifestyle of Tribe Khashia in Jaflong. Sripur and Jaintapur. Bangladesh produces and exports a large quantity of high quality tea every year. the holy Quran and the robes of the holy saint are still preserved in the shrine. transformed the witchcraft followers of the Raja into catfishes which are still alive in the tank adjacent to the shrine Swords. . so you need to be careful to enter in the forest alone. Most of the tea estates are in Sremongol. which bringing million tons of stone boulders with its tide. the great saint who came from Delhi to preach Islam and defeated the then Hindu Raja (king) Gour Gobinda. more than six hundred years after his death. The Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal Shrine of Saint Hazrat Shah Jalal is the most historical interest in Sylhet town. Its is famous for the largest tea gardens of world covered by lush green carpet. who make the journey from far away places. You can watch the stone collection from the river in Jaflong as well as you can enjoy the boating in the river Mari.The Mari river is coming from the great Himalayas of India. Today. the shrine is visited by innumerable devotees of every caste and creed. Srimongol Srimongal is the place of tea gardens. Legend says. Within your eyesight you will find green throughout. hills and forest areas on the hills. The other tourist areas nearby Jaflong are Tamabil. Lots of wild animal lives in this forest. Jaflong is totally a hilly area of real natural beauty where hills are greenish with the forests.

road and river is Chhatak. a scenic spot amidst tea gardens. Though the condition of this king’s palace is already damaged enormously but a huge number of tourists visit here due to the historical background of Jainta Kingdom. Jointapur’s Rajbari Jaintiapur is only 5 km. the seat of Assam Bengal Cement Factory. It is known as the tea capital in Bangladesh. Generally winter is the best season to visit Jaflong but if you want to enjoy the real beauty of wild waterfall then you should visit Jaflong in Monsoon. After complete Sripur on the way back to Sylhet don’t miss to visit Jointika in Jointapur. Jainta Rajbari was the palace of Kings of Jainta. There are a lot of tea estates including the largest one in the world. but if you can manage to stay in the Tea garden that will give you a different type of memorable experience. northwest of Sylhet town. The terraced tea garden. green carpet or Tea Mountain. If you intend to visit Shilong of India then you will have to cross this border by completing your customs formalities. Chhatak is famous for orange garden. At about 35 km. There are some hotels in Srimongol where you can stay. Jaintapur was the capital of Jainta Kingdome at 18th century. So if you are planning to visit Jaflong you must cover up all these four places at a time and by the evening you come back to Sylhet for your night stay. from Jaflong. linked by rail. Tamabil Tamabil is the border area with India and is 05 km before Jaflong.It is also called camellia. A lots of picnic parties goes to Jaintapur forests and also other areas of Jaflong. Just offer entering into the tea estates the nice smells and green beauty will lead you many kilometers away. pineapple. To go to India you require valid Visa. For that you will have to take the permission from the owner of any tea state. . rubber and lemon plantations from a beautiful landscape. Sripur and Tamabil to enjoy a full day in the nature. it’s just adjacent of Jainta Bazar.

.Temple of Sri Chaitannya Dev About 500 years old famous about 45 km southeast from Sylhet town. Hundreds and thousands of devotees from home and abroad attend this colorful fair. Yearly fair is organized on the full moon day of the Bangla month Falgun. The place is revered from being the ancestral home of the famous Vaishnava saint.

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