Last Updated on 04/07/2022 by Alfred
Sylhet Tourist Spot: Sylhet is a region with stunning natural beauty. Situated in the northeast of Bangladesh, this ancient township is rich in forest, minerals, and fisheries and is rich in natural beauty.
Apart from natural beauty, Sylhet has a famous history. The different tribals living in Sylhet have various languages and cultures. Tea gardens, Jaflong, Ratargul Jalaban, Hakaluki haor, Lalakhal, Bholaganj, Bichanakandi, Tamabil, hills, waterfalls are all tourist destinations in Sylhet no one should miss when traveling to Sylhet.
Here is the list of the best tourist places to visit in Sylhet:
The 23 Best Places in Sylhet – Top Tourist Places
How to go from Dhaka to Sylhet by bus
From Gabtoli, Fakirapul, Saidabad, and Mahakhali bus terminals in Dhaka, morning to 12.45 am, various AC/non-AC buses of the green line, Saudia, S Alam, Shyamoli, Ena, etc. left for Sylhet. The ticket price at Basved is Rs 475 to Rs 1200 per person.
How to go from Dhaka to Sylhet by train
From Kamalapur railway station, Parbat, Jayantika, Upobon, and Kalni Express trains travel towards Sylhet at different times of the day. The fare for the train by category ranges from Rs 265 to Rs 750 per person.
How to go from Chittagong to Sylhet by train
Two trains from Chittagong called Paharika, and Udayan Express left for Sylhet. The price of tickets per person ranges from Rs 375 to Rs 1200 per person in the category of these two trains.
You can visit the train’s website at the time of departure, weekly www.railway.gov.bd booking tickets online.
1.Ratargul Swamp Forest/রাতারগুল সোয়াম্প ফরেস্ট
Ratargul is Bangladesh’s only Swamp Forest. It is located about 26km outside of Sylhet district city. The Ratargul forest is spread over an area of approximately 30,325 acres. The 504-acre site is full of forests, and the rest of the area is complete with small and big water bodies.
Ratargul is known as a “Sundarbans of Sylhet”. For four to five months out of the year, water completely covers the ground.
Tourists from all over Bangladesh flocked to see the forest trees submerged in the water. Many tourists called Ratargul the ‘Amazon of Bangladesh.’
In the rainy season, there are different species of birds seen in the trees’ branches, and then some wildlife also takes shelter in the branches of the trees.
Besides, thousands of migratory birds sit in the water bodies of Ratargul in winter. It is usually the right time to travel to Ratargul from July to October (towards the end of the monsoon).
Ratargul is a natural forest, and the local forest department planted several trees here, including Hijal, Varun, Karch. It also has about 25 species of water-tolerant plants, including Kadam, Jalibet, Arjuna.
In 1973, the Bangladesh Forest Department declared a 504-acre area of Ratargul forest as a wildlife sanctuary.
How to go to Ratargul?
Buses from Gabtoli, Fakirapul, and Saidabad bus terminals in Dhaka leave for Sylhet. Ac buses like Green lines, Saudia, S Alam, Shyamoli, Ena, etc., cost Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1200 (11.78$-14.14$) per bus per person.
And the price of non-AC buses per person is Rs 470 to Rs 600 (5.54$-7.07$).
You can take Upobon, Jayantika, Parbat, or Kalni express train from Kamlapur or Airport Railway Station train to Sylhet from Dhaka as your travel companion.
From Chittagong, two trains, Paharika and Udayan Express can travel to Sylhet 6 days a week.
You can fly from Dhaka to Sylhet on Regent Air, United Airlines, Novo Airlines, and US Bangla Air from Shahjalal International Airport.
How to go from Sylhet to Ratargul?
Ratargul can be visited from Sylhet in two ways. Ratargul can be reached quickly through the roads inside Khadim Tea Garden and Khadimnagar National Park near Sylhet city.
On this route, one has to go to Sringi Bridge with CNG, autorickshaw, or JEEP.
From Sylhet, you can go to Ratargul in the morning and return by afternoon. So the CNG or autorickshaw fare will cost Rs 1200 to Rs 1500 (14.14$-17.67$) for the day.
If you use CNG for the entire day, you’ll get to see Bichanakandi for the same price.
From Amberkhana in Sylhet, you’ll have to pay Rs 100 (1.18$) per person to come up to Sringi Bridge. You will find small boats of fishermen to enter the Ratargul forest from Sringi Bridge.
4-5 people board a small boat. The fare for one such boat is Rs 850 (10.01$). Life jackets, umbrellas, and middle hats, etc., are available in Ratargul.
On the second route to Ratargul, you have to go to Jaflong from Sylhet and get down to Sarighat. The local fare from Sylhet to Sarighat is Rs 40 to Rs 50 (0.47$-0.59$).
You have to come to Goainghat market by CNG from Sarighat and go to Ratargul by boat. But it takes more time on this route.
From Sylhet Bandar Bazar Point to Saheb Bazar will go through CNG to reach Motarghat and rent a dingy boat for Ratargul swamp forest.
It is important to remember that you have to hire small boats from fishermen to enter the forest on the way to Ratargul. A maximum of 4-5 people can be seated in a boat.
Where to stay around Ratargul Swamp Forest?
There are many cheap residential hotels and rest houses in the Lala Bazar area and Dargah Road, where you can get a variety of rooms for less than 1000 (11.78$) taka.
You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and afford.
Well-serviced residential hotels include Hotel Haly Gate, Hally Inn, La Vista Hotel, Pansi Inn, Hotel Metro International, Britannia Hotel, etc. These hotels will cost between Rs 2,000 and Rs 10,000 (23.56$-117.80$).
Luxury hotels and resorts include Nivarana Inn, Hotel Noorjahan Grand, Rose View Hotel, Nazimgar Resort, Grand Palace, etc. The cost per night will be between Rs 8,000 to Rs 30,000 (94.24$-353.40$).
Precautions on travel to Ratargul
Be careful that snakes usually take shelter in branches of various trees after the forest sinks in the monsoon. There is also an infestation of the earthworm.
If you don’t know how to swim, keep a life jacket with you. Take umbrellas and raincoats if necessary.
Bholaganj is the largest stone quarry area in the country wrapped in nature delusion located in Companyganj Upazila, bordering Sylhet district. The Bholaganj border stands as a natural wall with high mountains in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
The waterfalls coming down from that hill are on the water supply of the Dhaali river, and on the other hand, this water flow is the source of the natural form of Bholaganj.
The white stone that descends with green hills, cloud handiwork, and the rainy mountain slopes has added to the beauty of Bholaganj by mixing it with the sloping river.
The Dhalai river source is surrounded by facial stones known as Bholaganj Zero Point or White Stone. The white stone area looks more like a delta.
The Dhalai river entered the Bangladesh part and split into two parts, and reunited around.
Many stones come down from the Khasia Jaintia hills of India with the water of the Dhalai river. Bholaganj Ropeway was constructed from 1964-1969 to make stone extraction easier.
The 11-mile ropeway from Bholaganj to Chhatak, which was used till 1994.
At present, the ropeway towers carry monuments of time. The ropeway is closed, but the stone lifting does not stop. The stone is still the source of livelihood for many residents.
On the way from Ghat 10 to White Stone, you will see stones being picked up or carried by stones in small boats.
There is a land customs station on the border in Bholaganj. Limestone is mainly imported through this station. Hundreds of trucks enter Bangladesh every day with limestone.
There are two other beautiful places like Uthmasra, Turungchorar near The White Stone Area. However, it is better to skip plans to visit these two places unless it’s the rainy season.
When is the perfect time to visit Bholaganj?
The best time to visit Bholaganj is during the rainy season and the following few months. That means you can go there anytime between June and December. Sometimes, even if you see the beauty of stone, the river’s flow isn’t as high.
How to go to Bholaganj?
The distance from Sylhet to Bholaganj is about 35 km. You have to come to Sylhet city first from where you want to go to Bholaganj in the country. From Sylhet, one can go by bus, CNG, Leguna, or private car to Bholaganj. At present, the road to Bholaganj is in perfect condition.
How To Go from Sylhet to Bholaganj
BRTC, local and tourist buses from Ambarkhana in Sylhet to CNG and Bholaganj from Majumdar area.
From Ambarkhana BRTC, local and tourist buses go to Majumdar area then take CNG to reach Bholaganj. These buses ply every 20 minutes from 8 am to 6 pm.
You can go to white stone adjacent to Bholaganj Zero Point at a fare of Rs 70 (0.82$) per person. Local CNG goes to Bholaganj at Rs 130 to Rs 150 (1.53$-1.77$) per person.
The fare for going for CNG reserve will be Rs 1200 to Rs 1300. 5 people can sit in a CNG. It will take as much as 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Bholaganj from Amberkhana.
It will cost Rs 800 to hire boats, including going and coming from Boat Ghat number 10 at Bholaganj.
A maximum of 10 people can go per boat, although the authorities do not want to let more than 8 go on one boat.
In this case, there’s no problem explaining. If you go for a walk alone or with fewer people, many boats take 1 to 8-10 people if you want to hire low-cost boats.
In that case, sharing the fare will reduce the cost of boat rentals. You can spend as long as you wish by going to the white stone area. In this case, talk to the middle man and take the phone number of the middle man.
If you want, you can reserve a micro or private car and go directly to Bholaganj Ghat 10. The cost will be Tk. 2500-3000.
Also, CNG, leguna, or private cars can go to Bholaganj through Tuker Bazar in Companyganj. The autorickshaw fare from Sylhet city to Tuker Bazar is Rs 200 per person.
Trawlers going to Bholaganj Zero Point white stone are available from Tuker Bazar. Even during the rainy season, one can go to Bholaganj by boat.
Utmachora and Turangchora
Two other tourist places near Bholaganj are Utmachora and Turangchora. Many people travel to white stones and visit Utmachora and Turangchora.
If you want to go to Bholaganj white stone and go to Utmachora, you have to go to Dayarbazar first. If you tell the boat where you will go to Bholaganj, he will drop it down at Dayarbazar Ghat. If so, you’ll probably have to pay more. Or tell me before when you rent the boat.
Go to Dayar Bazar and take CNG/bike from there and go to Chara Bazar for Rs 30-50 per person. If you go down to chara bazaar and ask someone, they will show you how to end.
From there, you will reach the point of excellence after walking for 10-15 minutes. And it takes 30-40 minutes to walk from Chararbazar to Turangchora. If you want, you can also go from Chararbazar to the bike.
On your way back to Sylhet, you can bring CNG directly from Chararbazar/Dayarbazar/Bholaganj to Amberkhana in Sylhet as per your location.
Where to eat in Bholaganj
Bholaganj is not a white stone or a good food hotel or restaurant at Ghat No. 10. There are some standard hotels like rice fish and indigenous food.
On the way to Bholaganj, there are some medium-quality food hotels, including Deshbandhu Restaurant, Alam Hotel at Companyganj Upazila Sadar, and Naveen Restaurant, Maya Restaurant in Tuker Bazar.
If you have breakfast from Sylhet before leaving for Bholaganj, you will be able to travel all day and return to Sylhet and have dinner. But the only hope is in the local hotel to have lunch.
Where to stay in Bholaganj
There are not very good residential hotels like Bholaganj or Companyganj. If you need to stay in Bholaganj for any reason, you have to go to Companyganj Upazila Sadar.
There are general quality non-AC residential hotels and a postal bungalow of Zilla Parishad in Companyganj like Hotel Al Sadiq, Halima Boarding, Badshah Boarding, Hotel Al Hasan.
When you leave in the morning, you can visit Bholaganj and return to Sylhet city by afternoon/evening. So it is better to return to Sylhet city to stay at night.
There are many standard residential hotels and rest houses in the Lalabazar area and Dargah Road at low rent, where you will get a variety of rooms for Rs 500 to Rs 1000.
You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and budget.
Travel Tips & Alerts Visiting Bholaganj Tourist Spot
- Try to go and come back early so that it’s not evening.
- Inform the boatman in advance how long the white stone will last. You can stay on time as you wish.
- Border space so is careful.
- Bholaganj can only be visited during the rainy season by the river.
- If you want to eat, you have to eat at the local hotels there.
- There are many streams in the river water during the rainy season, so you shouldn’t get too far into the water if you don’t know how to swim.
- You must bargain while renting vehicles.
- If you want to travel at a low cost, you can group around.
- If you want to visit Bholaganj white stone, Utmachora, and Turangchori in a day, you must leave very early in the morning.
- If you want, you can rent for the day to go to CNG from Amberkhana in Sylhet and visit the spots there. In this case, the cost might be a little higher.
3.Bichanakandi/বিছানাকান্দি – A Sylhet Tourist Spot
Read The Ultimate Guide of Traveling Bichanakandi from here.
The clear water of the green hills and the low-lying water has given a different dimension to the environment.
There is also the Lovachora tea Garden, the old hanging bridge built in 1925, and the village of Khasia, which was started during the British period.
Amazing Lovachora has given a natural beauty to the beautiful illusion of mountains, rivers, and blue sky.
The work of lifting stones of workers in the Lovachora river is noticeable. In addition to tea gardens and hanging bridges, There are also natural lakes and waterfalls, Khasia Palli, Miraping Shah’s Shrine, Moghal Raja-Rani’s Antiquities, Ancient Dighi, Stone Quarry, and Social Forest Of The Forest Department.
You can go to The Lovachora at any time of the year. In the rainy season, the tea gardens here become green, and in winter, mountains and fog form a different world. In the morning, rabbits, deers, and wild cocks can be seen in the tea garden.
How to go to the Lovachora
To go to Lovachora, you have to go to Kanaighat Upazila through Sylhet district headquarters. You have to go from Kanaighat by river or road to Lovachora.
How to go from Sylhet to Lovachora
From Sylhet, CNG, autorickshaw, and bus can be taken to Kanaighat Upazila Sadar by bus.
The bus fare from Sylhet to Kanaighat is Tk. 60-70 per person, and the fare for CNG and autorickshaws is Tk. 100 per person. CNG reserves can take Rs 500 to Rs 700.
It is 9 km from Kanaighat that one can go by road and river in Lovachori. It is best to go by the river to avoid the suffering of semi-raw roads.
The Kanaighat boat ghat can be rented at Rs 30-50 per person. The boat fare will cost Rs 800-1000 if you want to take the reserve.
Where to stay in Lovachora
There is no right arrangement to stay in Lovachori or Kanaighat. So you have to come to Sylhet city. And tourists are comfortable living in Sylhet as they can go by day and return by day.
Sylhet city has a variety of hotels as per the requirements and budget. Famous residential hotels include Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc.
There are also several standard residential hotels and rest houses in Lalbazar and Dargah Gate areas. You can easily spend the night at Rs. 500 to Rs. 3000.
What to eat in Lovachora
There is no food in the Lovachori. You can find some reasonably quality hotels at Kanaighat Sadar and eat there. It is better to take some dry food along.
Besides, pansi, five brothers, or palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet can eat the country-made food you like at an affordable price. These restaurants are available with a variety of dishes.
5.Shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R)/হযরত শাহজালাল (রঃ) মাজার
360 Sylhet city of Auliya is known as ‘Punyabhoomi.’ Hazrat Shahjalal (R) is one of the pirs and darveshs lying on the ground in Sylhet. And that’s why he’s called Olikul Shiromani.
People of all religions revered Hazrat Shah Jalal (r). Every year, people are seen flocking to The Shrine Of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) irrespective of religion.
What to see in Shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R)
The shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) has a pond nearby. The pond is adorned with numerous gauzar fish. It is said that Hazrat Shahjalal (R) brought the gauzar fish when he came to Sylhet with 360 Auwalia.
Visitors rejoice when they see these fish floating in the pond and give them fish food. There’s a well by Shahjalal’s shrine.
Legend has it, Hazrat Shahjalal (r:) After learning about its spiritual power, Nizamuddin Auliya (r:) received him with great love and presented him with a pair of Surma-coloured pigeons as a sign.
That pigeon is now widely known as the Jalali Pigeon. The swarm of shrines is the one that pleases the pigeon’s comers.
To the south of the shrine is a two-foot-wide room with grilled stars. It was used as a toilet by Hazrat Shahjalal (R). It is heard in public that Hazrat Shahjalal (r) spent nearly 23 years here worshipping.
Through the Dargah Madrassa Building, on the left, mufti Nazimuddin Ahmad’s house has visitors to see various items like swords, straw, plates, bowl, etc., used by Hazrat Shahjalal (R).
The main dargah sharif of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) is a holy place; keep an eye on the dargah’s purity when you are there.
How to go to the Shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R)
How to go from Chittagong to Sylhet
From Chittagong, buses, trains, and air can be taken to Sylhet. Paharika and Udayan Express ply 6 days a week to reach Sylhet by train from Chittagong.
How to go from Sylhet to Shahjalal Shrine
CNG, rickshaw, or autorickshaw can easily reach Sylhet railway station or Kadamatli bus stand to the shrine. The fare is usually Tk. 20-25 when you go to the rickshaw and Rs. 80-100 for CNG.
Where to stay near Shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R)
There are many traditional rest houses in Lala Bazar and Dargah Road where you can get rooms for as little as Rs 500 to Rs 1000. You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and afford.
What to eat in Shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R)
Five brothers or palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area Pansi of Sylhet can eat various local food at affordable prices. Bahari food from these restaurants is one of the attractions of tourists. There are also different quality restaurants in Sylhet city, and you can eat anywhere you like.
Jaflong is one of the most popular tourist places in Sylhet. Read The Ultimate Jaflong Travel Guide from here.
7.Sangrampunji fountain/সংগ্রামপুঞ্জি ঝর্ণা
The local name of the Sangrampunji waterfall is The Magical Fountain. It takes only 15 to 20 minutes to get from Jaflong Zero Point to the magical waterfall on the Indian border.
Bangladeshis can visit Songrampunji Waterfall under BSF guard. The water from the spring has accumulated in the mountains and created like a pond. There’s a total of three steps.
The best adventure place for travel crazy people is sangrampunji waterfall. The third step of the fountain has a tunnel, and the tunnel’s end is still unknown.
Courage and extra caution are important if you want to see all the waterfall steps across the slippery rocky path.
When is the perfect time to go to Sangrampunji Fountain
Generally, during the rainy season, all the waterfalls in Bangladesh see more water, so the rainy season is the right time to see the struggling waterfalls.
The waterfall contains a lot of water in July-September, but the water begins to decline as winter arrives. It is an excellent time to visit the magical waterfall in the rainy season and the next few months.
How to go to the Sangrampunji fountain
You have to come to Jaflong in Sylhet, a tea country, to see the sangrampunji waterfall. Sylhet is reachable by different modes of transportation from different parts of the country. You can reach Sylhet via bus, train, or air from Dhaka.
How to Go from Chittagong to Sylhet
Many other buses from Chittagong, including Green Line, Ana, and Saudia, go to Sylhet. Ac and non-AC buses are fare Tk. 700-2000. From Chittagong, two trains, Paharika and Udayan Express can travel to Sylhet by train, running 6 days a week. Train fare is Tk. 250 to Rs. 1100 as per class.
How to go from Sylhet to Jaflong
Jaflong can be used in almost all types of vehicles from Sylhet. You have to go to Shibganj to go by local bus from where the fare is Rs 80 per person. You can go to Jaflong for Rs 1200 to Rs 2000 on CNG or autorickshaw.
If you take a reserve for the microbus to go and return, the fare will be Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000 for the day. Jaflong can be from any autorickshaw or CNG stand in Sylhet city.
It’s better to reserve a microbus if you go in groups, then you can go and visit other places around. Bargain well before you fix the car and discuss with the driver what you want to see.
How to go to Sangrampunji Waterfall from Jaflong
You have to go from Jaflong to the magical waterfall by boat. During the monsoon season, one can go very close to the waterfall by boat.
The boat will cost Rs 10-20 per person in winter from the river bank. The boat fare will be Rs 30-50 per person to reach the waterfall in the monsoon.
Where to stay in Sangrampunji
It would be better to stay in Sylhet city if you need to stay at night. It is convenient to travel from Sylhet to other places. Most of the hotels are located around Shah Jalal Mazar.
There are excellent hotels from Dargah Gate to Amberkhana, Taltala, Lamabazar, and Kodamtoli. If you want to stay at a low cost, you will get many hotels with Rs’ value. 500-1000 in the Dargah Gate area.
If you want to stay in Jaflong, there’s the Jaflong Inn Hotel and The Paris Hotel in mama’s market area. Pre-permission is required to stay in the government rest house. You can also check out Jaintia Hill Resort, with a beautiful view near Jaflong.
What to eat in Sangrampunji
The restaurants located in Jaflong include Jaflong View, Border View, and Jaflong tourist. If you want to eat in Sylhet, you can choose from Pansi, Five Brothers, or Palki to get food at affordable prices.
Green hills surround Sylhet district. Poet Guru Rabindranath Tagore referred to it as a beautiful land. Located in Jaintapur Upazila, Sylhet, the natural beauty and border are called Tamabil.
If you move along Sylhet-Jaflong Road, you will see Tamabil 5 km before Jaflong. The distance from Sylhet district to Tamabil is about 55 km.
Tamabil is mainly a post on the border road between Sylhet in Bangladesh and Shillong in India.
From Tamabil, various places of view, including hills, waterfalls are seen in Meghalaya, India. So a lot of visitors come to Tamaybil to be fascinated by the beautiful landscape.
A blinking view of the huge mountains and waterfalls on the way to Tamabil multiplies the interest of traveling to Tamabil.
Nature’s arrangements are also there for the beauty of Tamabil to enjoy the beauty of Swachh (clean) Pani Lake, Tamabil Zero Point, and Jainta Hill Resort.
How to go to Tamabil
If you want to go to Tamabil, you have to come to Sylhet, the tea country. Sylhet can be visited from different parts of the country. Sylhet can be taken by bus, train, or air from the capital Dhaka.
How to go from Sylhet to Tamabil:
If you want to go to Tamabil by local bus, come to Shivaganj in Sylhet city and go to Tamabil at Rs’ fare. 80 per person. It will cost Rs 1200 to Rs 2000 to go to Tamabil in CNG or autorickshaw.
And microbus will cost Rs 3000 to Rs 5000 to get a reservation for the day. You can also go to Tamabil in Jaflong bound vehicles from any place in Sylhet city.
Where to stay near Tamabil
There is a good quality housing system called Jainta Hill Resort in Tamabil. You can also book in advance at the guest house and Zilla Parishad bungalow in Jaflong.
There are also several traditional low-cost rest houses on Lalabazar and Dargah Road in Sylhet.
9.Sylhet Shahi Eidgah/সিলেট শাহী ঈদগাহ
Sylhet Shahi Eidgah is one of the oldest historical structures in Bangladesh. Mughal faujdar Farhad Khan built the supphedred Shahi Eidgah in the 1700s. 22 steps have to be cross to enter the central premises of Shahi Eidgah, equipped with 15 domes.
There is 10 gate, big and small, around Eidgah surrounded by boundary walls. About 1.5 lakh Muslims can perform Eid prayers together on this Eidgah.
On the north side of Shahi Eidgah is a mosque known as Shahi Eidgah Mosque. And next to the mosque is the forest officer’s bungalow on the high hill—a huge pond in front of Eidgah where Muslims perform ablution (oju).
There is also the Sylhet center of Bangladesh Television on the south and the shrine of Shah Mirarji (R) and the Sylhet Meteorological Office, a visiting companion of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) the east.
Shahi Eidgah has now emerged as a witness to various historical events. In 1782, an anti-English coup was launched in Shahi Eidgah under two brothers Syed Mohammad Hadi and Syed Mohammad Mehdi.
There are also events of the arrival of many national and international leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, Hossain Shahid Sohrawardi, Shere Bangla Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque.
Because in the past, Shahi Eidgah was chosen for all kinds of large public gatherings in Sylhet.
How to Go to Sylhet Shahi Eidgah
Various transport buses left Fakirapul, Gabtoli, Mahakhali, and Saidabad bus stands in Dhaka for Sylhet. Among them are Ena, Green Line, Saudia, S Alam, Shyamoli, Hanif Enterprise, Unique Service, etc.
The fare for each AC/non-AC seat of these transports is Rs 400 to Rs 1100. Apart from this, one can also travel from Kamalapur railway station to Sylhet by inter-city Parbat, Jayantika, or Upavan Express train. It takes 7-8 hours to board the train to Sylhet.
You can ride a rickshaw or CNG to Sylhet Shahi Eidgah, located in the southern premises from any part of Sylhet city.
Where to stay near Sylhet Shahi Eidgah
There are many standard residential hotels on Kodomtoli and Dargah Road at low rent, where different types of rooms are available for Rs 400 to Rs 1000. Hotel Hill Town, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., are some of the better town hotels.
Where to eat in Sylhet Shahi Eidgah
Pansi, five brothers, and palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet are available for low-cost food in different indigenous positions. You can also eat as much food as you like from various restaurants in Sylhet city.
10.Jitu Mia’s House/জিতু মিয়ার বাড়ী
Jitu Miah’s Bari is located north of The Qazirbazar Bridge at Sheikhghat in Sylhet. The 1.365-area structure was built by Khan Bahadur Abu Nosher Mohammad Ehiya alias Jitu Mia Muslim architecture.
Khan Bahadur Started his career as Abu Nosher Mohammad Ehiya alias Jitu Mia Sub Register but was vice-chairman and honorary magistrate of Sylhet Municipality from 1897-1903.
At that time, the lavish, luxurious life of Jitu Miya’s family was widely discussed in Sylhet. At that time, this house’s drawing-room was adorned with Turkish pasha photographs, Russian Turkish war, royal palace Sanctorum of British the royal family.
And every day, hundreds of people who came to Sylhet used to receive hospitality at Jitu Miya’s house.
Former Assam Prime Minister Sir Saad Ullah, former Prime Minister of India Khawaja Nazim Uddin, former ICS Khan Bahadur Ghazanfar Ali Khan, rural poet Jassimuddin, Shere Bangla A K Fazlul Haque, liberation war leader General Mag Osmani, and many unforgettable personalities had been guests at Jitu Miya’s house on various occasions.
Jitu Mia left all the property in 1924, referring to herself as childless, to keep her estate intact forever. The then deputy commissioner KB Ehiya was appointed motawalli of Waqf Estate. Motawali of the estate is currently appointed as the divisional commissioner of the Sylhet division.
In addition to the various furniture used by him in Jitu Miya’s house, the calligraphy of the Holy Qur’an and Hadith, black tables, and 20 chairs were noticed in the meeting room of the time. At present, 8 living houses inside the house are home edited by the Zamindar dynasty’s successors.
How to Go to Jitu Mia’s House
Various transport buses left Fakirapul, Gabtoli, Mahakhali, and Saidabad bus stands in Dhaka for Sylhet. Among them are Ena, Green Line, Saudia, S Alam, Shyamoli, Hanif Enterprise, Unique Service, etc. The fare for each AC/non-AC seat of these transports is Rs 400 to Rs 1100.
Apart from this, one can also travel from Kamalapur railway station to Sylhet by inter-city Parbat, Jayantika, or Upobon Express train. It takes 7-8 hours to board the train to Sylhet.
You can ride a rickshaw or CNG from any part of Sylhet city to Jitu Miya’s house.
Where to stay near Jitu Mia’s House
There are many standard residential hotels on Kadamatali and Dargah Road at low rent, where you will get a variety of rooms for Rs 400 to Rs 1000.
Apart from this, hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., will get rooms for night stay as per requirement and budget.
Where to eat near Jitu Mia’s House
Pansi, five brothers, and palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet are available at low-cost indigenous food. There are also numerous restaurants of different quality in Sylhet city. You can easily choose the one you like.
11.Ali Amjader Ghori/আলী আমজাদের ঘড়ি
Ali Amjader Ghari, situated on the Surma River banks, is an essential structure in 19th century Sylhet. Ali Ahmad Khan, the zamindar of Prithimpasha in Kulaura, Sylhet, built this historic watchhouse next to the Qin Bridge in 1874.
The watchhouse was known as Ali Amjad’s watch after Ali Ahmad Khan’s son. Ali Amjad’s watch room, made of tin on iron poles, is 26 feet high. And the clock is 9 feet 8 inches in length and 8 feet 10 inches in width.
The ancient watchhouse was damaged in the 1971 liberation war. The clock was then renovated at different times. Ali Amjad’s watch is currently operational due to the last repairs made by Sylhet City Corporation in 2011.
How to Go to visit Ali Amjad’s Ghori
From any place in Sylhet city, Ali Amjad’s watch house can be easily visited near the Qin Bridge with CNG, rickshaw, or autorickshaw.
Ali Amjad’s watch house is just 1 km away from Sylhet Railway Station and Kadamatoli Central Bus Terminal. If you want, you can go to Ali Amjad’s watch house through the Qin Bridge on your feet.
Where to stay near Ali Amjad’s Ghori
There are many standard residential hotels on Kadamatoli and Dargah Road at low rent, where you will get a variety of rooms for Rs 400 to Rs 1000. You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and afford.
Where to eat near Ali Amjader Ghori
Pansi, five brothers, or palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet can eat various indigenous food at a low cost. There are also different quality restaurants in Sylhet city, and you can eat anywhere you want.
12.Panthumai fountain/পান্থুমাই ঝর্ণা
Panthumai is one of the most beautiful villages in Bangladesh. This village is in the Meghalaya hills on the Bangladesh-India border. It is located in the West Jaflong Union of the Goainghat Upazila of Sylhet.
Situated on the Meghalaya Hills banks and the Piyan River, this village has another example of nature, the Panthumai Waterfall. Panthumai waterfalls are known to the local people by different names. Some call it ‘Fatachari’s fountain,’ and some call it ‘Borohil Jharna,’ and in some’s eyes, it is ‘Mayaboti’!
Don’t be disappointed even if you look at the aggressive stream of water or the nature around it that comes down from the high mountains. Even after India’s original location, small dingy boats can be hired for Rs 100 and reach edited close to the waterfall.
Other people can see this waterfall’s beauty and take pictures and videos from a safe distance, as local fishermen say. And if you want, you can soak in the water that comes down from the Bangladesh part’s waterfall swells.
The perfect time to see the Panthumai waterfall: Panthumai can see the waterfall at any time. However, the rainy season is the ideal time to travel. Then there is a lot of water flowing all around. Panthumai fountain is one of the best tourist places in Sylhet.
How to go to the Panthumai waterfall
It is good to say that usually, all travelers travel on this route together in Bichnakandi, Panthumai waterfalls, and Lakshmana. If you want to see the Panthumai waterfall, you can visit three places together with the same amount of money that will be spent. So it would be best to plan to visit these three places together. Read our Bichanakandi travel guide for more details.
No matter where your location in Bangladesh, you first have to come to Sylhet district city on this trip. And from Dhaka, you can go to Sylhet by bus, train, and plane.
Ways to go from Sylhet to Panthumai Waterfall
From CNG station in Amberkhana, Sylhet, one has to board local CNG at Rs 140 to Rs 160 per person and come to Hadarpar. It will cost Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 to get a CNG reserve for the day. Fix the boat by discussing with the boatman to walk together from The Boat Ghat in Hadarpa to visit Bichanakandi, Panthumai Waterfall, and Lakshmana.
It may take Rs 800 to Rs 1500 to rent the boat. It can cost up to Rs 2500 for a trawler. In winter and early monsoon, when the river is low, one can go from Hadarpar to Bichanakandi. Motorbikes then ply on this route at a fare of Rs 50 to Rs 60.
It’s OK to bargain for any fare. And fares can be more or less depending on season and tourism. If you face any undue problem, you can call if necessary – Upazila Executive Officer (01730-331036) and Upazila Parishad – (01919-515960).
Where to stay
You can choose Sylhet city to stay in due to the low season. Hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., can meet your needs and reasonable rates. There are also many traditional resthouses on Lala Bazar and Dargah Road for cheap rent; you can get rooms for Rs 400 to Rs 1000.
Where to eat
There are some temporary food hotels in Bichanakandi. In those hotels, it will cost Rs 120 to Rs 150 to eat unlimited rice, pulses along with a curry and shutki bhorta on a pet deal. You can also take some dry food, water, etc., as soon as necessary. You can eat gani Miya’s bhuna khichdi at Hadarpar market.
There are also different restaurants in Sylhet with a different qualities that you can choose from. Pansi, five brothers, or palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet can eat local food as preferred. Many of the bharta is available in these restaurants at an affordable price.
Travel Tips & Alerts
- Travel in groups to reduce costs.
- Make it an excellent way to hire boats and CNG.
- Be careful when getting into the water.
- Ensure that the speed of a small stream of water is also very high during the rainy season.
- There are many stones in the water in bichanakandi, so be extra careful as you walk.
- Please don’t do anything that harms the environment and nature.
- Be polite with the locals.
- Return to Sylhet city before dusk.
13.Shrine of Hazrat Shah Paran (may Allaah have mercy on him)/হযরত শাহ পরাণ (রঃ) এর মাজার
Hazrat Shah Paran (RA) is one of the spiritual establishments of Sylhet city. Hazrat Shah Paran (R) was the nephew and chief followers of Shah Jalal (R), an Islamic prachanist who came to Bangladesh from the Middle East. The distance from Dargah of Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) to Shah Paran’s shrine (R) is only 8 km. On a large block in the Khadim Nagar area east of Sylhet city, Hazrat Shah Paran’s shrine (R) is located.
There is a common word of mouth in the mouth of The Mughals. On the western side of the shrine is a mosque built in Mughal style. A short distance from the main shrine’s pond is a room for female tourists, a rest house for foreign tourists, and a pond for Aju Gosal (ablution-bath).
In 1303, there was information about the arrival of Hazrat Shah Paran (R) in Sylhet with Hazrat Shah Jalal (R), but it was not known how and when Hazrat Shah Paran (R) died. The visit to the shrine by hundreds of travelers every day clarifies Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) in establishing Muslim rule in the Sylhet region and promoting Islam.
How to Go
You can easily visit Hazrat Shah Paran’s shrine (R) by renting rickshaws, autorickshaws, or CNG from any part of Sylhet city.
Where to stay
Sylhet city has residential hotels of different quality for night stay. But shahjalal dargah gate and the Lala Bazar area have the highest number of hotels. Hotels here can spend the night at Rs 400 to Rs 3000.
Notable residential hotels in Sylhet include The Hotel Star Pacific (0821-727945) and Hotel Dargahgate (0821-717066), located in shahjalal sub-town Rose View (0821-721439), Hotel Hilltown on VIP Road (0821-716077), Hotel Fortune Garden in Nearpool (0821-715590 ), Hotel Metro International (0821-721143) located in Bandarbazar, Hotel Garden Inn on Link Road (0821-814507), Hotel Palash of Amberkhana (0821-718309 ), Hotel Urmi (0821-714563), Hotel Moon Light (0821-714850) in Zindabazar, Gulshan Centre at Taltala (0821-710018) Hotel Dallas (0821-720945) located on Jail Road.
Where to eat
There is no such food system in the Malanitha tea garden area. But there are several popular restaurants in the Bazar areas. Among them are Panshi, Panchbhai, Bhojanbari, Preetiraj, Spicey, and RoyalChef restaurants. You can also eat the most popular satkaras (handiwork) and athani pulao in Sylhet.
Lokkhonchora is a sightseeing site near Panthumai Waterfall in Goainghat Upazila, Sylhet. If there is a Panthamui fountain on your travel list, you can easily visit Lokkhonchora from Panthumai. If you want, you can roam around together in a day with bichanakandi, panthumai waterfalls, and lokkhonchora.
You will reach Lokkhonchora after twenty minutes beside the Indian border through the village. There are rocky shripats created from the fountains of India in the form of a lot of bichanakandi. The lake way under the bridge built to ply on the Indian border looks great. And in the rainy season, this beauty of lokkhonchora becomes more unparalleled.
How to Go
Lokkhonchora from Sylhet
From Sylhet, you can go two ways to Lokkhonchora. On one way, one way from Sylhet to Hadarpar from Goainghat has to be fixed. When coming from Sylhet to Goainghat, you can have lunch from Goainghat Market or have food as needed.
Come to Hadarpar with CNG from Goainghat and fix the boat together to visit Bichanakandi, Lokkhonchora, and Panthumai. You can also come to The Hadarpar from Amberkhana in Sylhet to the locality or CNG reserve. Boat fares will be from Rs 1100 to Rs 1500 to visit Bichanakandi, Lokkhonchora, and Panthumai. It takes about 5/6 hours to return to Hadarpar after seeing the places.
Where to stay
Sylhet has several residential hotels of different quality to stay at night. These include Hill Town, Gulshan, Star Pacific, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc.
Where to eat
The hotel located in Zindabazar in Sylhet is famous for its various domestic food items like five brothers, Panshi and Palki. Also, don’t make a mistake in eating gani mia’s bhuna khichdi in Hadarkar.
15.The Keane Bridge/ক্বীন ব্রীজ
The Surma river flows through the center of Sylhet, the divisional city of Bangladesh. And the iron bridge over the Surma River is called the Keane Bridge. The “gateway” site in Sylhet city is well known to all as a traditional place in Sylhet. The length of the Keane Bridge built-in 1936 is 350.52 meters, and the width is 5.4 meters.
In the thirties of the 19th century, Assam’s Government Michael Keane visited Sylhet. Then there was the need to build a bridge over the Surma River. The bridge was built and named in memory of Michael Keane. Michael Keane was the Assam’s government from 1932 to 1937.
During the Great Liberation War in 1971, Pakistani forces blew up part of the bridge with dynamite. Later, in 1977, in collaboration with Bangladesh Railways, the bridge was rebuilt.
How to go to the Keane Bridge
The distance from Dhaka to The Keane Bridge by road is about 246 km, and the distance by rail is about 319 km. The CNG, rickshaw, or autorickshaw can be easily reached from any place in Sylhet city. The Keane Bridge is just half a kilometer away from Sylhet railway station, so you can travel from The Keane Bridge on foot if you want.
Where to stay in the Keane Bridge
There are many traditional rest houses in the Lala Bazar area and Dargah Road at low rent, where you will find different types of rooms from Rs 400 to Rs 1000. You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and budget.
What to eat
Pansi, five brothers, or palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet can eat various desi food at affordable prices. Bahari food from these restaurants is one of the attractions of tourists. There are also different quality restaurants in Sylhet city, and you can eat anywhere you want.
16.Malnichora Tea Garden/মালনীছড়া চা বাগান
Malnichora Tea Garden is the largest and first established tea garden in the subcontinent in Bangladesh’s Sylhet district. In 1849, the garden began its journey on 1,500-an-area, holding Lord Hardson’s hand. The tea garden is currently run under private supervision but is well known as a favorite place for tourists to have a beautiful time.
To see the primitive, remarkable beauty of the tea garden, you have to go to the Malnichora tea garden, a short distance from Sylhet International Airport. But it is better to take the authorities’ permission to avoid unwanted complications before entering the garden. At present, oranges and rubber are cultivated along with tea.
How to Go
You can easily rent rickshaws, autorickshaws, or CNG from any part of Sylhet city and go to the Malnichora tea garden. It takes 10 minutes to board the CNG from Ambarkhana Point and 25 minutes in the rickshaw.
Where to eat
There is no such food system in the Malnichora tea garden area. But there are several popular restaurants in the Bazar areas. Among them are Panshi, Panchbhai, Bhojanbari, Preetiraj, Spicey, and RoyalChef restaurants. You can also eat the most popular satkaras (handiwork) and athani pulao in Sylhet.
Where to stay
There are no residential hotels in the Malnichora tea garden area. You can go to the dargah area of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) to stay in a good quality hotel. You will get different category AC, non-AC rooms between Rs 300 and Rs 3000 here.
Notable residential hotels in Sylhet include Hotel Roseview International (0821-721835, 2831-21508-14, 2831516-21), Nazimgarh Resort (0821-2870338-9), Hotel Fortune Garden (0821-715590, 722499), Hotel Dallas (0821-720945, 720929), Hotel Supreme (0821-813169, 720751, 813172, 813173, 01711-197012, 01674-074157), Hotel Hilltown (0821-718263, 01711-332371, 716077).
17.Jainta Hill Resort/জৈন্তা হিল রিসোর্ট
Jainta Hill’s Resort has been set up at Aloo Bagan in Jaintapur Upazila of Sylhet. Tourists rush to this hill center to see the magnificent paradise of nature as well as the waterfalls of Meghalaya hills. So jainta hill resort has the facility to stay and eat and see the beauty of the hills. Apart from hills, waterfalls, rivers, and beautiful sky, the jainta hill resort is also a sight to beseeched workers bringing stones from deep in clear water. If you don’t want to stay in the resort, you can visit this dream with the authorities’ permission.
Jainta Rajbari is just 2 km from Jaintia Hill Resort, and Jainta Rajbari is located at a distance of 5 km. Also, 1 km from Jainta Hill Resort is The Tamabil Land Port.
There are quite reasonable accommodations at Jainta Hill Resort. You can spend the night in AC-non AC rooms and rooms at Rs 2500 to Rs 5000 here.
Potato Garden, Jaintapur,
Jaflong Road, Sylhet – 3156
How to Go
You have to come to Sylhet, the land of tea, to go to Jainta Hill Resort. Sylhet can be visited from different parts of the country. You can get to Sylhet by bus, train, and air from Dhaka.
Sylhet to Jainta Hill Resort
In Sylhet, you can rent an autorickshaw or CNG from any place to Jaflong and go to Jainta Hill Resort. Shivaganj can be reached by local bus and can go to Jainta Hill Resort at a fare of Rs 80 per person. The fare to go to CNG or autorickshaw is Rs 1200 to Rs 2000. If you reserve a microbus for the day, including going and returning, it will cost Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000. It’s better to reserve a microbus if you go in groups, then you can go down to other surrounding areas and visit. Bargain with the driver as you fix the car and keep an eye on what you want to see.
Where to stay
If you don’t want to stay at Jainta Hill Resort, you can go to the Zilla Parishad bungalow in Jaflong. Of course, to stay in this bungalow, you have to book in advance. Tourists usually return to Sylhet to stay at night. In the Lala Bazar area and Dargah Road, there are lots of traditional rest houses for low rents, where you can get different types of rooms for Rs 400 to Rs 2500. You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and afford.
What to eat
Almost all types of Bengali food are available at Jainta Hill Resort. If you don’t want to eat at Jainta Hill Resort, you can eat the desi food you like at an affordable price for pansi, five brothers, or palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet.
Facilities at Jainta Hill Resort
- Public telephone system
- 24 hours room service
- System of public security
- Well-range restaurants
- Gift Shop
- Continuous power system
- Car Parking
- Prayer arrangements
- Rent a car
- Help with travel information
18.Dreamland Park/ড্রীমল্যান্ড পার্ক
Dreamland Monument and Water Park are located in Hilalpur village of Gulabganj on Sylhet-Jakiganj road, just 10 km from Sylhet. Built on about 100 areas, the park has all the stunning modern rides and all the water park arrangements. Dreamland Park is combined with natural beauty with modern entertainment that impresses visitors to this Dreamland park. Dreamland Park is open seven days a week, and entry tickets must be collected for Rs 100 to enter Dreamland Park. Dreamland Park is open to all from 11 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. And the water park is open from 11.30 am to 7 pm.
How to go to Dreamland Park
Sylhet to Dreamland Park
You can come to Dreamland Park from Sylhet city with a private car, CNG or autorickshaw fare, or reserve. Also, you can easily reach Dreamland Park by moving the bus on The Zakiganj route in Sylhet. And you can also come to the park by bus from Kadamatoli Point in Sylhet. From Sylhet to Dreamland Park, the bus fare is Tk. 12 per person, and leguna and CNG fares are Tk. 10 and Rs. 15, respectively.
If you want to contact the park authorities:
- Dreamland Museum & Water Park
- Phone: 0821-840727, 0821-842056
- Mobile: +88-01976-000463
- Email: [email protected]
- Web Site: www.dreamlandamusementpark.com
Where to stay
There are many traditional rest houses in the Lala Bazar area and on Dargah road that are cheap, and you can get rooms for about 400 to a thousand rupees. You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and afford.
What to eat
Pansi, five brothers, and palki restaurants in Jindabazar are the right places to get desi food. Bahari food from these restaurants is one of the attractions of tourists. There are also different quality restaurants in Sylhet city, and you can eat anywhere you like.
19.Nazimgarh Garden Resort/নাজিমগড় গার্ডেন রিসোর্ট
Nazimgarh Garden Resort is situated on about 6 acres of land in the lap of Khadimnagar hills of Sylhet Sadar Upazila. The beautiful resort, which is as beautiful as the picture, enjoys Khasia Palli and Tea Garden’s charm.
How to Go
Nazimgarh Garden Resort has located just 9 km from Sylhet city. So come to Sylhet Sadar and get to the resort quickly by CNG, autorickshaw, private car, or Tamabil bound bus. The resort authorities also provide transport services to guests’ resorts from Sylhet for money.
- Sylhet Office: Nazimgarh Garden Resort Khadimnagar, Sylhet.
- Mobile: +88-01926-667444, 01747-200100, 01712-027722.
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: www.nazimgarh.com
- 110, Tejgaon Industrial Area (2nd Floor), Tejgaon, Dhaka.
- Phone: 02-8870579, 01730-712600, 01729-097849
There are 3 types of teres, small bungalows, and big villas to stay in the nazimgarh garden resort built in proximity to natural beauty. And the room rent is different from the class. It costs from Rs 11,500 to Rs 25,000 to book rooms for a night here. Nazimgarh Garden Resort has attractive packages and discounts at different times. 15% VAT and 10% service charges are applicable with all fares.
Nasta of 2 people is provided as complimentary with room booking at Nazimgarh Garden Resort. It also has Bangladeshi, Thai, Continental, Chinese and Indian food. And all arrangements have been made to organize indoor-outdoor parties for the convenience of guests.
Various facilities of Nazimgarh Garden Resort:
- Continuous power and telephone system
- Conference Room
- Tea and coffee making equipment
- WiFi facility
- Swimming pool
- The sap
- Picnic or education tour arrangements
- Support on foreign money exchanges
20.Satchori National Park/সাতছড়ি জাতীয় উদ্যান
In 2005, the satchori national park was established in Raghunandan hills in Chunarughat Upazila of Habiganj district of Sylhet division with about 243 hectares. The place is named after seven mountain rhymes or waterfalls located in the naturally built Satchori National Park. Earlier, Satchari National Park was known as ‘Raghunandan Hill Reserve Forest.’
Satchori National Park includes about 145 species of plants. The forest also has 6 species of migratory animals, 18 species of reptiles, 24 species of mammals, and about 149 species. Among the animals found in Satchori National Park are mechobagh (tiger species), meteors, hanuman, pig, monkeys, glasses hanuman, and various snake species. Birds include redhead trungon, dhanesh, dove, parrot, eagle, maina, etc. There are 9 tea gardens, tribal and local villages, and cropland around Satchhari National Park. As a result, the lifestyle of families living in the park’s vicinity is mostly dependent on forest resources.
What you will see in Satchori National Park
3 trail in the forest has been constructed under a fantastic program for tourist travel facility.
Half hour trail:
If you travel on this 1 km long trail, you will travel to Tippara, the only village in the forest.
** One hour trail:
There is no alternative to this trail if you want to know the variety of animals and plants in Satchori Park.
The trail, which extends up to 6 km, is ideal for bird-loving tourists. At the edge of this trail is the Agar forest.
If you want to track in the forest, you will get a guide from the Search or Information Centre of Satchori Park at Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 as per the trail. Take a guide to avoiding risks if you want to enter the deep forest, even if you have maps on the office premises.
Tree Adventure Activity or Tree Activity
Tree Activist or Tree Adventure has recently been launched at Satchora National Park to add a different dimension to travel for travel crazy tourists. Here is a chance to do various adventure activists on trees for Rs 100.
Park Entry Costs
To enter the Satchori Park, any adult man or woman has to pay the equivalent of Rs. 20 per person, 10 taka per person to the adult children and students, and $5 per person for foreigners’ entry. Also, if you want to have a picnic in Satchori National Park, there is an opportunity to enter the park at the rate of Rs 10 per person. And parking in the park requires a fee of Rs 25 per car.
How to Go
Shaistaganj to Satchori National Park
It will also cost Rs 20 per person to reach Chunarughat from Shaistaganj to Local CNG at a fare of Rs 20 per person from Satchhari in another CNG. You can also rent CNG directly from Shaistaganj to Satchori if you want.
Satchori from Dhaka via Noapara
It will cost Rs 15 to Rs 20 to get off Dhaka by train to Noapara railway station and board CNG to Jagdish Temuinna (Te-Mohana). Jagdish will get off at the gate of Satchori National Park in CNG at Rs 15 on a bus from Temuinna to Chunarughat. But if you want to go to Satchhari via Noapara, make sure that the train stops at Noapara station, and if it does not stop, there is no reason to worry.
Where to eat
There is no such arrangement for eating and drinking in Satchori National Park. But there are a few grocery stores, so transport with food and water as needed and like.
Where to stay
There is no such arrangement to stay at night in Satchori National Park. However, if you want to stay in the forest department’s rest house or camping in the forest, you will need the forest department’s consent. Hotel Jamil, Hotel Sonartari, Hotel Amad, and other general quality residential hotels in Habiganj city rent Rs 400 to Rs 2500. Besides, you can spend the night at Tk. 700 to Rs. 1000 at Nisarg Side Hill College (01731-977807) located near the entrance of Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary. And to stay at the 5-star Palace Luxury Resort in The Bahoobal Upazila, you have to count 7 to 20,000 rupees.
Satchori National Park Travel Advice
- Satchori Park does not have a mobile network so inform your family or loved ones about your location before entering the forest.
- Avoid entering the depths of the forest without a guide.
- Don’t disturb the wild animals.
- Do not spoil the atmosphere of the park by throwing dirt.
- Group 1 or 2 people in the interest of security and reduce costs without coming on a trip.
- Be careful about the joker when traveling in the forest during the rainy season.
- Leave the park as soon as evening.
Lalakhal is located in the divisional city of Sylhet Jaintapur Upazila. The Lalakhal river has entered Bangladesh from the Cherapunji Hills in India, about 35 km from Sylhet. Rivers, mountains, forests, tea gardens, and various species of trees have given unique features to the nature of Lalakhal. You have to visit Lalakhal to see the Jyotsna wash river or cloud hills and river scene in a full moon. The water in Lalakhal is very muddy during the rainy season. So November to March, winter is the right time to visit Lalakhal.
Blue, green, and transparent water are seen in different parts of Lalakhal. If you want, you can go to Lalakhal in a speedboat or boat over the river with a transparent water queue in the Tamaybil section. The 45-minute journey will keep you speechless with the beauty of Lalakhal. There are no boats in the river after dusk, so it’s best to go back in the evening. It would be wise to prepare for the night to be fascinated by the form of Lalakhal.
How to go to Lalakhal:
Sylhet to Lalakhal: To travel from Sylhet to Lalakhal, you can come to Sarighat by bus from Osmani Children’s Park or Children’s Park in Dhopadidhi in the city. Sarighat is located between Sylhet and Jaflong. You will get CNG-powered autorickshaws from Sarighat to Lalakhal. If you want to go to Lalakhal by the river, you will find various engine-powered trawlers and boats here. You will get buses and legunas from Lalakhal till 8 pm to return to Sylhet.
The microbus from Sylhet to Lalakhal will cost Rs 2000 to Rs 3000. It will cost Rs 40 to Rs 60 to go to Sarighat on a bus or lagoon. It will cost Rs 1200 to Rs 1500 to reach Lalakhal in an engine-powered boat from Sarighat and Rs 1500 to Rs 2000 to go on a speedboat. If you want to go to Lalakhal at a low cost, you will see autos standing in rows on the road to Lalakhal on the right, just ahead of the mosque on the north side of the Sarighat Bridge. These serial-based autos are rented at Rs 15 per person. You can see the earthly view of green water as soon as you get off the auto and go to Lalakhal Ghat.
If you want to rent a colorful boat camped here, you’ll need to pay Rs. 500 to Rs. 700 and rent a boat for less money and then cross the kheya to the boats without camps on the other side of the river. There are serials of boats, and you can rent for Rs 300 to Rs 400 for the time you want.
Where to stay in Lalakhal
You can book at the Northern Resort to spend the night on the banks of Lalakhal. They have their transport system for guests to visit Sylhet. You can also contact Nazimgarh Resort in Khadimnagar near Lalakhal in advance because the season can have all the room books in the resort.
Nazimgarh resort has the opportunity to spend the night on the terrace, small bungalows, and big villains. This resort is full of modern aa-convenient facilities. The premier room of Nazimgarh Resort is rented at Rs 7000 per night, and the presidential switch is Rs 15,000.
But it is convenient to return to Sylhet to stay. Lala Bazar and Dargah Road in Sylhet have many standard rest houses at low rent where you will get a variety of rooms for Rs 400 to Rs 1000. You can also stay in hotels like Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Dargah Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc., as per your needs and budget.
What to eat in Lalakhal
Pansi, five brothers, or palki restaurants in the Jindabazar area of Sylhet can eat various desi local food at affordable prices. Bahari food from these restaurants is one of the attractions of tourists. There are also different quality restaurants in Sylhet city, and you can eat anywhere you like.
22.Hakaluki Haor/হাকালুকি হাওড়
Hakaluki Haor is the largest freshwater wetland in Bangladesh, with 5 Upazilas in Sylhet and Moulvibazar. Hakaluki Haor is the largest freshwater wetland in Bangladesh. It also has about 100 species of local birds. Travelers rushed to The Hakaluki Haor in awe of the beet land, the native life, and the migratory birds.
During a trip to Hakaluki Haor
The Hawkaluki Haor is the best place to see the guest birds from November to February. At this time, the noise of the guest birds around The Haor is mouthed. And during the rainy season, The Haor forms the sea. So if you want to enjoy your son during the rainy season, you have to come this time in June-August.
How to Go
Route Plan One
You first have to come to Kulaura in the Moulvibazar district to go from Dhaka to Hakaluki Haor. Autorickshaws or rickshaws can be hired from Kulaura and taken directly to Haor. From Kulaura to Hakaluki Haor, it takes an autorickshaw fare of Tk. 100 to Rs. 150, and the rickshaw fare is Rs. 60 to Rs. 100.
Dhaka to Kulaura: You can travel from Dhaka to Sylhet on any bus to Kulaura. Buses from Fakirapul, Gabtoli, Saidabad, Mahakhali, and Abdullahpur bus terminals in Dhaka leave for Sylhet. AC buses ply on green lines, Saudia, S Alam, Shyamoli, and Ena transport, with fares from Kulaura between Rs 700 and Rs 900. Besides, non-AC buses from Dhaka to Sylhet will get non-AC buses of Shyamoli, Hanif, Unique, Ana transport at a fare of Rs 350 to Rs 400 per person.
You can choose upobon, jayantika, Parbat, or Kalni express train from Kamalapur or the Airport Railway Station to Kulaura by train from Dhaka as your travel companions. The fare is Rs 150 to Rs 500 per train per person from class to class.
Route Plan Two
The upobon express from Kamalapur or airport railway station to Sylhet at night has to board the station Maijgaon just before Sylhet. Only 1 km from Maijgaon has to come up to Fenchuganj Bazar. If you want, you can also come to Fenchuganj market with autorickshaws. At Al Mumin Restaurant in Fenchuganj Market, you can come to the boat after breakfast and bargain (about 10 to 15 people) for 3 to 4,000 taka a day by walking around the Kushiyara river bank and roaming around the Hakaluki Haor.
Where to stay
2-4 people can easily spend the night in the cottages of the Bill Ezadars in Howrey with the bill owner’s permission. But the moments of camping in the Bill area at night will give you lifelong joy. You can also spend the night in the neighboring Upazila town of Barlekha. But if you want to stay at night, you have to think about your safety.
Where to eat
When you talk to the boatman during a trip to Hakaluki Haor, the boatman will cook and feed you if you do the necessary shopping. You can also travel with light food like biscuits, tea, bread, food, water, etc., while boarding a boat. If you can manage working people in a Howrah, you can have lunch with them with rice and fish curry for a small amount of money. Cow buffalo milk is available at a very low price in Howre.
Take a trip to Hakaluki.
For camping, there are taboos, raincoats, large backpacks, jackets when it’s winter, shoes suitable for walking in mud and water, towel, binoculars, cameras, essential batteries, power banks, dry food, torch, and first aid equipment.
23.Dibir Haor/ডিবির হাওড়
Dibir Haor is located at the foot of the Hills bordering Bangladesh India at Jaintapur in Sylhet. The distance from Sylhet city to Dibir Haor is 42 km. There are a total of four bills called Yam, DB, Harfkata, Kendri Bill. After the rainy season, the bills became the state of waterlily.
Then thousands of red curses spread across all the bills. In the morning, thousands of red curses light up the surroundings. May nature decorate the bills with a red curse in the sweetness of their wishes. A morning on the shapla bill is enough to remember any travel father for the rest of his life. Dibir haor has also gained recognition as Shapala Bill.
There is also a ruined temple about two hundred years old. It is said that a king from the Kingdom of Jainta was drowned somewhere in Dibir Haor. It’s said that the temple was built for him. There is also the burial place of King Ram Singh between Harfkata and Dibir Bill. In winter, the reign of the migratory birds started all over this Howrah. At that time, the guests of various species like Sadabak, Jalmayuri, and Pankauri face the mill of birds around Dibir Haor.
When to go
The red shapala flowers of Dibir haor are usually seen from September to December. November is the best time. And to see the form of waterlily, you have to reach before the sunlight blooms. In the early hours of the morning, thousands of shapalas matched themselves in the water of the bill to flash their beauty.
The way to go
Dibir Haor from Sylhet:
You have to rent a bus, CNG autorickshaw, or private car from Sylhet and come to Jaintapur. It may take Rs 1500 to Rs 1800 to reserve CNG-powered autorickshaws for the entire day. A little further ahead of Jaintapur Market will see the Dibir Haor Camp of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). Shapala Bill’s position is 1 km from the side of this camp. If you want to come to Dibir Haor from Kadamatli in Sylhet by bus, you will reach Dibir Bill by walking only 1 km along the village road if you get off the bus in Jaintapur market and go 2 km in front of Dibir Haor camp. A boat trip to Shapla Bill may be a fare of Rs 300 to Rs 400.
Where to stay
Some resorts have been set up on Tamabil Jaintapur Road, and if you want, you can stay in those resorts or return to Sylhet to stay. Sylhet city has a variety of hotels as per the requirements and affordable. There are some impressive hotels in Sylhet, such as the Hill Town Hotel, the Gulshan Hotel, the Dargah Gate Hotel, the Surma Hotel, and Kaikobad Hotel. There are also several traditional rest houses in the City’s Lalbazar area, which can easily spend the night at Rs. 400 to Rs. 3000.
Where to eat
There are no restaurants near Shapla Bill, so you can bring food as needed.
So, which best place in Sylhet are you going to visit first?