Friendly Sylhet is a divisional capital with a
pronounced small-town feel, its congested
streets and bustling roadside markets
chipping in with requisite measures of
sights, sounds and smells. The town,
however, also gives off a strong underlying
sense of economic prosperity. The majority
of British Bangladeshis hail from here, and
those with stronger ties to the homeland
continue to visit their families regularly and
pour money back into the local economy.
This has helped create a city that is more
modern than other comparable urban
centres in Bangladesh. For tourists, it also
means the availability of better hotels and
restaurants, easier access to creature
comforts and a disproportionately large
local population that speaks good English.
Sylhet, of course, is best known for its tea.
This is where the country’s commercial tea
production first began, and a few of the
region's 130-odd tea estates are walking
distance from the city centre.
VISITORS CAN VISIT :
Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal:
This fascinating and atmospheric shrine of
the revered 14th-century Sufi saint Shah
Jalal is one of Bangladesh's biggest
pilgrimage sites. Housing a
mosque (masjid) and the main
tomb (mazar), the complex is accessed via
an open staircase from the East Darga
Gate entrance. Shah Jalal’s tomb is
covered with rich brocade, and the space
around it is illuminated with candles in the
evenings, lending a magical feel. Non-
Muslims can enter (dress conservatively).
Shoes have to be removed at the steps.
The saint's sword and robes are preserved
within the mosque, but aren’t on display.
You can also walk around the hillside
graveyard behind the shrine, dotted with
tombs. Being buried near the saint is
considered a great honour.
The pond at the northern end of the
complex is filled with sacred catfish that are
fed by pilgrims and are, according to
legend, metamorphosed black magicians of
the Hindu raja Gour Govinda, who was
defeated by Shah Jalal in 1303.
This is the excellent place for travellers
who love nature. Near Bangladesh-India
border; famous for crystal water, stone,
hills, green & wide landscape
Lawacherra Rain Forest:
Lawacherra Rain Forest is one of the
important & well-reserved forests in
Bangladesh. Here visitor may see gibbons
swimming through the trees and birds like
bee-eater owls parrot. It is a good habitat of
deer, leopard, wild chicken, squirrel, and
python. Don't miss it especially if you are
bird watcher. The terrain is hilly and
vegetation is fairly thick. Only one rare
Chloroform tree of Asia is here and a prime
attraction of travel
Madhabkunda surrounded by lush tea
estates and full of waters lilies is a unique
one. Magurchara ruined gas & oil reserved
field, which was inadvertently blown up
while digging and was burning a 500 ft
(150 m) height for more than 3 months. A
lot of burnt trees now carrying the symbols
of disaster. Ever where a lot of rubber &
lemon plantation form a beautiful
landscape. And you can have a visit to
Sri Mangal is famous for the largest tea
gardens of the world covered by lush green
carpet. One can have a look into the
spectacular tea processing at Tea
Research Institute. Bangladesh produces
and exports a large quantity of high quality
tea every year. Most of the tea estates are
in Sri Mangal. It is called "The land of two
leaves and a bud". It is also called camellia,
green carpet or Tea Mountain. There are a
lot of tea estates including the largest one
in the world. Make sure to take the taste
the seven layer tea at Sri Mangal. The
terraced tea garden, pineapple, rubber and
lemon plantations from a beautiful
landscape. It is known as the tea capital in
Bangladesh. Just offer entering into the tea
estates the nice smells and green beauty
will lead you many kilometres away. Also,
visit the Mini Zoo created by Sirishranjan in
1972. The best time to see the tea
plantations is during rainy season, which is
when the tea is harvested by women in
bright saris. Photographers often visit
during this time.
Situated amidst splendid panorama,
Tamabil is a border outpost on Sylhet-
Shilong Road about 55 km away from
Sylhet town. Besides enchanting views of
the area one can also have a glimpse of the
waterfalls across the border from Tamabil.
Jaflong is also a scenic spot nearby amidst
tea gardens and rate beauty of rolling
stones from hills.The natural view has
gotten effected due to rock quarring. It's
located in the Bangladesh-India border
Ratargul Swamp Forest is a freshwater
swamp forest located in Goainghat, Sylhet.
It's known as 2nd sundarban of
Bangladesh. It is the only swamp forest
located in Bangladesh and one of the few
freshwater swamp forest in the world.
WHERE TO EAT :
you can enjoy delicious local food and
drinks and special teas of sylhet. The foods
of sylhet are quite interesting and yummy.
There are so many traditional and famous
restaurents. Panshi is one of them this is
the most known food place of sylhet.
Sizzling Restaurant, Rose View Hotel.
Silver Palace, noya sorok.
Eatopia, Barutkhana, Zindabazar
Chiangmai Chinese Restaurant.
Alpine Restaurant (traditional)
Paktoon, Rose View Hotel.
Pearl Orient, Rose View hotel.
Four Season, Rose View Hotel.
Sizzling Restaurant, Rose View Hotel.
Exotica Restaurant, Hotel Supreme.
Dinette Restaurant, Hotel Fortune
Manipuri bazar, Lamabazar Point. A big
area with lots of shopping mall for famous
hand weave Manipuri Shari and fabric
Woondal Restaurant, east Zindabazar
Spicy Restaurant, Sylhet City Centre,
10th floor, Zindabazar.
Sylhet Monipuri Sharee
Ghor, Lamabazar Point, +880
1924330175. 10AM-10PM. All types of
monipuri sarees, salwar & other clothes
for both man & woman.Quality of clothes
are high & medium & price is not much.
Panshi Restaurant, Zindabazar. It is
located at the heart of the city and is
known for its cheap and delicious food.
WHERE TO LIVE:
there are so many amazing and beautiful
resorts and hotels in sylhet. is the most
renowned international hotel. It is at the top
of the living places to visitors who come to
THE GRAND SULTAN :
The one & only five star resort in the Sylhet
region of Bangladesh. Equipped with all
modern state of the art amenities and
facilities, located in Srimongal (the tea
capital of Bangladesh), around four hours
drive from Dhaka. This resort is the true
combination of ultimate luxury, gracious
hospitality and admirable greenery.
Classified in 08 categories with 135 hotel
rooms and suites Grand Sultan welcomes
you in Sylhet to enjoy your holiday or
vacation with comfort and luxury.
Rooms and suites:
A combination of design, space and a
peaceful faraway outlook of tea garden,
lake or swimming pool, There are 135
rooms of 08 categories consisting of both
rooms and suites, ranging from King,
Queen, Triple, Executive Suites, Family
Suites and the exclusive Presidential Suite
(Raj Prashad). The high speed Wi-Fi
facilities in each of our guest rooms and in
the Lobby area and the Business Center
allow you to keep in touch with home and
Hotel nirvana inn
Hotel la vista.
HOW TO GO:
Dhaka to Sylhet By Bus
The transportation to Sylhet from the capital
city has some nice and cozy bus services,
flexible to all classes of people. The roads
are smooth, you will be amazed to see the
roadside scenario and lifestyle throughout
the way. There are three kinds of coaches
available from dawn to midnight in every
half an hour. Executive AC will cost around
1100-1200 tk per seat. Another Econonomy
AC seat is for 750-1000 tk. For budget
transportation people use a non AC chair
coach, which is 350-500tk per seat.
Here is a helpful list of offered bus services
for this journey.
Al Mobarak Paribahan Non AC 400
Ena Paribahan Non AC 470
Ena Paribahan AC Economy 750
Green Line AC Economy 850
Green Line AC Executive 110
Hanif Enterprise Non AC 400
You can take a night journey for saving
your time, but it will be a sheer unjust to
your tourist entity. There is no word to give
details about the landscape on your way to
Sylhet. You will discover thousands of
shades of green in the working field of
planters. Nearing destination, magnificent
view of tea gardens, their functioning tea-
workers with a basket over their head, will
give you gesture, to come and forget all
urban sufferings. So, if you want to spend
some more time than a regular weekend, I
recommend you a rhythmic train journey.
Bangladesh Railway has four intercity
express trains, helping you to travel
effortless. Here is chart of them, with their
(Tk) Off Day
Express 6:40 13:35 150-
Express 12:00 19:50 150-
Upaban 21:50 5:30 150- Wednes
Express 1020 day
Express 16:00 22:45 150-
But it will be wise to make sure about train
schedules from their website or station.
Journey by air is the fastest medium of
travel and there is more than a few
companies to fly you to Sylhet. There is
highly professional Osmani International
Airport, third international airport in
Bangladesh. Biman Bangladesh is the
government oriented airline and the others
are from the private sector, serving there.
Name Departure Arrival Price (Tk)
Biman Bangladesh 6:00/16:30 6:40/17:10 4000-6600
United Airways 17:35 18:25 6000-8500
NovoAir 13:10 13:50