Anyone travelling in and around Sreemongol is sure to be greeted by quivers green tea gardens that stretch over miles and miles of hilly areas, not to speak of the whispering birds and shading trees besides the pineapple and lemon gardens.
Just outside of BTRI is Neelkantha Tea Cabin – a fabulous tea stall and another attraction of Sreemongol where tea gardener Ramesh Ram Gour sells tea of a variety of colours and flavours.
Around sreemongol town there are a number of natural lakes. Just a ten-minute rickshaw ride on the College Road takes one to Varaura Lake, which is surrounded by lush green tea gardens. Rajghat Lake is a bit far from the town. For a 30-minute drive either Kalighat Road or Sindurkhan Road may be taken from Sreemongol town. Moreover, about 10 kilometres east of Sreemongol town is the legendary Madhabpur Lake inside Patrakhola Tea Estate. Water lilies of diverse colours in the lake, pedestrian paths along the bank, as well as the tweeting of numerous birds in winter make it a place worth visiting.
Besides tea gardens, hills, forests and lakes, Sreemongol has also been enriched by the beauty of beels and haors (i.e. swamplands). With an area of 600 square kilometres, Baikka Beel is situated there. On the east of Hayeel Haor Baikka Beel comprises 100 hectares of swampland. Following a governmental decision, this swampland has been conserved as a refuge for local fish since 2003.
In winter this swampland is inhabited by migratory as well as local birds. In addition to the wishpering of diverse species of birds, the beauty of different flowers including water lilies enchant tourists. An observation tower has been built there for the convenience of tourist.
Although most tourists visit Baikka Beel during winter, this swampland assumes an unparalleled beauty in the rainy season.
The best possible time to visit Sreemongol is between January-December.