• Bisnakandi:

“This is where many layers of the Khasi Mountain meet at a single point from both sides. Flowing from above is a high fall. Adding to its charm are dark clouds hugging the mountain in the rainy season”

Bisnakandi is mostly a quarry like Jaflong. Winter is not a suitable time to visit Bisnakandi due to mechanised mining and stone-laden boats and Lorries. The absence of such nuisance makes the rainy season the perfect time to visit the beautiful Bisnakandi that coalesces the charms of high mountains, sinuous rivers, graceful falls and dancing clouds.

The best possible time to visit Bisnakandi is between April -September.

Information need to know

  • There is no Dine facility in Bisnakandhi. If needed tourist has to take packed food from Sylhet.
  • There is no accommodation facilitity in Bisnakandhi. If needed tourist has to stay in Sylhet.
  • Since Bisnakandhi Zero Point is literally Bangladesh- India Border, Tourist should take extra care.
  • During summer it might be dusty and hot, need care for under age and seniors.
  • At Monsoon sometimes it may affected by flush flood. So get weather information is advisable. 
  • There is no police station Bisnakandi. As it is under Gowainghat Thana of Sylhet District for any help need to call Officer In charge- 01920393533, UNO- 01730331036

Lalakhal

Lalakhal, is another top tourist attraction in Jaintapur Upazilla, 44 k.m. Distance from Sylhet City, is covered with hills, natural forests, tea gardens, and rivers under the Jainta Hill which comprises part of the Meghalaya Ranges of India. Flowing from the Indian part, the river Myntdu enters Lalakhal as the Saree and meets the river Guaiyan after passing Sarighat. Over a stretch of nearly 12 km of the river from Lalakhal to Sarighat, the colour of the water stays transparent green in winter (as well as in other seasons when it does not rain) due to the minerals flowing with water and the sandy river bed.

A tourist can experience green water river, Range of mountain and Tea Garden- at once in Lalakhal. Tourists usually travel to Sarighat, which is 42 km away from Sylhet city centre, by road and then hire a boat to reach Lalakhal. The one-and-a-quarter hour (mechanised-) boat ride over this crystal green water with lush green hills on both sides of the river is a soothing sight for any nature lovers”.

The best possible time to visit Lalakhal is in monsoon between April –November and in winter between December-February.

At the eastern bank of river Saree, there is the ‘Lalakhal Tea Garden’.  A tourist can experience green water river, Range of mountain and Tea Garden- at once in Lalakhal.

Information need to know

  • Lalakhal is place, Tourist may visit in winter and monsoon both season.
  • During winter may enjoy the serenity of Saree River, where monsoon offers the eternal greenery and cloud Drench Mountains.
  • There is Dine facility in Lalakhal. Nazimgarh has a world class nature Resort Wilderness in Lalakhal Nazimgarh Resort runs a cosy restaurant named River Queen located on the bank of the Sari and open to all tourists.
  • There is accommodation facilitity in Bisnakandhi. Nazimgarh Resorts operates ‘Adventure Tent Camp’ in Lalakhal which is open to tourist during winter. 
  • At the eastern bank of river Saree, there is the ‘Lalakhal Tea Garden.
  • There is no police station in Lalakhal. As it is under Jainitapur Thana of Sylhet District for any help need to call Officer In In charge- 01713374377, UNO- 01730331037.
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Jaflong

About 62 km north-east from Sylhet city, Jaflong is in the East Jaflong Union under Guainghat Upazilla. Due to its heart-touching scenario Jaflong is still a ‘must-see’ destination for tourists visiting Sylhet. Flowing from the north Khasi mountains, the river Dauki enters Bangladesh under the name ‘Piyain’, along the bank of which lies the spectacular Jaflong. Visitors can hire boats to go to the Zero Point and see the beautiful hanging bridge over the Dauki. Just across the river on the western side are the villages Sangrampunji and Nakshiapunji, which are accessible through ferries or rented boats. Just beside Nakshiapunji is Jaflong Tea Garden which is a top tourist attraction.

“Though tourists come in large numbers in winter, one has to visit Jaflong in the rainy season to see the real beauty of the falls cascading from lush green mountains”

On the way to Jaflong visitors usually take a recess at Tamabil, which is about 7 kilometres away from Jaflong. It is mainly a land custom and immigration check post, behind which is a war cemetery, where martyred freedom fighters were buried in 1971, along the Bangladesh-India border.


On the way to Tamabil is Jaintapur Upazilla Sadar where tourists usually stop for a while to see the ruins of an ancient royal palace. It was not until 1830 that the independent province of Jaintiapur was invaded and brought under the British Empire. Some megalithic monuments still stand testimony to the rich past of the Khasi tribe. Not far from the Upazilla Council is the Citrus Research Centre boasting of gardens with local vegetation such as tezpata, sathkora and many other fruits. Adding to the beauty of this research centre is a plethora of cascading waterfalls flowing from the Khasi Mountains of India. Situated between Jaintapur and Tamabil is Sreepur which is a popular picnic spot. Travelling through Jaintapur to Tamabil in the monsoon is once-in-a-lifetime experience. Lush green tall Khasi Mountains stand upright beside the road. The stunning beauty of white clouds and gushing waterfalls flowing from the green mountains fascinates locals and tourists alike. It is really amazing to have a cup of coffee and see the wonderful beauty of the Khasi Hill, Piyan River, and the Hanging Bridge of Dawki. Though tourists come in large numbers in winter, one has to visit Jaflong in the rainy season to see the real beauty of the falls cascading from lush green mountains. As Sylhet witnesses an extended rainy season the perfect time to visit Jalfong is between April and October.

Information need to know

  • Jaflong is place, Tourist may visit in winter and monsoon both season. But, in the rainy season you can see the real beauty of the falls cascading from lush green mountains.
  • There is Dine facility in Jaflong. ‘Café Sengrampunji’ a restaurant run by Nazimghar Resort is found in the Khasi village Sengrampunji on the West side of the river.
  • There is little bit accommodation facilitity in Jaflong. Near to Tamabil there is a Guest house run by BGB. Before that near to Sreepur there is ‘Jaintia Hill Resort’. Besides, there is a World class Resort named as ‘Nazimgarh Wilderness Resorts’. But most of Visitor prefers to stay in Hotel/ Resorts in Sylhet town as it is just a journey of maximum 2 hours.
  • Since Jaflong Zero Point is literally Bangladesh- India Border, Tourist should take exta care.
  • During summer it might be dusty and hot, need care for under age and seniors. At Monsoon sometimes it may affected by flush flood. So get weather information is advisable. 
  • There is no police station in Jaflong. As it is under Gowainghat Thana of Sylhet District for any help need to call Officer In charge- 01920393533, UNO- 01730331036.
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Tanguar hoar

At the foot of the Meghalaya ranges in the middle of Tahirpur and Dharmapasha Upazilla in Sunamganj district and about 80 km north-east from Sylhet is a vast swampland popularly known as Tangoar Haor that spans over an area of nearly 100 square kilometres. Cascading from the Meghalaya about 30 waterfalls flow into this large water body engendering a charm that is truly rare. In 2000, it was internationally recognised as a Ramseur site. After the Sundarbans, it is the second Ramseur site in Bangladesh. Prior to that, in 1999, the government of Bangladesh earmarked Tangoar Haor as an ecologically critical area.

“Tangoar Haor, which is a crucial hub for biodiversity, is home to a diverse range of birds. In winter, numerous migratory birds join the local birds giving rise to an eye-soothing abundance of fauna”.



Tangoar Haor, which is a crucial hub for biodiversity, is home to a diverse range of birds. In winter, numerous migratory birds join the local birds giving rise to an eye-soothing abundance of fauna. There are a total of 51 species of birds. Besides rare species of Palace eagles and large grey king storks from among the migratory birds, the swampland is inhabited by numerous local species of birds including vultures, seagulls and cranes in addition to six species of mammals, four species of snakes, six species of turtles, seven species of lizards as well as rare species of amphibians. 

According to Professor Ali Reza Khan, Tangoar Haor is inhabited by a total of 250 species of birds, 140 species of fish, more than 12 species of frogs, over 150 species of reptiles and over 1,000 invertebrates. 

The best possible time to visit Tangoar Haor is in monsoon between April –November and in winter between December-February.

Information need to know

  • Tangoar Haor is worth visiting in winter (December to February) when tourists would be greeted by thousands of local and migratory species of birds, as well as in the rainy season (June to August) when bustling waves together with incessant rains and Meghalayan clouds create a scene that charms all and sundry.
  • In the rainy season you should not visit there without a life jacket and other necessary precautions in view of the rough, wavy waterline, despite the unparalleled splendour that this large water body exhibits in this season. 
  • There is no Dine facility in Tangoar Haor. Food may consume at Tahipur Bazar or Takerghat/ Borsora Bazar. Even boat man may arrange fresh fish at their boat.
  • There is little bit accommodation facilities near Tangoar Haor. There is only one hotel in Tahirpur Bazar and this too is a low-quality one. Besides this, there is a bungalow owned by the District Council where one can stay overnight with prior permission. The mine project at Takerghat also has a bungalow of its own.
  • Using life-jacket is mandatory during visit in Tangoar haor at monsoon. 
  • As it is under Tahirpur Thana Of Sunamgonj District for any help need to call UNO- 01716192749.
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Ratargul Swamp Forest

Sylhet the only freshwater swamp forest in Bangladesh located in Gowain River, Fatehpur Union, Gowainghat, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Despite its existence over a vast stretch of swampland in the not too distant past, the swamp forest now occupies an area of only two square kilometres. A dense forest comprising mostly native hijol and koroch trees, Ratargul offers a sanctuary for different species of birds, monkeys, snakes and other reptiles.

“A dense forest comprising mostly native hijol and koroch trees, Ratargul offers a sanctuary for different species of birds, monkeys, snakes and other reptiles”.


Ratargul is in close proximity of three rivers. Flowing respectively from the south and the east, the Chenger Khal and the Kafna meet near Ratargul and head north towards Guainghat under the nomenclature Guain. Once upon a time, the swamp forest occupied the banks of all these rivers. The water of these rivers makes its way into the forest and leaves it marooned under 15 to 20 feet water in the rainy season. With the bottom half of the dense forest covered under water and the top half visible with its multitudes of shades falling on crystal-clear water underneath, Ratargul makes for a sight that can soothe even the most uninterested of eyes.


The best time to visit Ratargul Swamp Forest is early in the morning or early in the evening in the rainy season. That’s when one would be enthralled by the existence of the local fauna including different species of birds and monkeys. As the water recedes with the departure of the rainy season it becomes muddy. And in winter it is possible to roam about the forest on foot. 

The best possible time to visit Ratargul Swamp Forest is between April –October.

Information need to know

  • There is no accommodation facility in Ratargul. As it is close to City itself, tourist may stay at hotels in Sylhet.
  • There is no Dine facility in Ratargul. If needed tourist has to take packed food from Sylhet.
  • Since Ratargul is a ecologicaly sensitive area tourist need to care of garbage. 
  • There is no police station Ratargul. As it is under Gowainghat Thana of Sylhet District for any help need to call Officer In charge- 01920393533, UNO- 01730331036.
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Sreemangal

Sreemongol is a small administrative unit under Moulvibazar district in Sylhet. Despite being an Upazilla, Sreemongol has long been credited as a top tourist attraction having earned its recognition as a town as early as the beginning of the19th century. Even though the first ever tea garden in Sylhet – Malnichara – was established near Sylhet city in 1854, large tea estates eventually found their niche in Sreemongol town and the surrounding hills and mountains. The only tea research institute in Bangladesh – BTRI – which is a popular tourist destination is also situated in this town. Of the 138 tea gardens in Greater Sylhet, 38 are situated in Sreemongol, and this number would be no fewer than 60 when added to gardens in the surrounding areas. 

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 wishpering birds and shading trees besides the pineapple and lemon gardens. With permission one can enter the facility and be fascinated by splendid flower gardens, age-old tea plants, a tea factory, a testing lab and many more.

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. 

Information need to know

  • There is good accommodation facility in Sreemongol. ‘Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf’ is a luxurious accommodation provider in Sreemongol. Another Luxurious Resort Dusai also 15 km distance only. 
  • There is no Dine facility in Sreemongol. Sreemongol has many restaurants from budget to luxurious. ‘Kutumbari Restaurant’ in the main town is one of them.
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Pantuma

Panthumai – a village from West Jaflong Union under Guainghat Upazilla – is another tourism hub in Sylhet, and about 80 km north from Sylhet. The village, which is very near to the east Khasia hill of the Meghalaya ranges, boasts of an eye-catching fall popularly known as Borhill Fall. Though the main fall is geographically located in the Indian Territory, people can enjoy its enormous splendour head-on. Flowing from the Borhill Fall is a branch of the river Piyain that heads west and leads to Bisnakandi, another major tourist spot.

The village, which is very near to the east Khasia hill of the Meghalaya ranges, boasts of an eye-catching fall popularly known as Borhill Fall.



In addition to the splendid fall, the Guainghat-Pangthumai Road itself is a sight for the sore eye. As one heads east, the enormous mountain ranges appear to come closer and turn from blue to green gradually. And the clouds and the falls playing hide and seek are sure to fill one with awe. The best possible time to visit Pangthumai is between April and mid-October.

Information need to know

  • There is no accommodation facility in Pangthumai. As it is close to City itself, tourist may stay at hotels in Sylhet.
  • There is no Dine facility in Pangthumai. But may have some local food at Mathurtol Bazar. If needed tourist has to take packed food from Sylhet.
  • Panthuami is Bangladesh- India Border, Tourist should take exta care. At Monsoon sometimes it may affected by flush flood. So get weather information is advisable. 
  • There is no police station Panthumai . As it is under Gowainghat Thana Of Sylhet District for any help need to call Officer In charge- 01920393533, UNO- 01730331036
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Lovachora

Lovachora is a bordering area from Kanaighat Upazilla in the eastern part of Sylhet district, and about 62 km north from Sylhet, which is somewhat fortified from northeast to northwest by the Meghalayan ranges. It is essentially a quarry where stones and boulders are mined, besides an age-old tea garden.

The shades of far-flung hills falling on the crystal clear streams of the Lova make for a heavenly sight.


Visit to Lovachora involves with a boat journey from Kanaighat Sodor. As the boat moves east, it will soon reach the confluence of three rivers. Flowing respectively from the south and north, the Borak and the Lova meet at one point, assume the name Surma and flow west towards Sylhet city.  

The shades of far-flung hills falling on the crystal clear streams of the Lova make for a heavenly sight. The Lovachora Tea Garden is spread over a wide area from the river bank to the slopes of the hills. Still preserved in the garden is a tea factory ravaged in the War of Liberation in 1971. Together with an antique cottage, it is a must-see for visitors. The hilltop cottage is popularly known as Fergusson Bungalow, named after the Fergusson family who set up the tea garden. 

What’s more, subject to the permission from the border patrol force BGB, tourists can go to the source of the Lova and see the hanging bridge which connects two hills on the other side of the border. The best possible time to visit Lovachora is between April and mid-October.

Information need to know

  • There is no accommodation facility in Lovachora. If needed may stay at local hotel in Kanaighat.
  • There is no Dining facility in Kanaighat. But may have some local food at Kanaighat Bazar. If needed tourist has to take packed food from Sylhet.
  • After crossing the Tea garden, it is extreme border of Bangladesh- India. Very often there is BGB petrol team. Without their permission it’s not wise to go further. At Monsoon sometimes it may affected by flush flood. So getting weather information is advisable. 
  • There is no police station Lovachora . As it is under Kanaighat Thana Of Sylhet District for any help need to call UNO- 01911737922
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Jadukata

The Jadukata – one of the most beautiful rivers in Bangladesh

The best possible time to visit Jadukata is between April -August. In winter, tourists can hire a motor bike at Shaheb-bari to go to Bariker Tilla. They can also move further ahead and go to Takerghat, from where a boat may be hired to roam about Tangoar Haor. 

“This is where many layers of the Khasi Mountain meet at a single point from both sides. Flowing from above is a high fall. Adding to its charm are dark clouds hugging the mountain in the rainy season”

Bisnakandi is mostly a quarry like Jaflong. Winter is not a suitable time to visit Bisnakandi due to mechanised mining and stone-laden boats and Lorries. The absence of such nuisance makes the rainy season the perfect time to visit the beautiful Bisnakandi that coalesces the charms of high mountains, sinuous rivers, graceful falls and dancing clouds.

The best possible time to visit Bisnakandi is between April -September.

Information need to know

  • There is no accommodation facility in Jadukata. If needed may stay at local hotel in Tahirpur.
  • There is no good Dining facility in Jadukata. But, some Food may consume at local Bazar. If needed tourist has to take packed food from Tahirpur Upazilla in Sunamgonj District.
  • Using life-jacket is mandatory during monsoon. 
  • As it is under Tahirpur Thana Of Sunamgonj District for any help need to call UNO- 01716192749
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Dolura

Dolura– is situated in Tahirpur Upazilla under the Sunamgonj District, and about 83 km north-east from Sylhet. Not far away from Sunamganj town, Dolura is yet another tourist attraction. Kissed by Meghalayan ranges, Dolura is just past the village Narayontola – where indigenous people live. The high hills and the river Cholti flowing from one side together with its sandy banks and crystal clear water attract tourists. This remembrance is remaining as a landmark of appreciation and adoration to the saints of freedom war. The martyrs’ memorial and the cemetery where 48 martyred freedom fighters of 1971 are resting in peace are not to be missed. This beautiful calmness place will help you to refresh your mind and it will fill up your life with great purity and enhance your love for you own country Bangladesh.

“The martyrs’ memorial and the cemetery where 48 martyred freedom fighters of 1971 are resting in peace are not to be missed”

The best possible time to visit Dolura in Monsoon is between April –November and in winter is between December-February.

Information need to know

  • There is no accommodation facility in Dolura.
  • Food may consume at local Bazar
  • During roaming at the sandy beach of ‘Cholti’ River, visitors need to be careful of Quick Sand. 
  • For any emergency may seek help to the UNO of Sunamgonj Sadar at 01815461255
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Bholagonj

  1. Bholagonj, the largest stone quarry in Bangladesh, is 33 km away to the north from Sylhet city. Flowing respectively from the Khasi hill in the north and Dauki in the east, the rivers Dholai and the Piyain meet at Companigonj Upazilla Sadar, which is 27 km away from Sylhet city on the Salutikor-Bholagonj Road. Just six kilometres from there is Bholagonj— a place that boasts of rows of hills, rivers, falls and quarries.

“The Meghalayan clouds, unremitting flow of waterfalls and ceaseless streams of rivers in the rainy season as well as the sandy shores of the Dholai that appear right after the rainy season are more than enough to mesmerize tourists”.


As a revenue collector of the East India Company, Robert Lindsay came to Sylhet in 1778 after the British invaded the area in 1765. It was while working there for long 12 years that he initiated the trading of limestone, which is used as a raw material in the production of cement. Collected from the hills situated between Bholagonj in Bangladesh and Cherapunji in India, limestone was brought to Chatok, from where it was transported to Kolkata through the Surma. The profit from the limestone business enabled Lindsay to buy huge estates in Scotland, thereby earning him the prestigious titles Sir and Lord. Lindsay’s autobiography includes a lucid description of the fascinating beauty of the then Padhua – the present-day Bholagonj. 

The illustrious charm of Bholagonj as portrayed by Lindsay is no more to be found, due mainly to the uncontrolled quarrying of stones and the nuisance created by stone crushing machines over the last few years. Morever, the frequent movement of stone-laden lorries has left the Sylhet-Bholagonj Road in a sorry state. Nevertheless, the Meghalayan clouds, unremitting flow of waterfalls and ceaseless streams of rivers in the rainy season as well as the sandy shores of the Dholai that appear right after the rainy season are more than enough to mesmerize tourists. 

Tourists who love walking can set off at Bholagonj and move eastwards past Doyar Bazaar, Mayar Bazaar, Uthma, Turong, Upur, Domdoma and Bitthorgul before reaching Bisnakandi. It will take about four hours to cover a distance of about 12 km, and on the way back tourists can travel to Sylhet city by road.

The best possible time to visit Bholagonj is between April -October.

Information need to know

  • There is no accommodation facility in Bholagonj but there is Government Bungalow in Companigonj. Tourist may visit Bholagonj from Sylhet city.
  • There is no standard restaurant in Bholagonj but there are local food shops. If needed tourist has to take packed food from Sylhet.
  • Since it is a big stone query, during summer Bholagonj is extremely dusty and hot, need care for under age and seniors. At Monsoon sometimes it may affected by flush flood. So get weather information is advisable.
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Lawachara

Lawachara alive with Biodiversity which is situated at Kamalganj Upazila in Moulovi bazar and about 79 km south from Sylhet. On the Vanugach-Komalganj Road about seven kilometres from Sreemongol town is the entry to Lawachara  National Garden. It is an evergreen rainforest with excessive precipitation. Tall trees with their lofty branches and soaring foliage make for a unique cover for the forest on a sunny day. Lawachara  is one of the seven safari parks and 10 national gardens in Bangladesh. An area of 1,250 hectares from the 2,740-hectare West Vanugach Reserve Forest was declared a national garden in 1996.

“This forest is a sanctuary for rare species of plants and animals that include endangered species of hoolok gibbon, phayre’s langur, as well as a wide variety of apes, cats and snakes including pythons, in addition to parrots, magpies and many other birds”.



Upon payment of a certain amount of fee, one can visit the forest. There are 30-minute, one-hour and three-hour trails that can be walked with the help of trained guides. A wide variety of plants, orchids, insects, birds and other animals can be seen.   

Even though it is not very large in size, this forest is a sanctuary for rare species of plants and animals that include endangered species of hoolok gibbon, phayre’s langur, as well as a wide variety of apes, cats and snakes including pythons, in addition to parrots, magpies and many other birds.

The best possible time to visit Lawachara  is between January-December. 

Information need to know

  • There is good accommodation facility in Lauachora. ‘Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf’ is a luxurious accommodation provider near Lawachera. Another Luxurious Resort Dusai also not far. There are a good no of Guest houses and cottages are available around Lawachera.
  • The diening facilities are good enough at Lawachora. At the Lawachera – Sreemongol road there are restaurants from budget to luxurious. ‘Kutumbari Restaurant’ in the main town is one of them.
  • Tourists are suggested to enter in the forest with professional guides and follow their suggestions.
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Rema Kalenga Reserve Forest

Rema-Kalenga Reserve Forest is located at the Chunarughat Upazala of Hobiganj district and about 129 km south-west from Sylhet. This reserve forest lies at the border of the Bangladesh-India. Basically there are two forest bits which are joined together. One is known as Rema Forest Bit and another one is Kalenga Forest Bit. Rema Kalenga Trail is most adventurous trail in Bangladesh. Rema Kalenga is the largest natural forest after the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. A sanctuary for wild animals, this dry forest has been declared as ‘Reserve Forest’ by the government. Though Rema and Kalenga are two different forests, they are closely connected.

“Besides the deep forest and wild animals, tourists will be greeted by indigenous communities such as Tripura, Munda, and Oraw who have been living there for ages”.



Besides the deep forest and wild animals, tourists will be greeted by indigenous communities such as Tripura, Munda, and Oraw who have been living there for ages. A watch tower and a natural lake are the added attractions at Kalenga besides the grave of Bir Uttham Abdul Mannan who embraced martyrdom while fighting in the Liberation War.  

Rema-Kalenga Reserve Forest is extremely popular with animal lovers as well. Anyone visiting this forest may encounter various species of apes, squirrels, deer, tigers, elephants, wild dogs and pigs besides a host of birds including parrots, magpies, owls, kingfishers, eagles and sea gulls.

The best possible time to visit Rema-Kalenga is between October-February.

Information need to know

  • There is good accommodation facility in Rema-Kalenga. In Kalenga, the forest Department has its own Bungalow. Otherwise there are two privately own cottages near the forest those provide basic facilities.
  • The diening facilities are good enough at Lawachora. Private cottages provide foods to the visitors
  • Without guide trekking in too deep forest is not suggested. In the forest there are tribal villages; Enthusiastic tourist should not breech their privacy. 
  • For any emergency may seek help to the UNO Chunaroghat at 01717000786
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Khadimnagar Rain Forest

Declared as a National Park in October 2009, Khadimnagar National Park (KNP) encompasses 678.80 hectares. It is located about 15km away from Sylhet city in Khadimnagar Union of Sylhet Sadar Upazila. The park is surrounded by 6 tea gardens; the topography of the park is hilly. A left turn from there leads to Khadimnagar Tea Garden. Waiting to greet tourists with its absorbing lush green warmth just about five kilometres from the Highway through the tea gardens is Khadimnagar Rainforest comprising1,673 acres of hills and natural forest surrounded by six tea gardens — Choragang and Habibnagar on the East, Borjan and Kalagul on the West, Gulni on the North, and Khadimnagar on the South. Officially recognised as a national forest, Khadimnagar Rainforest operates with support from USAID.

“The forest is quite popular with trekkers with a 45-minute trail and a two-hour one”.

The rainforest boasts of diverse flora and fauna. There are 217 species of plants and trees. Most notable among them are teakwood (tectona grandis) and mahogany (swietenia mahagon) as well as different types of bamboos and canes. Among the animals and birds are different species of bears, wild cats, apes, pythons, parakeets and doves. The forest is quite popular with trekkers with a 45-minute trail and a two-hour one. There is a map of the trails in front of the local forest office. Besides, trekkers can also hire a local guide. 

The northward road from the rainforest leads to the Airport-Haripur Road, from where it is easy to go to Ratargul Swamp Forest. Anyone who intends to explore Sylhet in a day can use this road and visit tea gardens, rainforests as well as swamp forests on the way. 

Even though most parts of this road are brick-laid one can drive there. However, it is a good idea to hire a CNG-run auto-rickshaw from Khadimnagar Intersection on a rainy day.

The best possible time to visit Khadimnagar Rainforest is between October-February.

Information need to know

  • There is no accommodation facility in Khadimnagar National Park.
  • There are no dining facilities in Khadimnagar National Park. If needed tourist has to take packed food from Sylhet.
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Sathchori National Forest

Sathchori National ForestSathchori National Forest is situated in Roghunandon Hill at Paikpara Union under Chunnarughat Upazilla in Habiganj District in Sylhet Division and about 127 km south-west from Sylhet. Previously known as Roghunandon Reserve Forest, this national forest partitions Sathchori Tea Garden and Chaklapunji Tea Garden. There are some other tea gardens near the forest which was actually named after seven choras (creeks) flowing from the hills.

“There are three trails for trekking. One takes 30 minutes, another one hour and the other three hours to complete trekking”.



Sathchori National Forest is mainly evergreen woodland boasting of almost 200 types of trees including teakwood (tectona grandis), mahogany (swietenia mahagoni) chrysanthemum and bamboo. In addition to a variety of species of apes and deer, 24 species of mammals, 18 species of reptiles and 150 types of birds are found there.  

There are three trails for trekking. One takes 30 minutes, another one hour and the other three hours to complete trekking. The 30-minute trail takes one to the village of the Tripura indigenous community. The three-hour trail, which is six kilometres long, is ideal for anyone interested in birds and wild animals as well as agar wood (raw material for incense and perfume). There are some well trained guides to take tourists through the forest.

The best possible time to visit Sathchori National Forest is between October-February.

Information need to know

  • There is Forest Bungalow in Sathchori which need prior permission to stay in. There is no private run accommodation here. Tourist need to stay at Sreemongol or Chunaroghat.
  • There is no dining facility in Sathchori
  • Without guide trekking in too deep forest is not suggested. In the forest there are tribal villages; Enthusiastic tourist should not breech their privacy. 
  • For any emergency may seek help to the UNO Chunaroghat at 01717000786
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Places to stay

  1. Stay at Resorts: Resorts in Sylhet are most popular and renowned for their luxurious settings, eco friendly location, and their sound environment. During your stay in any of these resorts, you can enjoy not only in-house luxurious and relaxing services but also various types of outdoor activities such as tracking through tea gardens and forests, river cruise, biking and many other things.
  • Grand Sultan Tea Resort
  • Nazimgarh Wilderness
  • Nazimgarh Garden Resort
  • DuSai Resort and Spa
Other Resorts:
  • The Palace Resort & Spa
  • Shuktara Nature Retreat
  • Excelsior Sylhet Hotel and Resort
  1. Stay at Business Hotels:
 
  • Roseview
  • Hotel Star Pacific
  • Nirvana Inn
  • Hotel Supreme
Other Business Hotels:
  • Hiltown Hotel
  • Hotel Fortune Garden
  • Hotel Vally Garden
  • Hotel Holy Side
  1. Stay at Mazar Hotels: Hotels which are in close proximity to the shrine (mazar) of Hazrat Shahjalal are affordable and convenient. From luxury to budget, you can find all type of hotels nearby the shrine.
  • Hotel Star pacific
Others:
  • Britannia
  • Hotel Holy Gate
  • Hotel Holy Side
  • La Rose Hotel
  1. Stay at City Hotels: City hotels are pretty close to city centre. Some of the city hotels also provide almost same services and facilities as an ideal business hotel does.
  • Hotel Star Pacific
  • Nirvana Inn
  • Hotel Supreme
Others:
  • Hiltown Hotel
  • Hotel Fortune Garden
  • Hotel Vally Garden
  • Hotel Metro International
Places to Eat:
  1. Woondal King Kaba
  2. Spicy Restaurant
  3. Mugal Masala
  4. Hot Spot
Other Restaurants in Sylhet:
  1. Royal Chef
  2. Eatopia Restaurant
  3. Vuganbari Restaurant
  4. Pansi Restaurant
  5. Pach Vai Restaurant
 

Things to do:

  1. Night Life at Surma River Cruise: After your busy sightseeing day, you can relax and enjoy your night time at Surma River Cruise with a delicious dinner.
  2. Festivals: There are lots of religious and cultural festivals take place throughout the year.
We offer a variety of travel packages for companies, individuals, and groups, including:
  • Single trip
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  • Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
  • All transfers between airports/harbors/stations and hotels
  • Twin share tourist and first-class accommodation with private facilities, as specified
  • Cruises
  • Rental cars
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  • Tickets for entry to events or attractions
  • All kind of air ticket domestic or international
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Optional Tours

During your trip, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in several optional tours. These tours go beyond the standard tourist experience, and are designed to give you a memorable glimpse into local culture, history, and entertainment. Thank you for the opportunity to help you make your trip a success!
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