Sylhet

Tanguar Haor in monsoon

Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor is located in Sunamganj district of greater Sylhet. Spread over an area of about 100 sq km, Tanguar Haor is the second largest freshwater wetland in Bangladesh. To the locals, the haor is also known as ‘Noykuri Kandar Choykuri Beel’. After Sundarbans, it is the second Ramsar site (internationally important wetland) in Bangladesh.

Lalakhal Shari river, Sylhet

Lalakhal

Lalakhal is one of the favorite places to visit in Sylhet. It is 35 km away from Sylhet city, in Jaintapur upazila. Lalakhal is located just below the Cherrapunji hills in India. The Shari river originating from Cherrapunji flows along the side of Lalakhal. Although named ‘Khal’, that means a canal, Lalakhal is actually a river connected with Shari river. On the banks of this winding river are hilly forests, Lalakhal nature park, Lalakhal tea estate and various species of trees.

Shahjalal Mazar, Dargah Sharif, Sylhet

Shahjalal Mazar : The Most Visited Place in Sylhet

Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) was a famous Sufi saint of the subcontinent. His Dargah and memorial place is the most visited place in Sylhet. Shahjalal is called ‘Walikul Shiromani’, means the best of all Sufis. He is believed to have come to Sylhet region of present-day Bangladesh in 1303 AD to spread the peaceful teachings of Islam. It was through him that Islam spread in Sylhet region.

Wild water of Panthumai waterfall near Pangthumai village

Panthumai Waterfall

If you love a calm river, its crystal clear water, the solitude of the mountains and at the same time if you like to listen to the endless song of a drunken fountain, then Panthumai in Sylhet is for you. There are plenty of places to visit in Bangladesh, but there are no such beautiful waterfalls anywhere else.

Travelers enter Ratargul forest riding such a small dinghi boat through the gaps of the trees.

Ratargul Swamp Forest

Ratargul Swamp Forest is the only freshwater swamp forest in Bangladesh and one of the most popular tourist destinations. Located near the city of Sylhet, the forest is called the “Sundarbans of Sylhet”. There are only 22 peat swamp forests in the whole world, one of which is Ratargul. As a result, Ratargul tops the list of destinations for tourists visiting Sylhet.

Lovachora, Sylhet

The Amazing Lovachora

Lovachora is one of the most attractive places to visit in Sylhet. The Lovachora Tourist area is made up of a river of crystal clear water, a huge tea garden, rows of greenery on both sides of the road, a natural lake and fountain, a century-old hanging bridge, the tomb of Miraping Shah, antiquities of Mughal kings and queens, an ancient Dighi and a stone quarry. In the northeastern border area of Bangladesh, several clear water rivers have flowed through the Meghalaya and Khasia-Jainta hills. The river Lova is one of them. The source of Lova and Surma rivers is the same. Here the intense love of the blue sky with the mountains, with the floating clouds and the clear water of the river fills the minds of the visitors.

Malnicherra Tea Estate Garden, one of the best places to visit in Sylhet.

Malnicherra Tea Estate

Malnicherra tea estate is the largest and oldest tea garden in Bangladesh and subcontinent. It is located in Sadar upazila of Sylhet district in Bangladesh. The first commercial tea industry in Bangladesh was started in 1854 with the establishment of Malnicherra Tea Garden in Sylhet, covering an area of 1,500 acres. However, the coverage of the garden has now almost doubled. The location of Malnicherra Tea Garden is next to Sylhet Airport Road. Malnicherra tea garden is always at the top of the list of favorite places of tourists from home and abroad. Being very close to the city of Sylhet, the travelers first rushed to Malnicherra.

Madhabkunda Waterfall, Sylhet

Madhabkunda Waterfall

Madhabkunda Waterfall, located at Moulvibazar district in Sylhet, is known as one of the highest waterfall of Bangladesh. The waterfall has been rolling down from the rocky hill of Patharia.

Gangamara is a stream flows over the Patharia hill. The stream flowed down from the edge of the hill, then it was named Madhab Chora. A huge hole or ‘kunda’ has been created below due to the waterfall falling from very high. This is how the waterfall was named Madhabkunda.

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