50 Attractive Places to Visit in Sylhet 2020
There is a hill stands on one edge of the plains, and on the other side a steep river is flowing. White clouds are playing at the top of the hill. The sun shines in the fountain water that descends the mountains. Haor is not too far. Birds are flying touching the water of marshes. There are Hijal forest, green tea gardens, swamp forest, wetlands, stone weald and a lot of beautiful and attractive places to visit in Sylhet. Such a magnificent beauty of nature can only be seen in Sylhet. Just as nature has hidden valuable resources under the soil of the region, she has also bloomed her beauty above the ground.
This is why Sylhet is called a tourist city. Nature’s generosity has made Sylhet rich in tourism potential.
Sylhet is reminiscent of the great saint Hazrat Shahjalal, Hazrat Shahporan, Sri Chaitanya and numerous pir-aulia and religious figures. There are numerous archaeological sites, including Janta Rajbarhi, Megalithic stones, which carry ancient history of Sylhet as well as Bangladesh. Sylhet is also a key source of traditional Bengali songs. Radharaman, Hasan Raja, Shitalong Shah, Shah Abdul Karim and many Bauls were born in this area. They have been enriching the collection of Bangla songs. There is also a diversity of ethnicities in Sylhet. Diversity of different groups, including Bengali, Manipuri, Khasia, Pangan and tea-labor tribes made Sylhet unique.
Surprised by the beauty of Sylhet, world-poet Rabindranath Tagore called it ‘Sreebhumi’, a land of beauty. And recently, renowned Indian filmmaker Gautam Ghosh commented on seeing Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj: Tangua is the most beautiful place in the world I have seen.
Who knew this information even a few days ago, the only swamp forest in the country is located in Ratargul in Sylhet? Some news media came out about the beauty of the forest. Since then, the forest has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sylhet. Every day, hundreds of tourists, both domestic and foreign, are crowded here.