Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) was a famous Sufi saint. 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.
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. As the first commercial tea industry in Bangladesh it was started in 1854 with an area of 1,500 acres. However, the coverage of the garden has now almost doubled.
Ratargul Swamp Forest is the only freshwater swamp forest in Bangladesh and one of the best 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, a must-visit tourist destination.
Shada Pathor is a very popular porzoton spot in Companiganj upazila of Sylhet, on the northern border of Bangladesh. As far as eyes go, only white stones and stones scattered. Curved mountain walls raise up on two sides. In the middle of it, a sharp stream of crystal-clear water jumped from the Meghalaya Hills.
White clouds float over the hills all day long like the bunches of carded cotton. The river that descends from the junction of the two mountains, an iron bridge hanging right there. From the river-beach, this bridge looks like a rope; and the small cars that move silently over it looks like some rats are running.
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.
Bichanakandi is a stone quarry, like other two famous stone quarries of Bholaganj and Jaflong in Sylhet. There are rocks and stones scattered here and there in Bichanakandi. It looks as if someone has spread a bed of stones. Water is rushing over the white cool stone bed into the Piyain River.
Lalakhal [লালাখাল] is one of the favorite places to visit in Sylhet. It is 35 km away from Sylhet city, located just below the Cherrapunji hills in India. The Shari river [সারি] 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.
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.
Utma Chora is a recently discovered tourist place near Bholaganj Zero Point, Sylhet. It has quickly attracted travelers as one of the secluded tourist destinations in Sylhet. In this article, we've provided detailed information about the landscapes and location of Utma Chora, how to get to, where to have meals etc.
Hakaluki Haor is the largest haor in Bangladesh, as well as the largest freshwater wetland in Asia. Located at the foothills of the Indian Meghalaya and Tripura hills, the haor covers five upazilas of Sylhet and Moulvibazar districts— Baralekha, Kulaura, Fenchuganj, Golapganj and Beanibazar.
Tanguar Haor is 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. After Sundarbans, it is the second Ramsar site (internationally important wetland) in Bangladesh.
Somewhere on the edge of the plain there are mountains, rivers flowing down. White clouds are playing on the top of the hills. Sunlight falls on the fountain water and sparkles. 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.