Fly to Sylhet with the fast and reliable US-Bangla Airlines and explore the city of tea gardens.
Formerly known as Srihatta, it lies along the bank of the Surma river. It is also one of the country’s most spiritual and cultural centers.
Located in northeastern Bangladesh, it is the largest city in the Sylhet Division. It is also the most important city in the Barak Valley region. The city has a population of more than 1.2 million people and a metropolitan population of more than 2.5 million people. It is an important center for business, education, culture, and tourism in Bangladesh.
Book a flight to Sylhet to explore spectacular waterfalls, woodlands, and swamp forests that make the city of tea gardens more sparkling.
Sylhet is one of the most popular tourist districts in Bangladesh, where you can explore sparkling waterfalls, national parks with vast woodlands, swamp forests, and tea gardens. The most popular area in the district is Gowainghat Upazila, from where you can enjoy most of the attractive places around the city.
You can start exploring the city with the Shahjalal Dorgha — one of the most popular religious places in Bangladesh. Many peoples visit holy places from different corners of the world.
You can then visit Khadimnagar National Park, where you can enjoy the natural beauties of trees surrounded by Kalagool, Bhurjan, and Goolni tea estates. If you want a complete package with camping, jungle hiking, and some tree-top activities, this is the perfect place for you. You can hire a tent to stay, in or take a short or long trail to walk into the jungle. Overall, this is a calm and tranquil place.
Bichnakandi is another great tourist attraction you don’t want to miss. Situated in Gowainghat Upazilla, Bisnakandi is a combination of falls, flowing water, stones, and a green hilly view. As there are no well-constructed roads and highways, it is not recommended to travel with kids.
Another top-notch visiting place in Gowainghat is Jaflong. Situated between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Meghalaya, it attracts most of its visitors due to amazing natural scenarios. Clearwater areas, tea estates, tribal huts, and rivers are the main attractions to enjoy here.
Ratargul Swamp Forest is one of the few freshwater swamp forests in the world. Rowing through the swamp forest and experiencing the mighty view of the area from the watchtower while listening to the local folklore and folk songs from the boatman are breathtaking.
Sylhet is one of the best places to spend time with friends and family aligns with the beautiful waterfall, rivers, forest, and parks. Trekking is definitely top of the list of things to do in Sylhet. Khadimnagar National Park is one of the best trekking places along with Pillar Pahar and Kala Pahar. To enjoy most of the trekking in Sylhet, don’t miss to explore the trail from Bisnakandi to Jaflong.
The cuisine of Sylhet is a mixture of Bihari and Bengali cuisine. The staple food is rice, served with a variety of curries, fish, meat, vegetables, lentils, and pulses. Mustard oil is the most popular cooking medium. There are also a large variety of sweets and desserts made from milk, sugar, flour, fruits, and nuts.
Some of the most popular traditional foods are—
● Beef with citrus macroptera
● Dried Meat
The most popular drinks in Sylhet are tea and coffee. Tea is served with milk and sugar, while coffee is served with condensed milk or sweetened yogurt. Fruit juices are also popular, especially during the summer months.
In most cases, tourists purchase tea and traditional ornaments from here. However, there are some shopping malls and markets where you can purchase both local and international products.