Sylhet is a metropolitan city located on the right bank of the Surma River in northeastern Bangladesh. Sylhet boasts the country's largest gas fields, crude oil field, largest tea estates, rubber, palm oil, cane, agarwood and citrus farms, and thriving tourism industry.
Sylhet is a metropolitan city located on the rightbank of the Surma River in northeastern Bangladesh. Sylhet boasts the country'slargest gas fields, crude oil field, largest tea estates, rubber, palm oil,cane, agarwood and citrus farms, and thriving tourism industry.
Places to visit:
1. RatargulSwamp Forest: Located in Guainghat, Ratargul is theonly freshwater forest swamp in Bangladesh. This evergreen forest is linked tothe River Goain through a lake named Chengir Khal. Maximum trees remain under10 feet of water. “Koroch tree” is the most common tree in the forest. Thisbreath-taking natural swamp is home to different wild animals like snakes,lizards, monkeys, insects, and birds.
2. Lalakhal: Lalakhalis a serene and beautiful place covered with hills, natural forests, teagardens, and rivers under the Jainta Hill. A tourist can experience a green water river, Range ofmountain and Tea Garden- at once in Lalakhal. The water of the Khal remains transparentwhich adds an aesthetic sense to the whole stunning atmosphere of the place.The reason for the water being transparent is the mix of the river water withsoil and with it mixing of the ground of the river.
3. Tangoar Haor: Located in the Dharmapasha and Tahirpur Upazilas of Sunamganj District in Bangladesh, Tangoar haor is a uniquewetland ecosystem which is a crucial hub for biodiversity. It is home around 51species of birds. In winter, numerous migratory birds join the local birdsgiving rise to an eye-soothing abundance of fauna. Besides rare species ofPalace eagles and large grey king storks from among the migratory birds, theswampland is inhabited by numerous local species of birds including vultures,seagulls, and cranes in addition to six species of mammals, four species ofsnakes, six species of turtles, seven species of lizards as well as rarespecies of amphibians.
4. Bichanakandi: Bichanakandi, the new tourist destination at theboundary of the Sylhet division, is all about waterfalls and collection ofstones, pebbles in the crystal-clear river water. At the lap of sky-huggingmountains lies this bouquet of nature's incredible picturesque beauty. This iswhere many layers of the Khasi mountain meet at a single point from both sides.Flowing from above is a high fall.
5. Rema Kalenga Reserve Forest: This Sanctuary is located 130km north-east of Dhaka, in Chunarughat Upazila of Habiganj. Rema Kalenga is thelargest natural forest after the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. A sanctuary for wildanimals, this dry forest has been declared as ‘Reserve Forest’ by thegovernment. Though Rema and Kalenga are two different forests, they are closelyconnected. Around and inside the sanctuary four ethnic communities – Tripura,Shantal, Telugu, and urang communities-have lived for many years.
· HotelAli Plaza
· RoyalPalm Hotel
· Tony’sPlace Guest House
· HotelMetro International
· Sevenlayered tea
Ø 8 local and international cities havenon-stop flights to Sylhet.
Ø Airlines flying from Dhaka to Sylhet include:
Ø Biman Bangladesh provides 12 non-stop flightsfrom Dhaka to Sylhet.
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