Welcome to Sylhet

Sylhet, of course, is best known for its tea. This is where the country’s commercial tea production first began, and a few of the region's 130-odd tea estates are walking distance from the city centre.

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Sylhet activities

$160 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-day Sreemangal Tour : Explore the tea capital of Bangladesh

Day-1: Reaching Sreemangal  Pickup from hotel/airport at 8:30 am . Start for Sreemangal by AC Train/Bus . It will take 5-6 hours to reach Sreemangal. Check in your hotel/Resort ( Green Leaf resort or similar 3 star ). -Lunch at a local restaurant   -Bicycle riding into the tea garden . - Evening at Nilkonthi Tea cabin to have 7 layered tea. -Dinner at local restaurant  -Overnight at Srimangal. Day-2: Exploring Lawachara Eco Park & Madahbpur LakeAt early morning we will start for Lawachara Eco park after taking breakfast. - Lunch at a local restaurant - Boat riding and photography at Madhabpur lake. -Back to the resort/hotel  - Dinner at local restaurant  - Overnight at Sreemangal Day3: All Tea garden & Baikka Beel- after breakfast go for exploring most of the tea gardens to see how the workers work there.  -Bird watching at Baikkar Beel - Lunch at a local restaurant  - Boddho Bhumi  -Return to resort/hotel and Check out -Dinner - Start for Dhaka by AC Train/Bus - At 11:30 PM,we will drop off you to the hotel/airport End of the tour

$2713 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Exploring Bangladesh Tour

This Bangladesh travel package covers the best places and attractions in Bangladesh recommended by popular travel guides including BRADT and Lonely Planet, with few days of beach luxury in the end. It starts with a full day tour Old Dhaka and boarding Paddle Steamer Rocket in the evening for an once-in-a-lifetime overnight journey. You’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage city Bagerhat and spend 3 days in Sundarbans to explore it’s wildlife. Next we’ll take you to visit the most impressive archaeological sites in Rajshahi Division including an world heritage site.After that we’ll take you to the tea region of Srimangal and Sylhet to visit it’s numerous tea gardens, national parks, tribal villages and enjoy boat ride on beautiful rivers and canals. From there we go to Chittagong Hill-Tracts area. Starting with full day boat ride at beautiful Kaptai Lake, Later you’ll spend rest 3 days on a private beach of an Eco-resort in Cox’s Bazar. If you want to see the best place of Bangladesh with some beach luxury on a single tour, this tour is for you.Tour Highlights • Visit all 3 UNESCO world Heritage sites in Bangladesh. • Explore the largest mangrove forest on earth – Sundarbans for full 3 days. • Overnight journey on a century old paddle wheel steamer called Rocket. • Visit historical sites at Bagerhat a UNESCO World Heritage City from 15th century, including 60 Dome Mosque. • Visit Somapura Mahabihara, a Buddhist monastery from 8th Century and another UNESCO World Heritage site. • Visit beautiful mosques of the rich historic city Gaur, The Ancient Capital of the whole Bengal from medieval period. • Visit beautiful temples, palaces, and historic mosques of Rajshahi. • Visit a Santal tribal village and experience their lifestyle. • Spend 3 days at Srimangal, The Tea Capital of Bangladesh. • Trek inside Lawachara National Park and visit tribal villages. • Bird watching on Baikka Beal, a wetland and sanctuary for The migratory birds, paradise for the bird lovers. • Experience the stone collection activities in Jaflong which is Highly photogenic. • Experience simple life of farmers on the island of Meghna and Jamuna river. • Ride in 2 Bangladeshi train – a unique experience. • Visit beautiful hills and tribal villages in Chittagong Hill-Tracts are. • Boat ride on beautiful Kaptai Lake at Rangamati. • Visit a fishing port in Cox’s Bazar. • Leisure on the longest unbroken sandy beach in the world – cox’s Bazar. • PLEASE VIEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO CHECK FULL DETAILS ITINERARY OF THIS TOUR.

$350 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jaflong & Lalakhal Tour- Nature & Photography Tour at Sylhet

In this tour, we take you on a pleasant boat ride at lalakhal and Mari river, visit tea gardens and Khasia Tribal villages and photograph the stone collection activities in Jaflong. You can see how khasias grow betel leaves and nuts, which is their main profession and taste some too if you are adventurous! Also can photograph how people collect stones from river and take them to crusher manually, on which business sixty percent of the population on that area is somehow involved. A highly photogenic tour. Tour Itinerary: Day-01: Dhaka – Sylhet by Train • Pickup from hotel/residence at 06.30 A.M, Transfer to Airport Railway Station, and take Parabat Express to Sylhet. Our Guide at Dhaka will help you board the train and find your seats. Arrive Sylhet around 12.30 P.M. Upon arrival, our guide at Srimangal will meet you, and transfer you to the hotel. After Check-in, freshen up and take lunch, visit Sylhet city Rest of the day. We’ll take you to visit the century old Kin Bridge built on colonial period and one of the main entrance To the city, Surma river and the shrines of Shah Jalal and Shah Paran where you’ll see many interesting people. Overnight at Srimangal. Day-02: Picturesque at Jaflong. • Pick-up at 9.00 H from hotel, and a scenic drive toward Jaflong (58 Km, 02 hrs). Here you’ll pass your time idly enjoying the beauty of Jaflong. You’ll get an opportunity to photograph the stone collection activities on the river where the collect stones manually and take into crushers, which is highly photogenic. We will take you to the river on a local boat to photograph the stone collecting activities. Lunch on a decent restaurant run by Nazimgarh Resort overlooking the river. Visit the village of Khashia tribe and see their lifestyle. You can visit their gardens and see how they grow betel leaves. Return to Sylhet in the evening. Overnight at Sylhet (Hotel Britania / Noorjahan Grand Hotel) Day-03: Boat riding at Lalakhal, and by Train Back to Dhaka. • Check-out from hotel and start at 8.00 H, drive to sarighat (37 Km, 01 hr). Upon arrival, transfer to the boat. Enjoy boat ride on the blue-water canal Lalakhal. We’ll take you to the end of the canal close to Indian boarder and back, which will be about 2.5 hrs ride in total. We’ll use a motorized local wooden boat for the journey. Back to Sylhet, have lunch and transfer to train station. • Depart for Dhaka on 15.00 H Parabat Express. Arrive Dhaka around 21.30 H, and transfer you to your hotel. End of the Tour.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Sreemangal Day Tour of Lowacherra National Park, Madhabpur Lake and Baikka Beel Wetland from Sylhet

At 8am your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sylhet and leave for Sreemangal. Your first visit will be Lowacherra National Park. Lawachara is the only rainforest in Bangladesh. In 1997 the Bangladesh government declared it a National Park. Biological diversity in the Lawachara National Park consists of 460 species, of which 167 species are plants, 4 amphibian species, 6 reptile species, 246 bird species and 20 mammal species. Different types of plants make the natural view of ‘Lawachara’ very thrilling and attractive. Then visit Khashia tribal village to learn about their life style, agriculture, weaving and betel leaf farming.Next, proceed to Madhabpur Lake. The lake is a great place at winter season cause all the migratory birds from cold countries get together in this lake and the scene becomes awesome. The lake was initially made due to the irrigation of the tea garden. The lake is surrounded with dotted hills.Have lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense start for Baikka Beel Wetland.  Baikka Beel is a part of the Hail Haor, a vast wetland of almost 100 acres. Each year in winter, thousands of migratory birds fly from way north to make this wetland their home. The road that takes you to the Beel runs through scenic country side, typical rural area of Bangladesh. There is an observation tower at the Beel, you can climb the tower to watch birds. Don't forget to bring your binoculars if you are into wildlife/bird photography. Enjoy the beautiful sunset on a relaxing one-hour boat ride and then explore tracking 1 km trail to spot different species of birds.In the evening you will be dropped off at your Sreemangal or Sylhet hotel.

$63 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Full-Day Trekking Adventure Tour to Ham Ham Waterfall from Sylhet

At 6:00 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sylhet and transfer to Madhabpur by Private car. Upon arrival in Madhabpur you will start the 4-hour trekking trail through hills and rivers to reach the Ham Ham Waterfall (also called "Hum Hum"). The waterfall was discovered in 2010 and it's about 135-160 feet in height. After 30 minutes of trekking, you will see a natural fountain locally called "Chara" or "Nala". Experience some muddy paths and jungle and also walk through the clear water that is around the height of your ankle or thigh depending on the water level of the day. There are two ways to reach Ham Ham Waterfall and your guide will make some suggestions. Before the night falls, your guide will make sure you return to your car safely and drop you off at your hotel in Sylhet around 8:00 pm.

$67 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Sylhet Full-Day Tour of Ratargul and Bisnakandi

Get picked up from your hotel in Sylhet at 8am by your guide and transfer to Ratargul Swamp Forest. Ratargul is a fresh water swamp area situated near the Goain River. Discover the area’s freshwater swamp forests, or “flooded forests,” which are inundated by the local rivers on a seasonal basis. The forest typically gets submerged under 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) of water in some parts of the rainy season. The waters are populated by numerous fresh, and the area is also home to a number of snakes, monkeys, lizards, insects & birds. You may even see a vulture or eagle if you are lucky. Later in the day you’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to Bisnakandi. This village, located in Rustompur Union, is known as a site where multiple layers of the nearby hills converge in the center of a local river. In the rainy season, you’ll also witness dark clouds hugging the mountain. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Sreemangal or Sylhet.