Sylhet Division

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Top ChoiceBangladeshi in Sylhet

Panshi Restaurant

At this iconic and wildly popular proletarian restaurant, the grade of cooking is nothing short of culinary wizardry. Bringing every possible permutation of local ingredients and flavours to your table, the al...

Top ChoiceIndian in Sylhet

Woondaal

If you’ve ever been to a Bangladeshi-run Indian restaurant on London’s Brick Lane – where many of the restaurants are in fact run by expats from Sylhet – then you’ll recognise all your curry favourites on the...

Top ChoiceBangladeshi in Srimangal & Around

Kutum Bari

Split-level brick-walled seating with high windows and chic bamboo furnishings make this the coolest place to eat in town. It also serves up Srimangal’s best local food – the bhorta preparations explode in the...

Wildlife Reserve in Srimangal & Around

Lowacherra National Park

Lowacherra National Park

This wonderful patch of tropical semi-evergreen forest, around 8km east of Srimangal, provides some lovely forest walks and also your best chance of seeing the endangered hoolock gibbons in the wild. These are...

Mausoleum in Sylhet

Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal

This fascinating and atmospheric shrine of the revered 14th-century Sufi saint Shah Jalal is one of Bangladesh's biggest pilgrimage sites. Housing a mosque (masjid) and the main tomb (mazar), the complex is...

Teahouse in Srimangal & Around

Nilkantha Tea Cabin

Tea-maker extraordinaire Romesh Ram Gour, the man behind the legendary Nilkantha Tea Cabin, is the creator of one of the most famous types of tea in Bangladesh. His Willy Wonka-esque seven-colour tea (Tk 75) has...

Village in Srimangal & Around

Ramnagar

The closest Manipuri village to Srimangal is Ramnagar. Local tours will usually include a trip here, but you can also walk here yourself. Of all the ethnic groups of this region, the Manipuri are the most...

Village in Srimangal & Around

Dolubari

The best-known Tripura village near Srimangal is Dolubari. It’s an hour's walk or a Tk 100 CNG ride northeast of town through some gorgeous countryside. You’ll find that villagers are friendly and welcoming, even...

Bangladeshi in Sylhet

Pritiraj

A friendly neighbourhood restaurant where filling biryanis, tasty grilled chicken and fish dishes as well as a range of mouth-watering curries fly thick and fast during mealtimes, centrally located Pritiraj is a...

Teahouse in Srimangal & Around

Nilkantha Tea 2nd Cabin

After the success of his first tea cabin, tea-maker extraordinaire Romesh Ram Gour, has opened a second cabin further along the same road. Again the main attraction is the Willy Wonka-esque seven-colour tea (Tk...

Plantation in Srimangal & Around

Finlays Tea Estate

The sprawling Finlays Tea Estate, just on the edge of Srimangal, is easily accessible, and you can step into the bushes and interact with tea pickers once you have taken prior permission from the estate office by...

Bar in Sylhet

Station Club

Established in the 1880s, this colonial-era club stocks a limited range of beers and whiskeys which, as a foreign tourist, you can treat yourself to in the evenings. Carry your passport, and adhere to the strict...

Plantation in Srimangal & Around

Zareen Tea Estate

Zareen Tea Estate is home to the renowned Ispahani tea that is loved and consumed in copious quantities across Bangladesh. The glistening plantations lie about 1.5km beyond Radhanagar village, past some beautiful...

Wildlife Reserve in Srimangal & Around

Satchari National Park

About 60km southwest of Srimangal, this out-of-the-way sanctuary is overseen by the Nishorgo Network and has a similar set-up to Lowacherra National Park with walking trails, but is much less visited. A superb...

Bridge in Sylhet

Kean Bridge

The more central of the two bridges spanning the Surma River, Kean Bridge hails from the British era and was repaired after being damaged by Pakistani bombers during the Liberation War. It's no architectural...

Plantation in Srimangal & Around

Bangladesh Tea Research Institute

The Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI) isn’t a commercial estate, but rather the scientific headquarters of Bangladeshi tea production. New strains of tea and new growing techniques are tried out here, and...

Tea in Srimangal & Around

M/S Ahmed Tea House

Ahmed, like many other shops dotting the approach to the train station, sells tea from the surrounding tea estates. It’s mostly Ispahani tea from the Zareen Tea Estate, although you’ll also see Finlays teas. You...

Bangladeshi in Srimangal & Around

Shah Hotel & Restaurant

Easily the most popular breakfast place in town, this no-nonsense locals’ favourite knocks up superb dhal and steaming-hot rotis to have with your shobji (vegetable curry) and fried egg. Later during the day,...

Indian in Sylhet

River Cruise Restaurant

This quirky riverine novelty is a steamer repurposed into a restaurant, which lifts anchor from the Chandnighat pier twice every evening (6.30pm and 7.30 pm) and takes diners on a one-hour cruise along the placid...

Museum in Sylhet

Museum of the Rajas

This minuscule two-room museum located in the heart of Zinda Bazar was the former family home of mystic, poet and songwriter Dewan Hasan Raja Chowdhury (1854–1922), who has now become a Bengali folk-music legend...