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Top Choice Bangladeshi 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 fresc…
Top Choice Indian 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 menu h…
Top Choice Bangladeshi 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 mouth…
Wildlife Reserve in Srimangal & Around

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 the o…
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 accessed…
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 eve…
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 integrated…
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 th…
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 gre…
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 75).…