Top things to do

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…
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…
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).…
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 th…
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 dre…
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 fa…