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…
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…
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…
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 Su…
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 of …
Bangladeshi in Sylhet

Nabanna

Set in a cottage-style house, this clean restaurant with wrought-iron seating serves some very decent chicken platters as well as a plethora of fish species cooked in myriad local styles. The owner speaks some Engli…
Bangladeshi in Sylhet

New Green Restaurant

Resembling a mine shaft bored into a concrete building, this halogen-lit place does a good Bengali breakfast of dhal, shobji (mixed vegetable curry), roti and fried egg, as well as dependable biryanis, bhorta (spice…
Museum in Sylhet

Osmani Museum

This small, colonial-era house is dedicated to General Osmani, a key figure in the Liberation War. If you're really keen to visit, be warned that there's little inside that generates more interest than an algebra le…
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…