Jaflong is one of the most attractive tourist spots
in Sylhet division. It's about 60 km far from Sylhet
town and takes two hours drive to reach there. Jaflong
is also a scenic spot nearby amidst tea gardens and
rate beauty of rolling stones from hills. It is situated
besides the river Mari in the lap of Hill Khashia.
[Stone Collection from the
River, Jaflong - Sylhet]
Mari river is coming from the great Himalayas
of India, which bringing million tons of stone
boulders with its tide. You can watch the stone
collection from the river in Jaflong as well as
you can enjoy the boating in the river Mari. Jaflong
is totally a hilly area of real natural beauty
where hills are greenish with the forests.
of wild animal lives in this forest, so you need to
be careful to enter in the forest alone. You can see
the lifestyle of Tribe Khashia in Jaflong. If you intend
to visit Jaflong it is advisable to start from Sylhet
in the early morning so that you can comeback by evening
covering the other tourists spots of nearby areas of
Jaflong. The other tourist areas nearby Jaflong are
Tamabil, Sripur and Jaintapur.
is the border area with India and is 05 km before Jaflong.
If you intend to visit Shilong of India then you will
have to cross this border by completing your customs
formalities. To go to India you require valid Visa.
is another beautiful tourist spot where you can see
the waterfall with great tide falling form the hills.
Besides the enchanting views of the area, one
can also have a glimpse of the waterfalls across the
border of India. Very Big stones sometimes are coming
in this waterfall in Sripur. After completion of visiting
Jaflong and Tamabil you must visit Sripur on the way
to go back to Sylhet. Its only 7-8km from Jaflong
on the same road to Sylhet a sub road entered into Sripur
waterfall. Here you can see the stone collection and
orange garden if you go inside Sripur crossing the hills.
is only 5 km. from Jaflong, a scenic spot amidst tea
gardens. At about 35 km. northwest of Sylhet town, linked
by rail, road and river is Chhatak, the seat of Assam
Bengal Cement Factory, Chhatak is famous for orange
garden. After complete Sripur on the way back to Sylhet
don't miss to visit Jointika in Jointapur. Jaintapur
was the capital of Jainta Kingdome at 18th century.
Jainta Rajbari was the palace of Kings of Jainta, its
just adjacent of Jainta Bazar. Though the condition
of this kings palace is already damaged enormously
but a huge number of tourists visit here due to the
historical background of Jainta Kingdom.
lots of picnic parties goes to Jaintapur forests and
also other areas of Jaflong, Sripur and Tamabil to enjoy
a full day in the nature. So if you are planning to
visit Jaflong you must cover up all these four places
at a time and by the evening you come back to Sylhet
for your night stay. Generally winter is the best season
to visit Jaflong but if you want to enjoy the real beauty
of wild waterfall then you should visit Jaflong in Monsoon.
is the place of tea gardens, hills and forest areas
on the hills. Within your eyesight you will find green
throughout. Its is famous for the largest tea gardens
of world covered by lush green carpet. One can have
a look into the spectacular tea processing at Tea Research
Institute. Bangladesh produces and exports a large quantity
of high quality tea every year. Most of the tea estates
are in Sremongol. It is called "The land of two
leaves and a bud".
[Srimongol Tea Garden, Sylhet]
is also called camellia, green carpet or Tea Mountain.
There are a lot of tea estates including the largest
one in the world. The terraced tea garden, pineapple,
rubber and lemon plantations from a beautiful
landscape. It is known as the tea capital in Bangladesh.
Just offer entering into the tea estates the nice
smells and green beauty will
kilometers away. There are some hotels in Srimongol
where you can stay, but if you can manage to stay in
the Tea garden that will give you a different type of
memorable experience. For that you will have to take
the permission from the owner of any tea state.