Sylhet division occupies the north east part of Bangladesh,
has an area of 12596 sq. km and a population of 7.899
million. There are 4 districts and 14 municipalities
under Barisal. It is a natural hilly, forest area with
ox bow lakes and famous shrines.
in the picturesque Surma Valley amidst scenic tea plantations
and lush green tropical forests, greater Sylhet is a
prime attraction for all tourists visiting Bangladesh.
Laying between the Khasia and the Jaintia hills on the
north, and the Tripura hills on the south, Sylhet breaks
the monotony of the flatness of this land by a multitude
of terraced tea gardens, rolling countryside and the
exotic flora and fauna. Here the thick tropical forests
abound with many species of wildlife, spread their aroma
around the typical hearth and homes of the Mainpuri
Tribal maidens famous for their dance.
Sylhet valley is formed by a beautiful, winding pair
of rivers named the Surma and the Kushiara both of which
are fed by innumerable hill streams from the north and
the south. The valley has good number of haors, which
are big natural depressions. During winter these haors
are vast stretches of green land, but in the rainy season
they turn into turbulent seas.
haors provide a sanctuary to the millions of migratory
birds who fly from Siberia across the Himalayas to avoid
the severe cold there. Sylhet has also a very interesting
and rich hilstory, Before the conquest by the Muslims,
it was ruled by local chieftains. In 1303, the great
Saint Hazrat Shah Jalal came to Sylhet from Delhi with
a band of 360 disciples to preach Islam and defeated
the then Raja Gour Gobinda.
thus became a district of saints, shrines and daring
but virile people. Its rich potentialities became easily
attractive and the 18th century Englishmen made their
fortune in tea plantation. About 80 km. from Sylhet
town connected by road and rail, Srimangal, which is
known as the tea capital of Bangladesh, is the actual
tea center of the area.
miles and miles around, the visitor can see the
teagardens spread like a green carpet over the
plain land or on the sloping hills. A visit to
the tea plantation in Sylhet is a memorable experience.
Sylhet, the tea granary of Bangladesh, not only
has over 150 tea gardens but also proudly possesses
three largest tea gardens in the world in both
area and production.
[Sylhet - Tea Garden]
is the land of Shrines, natural Hills, forests,
beautiful tree plantations and lots of Haors. It is
an old city with full of natural beauties. A large number
of tourists come every year to visit Sylhet. The main
attraction of Sylhet city is the Shrine of Hajrat Shahjalal(R)
and Hajrat Shah Poran (R). Shrine of Hajrat Shahjalal
(R) is on the top of a hillock (tilla) in Sylhet city.
Thousands of visitors are coming everyday in this Shrine.
Shrine of Hajrat Shah Paran (R) is eight km far from
Sylhet town on the Sylhet-Jaflong road where also thousands
of visitors visits this Shrine everyday. Road journey
to Sylhet is an wonderful experience through roads running
ups and down the hills and green lush tea gardens of
nature at its best.
Tourist Spots in Sylhet Division :
Shrine of Hazrat ShahJalal -
Chaitannya Dev Temple -