Tucked away in the charming Surma Valley amongst scenic tea plantations and stunning emerald tropical forests lies Sylhet, a fantastic quirky location for any tourist wishing to visit Bangladesh.
A warm, friendly capital with a small-town feel, Sylhet is the perfect location for inexperienced and experienced travellers alike who are looking for an authentic Bangladesh experience.
Here, we’ve rounded up three of the best things to do and see there:
1. Lakkatura Tea Gardens
If you’re looking to visit authentic Sylhet, look no further than Lakkatura Tea Gardens. Considered one of the most beautiful in the country due to its miles of lush greenery, it has a plantation area of 1,600 acres, making it the largest in Bangladesh.
It also produces an astonishing 500,000kg of tea every year!
Don’t be surprised if you see people getting their wedding photos taken here – it’s a popular backdrop for newly married couples.
2. Satchari National Park
Take a moment to stop and appreciate all the beautiful scenery and wildlife the Satchari National Park has to offer. Taking its name from the Bangala word ‘Satchari’, meaning ‘Seven Streams’, the park has many streams flowing throughout. These streams provide water to the forest and wildlife that inhabit it. Home to the critically endangered Hoolock Gibbon, the national park fantastically work to preserve wildlife. The place offers eco-tours to learn more about the park and its inhabitants.
3. Panthumai Waterfall
If you’re someone that adores the calmness of the mountains and the serenity of crystal-clear waters, then Panthumai Waterfall is an attraction you don’t want to miss out on.
Located in Panthunai Village on the Bangladesh-India border, this spectacular waterfall cascades down the mountain beautifully and can be seen clearly from the banks of the Piyain river in Bangladesh. Tourists can get up close to the waterfall by renting a dinghy from local boatmen for around 100 taka – a must-do if you want amazing photographs!
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