What is Sylhet Famous for?

What is Sylhet famous for?

If you’re planning a trip to Bangladesh, you should consider getting a direct flight to Sylhet to explore some of its many wonders. There are hundreds of brilliant things to do, places to go and cultures to experience in Bangladesh, so you would be missing out if you didn’t visit. Within this, however, Sylhet has some incredible history and so much waiting for you to explore and enjoy. So, read on to find out more about some of the things Sylhet is most famous for.

1. Sufi shrines

Sylhet is widely known for its Sufi shrines. The shrine of the Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Jalal has become a major pilgrimage site and is located near Dargah Gate. Tens of thousands of people visit this sacred site each year.

2. Cane products

Sylhet is also commonly noted for its cane products, which take five to six years to mature. The cane is then used to create beautiful, traditional products such as furniture, which was once a symbol of aristocracy there.

Cane products

It’s also known for producing tea, fertiliser and liquefied petroleum (propane) gas. Impressively, tea estates near Sylhet provide most of Bangladesh’s yield. As the tea hub of Bangladesh, Sylhet has over 150 tea gardens. As well as this, though, it’s also home to three of the largest tea gardens in the world when it comes to both dimension and production.
There are also lots of handicraft cottage industries there, including mat weaving and bamboo work.

3. Landscapes

It’s hard to imagine a place with such diversity and beauty in its landscapes as Sylhet promises.


Situated on the north bank of the Surma River, it boasts subtropical hills as well as rainforests and river valleys, which you would be unfortunate to miss.
With such a rich history and wondrous beauty, how can you turn down a trip to Sylhet? Make sure you book your direct flight to Bangladesh today and enjoy your holiday!

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Written by Tamanna Reza


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