Exploring the Ancient City of Sylhet



Sylhet is the largest city in the northeast of Bangladesh and sits on the banks of the Surma River. It is known as ‘the gateway to Bangladesh’ as it shares its boundary with Assam, Bhutan, Myanmar and Tripura. In this article, we’ll give you an idea of what to expect when exploring the ancient city of Sylhet.

Meghalaya: The Abode of Clouds

Meghalaya, a small state in India, is also known as the Abode of Clouds. Its lush green hills and beautiful waterfalls attract visitors from around the world. In addition to its natural beauty, Meghalaya has a rich cultural heritage that includes many unique festivals that celebrate nature. The local people are known for their honesty and hospitality towards tourists.

The Beauty of Sylhet

Sylhet is famous for its natural beauty, scenic landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Sylhet is a city of lakes, rivers, hills and mountains. The city is surrounded by hills and greenery, making it one of the most beautiful cities in Bangladesh.

The Tea Plantations

Sylhet is one of the major tea-producing areas in Bangladesh and has a rich tea history. The region is famous for its tea gardens, which are a tourist attraction. The number of Sylhet’s plantations has declined over time, but they remain an important part of the region’s economy and culture.

The Rich Heritage of Sylhet

Sylhet is one of the ancient cities of Bangladesh. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country. Sylhet has a rich heritage and history. The city’s culture, architecture, religion and language are influenced by its past rulers such as Aryan settlers, Arabic travellers and Portuguese sailors.

Sylhet was once known as Osmanabad or Iswahabpur during Mughal rule (15th century). In 1666 CE it became part of the East India Company’s territory after being invaded by Sir Robert Clive with help from Mir Jumla (one of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s generals).


Bangladesh is a country that has a lot of heritage and culture to offer. The history of Sylhet dates back to the 3rd Century BC when it was an important city for trade. You can expect to find a great deal of history and cultural significance during your time in Sylhet – so plan ahead to make sure you see all of Sylhet’s majesty.

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Written by Tamanna Reza


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