Sitting in the midst of Jaintia and Khasi mountain ranges on the north and Tripura ranges on the south is the blessed territory of Greater Sylhet, which is a valley washed by rivers flowing from those ranges and has been famous for its legendary landscapes and distinctive cultural features since prehistoric times. The natural beauty of Sylhet has always captivated many including the divine Arjun from ancient Mahabharata, famous Chinese traveler Huansung in the seventh century and the globally celebrated Ibn Batuta in the thirteenth century.

In addition to being the birthplace of Lord Sri Chaitanya, one of the most prominent Hindu avatars, Syllhet has been recognized as one of the key centres in the preaching of Islam in the Indian subcontinent thanks to the efforts made by Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) and his 360 holy companions. Notwithstanding a Bengali majority, the culture of Sylhet has been enriched by a diverse range of indigenous communities including the Khasis, Monipuris, Garos, Tripuras and Hajong.

Modern Sylhet, which is a north-eastern administrative division of Bangladesh comprising the districts of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar and Habiganj, boasts of a total of 138 tea gardens that have deservedly earned it the reputation of an essentially green valley. Here in this division is the second largest reserved forest in Bangladesh, namely Rema-Kalenga, besides famous national gardens like Lauachora, Satchori and Khadimnagar. What’s more, Ratargul, the one and only swamp forest in the country, is not too far away from Sylhet city. At the foot of Jaintia and Khasi mountains on the northeast lie top tourist attractions like Lovachora, Lalakhal, Jaflong, Pangthumai, Bichanakandi and Bhulaganj. In the rainy season, green mountains camouflaged by white clouds and cascading fountains together with the tides of mountainous rivers like Piyain, Lova, Sari and Surma engender a charm that allures tourists and the locals alike. The large haors or swamplands on the northwest, especially the Tangoar Haor, along with their diverse flora and fauna, attract tourists in both winter and rainy season.

In view of the mountains, forests, rivers and haors, and the diversity of its population, history and culture, Sylhet is one of the top tourist attractions in South Asia.

Top tourist attractions in Sylhet: 
  • Lovachora
  • Lalakhal
  • Jaflong Tamabil
  • Pangthumai
  • Bichanakandi
  • Bhulaganj
  • Sunamganj, Dolura
  • Jadukata River, Barek Tila
  • Tanguar Haor, Teker Ghat
  • Srimongol
  • Rema Kalenga
  • Satchori
  • Lauachor 
  • Hason Raza's House
  • Shahi EidGah 

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