Sylhet Tourist Places to Visit in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Asia
Sylhet is a metropolitan city located in Sylhet District of Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. Sylhet is placed on the banks of River Surma at an altitude of 35 meters. Sylhet is located about 248 km northwest of national capital Dhaka.
Sylhet is located between latitude 24°53′52″ in the north and longitude 91°52′17″ in the east and is bounded by Netrokona District in the west, Indian states of Tripura to the south, Assam towards east and Meghalaya on the north. Sylhet has a humid subtropical climate.
Sylhet is considered as one of the highly emerging cities in the country houses several big shopping malls, star hotels and apartments. Sylhet is also home to one Special Economic Zone. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and Sylhet Engineering College are the prime educational institutions at Sylhet.
History of Sylhet:
Before the Independence of India, Sylhet was the part of India and after the Independence Sylhet was merged with Pakistan. During Bangladesh Liberation War in 1970 Sylhet contributed well.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Sylhet:
The Muslim natives of Sylhet celebrate Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha with great enthusiasm. Raspurnima, Jhulan Jatra and Roth Jatra are the major festivals celebrated by the Hindus citizens of Sylhet. Pohela Baishakh is a Bengali New Year celebrated all over the country including Sylhet.
Sylhet is full of shopping malls, restaurants and markets. Bluewater, Sylhet Millenium, Sylhet Plaza, Shukria Marke and Al-Hamra Shopping City are the prominent shopping malls in Sylhet. Also the city houses few handicrafts and textiles stores.
Other than Desi Food corners, Sylhet is home to Agra Restaurant, Chinese and Thai food restaurants. Shatkora is a special type of citrus fruit mainly used in non vegetarian dishes of meat and fish.
Connectivity to Sylhet:
Higher majority of peoples use cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws, buses and mini-buses to move within the city because these are very good for journey and rent. There are regular bus services available at Sylhet City Bus Stand to Dhaka, Chittagong and other major cities of the country.
There are two railway stations at Sylhet namely Sylhet New Railway Station and Sylhet Old Railway Station located 2 km and 2.5 km away from the centre of Sylhet City respectively.
Sylhet has its own airport named as M.A.G Osmani Airport placed 9 km away from the heart of Sylhet City.
Places to see in Sylhet:
Lawacherra Rain Forest:
Lawacherra Rain Forest is considered as one of the major forest in the country. Asia’s one Chloroform tree is located in the forest and also the forest is home to deer, leopard, wild chicken, squirrel, and python.
Sree Mangal is widely popular for largest tea gardens of the globe. Also houses tea research institute and most of the tea estates of the country. Sree Mangal is popularly called as the tea capital of Bangladesh.
Joinpur is one of the regions of Sylhet District located 4 km away from the centre of Sylhet City. Bhairav temple and Sri Mahalakshmi temple are the prime attractions of Joinpur.
The list of other tourist places present near Sylhet is as follows:
- Kean Bridge
- Al Amjad’s Clock
- Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal
- Shah Jalal Dargah
- Osmani International Airport
Best time to visit Sylhet:
During the months of winter season is the ideal time to visit Sylhet.
Accommodation options in Sylhet:
Hotels at Sylhet known for their top hospitality services with variety foods at reasonable prices and the best hotels in Sylhet are:
- Hotel Panama
- Hotel Rose View
- Hotel Hilltown
- Hotel Golden City
- Nirvana Inn
- Hotel Green
- Hotel Supreme
- Hotel Palash
- Hotel Western
- Hotel Anurag
- Hotel Al-Amin
- Hotel Garden’s Inn
- Hotel Firdous