Sylhet : the land of two leaves and a bud
Location : North-east part of Bangladesh
Distance from Capital Dhaka : 344 Km
Accessible by air (international and domestic), tail road. Nestled in the picturesque surma calley amidst scenic tea plantation and lush green tropical forests, it is a prime attraction for all tourists. Its terraced tea gardens, eye-soothing orange groves and pineapple plantations and hills covered with tropical forests offer a beautiful landscape. The sulhet calley has a good number of haors which are abig nature wetlands.
During winter thesehaors are vast stretches of green land, but in the rainy season they turn into turbulent to the millons of migratory birds who fly from Siberia across the Himalayas to avoid the severe cold. Srimangal in sylhet, known as the tea capital of Bangladesh is the main tea centre of the area. For miles and miles around, one can see the tea gardens spread like green carpets or the plain land and the slopping in Sylhet in a memorable experience.
Sylhet the tea granary of Bangladesh, not only has over 150 tea gardens but also has over 150 tea gardens but also proudly processes the three largest tea gardens in the world, both in area and production. A stay in one of the rest-houses of the tea gardens is a fascinating experience remininuscent of the days of the Raj. Sylhet is also known as the famous Muslim saint Hazrat Shah jalal (RA), the great torch bearer of islam to this region. The shrine of this great saint is located at sylhet town. Another is the shrine of Hazrat Shah Paran (RA). colorfulMonipuri, Kashia and Garo tribes live in Sylhet. Monipuri tribal women are famous for their dance. Sylhe is also well-known for its wide cariety of exquisite handcrifts of came and bamboo. Sylhet is linked with Dhaka by rail, road and air.