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Nature and Culture of Tea Capital in 4 days

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Nature and Culture of Tea Capital in 4 days

$561 per person

This trip combines a few days of relaxation in nature and some easy excursions around Sreemangal in four days. The excitement starts from a train trip to Sreemangal through the beautiful landscapes. Besides your relaxation in Sreemangal, you are welcome to follow some of our proposed activities in and around. The activities of this trip would include; Lawachara Rain Forest trekking, exploring some nearby wildlife and bird sanctuaries. Boating on Baikka Beel Haor (marshy land), Cycling around the tea estates and tea workers villages. Meeting the locals, learning about their lifestyle and culture will enrich your knowledge of cultural diversity.

Srimongal, about 75 km south of Sylhet and 150 km northeast of Dhaka, is the tea capital of Bangladesh. This slightly hilly massive area covered by a green carpet of tea leaves is one of the most picturesque sights. Occasionally, the presence of lemon orchards, pineapple plantations, and rubber plantations makes this a perfect place for a visit. Also, the tropical forests, wildlife, bird sanctuaries, waterfall, lakes are the attractions to keep you busy every day. This is a perfect holiday destination to enjoy nature and tranquillity.

The average rainfall in this part is higher than the rest of Bangladesh, a fact which the British tea planters realized in the 18th century and started to cultivate tea in this part.

The area is temperate and cool with clean, crisp, fresh air in winter and is moderately warm in summer but has an annual rainfall of 5000mm, the highest in the country.

  • Basic Plan
  • $ 561
    Per-person trip price for a group of 4+ PAX
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, closed shoes, hat. Warm jacket during the winter (November to February). Raincoat/ umbrella during the rainy season (May to August). Full sleeves are always necessary while visiting any religious place, mosque, temple, church or a trip during Ramadan.
  • Included
    AC vehicle with experienced chauffeur for sightseeing and transfers
    Accommodation in twin sharing basis as per itinerary
    All air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itinerary
    All entrance fees and local permits
    All Museum Tickets
    All rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transports
    Bottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeing
    Expert English-Speaking Guide
    Lunch
    Trip as per itinerary
    Typical Souvenir
  • Not Included
    Any activity not mentioned in the itinerary.
    Dinner
    Gratuities
    Local guide/ escort/ experts/ academics
    Personal expenses
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Day 1: Train journey to Sreemangal, walking around tea estates, fruits garden
You will be picked up and transferred to the Airport Train Station by 06:40 to avail Parabat Express train (ETD 6:52 AM) to Sreemangal (ETA 10:33). Upon arrival, meet and greet your guide and drive to the hotel/ resort. Fresh up, enjoy the serenity and relax at your hotel/ resort. After lunch, your guide will offer some walking activities around the nearby tea estates, fruit gardens and villages. Get back to your hotel before dark for a dinner and night stay. Sreemangal is a tea capital or land of two leaves and a bud, a synonym for the tea estates and the largest tea production. Sreemangal, about 75 km south of Sylhet and 150 km northeast of Dhaka, is about 4/5 hours of a pleasant train ride. A green carpet of tea leaves covers massive hilly areas is one of the most picturesque sights. Occasionally, the presence of lemon orchards, pineapple plantations, and rubber plantations makes this a perfect place for a visit and relaxation. Also, the tropical forests, wildlife, bird sanctuaries, waterfalls and lakes are potential attractions to keep you busy for few days. Sreemangal is a perfect holiday destination to enjoy tranquillity and nature.   Train Schedule between Airport Train Station (ATS) – Sreemangal (STS) and Sylhet (ZTS):
Train ETD (ATS) ETA (STS) ETA (ZTS) Day Off
Parabat Express 06:52 10:33 13:00 Tuesday
Joyenteeka 11:47 16:13 1900 Tuesday
Kalni Express 15:32 19:00 21:30 Friday
Upaban Express 21:02 01:30 05:00 Wednesday
  We usually use the Parabat Express train for this trip, and this train leaves six days a week except for Tuesday from Dhaka central station (Kamalapur). It is very convenient to take this train from Airport Train Station for those living in the northern part of Dhaka city (Uttara, Mirpur, Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara & DOHS area).  
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Day 2: Lawacharra National Park, Khashia Tribal village, bird watching trip to Baikka Beel
Your local guide will provide a rewarding wildlife trek through the Lawachara National Park. Early morning is a good time to explore abundant and diverse wildlife. The Lawachara forest is one of the last remaining tropical rainforests of the country and home to many endangered and rare species; Hollock Gibbons is one of the most prominent. A few hours' hikes through the dense forests is heaven for birdwatchers, naturalists and adventure seekers alike. After lunch, drive to Baikka Beel – a permanent wetland and bird sanctuary. Depending on the seasons, we offer either a boat trip (Summertime: April to September) on this marshland or birdwatching (winter time: October to March) and a nature enjoying trip. It is a beautiful marshland where thousands of lilies and lotus bloom. Birdwatchers and nature lovers have begun frequenting it. An observation tower promises the visitors a good view of the beel, its residents and winter visitors. During the winter season, many migratory birds find their nesting ground at this place. Among many migratory birds, some species have found their home here for living & nesting permanently.   Please note that around 3km road just before the wetland is in lousy condition, difficult to access by sedan cars but no problem for 4X4 driven vehicle (Jeep) or even minivans. Either we have to walk three kilometres or drive by a 4 X 4 vehicle (rainy season). Drive back to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
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Day 3: Daylong Cycling or walking through the tranquillity
After breakfast, we shall leave the hotel for (9 AM to 5 PM) a daylong relaxing walk or cycling on the same track. Today's track will be through beautiful tea estates, villages, Madhabpur Lake, the Pineapple, lemon, betel leaf, Rubber plantations and rolling landscapes. Currently, cycling in Sreemangal is restricted for security reasons. Therefore, cycling can only be arranged for two people by private cycles.
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Day 4: Relaxing in nature and afternoon train to Dhaka
Enjoy your morning/ morning walk and take the afternoon train to Dhaka.

Tour Location

Sreemangal
 
 

Comments:

  • HakanCurt | Sweden

    March 12, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Amazing trip in Dhaka and Bangladesh countryside
    Feb 2019 • Couples
    We stayed two days in Dhaka, visiting several interesting places. We saw the old market place with all the spices, vegetables, fruits, seafood and all kind of goods. We visit the harbor, peoples homes and having food in local restaurants.
    We also took a ride in a ricksha, exciting in this hectic and busy town. One of the days was also Mother language day and we where interviewed by the local TV.
    It was the first time in my life I visit a town like this, for me it was a new world I didn’t exist.
    We took the train to northeast part of Bangladesh, people sitting on the roofs and in the front of the train. I have just seen this on TV before. Amazing to see!!!!!!!
    We were visiting a tea plantation and a nationalpark. Everywhere we had very skilled guides taking care of us. The whole journey was carried out by Royal Bengal Tours and I can really recommend this company, it was an amazing trip, Thank you Mr Jewel and Robin taking good care of us.

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