The Ins and Outs of Sreemangal and Sylhet in 10 days
$1287 per person
A trip to Sylhet-Sreemangal offers quite a verities experiences within a short time. On these 10 days trip, you will explore the most picturesque green hilly areas covered by tea leaves, reserved rain forest, wildlife and bird sanctuaries, renowned waterfalls, haors, local lifestyle and culture of Sreemangla and Sylhet. Hiking, cycling and country boat cruising are unforgettable memories.
Sylhet holds a spectacular variety of extraordinary landscapes, wildlife sanctuaries, marshy areas and vibrant lifestyles to explore. Sylhet and Srimongal lying in the northeastern part of Bangladesh, bordered by the Indian states of Meghalaya, Manipur and a tiny area of Tripura. It has got Khashia and Jayanta Hills in the north and the southeast of the Tora Hills. This area produces and exports a large quantity of high-quality tea, with low rolling hills carpeted by tea plantations, scattered patches of tropical forests, lemon & pineapple cultivation & orange groves and massive wetland marshes. The variety of countryside scenery inside Sylhet remains ripe for exploration.
The average rainfall in this part is higher than in the rest of Bangladesh, a fact that 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.
The Holy Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal and Hazrat Shah Paran, the 14th-century Sufi saint, is an important pilgrimage site for the Muslims in Sylhet town. The messianic Muslim saint is one of the earliest pioneers of Islamic culture in Bangladesh, responsible for mass conversions of Bengalis from Hinduism and Buddhism. This area has a population of Khashia, Pangou, Manipuri and Tripura ethnic communities, all of whom live in villages around the hills and practise Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. Tripura, Khasia & Pangou people tend to skip regular contact with the outside world, occasionally venturing from their settlements. Exceptional “Manipuri” peoples have integrated into Bangladeshi society as artisans, business people and jewellers.
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, and lakes are the attractions to keep you busy every day. This is a perfect holiday destination to enjoy nature and tranquillity.
- Basic Plan
Per-person trip price for a group of 4+ PAX
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Dress CodeCasual, 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.
IncludedAC vehicle with experienced chauffeur for sightseeing and transfersAccommodation in twin sharing basis as per itineraryAll air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itineraryAll entrance fees and local permitsAll Museum TicketsAll rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transportsBottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeingExpert English-Speaking GuideLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsLunchTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesPersonal expenses