Weekend Relaxation in Sylhet for 3 Days
$347 per person
This trip is an idea to explore Sylhet in and around over the weekend. Leaving Dhaka city by overnight train to Sylhet is an opportunity to experience the night train service of Bangladesh. This weekend trip to Sylhet includes a nice city walk with important tourist sites, tea estates, Ratargul Swamp Forest or Bichanakandi natural tourist spot, Lalakhal and Jaflong area and trying authentic local dishes. Our trips are always connected to the local life and culture.
One may take a Thursday evening or Friday Morning flight to Sylhet and follow the rest of the travel plans accordingly. A trip to Sylhet offers quite a verities experiences.
Sylhet holds a spectacular variety of extraordinary landscapes, wildlife sanctuaries, marshy areas and vibrant lifestyles to explore. Sylhet lies 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 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.
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 the 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 practising 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.
- Basic Plan
Per-person trip price for a group of 4+ PAX
DeparturePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Departure TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
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 GuideLunchTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsPersonal expenses
Day 1, Thursday: Overnight train to Sylhet
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Day 2, Friday: Welcome to Sylhet
Day 3, Saturday: Lalakhal and Jaflong and evening flight or overnight train to Dhaka
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