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Weekend Relaxation in Sylhet for 3 Days

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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
  • $ 347
    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, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • 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, Thursday: Overnight train to Sylhet
Avail the overnight train Upaban Express from Dhaka Airport train station (ETD 21:02 and ETA 05:00). Train Seats are in several classes; Sleeping birth (Cabin), First class, and Snigdha are A/C seats, Shovon Chair is the non AC class and always crowded. There are for bed cabins and two-bedded cabins. It is almost impossible to reserve a two-bedded cabin while a couple is travelling and not interested in sharing the cabin. Either we have to buy a four-bedded cabin for the person who does not want to share the cabin.   Train Schedule between Airport Train Station – Sreemangal (SRE) and Sylhet (ZYL):
SN Train ETD ETA (SRE) ETA (ZYL) Day Off
01 Parabat Express 06:52 10:33 13:00 Tuesday
02 Joyenteeka 11:47 16:13 1900 Tuesday
03 Kalni Express 15:32 19:00 21:30 Friday
04 Upaban Express 21:02 01:30 05:00 Wednesday
 
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Day 2, Friday: Welcome to Sylhet
Upon arrival at Sylhet train station, your driver will receive you and travel to your hotel/ (Rose view/ Metro/Shuktara nature retreat/ Nazimgarh wilderness resort for check-in and fresh up. After a late breakfast, leave the hotel for a city sightseeing; a visit to the holly Mausoleum of Hazrat Shah Zalal- who has brought Islam to this part of Bangladesh. Walking along with the Keane's Bridge neighbourhood and the old marketplace is attractive. In such a little place, so many things are happening simultaneously, which is fascinating to overlook and photograph.   Lunch at a typical Sylheti restaurant and continue visit to Ratargul Swamp Forest or Bichanakandi natural tourist spot. Drive back to your hotel/ resort for an overnight stay.
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Day 3, Saturday: Lalakhal and Jaflong and evening flight or overnight train to Dhaka
After breakfast, start for a full-day excursion around Jaflong and Tamabil. Located amidst a splendid panorama, Tamabil is a border outpost on the Sylhet – Shillong Road (55 km from Sylhet City centre). Sights of the waterfalls over the hilly zone across the border add to the charming views. Jaflong is a picturesque spot nearby amidst tea estates and the beauty of rolling stones from hills. The hardship of primitive stone collectors is a darkness behind the beauty. We should probably meet these people and listen to their daily life struggles before complaining about our lives. After lunch at a local restaurant in Jaflong, drive to Lalakhal to enjoy a scenic and refreshing country boat cruise. Drive to the airport/train/bus station to avail your suitable transport to Dhaka.     Train Schedule between Sylhet (ZYL) - Airport Train Station (ATS) and Kamalapur Station (KRS):
SN Train ETD (ZYL) ETA (ATS) ETA (KRS) Day Off
01 Parabat Express 15:45 22:03 22:40 Tuesday
02 Joyenteeka 11:15 17:56 18:25 Thursday
03 Kalni Express 06:15 12:013 13:00 Friday
04 Upaban Express 23:30 06:03 06:45 Monday
 
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Day 4, Sunday: Transfer by reserved vehicle
Upon arrival at Dhaka station/ airport, you will be received and transfer to your hotel/ residence.

Tour Location

Sylhet, Jaflong and Lala Khal
 
 

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