Journey to the land of two leaves and one bud
The North-Eastern part of Bangladesh is known for its production of large quantity and high quality tea. The hillocks rising to moderate heights, and the relatively higher rainfall in this part of Bangladesh made this region suitable for tea plantation. This fact was realized by the British tea planters and they started cultivating tea in this region of Bangladesh in the 18th century.
The moist environment of this region has enabled the growth of few rich tropical forests in this region flourishing with many wildlife, scented orange groves and pineapple plantations. The Lawachhara forest of this part of Bangladesh is home to globally endangered Hoolock Gibbon.
Beside the tea plantation sites and tropical forests, the hills of this region are home to Khasia and Monipuri indigenous groups. Sylhet is also famous among the Muslims of Bangladesh due to the shrine of a 14th century Sufi saint.
Day 1: Overnight train journey to Sylhet and visit Jaflong & Lalakhal the following day to see the stone collecting industry, tribal villages, local hand-craft market and for river-cruise. Overnight at Sylhet.
Day 2: Early morning drive to Srimangal. On the way brief visit to brick factories, Madhabpur lake and Tea gardens. In the afternoon, visit to Hail haor, a vast wetland & bird sanctuaries with millions of birds of so many kinds.
Day 3: Early morning trek to the Lauachora National park. Later, visit to Monipuri tribal village to see their traditional weaving and cycling around rubber gardens. In the afternoon, Train journey back to Dhaka.
The detailed itinerary will be provided to you after the booking of the tour.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 days
Train, Car, Tuktuk (three wheeler motorized vehicle) etc
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 BDT - Tips, Snacks, Shopping etc
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Borhan was an excellent guide with great attention to the details of our travel. We would highly recommend him to others wishing to learn something of Bangladesh. Our only recommendation to others, especially if heat/humidity sensitive - DO NOT come to Bangladesh in September.