Top Best Things to Do, Sylhet, Bangladesh: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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Sylhet has plenty of attractions such as tea gardens, shrines of Hazrat Shah Jalal Yamani and Hazrat Shah Farhan, Shahi Eidgah, Chandni Ghat, Ali Amjadā€™s Clock Tower, Keane Bridge, Osmani Museum and many more.

Kean Bridge

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It is a notable landmark of Sylhet city. It is also called the gateway to Sylhet city. The bridge was made of iron and it was built in 1936 over the river Surma and it was named after the British governor of Assam of the time who was Sir Micheal Keane. The bridge is 1150 feet lengths and 18 feet breadth. The bridge was damaged by Pakistani bombers during the Liberation War but it was repaired afterwards.

Lawachara National Park

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The park is located within the West Bhanugach Reserved Forest which is around 60 km from Sylhet. The park consists of lush tropical and subtropical coniferous and broadleaf forests. The park is a good habitant of deer, leopard, wild chicken and python. It might be a good spot for bird watchers.

Madhabpur Lake

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The lake is located at Madhabpur tea estate in Kamalgonj. The lake is a great place to visit in winter because all the migratory birds from cold countries come together in this lake. Dotted hills surround the lake. Entrance used to be restricted earlier but recently, the administration is developing the infrastructure to make it possible becoming one of the important tourist destinations.

Osmani Museum

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It is located at Nur Manzil which is near the town centre and east of Noya Sarok Road. It is a small and colonial era house which is dedicated to General Osmani who was a key figure in the Liberation War. Opening hours are flexible. Address: Off Dhopa Dighi, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal

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It is one of the most visited attractions in Sylhet. The shrine houses a mosque, and the main tomb. It is possible to access the complex via an open staircase from the East Darga Gate entrance. Non-muslims can also enter the complex. In the evenings, the tomb is illuminated by candles and there is a massive pond outside filled with catfish and a seperate tank with gold fish that both are considered sacred.

Lalakhal

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It is also known as the Blue Canal. The river comes from India and it is shared with India and Banglaesh. The origin of this river is in the Meghalaya state of India. The river is important because it carries huge amount of sediments and stones which leads local people lift those stone for business purpose. Taking a boat journey in the river is a good attraction which makes it possible to watch the mountain range of Meghalaya from the boat journey. When it is close to Bangladesh, the water is green and the water close to Indian boarder is blue.

Museum of the Rajas

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The museum is located in the near of Zinda Bazar which was the former family home of poet and songwriter Dewan Hasa Raja Chowdhury who is  a Bengali folk-music legend. The museum contains memorabilia from his life such as some Bengali musical instruments and a number of old photos. The entrance to the museum is Tk 10. Address: Jallarpar Rd, Sylhet, Bangladesh.