Jaflong is situated besides the river Mari in the lap of Hill Khashia. The Mari river is coming from the great Himalayas, bringing million tons of stone boulders with its tide. You can watch the stone collection from the river in Jaflong as well as you can enjoy the boating in the river Mari. The beauty of Jaflong is enhanced a great deal where hills are greenish with the forests. In Jaflong you can see the lifestyle of tribal people, mainly of Khashia. If you intend to visit Jaflong it is advisable to start early in the morning from Sylhet so that you can comeback by evening covering the spots of nearby areas of Jaflong. The other tourist areas nearby Jaflong are Tamabil, Sripur and Jaintapur.
A beautiful place for seeing Gushing Sylhet Waterfalls high on the mountains. Besides, the enchanting views of the area, one can also see large stone quarry and have a glimpse of the waterfalls across the border. It is conveniently located only 7-8km from Jaflong on the same road to Sylhet. Sripur is another beautiful tourist spot, the major feature is a number of waterfalls with great tide falling from the hills. After completion of visiting Jaflong you must visit Sripur on the way back to Sylhet.
The Place is amous for its megalithic archaeological ruins and only 5km from Jaflong. It is a beautiful spot amidst tea gardens. Once this was the capital of Jainta Kingdom at 18th century. The ruined palace of the Kings is adjacent to the local market, however, big number of tourists visit here due to the historical background of Jainta Kingdom.
An interesting feature of Sylhet region is the aboriginal tribes such as Tipperas, Monipuris, Khasias and Garos who still live in their primitive ways in the hills, practicing their age-old rites, rituals, customs and traditions.
During festivals such as Rash Leela and Doljatra, the attractive young- girls dressed in colorful robes, dance with the male members of their choice & love. The Monipuris perform their famous dance, based on allegorical love themes of the ancient mythology.
Madhabkunda waterfall is the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division. Lots of tourists and picnic parties come to Madhabkunda for their enjoyment. The journey to Madhabkunda itself is exotic. On the way you can see the greenish beauty of tea garden, the hills and the zigzag road through the hills will increase the joy of your journey. In Madhabkunda you will see the great waterfall – falls of million tons of water from 200ft. height. There is a Parjatan Motel with a good restaurant for accommodation and food. You can also trek through Rajkandi Reserve Forest to discover Ham Ham waterfalls.
There are 11 Khasia villages called Punji and several Monipuri villages called Para scattered among the tea plantations spreading in Srimongal and Sylhet areas. Khasia villages are usually on hilltops surrounded by betel nut trees, which is their cash crop. In the Monipuri Para you can see the traditional weaving.
Sylhet is well known for its wide variety of exquisite handicrafts. Well-known Sylhet cane products such as chair, table, tea trays, flower vases, bags, shawls, share, napkin, bed-cover and the exquisitely designed fine SitalPati (a kind of mattress having natural cooling effect) are colorful souvenirs. You can also buy the traditional crafts as souvenirs.
To cover all these places it will take 4-5 days-time. We have different set itineraries covering these areas. Please ask for them. In case none of those covers your subject or fulfill your interest, we shall be very happy to customize one especially for you upon request.
Shrine of Saint Hazrat Shah Jalal(R) is the most historical interest in Sylhet town. Today, more than six hundred years after his death, the shrine is visited by innumerable devotees of every caste and creed, who make the journey from far away places. Legend says, the great saint who came from Delhi to preach Islam and defeated the then Hindu Raja (king) Gour Gobinda, transformed the witchcraft followers of the Raja into catfishes which are still alive in the tank adjacent to the shrine Swords, the holy Quran and the robes of the holy saint are still preserved in the shrine.
The main attraction of Sylhet city is the Shrine of Hajrat Shahjalal(R) and Hajrat Shah Poran(R). Shrine of Hajrat Shahjalal(R) is on the top of a hillock (tilla) in Sylhet city. Thousands of visitors are coming everyday in this Shrine. Shrine of Hajrat Shah Paran (R) is eight km far from Sylhet town on the Sylhet-Jaflong road where also thousands of visitors visits this Shrine everyday. Road journey to Sylhet is a wonderful experience through roads running ups and down the hills and green lush tea gardens of nature at its best.