Discover Sylhet, Jaflong and Lalakhal
Located at the border between Bangladesh and the scenic Indian state of Meghalaya, Jaflong is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division, outshined by subtropical mounts and rain-forests, beside the river Piain. Lalakhal is a blue water canal at Sylhet surrounded by mountains of Meghalaya, about a 01-hour drive from Jaflong. In this tour, we offer you on an amusing boat ride at Lalakhal and Piain River, visit tea gardens and Khasia tribal villages, and photograph the stone collection activities in Jaflong. It is a scenic spot nearby amidst tea gardens and infrequent cuteness of rolling stones from hills. It is famous for its stone collection activities of the local people manually and it is the home of the tribe called khashia. You also will see how those tribes grow betel leaves and nuts and run their livelihood and taste some too if you are exploratory. It is also interesting to do some photography about how people collect stones from the river and take them to crushers manually. At the same time, this tour is very photogenic.
Day-01: Arrival at Sylhet by train or flight .
Pick up from the hotel at 06.30 am to catch the train or at 10.30 am to catch the flight for Syhelt city. Transfer to Railway Station / Airport, and take 07.00 am Parabat Express or noon Flight to Sylhet. Arrive Sylhet around 1 pm by train / 12.40 pm by air. Transfer you to the hotel. After check-in, freshen up, and lunch, we’ll give you a walking tour of Sylhet city. We’ll take you to visit the century-old Kin Bridge built on the colonial period which is one of the main entrances to the city, Surma river, and the shrine of Shah Jalal where you’ll see many interesting people. Overnight at Sylhet (Hotel Britania / Noorjahan Grand Hotel)
Day-02: Day long tour at picturesque Jaflong
After picking up from the hotel at 9 am we will start driving for Picturesque Jaflong and this is one of the scenic drives in Bangladesh. The distance from Sylhet to Jaflong is 58 km and around 2 hrs of driving distance. Here you’ll pass your time idly enjoying the beauty of Jaflong. You’ll get a chance of photo shooting of the stone collection activities on the river where you will observe they collect stones manually and take into crushers nearby. We will take you to the river on a local boat to photograph the stone collecting activities. Lunch on a decent restaurant run by Nazimgarh Resort overlooking the river. Visit the village of Khashia tribe and see their lifestyle. You can visit their gardens and see how they grow betel leaves. Return journey toward Sylhet in the evening. Overnight at Sylhet.
Day-03: Boat ride at Lalakhal, Back to Dhaka by train/flight
Check-out from the hotel and start at 8 am, start driving toward Sarighat which is 37 km and 1-hour driving distance. Upon arrival Sarighat, directly transfer to the boat. Experience a pleasing boat ride on the cristal clear blue-water canal called Lalakhal. You will be taken up the end of the canal as much as close to the Indian border and back, which will be roughly 2.5 hrs ride in total. We’ll be using a motorized local wooden boat for this fascinating journey and Back to Sylhet, just after lunch transfer to the airport. Catch the 2 pm flight or 3p train, Parabat Express. Arrival at Dhaka around 2.40 pm/ 9 pm, and transfer you to your hotel. End of the Tour with a nice memory.
Air-conditioned car and experienced driver at Sylhet, and CNG which is called Tuk-Tuk at Srimangal.
02 Nights accommodation at Sylhet on twin sharing basis, with complementary breakfast.
All train / flight tickets.
All boat rides.
All site entrance tickets.
Train Station return transfer in Dhaka.
English Speaking guide.
What's not Included?
Good to know
1st class train tickets depends on availability. Our 100% effort will be there to get first class tickets for you. But if that is not possible, there will be a reserved seat on 2nd class in the train which will also offer you a chance to compare the train journey in Europe and in Bangladesh on the locomotive train.
The train schedule in Bangladesh is not trictly maintain due to some technical issues as a result It is common for the train from Sylhet to Dhaka to be 01-02 hrs late. But no matter when it arrives in Dhaka, our car and driver will be waiting for you at the station to transport you up to your hotel/residence.
Extra charge will be applicable if the flight ticket costs more than 3,500 BDT per person due to the excessive demand of the air ticket for reason of national or international event. (Actual ticket price – 3,500 BDT per person in that route DAC-SYL).
Only brick cottages at Nisorgo Eco Resort have air-conditioning. If you need air-conditioning and want to stay on the brick cottages, let us know during booking. Bamboo cottages do not have air-conditioning, but that will give you an environment friendly image of echo cottage. During summer time better to take air-conditioned one.
Pick-up and drop-off for this tour will be available from any part of the ciyt.
Package on train is not available to start on Tuesday & Friday, as Tuesday is the off day for the train (Parabat Express).
Wearing shorts for both men and women will not be any problem in Srimangal region due to the frequent travel of foreign tourist in that area of Bangladesh. .
Best time to travel to Srimanal and Sylhet:
April – November: You’ll see female tribal workers picking tea on the tea gardens, which is very picturesque.
December – February: During this said time period of the year water color at Lalakhal will remain blue. During other time, in monsoon, it will be muddy. Also you can see people collecting stones from the river on this time.
June – September: Piain river and Lalakhal will be full of water, and the nature will be most beautiful. Best time of the year to visit.
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