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Tourist Attraction in Bangladesh - Tea Plantation

Bangladesh produces and exports a large quantity of high quality tea. Tea plantation places in Bangldesh are tourist attractions from a long time. Most of the tea plantations are situated in the northeastern areas of the country, around Sylhet and Srimongal. The whole of north east part of Bangladesh (including Sylhet and Srimongal) is covered with terraced tea estates, patches of tropical forest, lemon & pineapple cultivation and orange groves. The climate of this area is one of the best in the country being temperate and cool with clean, crisp air in wintar. It is moderately warm in summer, but has an annual rainfall of 5000mm, the highest in the country. The area round Sylhet and Srimongal attract visitors from all around the country due to its scenic beauty and mild weather. Sylhet is situated close to BangladeshÂ’s border with the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam. This part of the country is covered by hillocks rising to moderate heights. The rainfall is higher than average, a fact which British tea planters realised in the 18th century to the advantage of tea cultivation. These conditions have provided rich tropical forests with many species of wildlife, scented orange groves and pineapple plantations. It is also the home of Khashia and Monipuri tribals.

Bangladesh produces and exports a large quantity of high quality tea. Tea plantation places in Bangldesh are tourist attractions from a long time. Most of the tea plantations are situated in the northeastern areas of the country, around Sylhet and Srimongal.

The whole of north east part of Bangladesh (including Sylhet and Srimongal) is covered with terraced tea estates, patches of tropical forest, lemon & pineapple cultivation and orange groves.

The climate of this area is one of the best in the country being temperate and cool with clean, crisp air in wintar. It is moderately warm in summer, but has an annual rainfall of 5000mm, the highest in the country.

The area round Sylhet and Srimongal attract visitors from all around the country due to its scenic beauty and mild weather. Sylhet is situated close to Bangladesh’s border with the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam. This part of the country is covered by hillocks rising to moderate heights. The rainfall is higher than average, a fact which British tea planters realised in the 18th century to the advantage of tea cultivation. These conditions have provided rich tropical forests with many species of wildlife, scented orange groves and pineapple plantations. It is also the home of Khashia and Monipuri tribals.

Sylhet thus became a district of saints, shrines and daring but virile people. Its rich potentialities became easily attractive and the 18th century Englishmen made their fortune in tea plantation.

About 80 km. from Sylhet town connected by road and rail, Srimangal, which is known as the tea capital of Bangladesh, is the actual tea center of the area. Srimongal is towards south of Sylhet. Most of the tea plantations are centered here, which is the main attraction of the region. There is also a Tea Research Institute, which is open to visitors. A high percentage of tribal people add to this areas attraction. The other main attraction is the ”Lawachara” forest, only few kilometers away from Srimongal, where you can see Hornbills, White-Browed Gibbons and many other animals.

For miles and miles around, the visitor can see the teagardens spread like a green carpet over the plain land or on the sloping hills. A visit to the tea plantation in Sylhet is a memorable experience. Sylhet, the tea granary of Bangladesh, not only has over 150 tea gardens but also proudly possesses three largest tea gardens in the world in both area and production.                                     

Other tourist attractions in Sylhet:

Sylhet is the land of Shrine’s, natural Hills, forests, beautiful tree plantations and lots of Haors. It is an old city with full of natural beauties. A large number of tourists come every year to visit Sylhet. 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.

Road journey to Sylhet is an wonderful experience through roads running ups and down the hills and green lush tea gardens of nature at its best.

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Comments (2)

Stunning article, love the lush greenery - best of both worlds flora and fauna!

Thank you for the remarkable tea article and journey with your pictures complementing your presentation as well. Promoted since I am out of votes.

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