Friday, April 28, 2006

Things to do in Sylhet

Sylhet is my hometown, although I left at 9 and am a little estranged.

Here are some nice places that I discovered (or rediscovered):

a) Area around parjatan motel - nice spot, lots of nice views from a hill top on Airport road
b) Shahjalal University - pretty campus about 10 km N of town
c) Zakaria Resort - near Khadimnagar, a hilltop resort with 360 views and entertainment park including ferris wheel and toy train
d) Hazrat Shahjalal's tomb - he was an amazing holy man, worth a visit if you are religious
e) MC College (aka Sylhet Govt College) another nice campus
f) Forest Dept Land - some nice forests on north-east side of town, near Baluchar. There was a picnic spot but it may have shut down.
g) Tea gardens - Lakkatura and Malnichhara are very close to town. Bicycling possible on the trails (though I have not tried it.)

If you like shopping, Manipuri patterned saris etc in Police Line.

In summary, places just a little on the outskirts are nice. Avoid the center, specially Zindabazar and Bandar, unless you like crowds and traffic jams.

One view from top of Zakaria Resort:

View to the East from Zakaria:

Stadium under construction near Lakkatura:

Storm Lilly:

What tractors were really made for:

Another type of Lilly:


Anonymous said...

hey, im glad someone atleast writes about things to do in sylhet, i have been there 4 times already, and am going again on saturday (12/08/06) and am looking for inspiration just to make the duration there bearable. ill keep ur points in mind although i have visited parjatan hotel before, vnice and maybe u could also recommend jaflong, i liked it there, they also sell very nice stone artefacts and jewellery there, pretty unique.

Anonymous said...

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Hence I created, as an attempt to build a fun and easy to use platform where people can access infromation of organisations via mobile phones. The site also allows users to post things that they want to sell..

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi there, I am currently in Bangladesh now and looking for places to visit. So far I have been to a bull fight which is very entertaining and to eat in some restaurants.

Spicey Restaurant in Sylthet City Centre was a very special experience. It has an area with open roof top with amazing views of the city lights. They serve a variety of cuisines and affordable prices too.

ulysses said...

Please tell us more about the bull fight. Where and when was it? Is it held regularly? Many thanks!