Visit Sylhet is a platform to inspire people to explore grater Sylhet. Our purpose is to deliver growth for Sylhet by attracting visitors and building Sylhet’s reputation as a true destination in future. Visit Sylhet will operate both online and offline. Through our online operations, i.e. website, social networks, mobile apps, we want to build Sylhet’s image online and convert “online visits” into “real-life visitors”. Through our offline operation, we want to be a one-stop-service provider, i.e. tour facilitator, to the visitors/tourists.
In the world of destination marketing, more collaboration means more visitations. That’s why Visit Sylhet wants to team up with regional partners. We want to work with you to promote your business and grater Sylhet to the travellers. We want to share your stories through our communications, advertising, website, mobile apps, and social media.
VisitSylhet.com is Visit Sylhet’s main call-to-action and the most powerful way in which we communicate Sylhet’s brand. Everything Visit Sylhet does – advertising, communications, social media, partnerships – drives to visitSylhet.com. Through compelling words, photos, and videos, we will get people interested in visiting the Sylhet region and coming to your business.
Sitting in the midst of Jaintia and Khasi mountain ranges on the north and Tripura ranges on the south is the blessed territory of Greater Sylhet, which is a valley washed by rivers flowing from those ranges and has been famous for its legendary landscapes and distinctive cultural features since prehistoric times. The natural beauty of Sylhet has always captivated many including the divine Arjun from ancient Mahabharata, famous Chinese traveler Huansung in the seventh century and the globally celebrated Ibn Batuta in the thirteenth century.
In addition to being the birthplace of Lord Sri Chaitanya, one of the most prominent Hindu avatars, Syllhet has been recognized as one of the key centres in the preaching of Islam in the Indian subcontinent thanks to the efforts made by Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) and his 360 holy companions. Notwithstanding a Bengali majority, the culture of Sylhet has been enriched by a diverse range of indigenous communities including the Khasis, Monipuris, Garos, Tripuras and Hajong.
Modern Sylhet, which is a north-eastern administrative division of Bangladesh comprising the districts of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar and Habiganj, boasts of a total of 138 tea gardens that have deservedly earned it the reputation of an essentially green valley. Here in this division is the second largest reserved forest in Bangladesh, namely Rema-Kalenga, besides famous national gardens like Lauachora, Satchori and Khadimnagar. What’s more, Ratargul, the one and only swamp forest in the country, is not too far away from Sylhet city. At the foot of Jaintia and Khasi mountains on the northeast lie top tourist attractions like Lovachora, Lalakhal, Jaflong, Pangthumai, Bichanakandi and Bhulaganj. In the rainy season, green mountains camouflaged by white clouds and cascading fountains together with the tides of mountainous rivers like Piyain, Lova, Sari and Surma engender a charm that allures tourists and the locals alike. The large haors or swamplands on the northwest, especially the Tangoar Haor, along with their diverse flora and fauna, attract tourists in both winter and rainy season.
In view of the mountains, forests, rivers and haors, and the diversity of its population, history and culture, Sylhet is one of the top tourist attractions in South Asia.
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