Sylhet District

Sylhet District: Largest Tea processing area & amazing beautiful place

Sylhet District is the  largest tea processing area of Bangladesh.It is the administrative seat of Sylhet Division. Sylhet District also known as Jalalabad, the spiritual capital.

The city is located on the right bank of the Surma River in northeastern Bengal.Although it’s a tea processing area, also it has various types culture, tradition. Because here’s live many ethnic groups. They lid a colorful lives.

Sylhet has a lot of beautiful places such as Malanichara tea garden, Sri Chaitanya Dev, Jaflong, Hazrat Shahpuran (ra) Mazar, Hazrat Shahjalal (ra) mazar, Lala khal, Lobhachara tea garden,  Tamabil, Bholaganj, Fenchuganj Fertilizer Factory, Rayaer Gao Haor, Lobhachara stone quarry, BichnaKondi stone quarry, Panthumai Water Falls, Lakhshanchara, Ratargol Swamp Forest.

History of name

The most common concept is,
Shil means stone and due to the abundance of stone, this area named Sylhet.

The Hindu myth says,
Shiladevi , who was the daughter of King Gauhaka of ancient Gaur, she founded he hat.Then Shilahat names come after Shila and Hat. In time , established the word Silhohout from Shilahat and finally the Sylhet name survived.

The Puranas concepts is that 51 pieces of Vishnu Chakra fragmented Sati’s body fall into various places in the subcontinent and two fall in Sylhet. As Sati’s other name is Shree so Shree adjust with the “hoddu” (bone) and then makes the words is Shreehotto. Which is later known as Sylhet.

However, the idea is the best.
Sylhet is the name of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) ‘Seal Hot Jah’ order is known. When Shahjalal (R) reaching Sylhet, many big stones was on the way. Then Shahjalal ordered that ‘Seal Hat Jah’ (which removed the stone). When the stone receded on the way. In that case the name Sylhet was born, which was later known as Sylhet.

Beautiful place of Sylhet:

1. Dibi Haour

Dibi Haour basically it’s a Bill, located at Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet District. There are four bills of included Dibi Haor, Yama, Harapkata Kendree Bill.
Historically known, all bills are memorable place of King Ram Sing of Jainta Kingdom.

Dibi Haour likes a kingdom of Red Lily.

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Dibi Haour

Niranjan Biswas is a resident of Dibi Haour, he said, that there was no red lily. According to him, 30 years ago Khasia community worshiped with the red lily over the border.
Someone of the Khasia community first planted a red lily in Dibi Haour to meet the demand of flowers in worship.
From that time, Dibi Bill, Kendree Bill, Harapkata Bill, Yama Bill, and the surrounding public pond-pipe full with red lily.

At least 700 acres of land fullfil with red lily. The Bill is taking possession of the name of the tourist spot of Sylhet as an amazing tourist spots.

Freedom fighter Shamsul Haque a resident of Dibi Haour village, he said, that there are huge amount of red lily and various species of domestic fish in the water of this bill. When the water gets dry, then fisherman catching the fish and farming and fishing is the occupation of their resident.

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Sylhet Dibi Haour

The tourists should reach the morning to see the beautiful scenery of red lily.
Meghalaya beside the Sylhet Dibi Haour and Khasia community lives below the bill. The burial of Raja Ram Singh’s located at the Harapkata Bill and Dibi Haour.

Khasiya’s betel-nuts garden is seen in the far hills.

2. Jaflong

Jaflong is a hill station and popular tourist destination in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

It is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District and situated at the border between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Meghalaya, overshadowed by subtropical mountains and rainforests.

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Jaflong is famous for its stone collections and is home of the Khasi tribe.

The fountain is going on in the hills, and the pebbles of various colored on the roof of the river. If you look from a distance, it will seem the amazing beauty of sky and hills.
Cloud is moving around the hills like a soft cotton.

3.Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) Shrine

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Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) Shrine

Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) shrine of the revered 14 th-century.  Sufi saint Shah Jalal shrine  is one of Bangladesh’s biggest pilgrimage sites.

Shah Jalal’s tomb is covered with rich brocade and the space around it is illuminated with candles in the evenings, lending a magical feel. Non-Muslims can enter here but dress must be elegant. Shoes have to be removed at the steps.

The saint’s sword and robes are preserved within the mosque but aren’t on display. People can also walk around the hillside graveyard behind the shrine.
Being buried near the saint is considered a great honour. Women can enter the complex and there is a special prayer hall for women.

4. Kulumchora fountain

Kulumchora fountain is located in Gowainghat upazila. It is basically the end part of a fountain of India. 

The origin of this Kulumchora is from the water of the fountain flowing from Meghalaya.
It is also situated in Kulumchara village because of its name Kulumchara.
Again, it can be assumed that due to its sounding, it has been named as Kulumchara.
Various species of plants and animals are found in Kulumchhra.

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