Jaflong Sylhet (জাফলং সিলেট) is a very popular tourist spot for small hills and waterfalls in Bangladesh located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District.
About Jaflong Sylhet
Jaflong is located on the border between Bangladesh and Indian Meghalaya state. It is on the bank of Mari river coming from the Himalayas. The tourist spot is filled with mountains and rainfalls. The hills of various sizes and waterfalls have made the place fascinating for the visitors. Jaflong is famous for stone collection. You will find a tribe living in Jaflong for thousands of years. The name of the tribe is called Khasi. Every year thousands of visitors from all over the world come here to visit the tourist spot, and they become fascinated by the extraordinary beauty of the site. Tamabil is 5 km from Jaflong. There is an immigration point for the Bangladeshi and Indian citizen. A valid visa is required for cross the border. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya state in India.
Major Attractions of the Spot
Here you will find a collection of wide variety of rolling rocks. The fascinating thing is the crystal clear water of Goyain River. You will be able to see everything including stones, wild animal, and fishes in the river. Besides these, you will be able to get acquainted with the Khasia Tribe’s culture. They are simply amazing. You will find tea, orange and jackfruit gardens. You may also buy some stone showpieces from the nearby Dauki Bazar. In Indian part, there is a hanging bridge. It is a good place for hill tracking.
How to get Jaflong (Transportation)
Jaflong, Sylhet is about 309 kilometers away from Dhaka. It may take up to 6 hours to reach the tourist spot through Dhaka-Sylhet Highway. There are many bus services available from Dhaka that take people to Jaflong. The place is about 60 Km away from Sylhet central town. A traveler can take the bus from Nutan Bridge Bus stand and get down at Miramar Dokan and from there it is walking distance to visit zero points.
One can visit the spot through Train. There are many train services that leave from Kamalapur Railway Station for Sylhet.
If you choose Airways, you will have to land in Sylhet Osmani International Airport. From the airport, you will find buses and jeep services
Accommodation and Food
The place is 60 km far from the town, so tourist can back the city within the day. It is better to take some food. There are many hotels, motels, and restaurants available in Sylhet. You will find all kinds of local and foreign foods in these hotels and restaurants at very low and affordable price. You may consider the following hotels to stay in Sylhet:
Hotel Star Pacific- Dargah Gate, Sylhet
Hotel Supreme and Exotica Restaurant- East Mirabazar, Tamabil Road
Nearby Tourist Spots
You must not miss Ratargul Swamp Forest when you visit Sylhet. You should also pay a visit to Lawachara National Park, one of the national sanctuaries in Bangladesh. The Major of Shahajalal and Shah Amanat are also worth visiting. You will find spiritual peace in these religious tourist spots.
Zero point is the main attraction for the tourist. The traveler can see a bridge there in India. A boat is required to go there.