Welcome to Srimongol. It is a sub district of Moulvibazar district from where you can visit many places. Tour to Sreemangal is the best for nature lover, jungle lover and green sightseeing. There is good transport communication with Sylhet, Dhaka and Chittagong city by train and bus. You can use private car to go to Sreemangal. Besides, you can fly to Sylhet and take a reserved car to go there. What you can visit when you are in Sreemangal are Lawachara National Park known as tropical rain forest, tea garden, Hum Hum waterfall, tribal village, lake, golf field, second world war cemetery, rubber factory, perfume factory, landlord house, temple, oldest mosque and so on. Better to hire a local tour guide or tour operator from Sreemangal so that you can get proper information of the places and travel easily. In this website, you can find Srimangal tour package and local tour guide. Below there are attractive places to visit from Srimangal / Sreemangal town.
Green Hilly and Flat Tea Garden in Srimongol
When you enter in Sreemangal area by road, tea gardens welcome you to lush green. Withing your eyesight you will see tea garden for miles like a green carpet and somewhere green valley of tea. The appearance of the greenest view is seen from April to September. It is famous for one of the largest tea gardens of the world which covers with lush green carpet. Most of the tea estates of Bangladesh are in Sreemangal. That’s why this town is called the land of two leaves and a bud.
It is also called the tea capital of Bangladesh because of many tea estates. The terraced tea garden, pineapple, rubber and lemon plantations form a beautiful landscape. Just entering the garden area will lead you long way in fresh air of tea, fruits, green flat and valley. Visiting Srimangal is a plus to your Bangladesh tour. You can hire a private tour guide to get all Srimangal tour information. Cycling tour is a joyous tour if you find a tranquil area. We have mapped already several zigzag trails, beaten path and hilly road in Srimangal. For cycling tour in Bangladesh Sreemangal is the best place. But you have to find the undiscovered area to do long tour or half day tour. During cycling, you will see green valley and local people in remote area.
Seven Color Tea – Seven Layers Tea in One Glass – First Invention in Srimongol
Seven color tea or seven layer tea stall in Srimangal which is another inquisitive matter to tourists. Because one glass has seven layers of tea with seven different tastes. Visitors can feel the taste of this amazing tea. This is natural, just the technique that tea maker apply to keep layers one after another. The invention of seven color tea was firstly in Srimangal. If you don’t like to taste, you can take a photo of it. It is amazing to see. Remember there are many seven color tea shops now in Sreemangal. The best seven color tea shop is in Lawachara national park. Only this shop makes clear layer of seven color tea in Srimangal. If you go to other seven color tea shops, you will lose your money buying unclear layer of tea.
Pineapple Plantation, Lemon Garden and Rubber Garden
As this is hilly area, you can find pineapple plantation on the hills everywhere. This plans is grown in line on the hills. It looks very nice. You will be fascinated seeing this from the top of the hill.
Lawachara National Park known as Tropical Rain Forest
Lawachara Tropical Rain Forest (Lawachara National Park) is a well preserved forest in Bangladesh where there are endangered species Gibbon Ullock and other animals such as clouded leopard, fishing cat, jungle cat, barking deer, wild boar, monitor lizard and Bengal lizard, several kinds of monkeys, many kind of snakes as rock python, king cobra. The forest is mainly with wood trees, botanical trees and plants. There is only one tree named African teak/ African Oak here in Bangladesh.
There are some trails to hike or trek in the jungle to see wildlife, sometimes turning to off trails becomes adventure walk through nature, but you must need a trained up local Eco guide to accompany you. This is a right place to have a jungle walk. A trail line through the forest makes awesome view. The British constructed during that period. A scene of the movie named ” Around the World in Eight Days” was taken here on the train line.
Madhab Pur Lake – A lake of Lotus and Water Lilly
Madhobpur lake is of lotus and pink waterlily. Lush green tea gardens surround this lake. Here you can walk around. From the top of the hill, you can see the Indian view in excellent image. This lake in Srimangal tour brings much attraction to tourists. Of Sreemangal tour, you should not miss when you are here.
Khasia Tribe, Monipuri Tribe, Tea Worker – Tribal People
Another attraction is that there are five tribes living separately traditionally in remote areas as in the forests and on hills. In Srimongol ethnic communities have also increased the attraction of this place with their traditional cultures.
Khasia is famous for their betel leaf cultivation as their main source of income. This tribe mostly lives in Sylhet Division along the Megalaya state in India. Their own dress up and custom in life are unlike other ethnic groups. Khasia tribal people live in deep forest with different culture far from town. Their traditional houses are made of bamboo or wooden stage. They look like Chinese and Mongolian. Local tour guide also manages accommodation facilities in this community to enjoy their culture and the time.
Monipuri tribe lives in countryside. You can find their living only in Sylhet division and Monipuri state in India. This tribe is famous for their enriched cultural program, dancing, singing and life style. The tribe is familiar across the world for its famous traditional dance and weaving cloths. They weave their clothes for their personal uses and sell to people. At present, Monipuri cloths become popular to people for use and some people buy it as souvenir. During your Srimangal tour, tribe visiting is a worth. They look like Japanese.
Garo Tribe and Tripura Tribe – Tribal People
Garo is a tribe which has some similarity to Tripura. They have own culture too.
Tripura is another tribe. Their life style is also apart from city life, it is a hilly life but faces look like Burmese and Chinese. Women are active in daily work. You can enjoy their life style staying with them. They have own traditional food. The house below was built 100 years ago owned by Tripura queen.
Cultural program in ethnic community is a real tribal life style that you can enjoy by staying with them to experience the culture. You can join their activities to learn more. We manage the program whenever tourists require.
Baikka Beel – A Wet Land
Biakka beell is a part of wetland. Haor means wet land. Baikka bill is a sanctuary where millions of birds take shelter in winter coming from Siberia and Antarctica. But it is mostly in winter. This is a suitable place for bird watchers. In rainy season, you can travel by boat in wetland and see fishermen catching fish with different kinds of method. It is a place to see the sun setting in glittering mode.
Pottery Village in Srimongol
Pottery village where you can see people making clay pots for uses. You can see how people make earthen pots and utensils. Once upon a time people used clay pots to cook food and eat with earthen plates. It is going out dated now. They just hold their cultural activities.
HumHum Waterfall for Adventure Tour
Humhum waterfall is a vast waterfall in Bangladesh near Indian boarder. To reach this it needs to trek about five kilometers through the hilly jungle. Obviously that it is an adventure tour. This is only one trekking place in Sylhet division. Although it is really a pleasant but not for incapable persons.
Rubber Garden Visit
In your Srimangal trip, you can visit rubber garden. Rubber garden is mostly in Sreemangal and Sylhet. This tree grows in flat and hilly land. All the trees are grown in line which makes a phenomenon view.
There are many Hindu temples in and around Sreemangal. You can also visit them.
Madhab Kundu Waterfall – Highest Waterflal in Bangladesh
Madhabkundu waterfall which is the unique highest waterfall in Bangladesh that is good to visit in rainy season. That waterfall has little water in other seasons which does not attract tourists. Sreemangal tours and Sreemangal sightseeing will please you.
Sathchori National Park and Rema Kalenga National Park
Satchori national park which is another national park having not so big area little similarity to Lawachara forest. This provides flora and fauna of nature, a network of walking trails with trees and plants. Animals are monkey, Indian black bear, snakes and other common animals. There is an adventure hanging bridge for walking. You need an Eco tour guide to visit the trails in the forest.
Rema Kalenga wild life sanctuary is a forest situated at Indian boarder for which some featured animals are here such as barking deer, Samber, Indian bear, wild boar, leopard and more common animals that form wild life diversity. It is a wildlife sanctuary, a part of the trapping hill reserved forest, the largest remains of up-land natural forest in the country.
The sanctuary encompasses several hills of different hill elevations and low laying valley. The forest is a mixed evergreen forest with tall trees are deciduous and it is home to wild variety of plants,animals, and provide best moment to experience bird life watching and ethnic community here. You can hire an Eco tour guide In Sreemangal to visit this forest.
Uncommon Places to visit in Sreemangal tour
Uncommon place to visit in Srimangal tour. These are (1) second world War cemetery (2) Golf field (3) rubber factory (4) tea factory (5) Red Hill (6) Offing Hill (7) Orange garden (8) Historical big pond (9) 100 years old house (10) 500 years old temple (11) Ator Factory (12) King House (13) Swamp Village in wetland.
Frequently asked questions about Srimongol are below with answers.
- How big is this town and its popularity?
- It is a small town but it has much popularity in Bangladesh because of there are one of the largest tea gardens in the world, only one rare African tree of Bangladesh is in tropical rain forest, unique and vast waterfall.
- What is the correct spelling of this town?
- Pronunciation is same with every word- Srimangal/Srimongol/ Sreemangal. But Sreemangal is used in government offices.
- How to go to Srimangal?
- You can go there by bus, train or reserved car. There is no air port but there is helipad at luxury hotels.
- How long does it take to reach there?
- It takes about 5 hours from Dhaka.
- Is it safe to visit?
- Yes, people are friendly.
- When is the time to visit?
- You can visit round the year. From April to October, everywhere is green. As it is summer, it becomes warm. From November to February is winter that it is the best time to feel cool weather.
- What about accommodation?
- There are many hotels in Srimangal from budget to luxurious category.
- Is there tour service provider in Srimangal?
- Yes. There are tour guide in Srimangal, tour operator in Srimongol, tour company in Sreemangal and local tour guide known as Eco tour guide to provide service.
- Are there tour package?
- Yes, there are tour packages. 2 days tour is common. You can find Srimangal one day tour , Srimangal tour for 3 days, cycling tour in Srimangal and Lawachara trekking tour. Orient Tourism Channel