Tea Gardens & Tribal Culture of Bangladesh (6 Days / 5 Nights)
The panoramic Surma Valley of Srimongal and Sylhet, on the North –East location of Bangladesh on the border of the India state of Assam, is popularly known as “the land of two leaves and a bud”. You will travel through this wonderful land like a green paradise of the tropical rain forest with exotic wild animals. Discovering the millions of migratory and local birds and the unspoiled cultural tradition of the Monipuri Khashia and Garo tribal communities will be a great fascination for you in this tour.
Day 1: Dhaka
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - Friday, December 22, 2017
Arrive Dhaka airport & immediately transfer to the hotel for overnight in Dhaka.
Day 2: Dhaka - Sylhet
Friday, December 22, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017
After breakfast drive to Sylhet (346 km) by reserved a/c transport. The road journey through the Asian highway will be smooth and you will enjoy the beautiful scenic beauty, way side markets and green country side and vast water body of depressed land. The road journey may take 5-6 hrs. Transfer to attractive Zestat Tourist Resort at Khadimnagar,Sylhet. After fresh up visit the Holly shrine muslin saint Hazrat Shah Jalal® and Hazrat Shah Paran® including other important sites like the famous Shahi Eid Gah, Temple of Sree Chaitannay Dev located at Dhaka Dakhin-45 km-south-east(if time permits) and the attractive Lakatura and Khadim Tea Gardens. You can pass your time leisurely in this wonderful resorts equipped with so many facilities including nice swimming pool. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 3: Sylhet - Jaflong - Madhabkundo
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - Sunday, December 24, 2017
After breakfast drive to Jaflong and to explore Historical Jointapur and Tamabil border. Here you will enjoy the exciting stone caring sari / Pyain River. The visit of nearby Sripur park and water spring by the site of Khasia punji which will be very much interesting .The historical Joyantopur , the lost capital of Joyonta kings and the famous Tamabil border the gate way of Asam of India will be also very much interesting. Proceed to Madhabkundu to visit the spectacular water fall. Afternoon drive to Srimongol and transfer to hilltop tea resort.
Day 4: Srimongal - Mdhobpur Lake
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Monday, December 25, 2017
Early morning explore the wonderful Lawachara (Rain Forest) to observe the rare species of Rhesus Monkeys, Capped Langur, Hoolok Givon, Lorris, etc. Here you can observe the rare species of world’s largest butterflies like Bird wing, Triodes, Ornithoptra which are measured only 6 inches length between two wings. There are more than 290 species of local colorful birds. Visit the tea processing center & observe the tea plucking. In the afternoon visit Madhabpur Lake with red lily on the crystal clear water. The Tribal villages of Monipuri & Khasia Punjee at Kamalganj and Magurchara have got a special attraction for any visitor. Overnight at tea resort.
Need additional costs for following trips:
1) In the evening you can enjoy the cultural excellence in Monipuri village &
2) You can enjoy ‘Elephant Riding’ at Lawachara
Day 5: Srimongal - Dhaka
Monday, December 25, 2017 - Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Early in the morning visit ‘Baikka Beel (haor)’ famous for migratory birds natural habitat during the winter season. In this sanctuary you can also enjoy the fishing activities in a wonderful natural setup. This attractive water body (Haor) is also famous for different type of water lilies. Drive back to Dhaka & transfer to the airport for onward destination.
Day 6: Dhaka
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Morning city tour includes the visit Sadarghat river port, Ahsan Manzil (Pinkpalace),Lalbag Mughol Fort, Dhakeshawari Hindu Temple, Shahid Minar,Ramna Kali Mandir,Ramkrishna Mission, Curzon Hall of Dhaka university, and the distinctive National Parliament Building(to visit inside special permission is necessary).
Afternoon drive to Savar (29 km) to visit the National martyrs memorials under the blue sky at Savar. Afterwards further drive to Dhamrai, a historical village where you can experience with the exquisite brass artisan works and the goldsmith shops and historical wooden chariot(Rath of Jagannath Dev).
In time transfer to Dhaka airport for final departure.