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Ratargul Swamp Forest, Sylhet City

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Hire a motor boat to explore Ratargul Swamp Forest, the only freshwater swamp forest in Bangladesh. See around 70 kinds of plants and various animals, such as monkeys and water monitors. A range of birds reside in the forest, so keep an eye out for swans, doves, water fowls, eagles, parrots, and egrets. You need permission to tour the forest without a guide, so it's best to hire a local boat and let the guide inform you about everything on offer at this evergreen forest. During monsoon season, water from hills of India floods the forest and creates the swamp, the depth of which depends on the quantity of rainfall. You can also visit the swamp when there's no rainfall, but you have to walk in clay. Our Sylhet City tour planner makes visiting Ratargul Swamp Forest and other Sylhet City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • No risk, too much beauty, go on rainy season. have to ride on watch tower for better view. one for the best trip.  more »
  • Must see place if you go to Sreemangal or Sylhet, specially in winter season when the water is low and many birds found over there. Please avoid rainy season when the water is higher, cause, boat jour...  more »
  • It was beautiful. The road to Ratargul swamp forest from the city was not good at all, but when I entered the forest, the pain I took to come here was gone! I loved it, the view from watch tower was r...  more »
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  • out of the world natural beauty.. cant forget the meghalaya mountains around this place.. plz don't go to motor ghat...take cng auto rickshaw from ambarkhana and directly come to swamp forest.. here you can get boat in fare price
  • an area of forest where water is trapped. trees are partially merged by water. there is a lighthouse tower rises from the water. its about two hours boatride. can be visited within half a day. swamp forest....liked it.
  • Superb place for adventure! you can call it Mini Sundarbans.. This swamp forest have lots of trees and clear water. You can find snakes on this forest! Hire a boat and see full forest
  • Awesome place. But one should go there during rainy season to know its true beauty and be careful for snakes :p
  • Beautiful swamp forest. I never seen it before. The forest is under water. Enjoy a boat journey. also enjoy "Naao Ae" , is alert horn said by boatman to alert another boat in thicket.