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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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  • You can visit there by boat. But Road condition from Sylhet city is not that much good. Visit on Summer so that you can get adequate water for boat ride. 
  • i wish i live there for long time but no way............there natural beauty are unbeatable than any other place of Bangladesh.I wanna to go there again and again always............ 
  • One of the best experiences I've had.Here you take the most relaxing boat ride through the calm and peaceful swamp forest. The ride is usually 2-3 hours long. I would suggest negotiating the boat fare...  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.