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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  • July 16, 2017
    Ratargul Swamp Forest is a freshwater swamp forest located in Gowainghat, Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is the only swamp forest located in Bangladesh and one of the few freshwater swamp forest in the world....  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Woods visited during the rainy season, local guides, sinking in the River, was a sight to see. Of course could feel the richness of nature, that come with entirely different spectacle seen during the dry season.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Hire a small boat and enjoy a little sundarban inside sylhet. The boat trip ensures amazing views inside the forest and takes you to a tower from where u can have a birds eye view of the whole place.....  more »

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Growing in popularity with the international community, Sylhet provides a host of places to stay, ranging from budget hotels to luxury resorts. Scattered toward both the center and edge of the city, a handful of garden and spa resorts offer the highest calibre of service and comfort. Toward the center of town, western-style business hotels can serve as a base from which to kickstart your Sylhet sightseeing. If you’re travelling on a budget, look toward the Mazar shrine district for affordable hotels in a good location.
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