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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sylhet City fast, fun, and easy.
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  • From Sylhet with a CNG go here in 40 min (1200 tk for return). After firmly to have to negotiate with the boatmen, eventually 1200 tk afegsproken for the private boat tour (according to our hotel/lonely planet, it had max. 1000 tk should cost). They want to absolutely not that you share the boat with other (Bengali) tourists, so as to save costs. Eventually we heard that this Bengali tourists for their boat but paid 800 tk.. After 1 hour and 15 min we were suddenly back on the shore and asked our 15 year old SA for its "box" (tip) ... We gave him 100 tk and we explained to his boss that we really are going to pay for this short trip no 1200 tk, and gave him 600 tk. He became angry and followed us to the CNG back and had that we were sure 2 hours away's picture and otherwise still a new button with the boat could go. No, well, there is no need for us. A pity for something quite like it could have been.
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  • It was a fantastic trip. Ratargul Swamp Forest is a different type of beauty of the Sylhet. Basically this swamp forest is similar in the environmental atmosphere with the national forest of Banglades...  more »
  • Decent boat ride through a swamp. Experience subject to weather and time if day. After the rainy season in the morning worked best for me.  more »
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  • Mysterious and enchanting spot. Floating on the emerald water on a boat and gradual trespassing into the hidden territory of swamp forest will fill one's heart with wonder and amazement. And if fortune favours one may encounter some native beasts and reptiles.
  • This place is a amazing place in Bangladesh. Moreover this is the only one Swamp Forest in Bangladesh. That forest have to watch by boat. Local boatman rent their boat to travelers for 3 hours in exchange $5. Everyday hundred of thousands people go there for enjoying the beauty. This forest is also called the Amazon of Bangladesh.
  • It was very nice experience. There could have been much more excitement over there for children's. I did not found a map and also to they demand huge and need to ask again and again for a good price. After that whet ever they say you have to accept. There no other choice / No price chart. For place I would give a 5 * but because of the miss management I'm giving 2*. Hope it will improve one day.
  • Awesome place for adventure. It's was amazing for hangout with friends and family. Natural view with clear water. Totally love this place.
  • Awesome place. I love this place too much. I visit here three Times. Good Transport system. U can go here by mini boat. Good security system. Tourist guide. Forest officers. Without violence. Silent place. U can sea some awesome birds here. Very nearby to sylhet main town. Hotel motel facilitie are too nearbyđź’“
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