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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  • One of the very few Swamp forest in the world. a mind blowing place to give one's charming refreshments.I have gone there twice and enjoyed especially the boat riding through the forest. observing the whole forest by watch tower is another fascinating attraction. forest is one of the great attractions in sylhet.
  • Ratargul is a fresh water swamp area situated near the Goain River. Discover the area’s freshwater swamp forests, or “flooded forests,” which are inundated by the local rivers on a seasonal basis. The forest typically gets submerged under 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) of water in some parts of the rainy season. The waters are populated by numerous fresh, and the area is also home to a number of snakes, monkeys, lizards, insects & birds. You may even see a vulture or eagle if you are lucky.
  • Its such a great gift of the Almighty! It is really amazing natural view.Your mind must refresh if u visit this place.The boatman with nice song ,the environment became so much enjoyable.
  • One of the tourist attraction of Sylhet. It's amazing and you get two forms of its nature. In rainy season the forest goes almost one third under water and need a boat to ride and in winter it's dry and you walk through it. It's full of natural beauty with mangrove forest and different types of animals. People who visited in rainy season it's good take life jacket for safety.
  • Very nice and beautiful scenario of natural forest. To see natural forest by boat its feel awesome. To see it's beauty, It is best in rainy season when water filled up every where. You can journey inside the forest area by a engine free boat to see animals free movement and hear animals sound also.
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