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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  • Remember: This is an unique place in the world. And only swamp forest in Bangladesh. You have to visit there without hampering natural environment. We are in the way to Bisanakandi. We planned to visi...  more »
  • Uncommon place, not that smooth travel place. You have to travel on uneven rural roads, than on trawlers (engine boats) and finally on manual dingi boat. So, yes, you have to have the mentality to tak...  more »
  • One and only swamp forest of Bangladesh located in sylhet district. Its amazing because of its trees. These trees are alive whole on under water. You can travel & enjoy a boat ride there.  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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