Info for Tourists
TOURIST INFORMATION NEAR ALMAS HOTEL SYLHET
Shahjalal’s shrine is famous in Sylhet and throughout Bangladesh, with hundreds of devotees visiting daily. The largest mosque in Sylhet was built at the Dargah (also one of the largest in Bangladesh). The mosque oozes a diverse range of scents puffed out by incense sticks lit by the locals and visitors. The area is delightfully enhanced by the hustle and bustle of traders, colourful markets, the hooting sounds of rickshaws and mouth watering aromas of street foods.
Shah Paran’s shrine
Shah Paran’s shrine in Sylhet is deep rooted with a rich and mystical historical background. This locality of Bangladesh gives its accolade and cultural traditions to a religious and key historical figure Hazrat Shah-Jalal (1271 CE – 15 March 1346 CE). He is honoured and much celebrated Sufi Muslim figure and his name Jalal is associated with the Muslim movement into north-eastern Bengal and the widespread of Islam throughout Bangladesh through the practice of Sufism. A tablet inscription was found in Amber Khana in Sylhet, which states that he arrived in Sylhet in 1303 after travelling through the Middle East, persia, Central and South Asia to bring the light and glory of Islam to Bangladesh. Thus the largest Airport in Bangladesh is named after him, Hazrat Shajalal International Airport, which is a 20-30 minute drive from ALMAS HOTEL.
Visitors will not be short on activities or shopping and all reachable from the hotel. Top tourist attractions nearby ALMAS HOTEL are as follows:
This natural scenic spot amidst tea gardens and hills is located about 60km from Sylhet city and can easily be reached by local buses and privately hired car. It is a border area between Bangladesh and the Indian state Meghalaya. Height wise it is just below the mountain range. Tourist attractions here includes Collection of Rolling Stones, Colorful tribal (Khasia) Life, Khasia King’s Palace, Mountain Streams, Tea Gardens, Orange Groves, Betel Leaf &, Areca Nut Gardens and the Local Market.
A beautiful place for seeing Gushing Sylhet Waterfalls high on the mountains. Besides, the enchanting views of the area, one can also see large stone quarry and have a glimpse of the waterfalls across the border. It is conveniently located only 7-8km from Jaflong on the same road to Sylhet.
Famous for its megalithic archaeological ruins and only 5 km. from Jaflong. It is a beautiful spot amidst tea gardens. Once this was the capital of Jainta Kingdom at 18th century. The ruined palace of the Kings is adjacent to the local market, however, big number of tourists visit here due to the historical background of Jainta Kingdom.
This wide canal is a common tourist destination as the water here appears in different colors at different points.
The Museum of Raja:
The Museum of Raja located at the heart of Sylhet, the museum’s mission is to preserve and share the rich history of the great Mystic poet Dewan Hasan Raja.
Temple of Sri Chaittayana Dev:
This 500 year old famous temple is located about 45 km southeast from Sylhet town. Yearly fair is organized on the full moon day of the Bangla month Falgun. Hundreds and thousands of devotees from home and abroad attend this colorful fair.
Tilagarh EcoPark: Located about 6 km from Sylhet city. It is a tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen bio-geographic zone.
Tamabil: A border crossing between India and Bangladesh located 55km north of Sylhet. The border formalities being messy, foreigners rarely cross here. But scenery starting from past the border and up to Shillong in India is spectacular.
Tribal Village: Several aboriginal tribes live high up on the hills and practice age-old rituals, customs and traditions. With prior permissions it is possible to visit them during yearly festival periods. The Manipuri Tribe is famous for dancing, singing and traditional weaving and the Khashia tribe is famous for betel leaf cultivation.
Malinicherra Tea Garden
Malinicherra Tea Garden: A very old tea garden established during 1854.