5/24/2014

Travel Bangladesh with Mother & Sister (2) -Sylhet-

Travel Bangladesh with my mother and sister, part 2.
I will introduce Jaflong, Sari ghat, and Haripur.
I actually took my mother and sister to my land load's home for lunch, and office to introduce to my colleagues on the second day, but will skip this part.

It was difficult choice which place to take them(out of Dhaka).
I have chosen Sylhet because there are flights from Dhaka, and Sri Mangal can be included in an itinerary.

I made a full day tour to 1) Jaflong, 2)Sari ghat, and 3) Haripur.
2) and 3) are on the way to 1), so we went up to the north(Jaflong) at first, and visited 2 places on the way back.

Jaflong
About 55km north from Sylhet, Jaflong is famous for rock quarry.
It is located near the boarder with India, and took nearly 2 hours by local bus.
The work is done by people's hand.
People scooped sand/stone from the bottom of the river.
You can take a boat if you want to.
A picture with big smiles :)
Here is the border with India!

After looking around quarry, we visited nearby tea garden.
Taking van, going through tribe's village.......
There is a beautiful tea garden.
A picture in the tea garden.


 
Even though we started in the morning, it was already afternoon when we finished quarry and tea garden tour.
I looked for clean restaurant....and as I heard, it is the best one in Jaflong.


 
There were flies in the ground floor, but no in the second floor.
(I don't really care.....but for my mother from Japan)
It was the first time for them to eat local curry.
I ordered chicken, fish(koi), vegetable, Bodda and Daar(lentil soup).
It was around 500tk for 3 persons.

<Picnic Restaurant & Takeaway>
Address:Bollaghat, Jaflong, Sylhet
TEL:01712-254765


Sari Ghat.
Next destination is this place to see river and ride a boat.
 Engine boat is available for tourists.
Cow and a kid in the river!
Scenery was beautiful.
When engine stopped, it was quiet and peaceful......
You can go to Jaflong by boat from Sari Ghat.
You may be able to bargain, but I heard it cost 1,500tk for one way.

Haripur
10-20 more minutes from Sari Ghat to Sylhet city, the last destination is Haripur.
Natural gas was taken in Haripur before.
Now no enough gas for industry is available, but still coming slightly from ground.
10 minutes way on the main road, and 10 minutes through small path by Rikshaw.
 *Me, negotiating with Rikshaw in crowd (photo by my mother)
* Me, keep negotiating with Rikshaw, and my sister surprised with people gathering. (photo by my mother)

Anyway, I could manage a Rikshaw to the gas place.
As we arrived at the place, boy came and lit a match.
Can you see fire?
This is a machine to take gas.
Natural gas comes from water, too.
So, you can make fire on the water.
The machine isn't used anymore.
Instead, chili is dried on the place....yes, the country of chili, Bangladesh!
There is a big pond nearby.
You can see fire there, too.
Quite interesting.
Please give boys small amount of tip for match!

We needed whole day to visit these 3 places.
Getting on/off local bus, walking under sun.......it was hard.
However, my mother and sister said they enjoyed the intensive tour.

Sylhet can be one of your choices if you are going out of Dhaka.

3 comments:

  1. Never been to jaflong & horipur ! Need to go asap :)

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