Clouds like fog on the mountain, for the first time, you may not realize. It is so tough to turn your eyes watching the combination of the mountain with the cloud under the blue sky. White Cloud, Blue Sky, High Mountains, Blue Water, what a beautiful sight! Jaflong is such a place like this. We all know, Sylhet is a beautiful place in Bangladesh and Jaflong is one of them.
Jaflong is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet district of Bangladesh, 62 kilometers north-east of Sylhet city, on the foothills of the Khasia-Jaintia hill along India’s Meghalaya border. On the opposite side, it is Khasia Jaintia hill, and in this side the river on the east. The fountain is going on in the hills, and the pebbles of various colored stones on the level of the river. If you look from the distance, it will seem the mountains are standing reclining with the sky. The white clouds are flying touching the mountains. Where else can this kind of beauty be found, except Jaflong?
Jaflong, known as the daughter of nature, is familiar all over the country. Piyain River that is piled with the stone will amaze you. The sight of the fountain from Dawki and Khasia Mountains Of India, Dawki Bridge, and the clear water attracts the visitors. If you come to Sylhet and do not visit Jaflong, the traveling of you would seem unfulfilled.
Considering the season, Winter or Monsoon, it varies the beauty. In the rainy season, the beauty of Jaflong goes in the different levels. The atmosphere becomes transparent and the environment is clear. The transparent water, the fountain from the mountains and calm environment takes your feeling in another stage.
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In the winter, Jaflong appeared with another beauty. The green forest in the mountains, and all around the greeny sight will bring you to another world. As a result, Jaflong, winter or monsoon, can always be a suitable place for sightseeing. Two rivers, Dhalai and Piyain, has brought the uniqueness of Jaflong. Similarly, the indigenous lifestyle has added another dimension to the beauty of Jaflong. If you cross the river, you will see the village of Khasia Community. They are Matrilineal, very simple and honest. The lifestyle will give you a different meaning of life.
Perfect Time To Visit Jaflong:
Jaflong is beautiful in all the season. According to the seasons, it gets a new color that is attractive and exceptional. Though in the rainy season, you will get the best view of Jaflong. If you want to visit with solitude, and want to explore the mountains with green forest, then winter is the best season. Similarly, there is no problem if you go another time to travel Jaflong.
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How To Go To Jaflong:
Dhaka To Sylhet: You can come to Sylhet by any bus from Dhaka. There are a lot of bus services that leave from the terminals of Fakirapul, Gabtali, Sayedabad, Mohakhali, and Abdullapur in Dhaka. For example, Green lines, Shyamoli, Saudia, S. Alam, and Ena Paribahan, the price is usually between BDT 400 to 500 For Non-AC and BDT 800 to 1200 For AC bus. In the morning, day or night, you will find several bus services. It is nearly 240 KM from Dhaka to Sylhet and takes only 6 hours to reach.
If you want to go with Train, you can go to Kamalapur or Airport Railway Station to visit Sylhet. There are several train service including Upobon, Jayantika, Parbat or Kalni Express. According to the class, it takes only BDT 280 to 1200. It takes 7-8 hours to go to Sylhet on the train.
If you want to visit Sylhet in the fastest and easiest way, you can go by Plane. From Shahjalal International Airport, there are various Air Plane that leave for Sylhet. For Example, Biman Bangladesh, Regent Air, United Airways, Novo Air and US Airplane. Considering the class, it takes nearly BDT 3000 to 10000.
Chittagong To Sylhet: From Chittagong to Sylhet, there any many bus services including Green Line, Enna, Saudia. It takes BDT 700-2000 for AC and non-AC. You can also go by Train (Paharika and Udayan) 6 days a week. Train fares range from BDT 250 to 1100.
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Sylhet To Jaflong: Almost all kinds of vehicles go from Sylhet to Jaflong. You will get the vehicles from Shibganj More and it will cost you nearly BDT 80. You can go to Jaflong by CNG or Auto with BDT 1200 to 2000. If you take Microbus, it will cost BDT 3000 to 5000 for the whole day. From any places of Sylhet city, you will find CNG or Auto Rickshaw. If you are in a group, the best and affordable way is going with Microbuses. It will help you to see the sight from anywhere. Don’t forget to bargain to get with the affordable prices.
Where will you stay?
There is no good arrangement to stay except the guest house and rest house at Jaflong of the district council. Although if you want to stay at Jaflong, you have to confirm before traveling. For this reason, most of the visitors come back to Sylhet. There are a lot of hotels, motels, and resorts in Sylhet city area. There are many standard rest houses in Lala Bazar area and Darga Road with affordable cost. It will cost you between BDT 400 to 2000. You can also stay in Hotel Hill Town, Gulshan, Darga Gate, Surma, Kaikobad, etc. according to your needs and ability.
What will you eat?
At Sylhet Zindabazar, you can enjoy different local foods with affordable cost including Pansi, Pach Vai, or Palki Restaurant. There are about 30 different types of Varta available in these restaurants.
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Attractive Places Near Jaflong:
There are several attractive places near Jaflong, you can enjoy.
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Tips for Traveling Jaflong
- If you can go in a group, it will reduce the overall cost.
- When you want to buy or eat something, want to hire a boat or car or other vehicles, please do a bargain.
- Jaflong is very near to the Indian border, so be careful about the border. Never try to move near the border, it’s very risky.
- Be careful while bathing to the water, due to the stone lifting, many places are very deep.
- Don’t throw the plastics bottle, polythene into water or anywhere. Keep it in your bag for throwing in the right place. It is our natural wealth, so, it’s our duty to save.
- Never misbehave with the indigenous people. They are very simple, helpful and honest. They can increase your joy.
- You will find some Indian foods, cosmetics, and toys, they will ask a huge price. Bargain if you want to get it for your family member.
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Want to make a group or family tour in Jaflong?
Jaflong is a perfect place for a group or family tour. The beauty of this place will give you awesome feelings. At the same time, you can come back within a day by visiting here. Hopefully, you can go to Jaflong within a tight budget. If you want to travel Jaflong with safety and want to enjoy the place with more joy, Travel Mate can help you with arranging the tour. Contact us for further details. Above all, you may add any missing information from the comment section. Happy Traveling. ♥