Jaflong is a hill station and tourist destination in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District and situated at the border between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Meghalaya, overshadowed by subtropical mountains and rainforests. It is known for its stone collections and is home of the Khasi tribe.
Jaflong is a tourist spot in Sylhet division. It is about 60 km from Sylhet town and takes two hours drive to reach there. Jaflong located amidst tea gardens and hills. It is situated beside the river Sari in the lap of Hill Khashia.
1.Collection of rolling stones
2.Colorful tribal life
3. Khasi people
4.Dawki and Piyain Rivers
6.Orange and Jackfruit gardens
7.Betel leaf and areca nut gardens
The land grabbers occupied government Khasiland and reserved forestland and extracted stone by cutting small hills polluting the environment of Jaflong. They also established crushing mills on the forestland without permission from government.
Forestation program Jaflong
In early 2005, Laskar Muqsudur Rahman, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Sylhet Forest Division, observed that Jaflong that he heard in his boyhood as the ‘lungs’ of Greater Sylhet was at stake due to on going encroachments and establishment of unauthorized stone crushing mills. He took initiatives to recover the land and establish a recreation-cum-botanical park named as ‘Jaflong Green Park’. The first foundation stone for the thematic Green Park at Jaflong was laid by Laskar Muqsudur Rahman, Deputy Conservator of Forests in 2005 with the cooperation of local forest staffs led by Forest Ranger Mohammad Ali. Nonetheless, at the inception it was a challenging task due to local conflicts and procedural constraints. The forestation program in Jaflong Green Park has been started under supervision of the joint forces, Jaflong Foundation and Forest Department. They have jointly taken up the forestation program with about 100 hectares of grabbed land. Under the forestation program, various types of trees, including hybrid Akash-moni, are being planted in the park to maintain ecological balance.
How to go to Jaflong from Dhaka
Jaflong is a tourist destination in Gowainghat upazila of sylhet , Bangladesh . It is located 62 km northeast of the city of Sylhet , on the border of the Indian state of Meghalaya, and at the foot of the khasia- Jainta hills. So to travel to Jaflong from anywhere in Bangladesh , you must first come to Sylhet . Since most o f the travelers come to Sylhet Via Dhaka. Then travel from Sylhet city to Jaflong, we are here first to give detailed information about the way to get to sylhet from Dhaka.
Dhaka to Sylhet by Train
At present 4 intercity and 1 mail trains run on Dhaka Sylhet route. They ate parabat Express, jayantika Express, Upaban Express, Kalni Express and the mail train is called the Surma Mail.
The following article provides detailed information about the schedules and ticket prices of all trains running on the Dhaka to Sylhet route: Dhaka to Sylhet Train Schedule and Ticket Price.
But if you’re to come to Sylhet from Chittagong, please have a look at Chittagong to Sylhet Train Schedule with Ticket Price.
Dhaka to Sylhet by Bus
And if you want to go to Sylhet by bus from Dhaka , as many Jaflong -bound tourists have gone, it may be convenient for you to have the name of the bus convenined, the amount of fare and the phone numbers of the bus counter. So in this article we have included all necessary infomation for you about Dhaka – Sylhet Bus (AC and Non-AC ) .
How to go to Jaflong from Sylhet
Jaflong porzoton spot is 60 km far from Sylhet city. You can go by bus, car, auto-rickshaw or leguna. It can take up two hours to reach Jaflong from Sylhet city by bus,car or CNG auto -rickshaw. However , it may take a little longer to go by a leguna at a lower cost. Bus- stoppage is at Shibganj, fare is around 80 taka. CNG operated Auto – rickshaw station at Amberkhana it Sylhet, it will cost 1200-1500 Taka to avail reserved for a full day. You can also reserve a microbus fro Chauhatta point, It may charge 3000- 3500 Taka.
Hotels and Resorts in Jaflong.
Most of the people normally visit Jaflong as a day tour from Sylhet. But if you want to overnight, you can choose fro one of these hotels and resorts:
Located outside the town, has only 7 rooms priced 1800 BDT and 2000 BDT.
Janint Hill Resort
Located 5km away from town. Room price starts from 2,300 BDT.
Contact no: +01755045051
Hotel Jaflong Inn
Located on Mamar Bazar(town center:) Room price starts from,1200 BDT.
Contact no: +8801765686363
Shah Amin Hotel
The closest locatin from the river.Room price starts from 1,000 BDT.
Contact no: +8801795935679
Other than these, there are some cheap hotels in Mamar Bazar( town center) ,the price of which should start from 300 BDT.
Where to Eat in Jaflong
The two best restaurants in Jaflong are the Jaflong View Restaurant, you can view the beauty of Zero Point from the restaurant. Another restaurant is Jaflong Inn , which is located in the Mamar Bazaar and about 2 km from Zero Point.
Border Security and Deep Water Risks
Tourists looking to swim in the beautiful waters of Jaflong and the Zero Point must be aware of the risks from deep water, which can plunge to greater depths in some places with little warning. In addition, respect and attention must be shown to the Bangladesh border guards – Jaflong is in a border area and there are numerous rules and instructions to follow in the interests of security.
Best time to visit Jaflong
If you are interested in the natural beauty of Jaflong, the best time to visit will be during the nonsoon ( July-September). If you are interested in photographing the stone collecting activities, you need to visit during winter ( October to May) . There will be no stone collecting activities here during the monsoon.