Sreemangal can be called the tea capital of Bangladesh. The magnificent beauty with lots of tea gardens attracts tourists every day. It is also called ‘two leaves and a bud’ in Bangladesh. A large portion of world’s highest quality tea is grown here.
It is famous for its nature, forests and wildlife. There are small tilas (hills) there. There are 47 tea gardens in Sreemangal. This little town is located about 200 kilometre northeast of Dhaka.
Sylhet has a great contribution to the country’s economy by producing tea. By exporting this tea country earns huge sum of remittance every year. Tea garden of Sreemangal is one of them.
Obligingly it would be unforgettable if you visit tea gardens of Sreemangal. Those tea gardens are conveying the memory of British rule. The British introduced the cultivation of tea. And still now the managers of this kind of tea gardens live white wooden house. You will be fascinated to see the Bungalow which is decorated in the large tea garden. There lifestyle has much similarity with British period’s.
Nature has adorned Sreemangal with green trees. Its natural scenery is very charming which soothes one’s eyes. The first tea garden in Bangladesh “Malni Chhora Tea Garden” is also located here. The only tea research institute in Bangladesh named BTRI (Bangladesh Tea Research Institute) is situated here. The terraced tea gardens, plantations and evergreen hills of Sreemangal are wonderful treats for the tourists.
“Cha Konya” statue will attract and say you the rest of the story. Also, don’t forget to visit “Tea Museum” in “British Karighor” tea resort. Lawasara and Madhabpur Lake are nearest tourist spots to Sreemangal. Main attractions are the Lawachara National Park (tropical rainforest), Madhabpur Lake (the lake of lotus), Tea gardens, Monipuri and Khashia tribal villages, Baikkabeel (wetland of seasonal birds) and also the world famous 7 layer-colour tea cabin.
Seven layers Tea
Sreemangal is most famous for its 7-layer tea. You can also go to the “Nilkantha” tea stall near BDR camp there, where you’ll get to see seven-layer tea which is very uncommon in Bangladesh. Romesh Ram Gour, from Sreemangal in the county’s northeast Sylhet region, has become a local legend as the inventor of a multi-layer tea. He manages to get seven of them (sometimes even 10) in one glass (at around £1), all lining up like a dusky rainbow. Each sip delivers a different taste, from syrupy sweet to spicy cloves.