Lala Khal during rainy season - Sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

I was at my second day during my Sylhet trip. I was doing dilly-dally about whether to visit the Jaflong, or the Lalakhal. Or, return back to Dhaka. But finally I have decided to visit the Lalakhal. This place is most beautiful during winter. But the rainy season would give you a different beauty. Specially the lush greens from the bank of the river.

Lala Khal, sylhet

List of hotels from Sylhet.


Got a bus from the Upashahar Bus Terminal. This bus would take you Jointa and Jaflong. But you don't need to go that far. Before Jainta there is a stoppage named Shari ghat. Just leave your bus at that stoppage. It would cost you around 35 Taka and around more than an hour to reach.

Lala Khal, sylhet

From shari ghat you have to hire a boat. You could hire the entire boat or share the boat with people. Choice is yours. I have talked to the boatman and he was asking 600 Taka for the round trip. But I didn't hire the boat. I have got on the board with the local people. There were around 12 people in the boat.

Lala Khal, sylhet

The river name is Shari. This is originated from the mountains of Assam, India (like many other rivers of Bangladesh). At the very beginning of the journey the water color was lovely green. I was wondering about the beauty that was waiting ahead.

Lala Khal, sylhet

The boat was running very slowly, and I came to know it would take around 45 minutes to reach the Lalakhal (name of a place). There were lot of water vehicles running over the river Shari. Most of them were caring the sands, small stones, which were quarried from the border part of the Bangladesh/India.

Lala Khal, sylhet

During the boat journey I have observed the mountains from the Meghalaya. Those were lovely to see from the middle of the river. Sometimes the clouds were flying over the mountains. From the far sight the mountains were looking blackish or bluish green.

Lala Khal, sylhet

There were some places where the water from the Haor of our country joined with the river water. The water of the Haor is really muddy, and you could easily distinguished the difference between the two water colors. I wonder what made the water of the river so green. Probably the reason the water is coming from the hills of the Indian mountains. Usually the water in hilly stream use to be teal in color.

Lala Khal, sylhet

After around 45 minutes of journey I have finally reached the Lalakhal ghat. It took only 20 Taka for the boat ride. The main enjoyment started for me from there. When everyone has left the boat I just hired the boat for 150 Taka per hour. I have asked the boatman to drive the boat to the place where Bangladesh is one side, and the India is at other side. It was a lovely experience cause you are now through a transboundary river. Half from Bangladesh and half from India.

Lala Khal, sylhet

There is a place called Bagh Chhori, it was the last border of Bangladesh. After that point the whole river is under India. So it was not possible to cross the river with the boat. But after a while from that point again the river started to share both countries. But I didn't dare to go after that point.

Lala Khal, sylhet

During my returning from Lalakhal the rain just started mildly. It was awesome, you know the rain, and you are doing a river cruise, with a small boat, and you are alone like a King at that boat. The rain sustained for about 10 minutes, and after that once again the sunny sky.

Lala Khal, sylhet

Best time to Visit:


The river is full due to the heavy rain during rainy season. But with that it loses all its bluish color. So you would not find too much color in water during rainy season. But plenty of greens from the surrounding. In winter the river would be a shallow one but plenty of blue in water. Although the surrounding would not be that much green. I'd recommend to visit this place during winter (December - February). I've visited this place later in winter. Read my experience about visiting this place during winter.

Lala Khal, sylhet

Where to stay


List of hotels from Sylhet.


The Nazimgarh Garden Resort is the most closest and one of the best accommodation for Lalakhal. They also have their own river cruising option and other activities. If you are planning to visit Lalakhal then I'd recommend you to stay there. If you want somewhere cheaper hotels then you could stay in Sylhet town. Sylhet has plenty of different quality of hotels for the local and foreign travelers. Check here for the list of hotels from Sylhet.


Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

Lala Khal, sylhet

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog https://icwow.blogspot.com/


Sunday, 25th July 2010

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  1. I went there last weekend alone.the view of the river,the nazimgarh resort was so enchanting,i still see it in my mind...it is undoubtedly one of the most marvellous tourist spots in bangladesh....

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  2. Oh wao, I was there a few months back with to of my best pal. That tour was awesome. We've visited Lalakhal, Ratargul swamp forest, HamHam waterfall. Shylhet is a charming place to visit in Bangladesh.

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