In the midst of magnificent hills and the majestic Surma valley, stands the beautiful city of Sylhet, one of the greatest tourist attractions of Bangladesh, with a myriad of natural beauty to offer. Sylhet has an exceptionally wonderful climate. Even in the hottest days, a chilled breeze wave down from the mighty Himalaya to make you feel all better, but still the best time to travel is in the winter season, from November to February.
You should avoid a rainy season for two reasons, one is obviously because it rains in rainy seasons and the other one is the ‘not so great’ communication system. Bangladesh might be a developing country with a lot of potentials but tourism is not in the priorities and that’s why you will find it quite troubling to travel to some of the finest tourist attractions for banged-up roads and lousy transportation services. In the rainy season’s roads get all muddy and as it is off season some of the facilities will be unavailable that makes it more irritating. Note that all the major attractions are far from the city in remote areas. If you are thinking you would be able to find some pretty sweet hotel deals in the offseason; you are right, to some extent. Hotel prices are not too high anyway and the discount rate you might get won’t make too much of a difference.
There is no shortage of good hotels in the city. If you travel in the winter you won’t even need an air-conditioned room. Within $10-$12 you should find a decent place to stay. Service might not be able to compete at a world-class level but still rooms will be nice and clean. Between $25-$30 dollars there are some really great places to stay.
Traveling within the city is no problem. The whole city filled with rickshaws. They are very enjoyable and cheap. The roads are very spacious and clean so you can go for a nice relaxing walk if you want. The city is only 26 square kilometer so choosing an area to stay is not an issue here. The dargha road and police line road have some pretty nice hotels.
The most visited restaurant in the city is Vojonbari, Pach Vai restaurant, and Undal. Undal is famous for its Biriyani. There are many other restaurants and for three times a day not so fancy meal would cost less than $10.
Tourist spots of Sylhet