Sreemongol is an upozila of Moulovibazar district in the division of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Sreemongol is located at 24.3083°N 91.7333°E. Its total area is 450.74 km². Sreemongol upozila is bounded by Moulovibazar sodor upozila on the north, Tripura state of India on the south, Komolgonj upozila on the east, Chunarughat and Bahubal upozilas on the west.
Administration Sreemongol thana, now an upozila, was established in 1912. The upozila consists of one municipality (pouroshova), 12 union porishods, 124 mouzas and 206 villages. Once Sreemongol was a part of Tripura state of India. The great earthquake of 1897 caused a massive change in the physiography of the area.
Sreemongol has a Muslim majority. The percentage of Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Buddhist population are 52.77%, 44.87%, 2.21% and 0.07% respectively. There are 164 mosques, 38 temples and one church in Sreemongol. There are some ethnic nationals in Sreemongol such as Garo, Sowtal, Khasia, Monipuri and Tripra.
A lot of local and foreign tourists visit Sreemangal to see its natural beauties every day. Several tourists have commented it as a heavenly place. There are many resorts and hotels in Sreemongal for the tourists. The notable ones is Lemon Garden Resort. There are some mentionable restaurants here, too. Some of them are Kutum Bari, Noor Foods, Modhumit Restaurant and Noakhali Restaurant. There are a few tea stalls that sell 5-7 layer-tea in one glass. Nilkontho is the pioneer of them.
Sreemongol is surrounded by forests and tea gardens. Lawachhora Rain Forest is the most famous among the forests. It is located 8 kilometers east of Sreemongol. The park offers ample trekking opportunities through the forest. Over 460 different species of birds, mammals and reptiles live in this forest. Mentionable animal species include deer, wild chicken, squirrel, python, endangered gibbons, capped langoor, slow loris, birds, snakes, banana spiders etc. The forest is really dense at some places like those of primeval ones. It is the main tourist destination of Sreemongol.
Beside tea, lemon is also largely cultivated in Sreemongol. Lemon cultivation was started in Sreemongol about 35 years ago. Now it has spread out to Rajnogar, Borlekha, Komolgonj, Kulaura, and Juri upozilas under Moulvibazar district, Bahubol and Chunarughat upozilas of Hobigonj district and Beanibazar upozila of Sylhet district. Lemons are being cultivated in these areas in almost every season. But in the monsoon, the yield is particularly high. 80 percent of the total demand of lemon in the country is met by these 10 upozilas. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), lemons are being cultivated in 25 thousand hectares of hilly lands of these 10 upozillas. Annual production of lemon in these lands is 75 thousand metric tons. This total fetches a market value of over 45 crore taka.
The communication system of Sreemongol is very good. It is connected with Dhaka and Sylhet by roads and railways.
In fine, Sreemongol is indeed a heavenly place. No other place in Bangladesh is so beautiful and charming as Sreemongol. The forests, the tea, rubber and lemon gardens have made it a place of serene beauty. In a nut shell, Sreemongol is a matchless place.
Lawachara Rain Forest:
Lawachara is about 160 km (99 mi) northeast of Dhaka and 60 km (37 mi) from Sylhet. It is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the town of Srimongal.The terrain of Lawachara is undulating with scattered 10 to 50 m (33 to 164 ft) hillocks. Locally known as tila, the hillocks are primarily composed of Upper Tertiary soft sandstone. The park is crossed by numerous sandy-bedded streams (locally known as nallah), one of which is the Lawachara tributary, from which the park derived its name. The soil of Lawachara is alluvial brown sandy clay loam to clay loam dating from the Pliocene epoch. Shallow depressions filled with water (haor wetlands) are also a feature of the region as the low-lying areas are often subject to flooding.How to go: Lawacharaforest is in Srimongol. From Dhaka one can go Srimongol by Bus or Train. From Sylhet also you can take bus or train to reach Srimongol. From Srimongol you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Lawachara.
Madhabkunda is surrounded by lush tea estates and is full of water lilies. There make an enchanting combination with the largest waterfall in Bangladesh. Every year thousands of tourists are drawn to Madhabkunda because of its natural beauty, especially in winter (Nov-Feb), when they may come for picnics or longer pleasure trips.It is in the district of Moulvi Bazar, about 5 km from Dakhinbagh railway station, and 350 km from Dhaka city. Everywhere a lot of rubber & lemon plantations are seen to form a beautiful landscape. Tamabil, JaflongSituated amidst a splendid panorama, Tamabil is a border outpost on the Sylhet-Shilong Road, about 55 km away from Sylhet town. Besides the enchanting views of the area one can also have a glimpse of the waterfalls across the border from Tamabil. Nearby Jaflong is a scenic spot amidst tea gardens, where one can see stones that have rolled down the hills.