Sreemangal is known as the tea capital of Bangladesh. It covers an overall are of 450 sq. km. The opulent green tea plantation attracts most tourists. It has overall 163 tea plantations. The tea of highest quality is produced here.
Sylhet is the place where tea and tea gardens are available from where Sylhet has been contributing for improving economic growth of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is also earning foreign money by exporting tea to the abroad. The area around Sylhet is the traditional culture of Bangladesh and that’s why this tea is also called the national resources of Bangladesh. The Surma Valley is covered with terraces of tea gardens and lush green tropical forests. Sreemangal is also well known as the tea capital of Bangladesh and for miles around if you look then you can find green carpet of tea gardens on the hill slopes.
There are total 163 tea gardens are exists in Bangladesh and these are at different places of the country Bangladesh. Out of these 163 tea gardens three are the largest tea gardens and the rest are comparatively small. Production of tea from these three are also remarkable in the world. In the 163 tea gardens of Bangladesh there are 3,00,000 lakhs workers work daily. Out of these 3 lakhs majorities are women say almost 75% workers are women and rest 25% are male workers. In the tea garden tribal and also female workers are preferred. Because for tea leaf plucking from the tea gardens females do the better than male workers.
A visit to the tea plantation in Sylhet would be the memorable experience for any one. The gardens are relics from the days of the British Raj. The plantations were started by the British and the manager still live in white timber homes as they did in those days. The bungalows stand on huge beautifully maintained lawns and the service and lifestyle is pretty much unchanged.
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We can enjoy the beautiful opulent green tea plantations and refresh our mind. There are walking trails in the hilly areas where you can walk.
There are abundant food facilities in the resorts and some local shops where snacks are available. So you, in order to satisfy your hunger can go to those shops.