and Srimangal were parts of Assam, a tea producing
region of India, and are well known for tasty
tea. There are 160 major Tea Gardens in Bangladesh,
and the majority of them belong to Srimongol.
For miles and miles around, visitors can see
the tea gardens spread like green carpets over
the plain land or on sloping hills. Added attraction
is the high percentage of tribal people belonging
to the colorful Monipuri, Khasia, Garo, and
Tippra tribes living in this region. Near the
Lawacherra Forest in Srimangal, the movie "Around
the World in 80 Days" was shot.
1: Leave Dhaka in the early morning
by car/coach for Srimangal (191km). The journey
will take around 5 to 6 hours of drive. On
this day, packet lunch will be served. On
arrival at Srimangal around mid-day, check
in to the guesthouse of Heed Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Tea Research Institute, or at the best available
local hotel. After little rest over a cup
of Tea, the accompanied guide will take you
out to show the Tea Plantation, Rubber Garden,
and the Monipuri village. Back to the guest
house in the evening for dinner and overnight.
2: After breakfast, you will visit
the Lawacherra forest, tea factory (if that
is in operation) to see the processing of
Tea leaves. The Lawacherra rainforests are
habitat of hanuman monkeys, other rare species
of wild animals, and birds. We shall also
try to show you the plucking of Tea leaves
(two leaf & a bud), mostly by the woman
worker in a typical style. Back to the guesthouse/hotel
for lunch. After lunch, drive back to Dhaka.
Arrive Dhaka in the evening.
We can organize Monipuri cultural program
during the trip to Srimongol, if there is
a request by the guest's).