Lawachara is the only rainforest in Bangladesh. In 1997 the Bangladesh government declared it a National Park. It is situated a mere five kms from the centre of the tea town of Srimangal.
Biological diversity in the Lawachara National Park consists of 460 species, of which 167 species are plants, 4 amphibian species, 6 reptile species, 246 bird species and 20 mammal species. Different types of plants make the natural view of ‘Lawachara’ very thrilling and attractive. Lawachara forest has a huge bamboo growths amongst other prominent tress. Among the bamboos, ‘Jai Bash’ is a bamboo which is very thick and very rare. ‘Agar’ tree, which is aged to make ‘Oudh’, is another excellent collection in ‘Lawachara’.
Madhabkunda waterfall is one of the most attractive tourist spots situated in Baralekha sub-district of Moulvibazar District,in Sylhet division. Water falls from about 30 metres height. Big bolder stones and black stones with green leafy plantations are the base sidewalls of this waterfall. The rhythmic sound of waterfall from 30 metres height is a sight to enjoy. Near to the waterfall sight, you can also find a tribal village where you can also have a glimpse of a tribal life. Thousands of tourists from all over the country and many from overseas come to Madhabkunda waterfalls every year. If lucky there is a good chance to see elephants chaperoned by their Mahouts.
Madhabpur Lake is natural lake inside the Madhabpur tea estate in Komolganj sub-district of Maulvibazar. The water of the lake is so clean and clear that is hard to stop yourself from jumping into the lake. This lake is amongst small hillocks which are planted with tea trees. During winter season different kinds of migratory birds, mostly from Siberia, come here so bird lovers can have a feast enjoying the activities of varied kinds of birds here. This is an ideal place for professional photographers. There are sometimes strong winds in the lake during monsoon rainy season which makes the lake water look like a river. One will surely enjoy the view and quietness of this beautiful lake.
Srimangal is known as the tea capital of Bangladesh and for miles and miles around one can see the green carpet of tea gardens on the hill slopes and valleys.
There are nearly a 100 tea gardens in Srimangal sub-district including three of the largest tea gardens in the world both in area and production. Nearly 300,000 workers are employed on the tea estates of which over 75% are women. Employers prefer to engage women for plucking tea leaves since they do a better job than the men who mostly engage in gossiping.
A visit to the tea plantations of Maulvibazar is a memorable experience. The gardens are relics from the days of the British Raj. The plantations were started by the British and the garden manager still lives in the white timber bungalows as they did in those days. The bungalows usually stand on a hilltop having beautifully maintained lawns and the service and lifestyle is pretty much unchanged.