Lawachora National Park


Lawchara National Park is one of those few
protected areas in Bangladesh where you can watch Hoolock Gibons.

It is basically a plantation raised during 1920’s
for timber production by converting the years, the plantation has taken a
structure very similar to natural forests and supports wildlife of different
kinds. The park is important in regulating water flows, serves as a watershed
forming important catchments. Ecologically the semi-evergreen hill forest is
a transition between the Indian-subcontinent and the Indo-china Floristic
The hill forests extend from Tekhnaf peninsula
north along the Myanmar border to the chittagong Hills and Hill Tracts and
the low hills in Sylhet District. The forest is now un0evrn-aged and multi
stored. The majority of the smaller under-story trees are evergreen but most
of the largest dominant trees are deciduous. The wildlife diversity at the
Lawchara National Park consists of 460 species; of Which 167 are plants, 4
amphibians, 6 reptiles, 246 birds, 20 mammas and 17 insects.
Location: Located 60 km south of the Sylhet city
in the Komalgonj Upajila of Moulvibazar District.
Area (ha.): 1,250
Established : 1996
Wild Life: Slow Loris, Pig-tailed Macaque, Rhesus
Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Capped Langur, Phayre’s Leaf-monkey, Hoolock
Gibbon, Jackal, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear or Himalayan Black Bear, Yellow-throated
Marten, Tiger, Leopard, Fishing Cat, Leopard Cat, Wild Pig, Sambar, Barking Deer,
Indian Giant Squirrel
Best Time to Visit: 01-November to 31-March
Accommodation: Accommodation facilities are
abundant in Srimongal. Facilities include entry-level Tea Town Guest House,
mid level Sandya Hotel and high-end Tea Resort. Lodging is also available at
BTRI Rest House. good number of restaurants in the city offer different
choices of meals.