Gour Gobinda Fort

Type: Fort
Contributed By: Nayeem


Gour Gobinda Fort is one of the most recommended tourist spot in the hillside of Sylhet. The Gour Gobinda Fort stands as an evidence to the defiance of brave soldiers of the king Gour Gobinda.

History and Background: Gour Gobinda Fort is located in the hill side of sylhet. It stands as evidence to the defiance of brave soldiers of the king Gour Govinda. But Gour Govinda was an oppressive ruler and to save the people from this oppressive ruler the Saint Hazrat Shahajalal along with his companions fought with the king and destroyed the Gour Gobinda Fort to defeat him.


Major Attractions of the Spot: The place is very attractive for its ancient architectural beauty. Though you will find only the remnants in this tourist spot at present but they will surely fascinate you and take you thousands of years back. This fort bears memorable ancient history of the region. This landmark will remind you of ancient history of the region.

How to go

If you want to go to the spot from Dhaka, you may take bus, train or air route. Many bus services are available in Dhaka that take people to this tourist spot. You will find trains in Dhaka-Kamalapur Railway Station that leaves for Sylhet.

After reaching Sylhet, you will have to get down to the Sylhet-Kadomtoli Bus stand. From there you will find many bus or private car services that will take you to the tourist spot. The spot is located in the middle of a city named Chauhatta which is about 1-2 kilometers away from the Sylhet Sadar.

How To Reach: Sylhet District

Three type of transportation mode is available towards Sylhet from Dhaka. You can get in there by bus, train or air.

1. Greenline Paribahan
9/2, Outer Circular Road, Rajarbag, Dhaka-1217. (BDT 850 Volvo, BDT 1100 Scania)

2. Shyamoli Paribahan

Arambagh Counter, Dhaka. Phone-7102291, 0193626023
Sayedabad Counter, Dhaka. Phone-0171-8075541, 7511019, 7550071

3. Hanif Paribahan, Dhaka offices

Panthapath: 0173-402670
Arambagh: 01713-402671
Sayedabad: 01713-402673

4. S Al Saudia

Address: Humayun Rashid Chattar, Sylhet
Mobile: 01712920909

5. Shohah Paribahan

Address: Shobhani Ghat, Sylhet
Phone: 0821-722299
Fare: Taka 1100

You will find the above bus operators from Malibag Rail-gate, Razarbag or Sayedabad bus stand. These services are available from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm.

Bangladesh Biman, NovoAir, United Airways and Regent Airways are the four operators who fly from Dhaka to sylhet. The ticket price starts from 3000 taka & it goes up to 8000 taka per pax. There are more than 10 flights every day from morning to evening.

The planes leaving Dhaka for Sylhet are

1. United Airlines
Departure from Dhaka-5:35PM on Friday: 2:20PM
Departure from Sylhet-6:45PM on Friday-3:30PM
(Schedule varies time to time)
Fair-One way BDT 3825- 6325

2. Regent Airways.
Departure from Dhaka-4:40PM
Departure from Sylhet-5:45PM
(Schedule varies time to time)
Fair-One fair ranges from BDT 4800-5700

3. Bangladesh Biman. Price of tickets ranges from BDT 3500-9940 (Single flight per day)

There are four train services from Dhaka to sylhet. They are Joyontika, Parabat and Upoban depart at morning, noon and evening. There is a new train named Kalini depart at afternoon from Dhaka. It takes 7-8 hours to reach sylhet.The ticket price is around 295 for shovon-chair & it gets 679 taka for 1st class AC.

Train Schedules:

1. Kalini Express– departure time from Dhaka-4:00PM, arrival time at Sylhet-10:30PM.Off day: Friday

2. Parabat Express– departure time from Dhaka-6:40AM, arrival time at Sylhet-1:35PM
Departure time from Sylhet-3:00PM, arrival time at Dhaka-10:30PM. Off day: Tuesday

3. Upaban Express– departure time from Dhaka-9:50PM, arrival time at Sylhet-5:30AM
Departure time from Sylhet-10:00PM, arrival time at Dhaka-5:30AM.
Off day: Wednesday in Dhaka, no off days in Sylhet

4. Joyntika Express– departure time from Dhaka-12:00PM, arrival time at Sylhet-7:50PM
Departure time from Sylhet-08:20AM, arrival time at Dhaka-4:00PM.
Off day: None
Fair of all these ranges according to compartments usually BDT 75-1018.

Where to Stay

There are a number of good quality hotels in Sylhet town. Most of those are at the Mazar road, Amberkhana, or in Zindabazar. A brief list of hotels is given below:
1. Hotel Eastern Gate & Panahar Restaurant.
2. Hotel Gulshan.
3. Hotel Dargah View.
4. Greenland Hotel & Restaurant.
5. Hotel City Link International.
6. Surma Valley Rest House.
7. Hotel Baharain Residential
8. Hotel Qureishi Residence.
9. Hotel Ajmeer.
10. Hotel Payra.
11. Hotel Supreme,
12. Hotel Palash,
13. Hotel Western,
14. Hotel Anurag,
15. Hotel Al-Amin,
16. Hotel Garden’s Inn,
17. Hotel Ferdous,
18. Hotel Panama,
19. Hotel Green,
20. Hotel Hilltown,
21. Hotel Rose View,
22. Hotel Star Pacific,
23. Hotel Tajmohal.

Things to do

One of the memorial points nearby of the Gour Gobinda Fort is the Humayun Rashid chottor, which is the connecting point with Dhaka- Sylhet-Sunamgonj, one of the busiest place in Sylhet. Global travelers simply love to spend some quality time in touring the various places of interest lying in close to the lush green mountainous areas of Sylhet.

There are many tourist spots near to Gour Gobinda Fort. You may also pay a visit to this tourist spot at the same time. Some of them are as follows:
1. Jaflong
2. Lawachhara National Park
3. Tea Garden Resort
4. Mazar of Shahajalal
5. Mazar of Shah Paran
6. Ratargul

Eating Facilities

Number of well decor and hygiene restaurants are available in the area.


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