Sylhet Division is believed to have come under the Muslim Rule with the arrival of Hazrat Shah Jalal, a prominent priest of Islam who arrived in Sylhet from Yemen. However, there is a famous mosque in Sylhet by the name of Gayebi Masjid which is said to have been here even before the time of the arrival of Hazrat Shahjalal.
AT A GLANCE
Name: Gayebi Masjid Location: Gayebi Masjid,Sylhet ,Bangladesh. Destination: Dhaka to Sylhet Transport: Shamoli Bus Service, Hanif Paribhan, Green Line, Volvo Scania etc bus services from Uttara Fakirapul, Saydabad , Kalampur,Panthopath etc.Many train services and also Biman Bangladesh Airlines, United Airways, US-Bangla Airlines available. Fair: BDT 370 to 1200 (Bus),BDT 350-800 (Train), Airplane would cost 5500-7000 taka (Dhaka to Chittagong up-down) Time: 6 - 7 Hours (Bus), 7-8 hours (Train),45 minutes (Air). Explore: Gayebi Masjid, Sylhet , Bangladesh. Distance: 310 kilometers of Dhaka Cost: Depend to coverage tourists spots. Accommodation: Hotelsm Cottages, Motel etc available. Food: Available. Advice: Keep dry foods, water, medicines, saline, glucose, extra money, and kits.
Some of the local, on the other hand, also believes that the this mysterious and immensely valuable mosque was founded by two sons of one of the companies of Hazrat Shahjalal. The mosque was first discovered from underneath a hill, a tilla, by Syed Mahbub Khandokar, Syed Tahir Khandokar, and Syed Usman Bogdady when some Islamic preachers were trying to find a foundation for preaching. Since the foundation of the mosque was unknown to them, they have termed it Gayebi Masjid.
This is indeed a historical place to visit, one of the scarce places of Bangladesh of which the time of origination has not yet been detected. A mosque of unknown origin, surrounded by beautiful natural beauty this place is an ideal place for the tourists to visit. The adjacent area of the mosque is known as Usmanpur. The location of the mosque is at the Usmanpur Union. It is adjacent to Tajpur-Balaganj Road within the area of Panchapara.
How to visit Sylhet and the Gayebi Mosque
Tourists will first have to visit Sylhet and then to the Tajpur Bus Stand. From there, tourists will have to visit the connecting road of Tajpur-Balaganj Road which crosses through the Panchapara village in Usmanpur Upazilla. Tajpur is located in an area of the Dhaka Sylhet Highway. The distance of the Gayebi Masjid from Panchapara is 6 kilometer and form Balaganj 8 kilometer. Tourists can visit the Gayebi Masjid and move back to Sylhet town through the bus and stay at the central town of Sylhet.
There are various ways to reach from Dhaka to Sylhet. Tourists can travel to Sylhet by train, air or plane. Given below is Dhaka to Sylhet Train schedule.
Price of Train tickets is from 150 to 1200 taka.
Train Schedule: From Dhaka — To Sylhet
Train No Train Name From Dhaka To Sylhet Total time:
709 PARABAT_EXPRESS 6:35 13:20 7 Hr
717 JOYENTEEKA 12:00 19:40 8 Hr
773 KALNI_EXPRESS 16:00 21:25 6 Hr
739 UPABAN_EXPRESS 21:50 5:24 8 Hr
Train Schedule: From Sylhet — To Dhaka
Train No Train Name From Sylhet To Dhaka Total time:
718 JOYENTEEKA 8:40 16:00 8 Hr
710 PARABAT_EXPRESS 15:00 22:17 8 Hr
740 UPABAN_EXPRESS 22:00 5:33 8 Hr
Al Mobarak Paribahan Non AC 400
Ena Paribahan Non AC 470
Ena Paribahan AC Economy 750
Green Line AC Economy 850
Green Line AC Executive 1100
Hanif Enterprise Non AC 450
Mamun Enterprise Non AC 350
Nazim Paribahan Non AC 400
NP Paribahan Non AC 400
Ruposi Bangla Paribahan Beanibazar Non AC 350
Shohagh Paribahan AC Executive 1100
Shohagh Paribahan AC Economy 900
Shyamoli Paribahan Non AC 470
Soudia Paribahan Non AC 440
Soudia Paribahan AC Executive 1100
Soudia Paribahan AC Economy 900
Unique Service Non AC 440
United Paribahan Non AC 480
Name Departure Arrival Price (Tk)
Biman Bangladesh 6:00/16:30 6:40/17:10 4000-6600
United Airways 17:35 18:25 6000-8500
NovoAir 13:10 13:50 6000-8000
Hotels and Restaurants in Dhaka
There are a wide variety of restaurants and hotels in Sylhet with various price range and tourists can select the hotels according to their choice.