Sylhet division occupies the north east part of Bangladesh , has an area of 12596 sq. km and a population of 7.899 million. There are 4 districts and 14 municipalities under Barisal . It is a natural hilly, forest area with ox bow lakes and famous shrines.Nestled in the picturesque Surma Valley amidst scenic tea plantations and lush green tropical forests, greater Sylhet is a prime attraction for all tourists visiting Bangladesh . Laying between the Khasia and the Jaintia hills on the north, and the Tripura hills on the south, Sylhet breaks the monotony of the flatness of this land by a multitude of terraced tea gardens, rolling countryside and the exotic flora and fauna. Here the thick tropical forests abound with many species of wildlife, spread their aroma around the typical hearth and homes of the Mainpuri Tribal maidens famous for their dance.