kushiara convention hall
shahjalal university of science and technology (sust)
nurjahan college

South Surma, Sylhet

South Surma is an important metropolitan police station in the Sylhet district of Bangladesh. It is under Sylhet City Corporation. The economic importance of the area is immense as it is well connected by river, land, and rail. Sylhet district is famous for its pristine green environment, hilly surroundings, and vibrant culture, which make it a popular tourist area in Bangladesh. South Surma of this district is known for its lush greenery, tea gardens, and hilly terrain. All the wards and unions of this area have electricity facilities. The law and order situation in the area is normal and satisfactory. South Surma thana was formed in 1983 and the thana was converted into upazila in 2005.

Surma River is a boon for the people living in this region. This river fulfills other daily needs including irrigation and transportation. The tea gardens and agricultural products of this area contribute well to the country's economy. Tea plantations not only contribute to the economy but the scenic beauty of South Surma attracts tourists. Apart from natural beauty and agricultural importance, the area is also culturally rich. The region is home to various communities, including the indigenous Khasi and Manipuri peoples, each with their own traditions, languages, and customs.

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City Insights

tick iconSouth Surma has many popular places to visit. Tea Gardens, Jaflong and Lalakhal River, Ratargul Swamp Forest, Hazrat Shah Jalal Mazar, Madhobkundo Waterfall, etc. are near from this area.
tick iconSylhet Education Board Building, Divisional Commissioner's Office, DIG Sylhet Range Office, Technical Women's Training Center, and several government institutions are located in this Ares.
tick iconThe total cultivated land – 15,760 hectares. The main crops here are tea, paddy, wheat, betel nut, and fragrant rice. And the main fruits are mango, pineapple, lemon, cadbel, and guava.
tick iconThe area is located next to Surma River.
tick iconThe climate of this area is mild. It experiences heavy rainfall during monsoons, considerable humidity during summers, and fairly cool winters. It is surrounded by lush green hills and forest.
tick iconFenchuganj upazila and Balaganj upazila are in the south of this upazila, Golapganj upazila in the east, Biswanath upazila in the west. This upazila is located at a distance of only 09 km from Sylhet Sadar.
tick iconPresent paved road – 191.91 km, semi-paved road – 66.30 km, and unpaved road – 294.40 km

Known Landmarks

  • Nurjahan College

  • Piruzpur Baytul Mamur Jame Masjid

  • Highland Agro Farm

  • Kushiara Convention Hall

  • Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)


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Bus Routes

South Surma - Dhaka
South Surma - Balaganj
South Surma – Sylhet Sadar
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Nearest Train Stations

Sylhet Railway station

New Developments

tick iconPacific Tower at 168 Surma Vally, Tupkhana, Sylhet (a Luxurious Thirteen storied apartment house)
tick iconKushiyara dredging – The initiative aims to prevent massive crop losses and infrastructure damage in the northeast Haor belt.

What’s great here?

tick iconSouth Surma is well-connected by rail and roadways, and public transportation services are readily available.
tick iconSouth Surma offers a mix of residential options ranging from apartments to houses.
tick iconThere are several schools, colleges, and educational institutions, providing quality education.
tick iconThe area features a variety of restaurants, cafes, entertainment venues such as cinemas, and cultural centers. Residents of this locality have access to various healthcare facilities. This area boasts a range of shopping options, including markets, malls,
tick iconThis area offers a fascinating blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and economic significance. From its fertile plains and tea plantations to its vibrant communities and rich heritage, you will be mesmerized.

What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic is heavy. Construction of roads and bridges is essential to improve regional connectivity and promote economic growth.
tick iconStreet vendors, and battery powered vehicles need to be regulated.
tick iconOld houses and apartments are not well structures. Electricity and gas line connections need to be improved.
tick iconThe loud noise of vehicles disrupts the lifestyle. Drainage system and sewage system need to be rebuilt.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute3.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment3.5 out of 5

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