Lalbag Fort, Dhaka [Travel Guide]

Lalbag Fort, Dhaka, Photo: Rifat Jahan Bushra


The Lalbag fort is located in Lalbagh of old Dhaka. During his reign, Emperor Aurangzeb arranged for the construction of Lalbagh Fort. Prince Prince of Aurangzeb, Prince Shahjada Azam started the construction of this palace in 1678 AD. The Lalbagh Fort was named after Aurangabad Fort or Aurangabad Fort. Later, during the rule of Subbaar Shaista Khan, the fort was abandoned in 1684 after the construction work remained unfinished. At that time the new Aurangabad fort was named after the Lalbagh fort. Which is currently in use.

The most interesting and spectacular thing in the Lalbagh Fort is that Subeder Shaista Khan's residence and Darbar Hall. Currently the Lalbagh Kella Museum has been kept open for visitors. There are three gates in the Lalbagh Fort, two of which are now closed. When entering the garden, the garden surrounded the environment with delight in the visitors. Siddhartha Samadhi Samudhi Samudhi Samudhi Samudhi Samudhi Samudhi Samudhi Samudhi Samudhini, the favorite daughter of Shaista Khan. To maintain his memory, Shayestha Khan made an expensive tombstone building. It has been decorated with an elegant marble stone, staple stone and various colorful flowers, with an elegant glittering tile and nine inner rooms decorated. Made of hard stone in the roof of the rooms. The artificial dome above the central chamber of the main tomb is covered with copper plates. The tomb of the main tomb is 20.2 meters square. Besides, there are two other grave tombs and some fountains, high elevation of the hill, Suranga road and the distance between the fort and the fort of the fort, The only pond of the castle The surroundings are like paved stairs and the pond is square. Some of the tunnels can be seen from outside, visitors are not allowed to enter them.

Among the spectacular things, Lalbagh Fort Mosque, the son of Emperor Aurangzeb, was the founder of Bengal during the reign of Prince Azam in 1678-79. The three-domed mosque is a typical example of the famous Mughal Mosque of this country. Today the mosque has been used for the prayers of the devotees.

Besides, there is an artillery / cannon beside the house of Shaista Khan, which used to be used in various war at that time.

How to go to Lalbagh Fort

If you go to Lalbagh Fort, you can go to Gulbata Gulp Shah's shrine at only Tk. 6 in the Lalbagh Fort. With the two temples of Islambagh and Kolla, you can always go to Lalbagh Fort throughout the day. Apart from the New Market or Gulistan area, it can be taken directly from Rickshaw to Lalbagh Fort. The rent will be 30-40 taka. And there is a special bus service for people interested in visiting Lalbagh Fort for 10 rupees in front of Bangladesh National Museum (Shahbag). Those who want to visit the fort for less money can go to the shrine of Sadarghat Bhaya Gulistan Gulap Shah. Rent only 5 taka Gulistan will cost only 2 taka Then you can walk 5 minutes walk from the Dhakeswari temple or go for 10 rupees rickshaw at Lalbagh Fort.

Ticket Price:
There are two counters on each side outside the main gate of the fort. No tickets will be required for children under 5 years of age. Also applicable to everyone.

Local tourists and visitors = 10.00 taka per second.
Foreign tourists and visitors = 100.00 taka per person.

Currently, a guide book for Lalbagh Fort found is worth 31.00 taka (compiled in Bangla). Previously, the English edition Lalbagh Fort guide could be found for foreign tourists, which are not currently available.

Lalbagh Fort Inspection Schedule
Summer: From 1st April to 30th September, from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Break from 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm.
Friday: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Break from 12.30 minutes to 2.40 minutes.

Winter: From 1st October to 30th March 9.00pm to 5.00pm.

Break from 1.00 to 1.30pm.
Friday morning from 9.00pm.
Break noon from 12.30am to 2.00pm.

Sunday's full day is closed and Monday is closed on half-day. Apart from the government holidays, the Lalbagh fort remained closed.

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