Dhaka Ahsan Monzill & Lalbagh Fort





Lalbagh Fort:

Lalbagh Fort is one of the most popular and renowned fort as well as great signature of art by Mughal Emperor in Bangladesh (previous Bengal). It is situated by the bank of  river Buriganga, in the old part of Dhaka city.Fort wasan uncompleted structure by a Mughal Emperor  ‘Prince Muhammad Azam" (third son of Aurangazeb). He started the work in 1678 during his only 15 month stayed as a vice-royality in Bangladesh; but  it remained incomplete because he was called returned  by his father Aurangazeb.

 In 1684, Shaista Khan was the new Subedar of Dhaka,  his daughter Iran Dukht (Pari Bibi) passed away . After her death, he completed the remaining work of the three main part of the Fort including tomb of Pari Bibi. 

Lalbagh Fort is a famous heritage place in Bangladesh for millions of  local and foreign visitors every year. 


Dhaka Ahsan Manjeel


Dhaka Ahsan Manjeel



Dhaka Lalbagh Kellah

Dhaka Lalbagh Kellah


Dhaka Lalbagh Kellah



Dhaka Lalbagh FortDhaka Lalbagh Kellah




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The making of Ahsan Manzil

In mughal period, there was a summer house of Sheikh Enayet Ullah, the landlord of Jamalpur porgona (district), in this place. Sheikh Enayet Ullah was a very charming person. He acquired a very big area in Kumartuli and included in his summer house. Here he built a beautiful palace and named it “Rangmahal”. He used to entertain here keeping beautiful girls collecting from home and abroad, dressing them with gorgeous dresses and expensive ornaments.
There is a saying that, the Foujdar of Dhaka (representative of Mughal emperor) in that time was attracted to one of the beautiful girls among them. He invited Sheikh Enayet Ullah in a party one night and killed him in a conspiracy when he was returning home. That girl also committed suicide in anger and sorrow. There was a one doomed cemetery of Sheikh Enayet Ullah in the north-east corner of the palace yard, which was ruined in the beginning of 20th century. FULL STORY

History of Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort is an incomplete structure by a Mughal prince and later emperor himself named Muhammad Azam (third son of Aurangazeb). He started the work of the fort in 1678 during his vice-royalty in Bangladesh (Previous Bengal). He stayed in Bengal for 15 months. It remained incomplete when he was called by his father Aurangazeb to the capital Delhi.
Shaista Khan was the new Subedar (Governor) of Dhaka in that time, and he did not complete the fort. In 1684, the daughter of Shaista Khan named Iran Dukht (Pari Bibi) died there. After her death, he started thinking the fort as ominous, and left the structure incomplete. Among the 3 major parts of Lalbagh Fort, one is the tomb of Pari Bibi.Full Story


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