Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort

Sep 02, 2014

“Lalbagh Fort” Bengali:(লালবাগ কেল্লা) another name is Fort Aurangabad. It is an unfinished Mughal fort complex of 17th century. The structure was started to build in 1678 AD. It is a most popular tourist place of Bangladesh.

Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah was the third son of Emperor Aurangzeb. He started the work of this fort in 1678 by Shaista Khan. But the daughter of Shaista Khan Dukht Pari Bibi died in 1684. After that Shaista Khan did not continue the work up to 1688. This property losted its popularity When Shaista Khan left Dhaka. The fort became discarded after the end of the Mughal period. The fort became ‘Lalbagh Fort’ in 1844.

The Lalbagh Fort is measured to be a blend of three buildings. These are the tomb of Bibi Pari, the Diwan-i-Aam and the mosque. The southern defense wall has a huge support in the southwestern corner. The south defense wall is the stable, administration block and utility buildings on the north part.

The western part of the Lalbagh Fort lodged has a beautiful roof-garden with displays for origins and a water pool. The residential part was located on the east of the west defense wall. The defense wall has five bastions on the south and the western two bastions. The bastions have a secretive tunnel.

The middle area of the fort is engaged by three buildings. These are the Diwan-i-Aam and the hammam on its east. The three-domed mosque on the west and the Tomb of Pari Bibi are stand in different distance. Diwan-i-Aam is residence of the Mughal governor. It is a two storied building.

Lalbagh Fort is located by the side of the Buriganga River in Dhaka city of Bangladesh. It is in the southwestern part of Dhaka. There are a lot of people are coming to visit the Lalbag Fort from abroad. It is easy to reach from the national airport of Bangladesh within one and half hour. There are a lot of hotels and motels are located around this place.

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