Lalbagh Fort: A Visit to The Past

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Hello to all Dhaka inhabitants out there! I guess you all are having some lazy days in the political instabilities. I know you all love to travel, but it’s not quite safe to go outside of the city in this situation. So let us see if we can manage any place for you to visit in the city, which will uplift the mood in these blockade days.

If you are an admirer of history, and love to recall the lost glories of this country, then you might like to visit the Lalbagh Fort. It’s a place full of mystery and glory, and your children will love the place because of its fantastic artefacts, structure and the huge ground. And let's not forget the fort itself

Lalbagh Fort is located on the banks of the Buriganga River on the outskirts of Dhaka. You can take a taxi there and it will cost you 250-300 taka. The fort is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

History:

Lalbagh Fort is an incomplete Mughal fortress, which represent the glory of the great Mughals. Prince Muhammad Azam, son of Emperor Aurangzeb, began the construction of this fortress in 1678. When he left for Delhi, Nawab Shaista Khan started to live here. The place also has some other attractions like Lalbagh Mosque, Audience Hall, Hammam Khana (Royal Bath) and the Tomb of Pari Bibi. Pari Bibi was the daughter of Shaista Khan, who died a mysterious death at a very young age.

The fort comprises of three buildings:

1. The Mosque

2. The Tomb of Pari Bibi

3. The Diwan-i-aam Palace.

The mosque was used for prayers and still in use. It has some mesmerizing artefacts in its walls. Your children will love the artefacts and the royal arts. The tomb of Par Bibi is decorated with marble stone, tiles, and handcrafted flower-leaves. They represent the great love of a father for his daughter. The roof of the tomb has a dome covered with copper. There are 3 gateways to enter the fort. The Diwan-i-aam is a two-storied palace with the royal bath. The whole place will take you back to the past of the glorious royal decades of Mughals.

Remember to mention the sad death of Pari Bibi and show the amazing decorations on her tomb. Don’t forget to tell your children about the glory and greatness of the Mughals by showing this great architectural monument.