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Posted by : subrato saha সোমবার, ২৫ মার্চ, ২০১৩
Lalbag Fort is one of the oldest historical site in Bangladesh. It is situated on the bank of Buriganga River at Lalbag in the most southern part of Dhaka. The former name of Lalbag is he Fort of Aurangabad. Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb took action to build Lalbag fort on his ruling period. The son of Emperor Aurangzeb, Prince Mohammad Azam started to construct this building of Labag Fort in 1678 AD. After only one year before the completion of this fort Emperor Aurangzeb called him to Dilli for fighting against Maratha. That’s why he had to go without completing the construction work. Then Nawab Shaista Khan restarted the construction work coming at Dhaka in 1680 AD. After the death of his daughter, Pori Bibi, he stopped the construction work of this fort. There built a tomb of Pori Bibi between inside the Conference room and Mosque. At last the construction of this fort was incomplete. On that time this fort was named after Aurangzed - the fort of Aurangabad.
At present Lalbag fort is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dhaka City. Everyday thousands of people visit this place. There are three attractive gates of Lalbag Fort. Two of them are always closed and another one is opened for all. If you enter this fort, you can see the square sized building first that is attracted most. The garden with various flowers inside this fort will give you so much pleasure. Inside this fort there are three architectures – conference room, tomb of Pori Bibi and Shahi mosque in the Northern-Southern part of this fort. Besides there is an attractive gate in the Soutern-Eastern part. There are also two unknown graves inside this fort and some fountains. There is only one pond in Lalbag fort that is square sized and well-constructed. Besides there is a Cannon beside the residence of Shaista khan which was used in different war on that time. The most attractive things are the residence of Shaista khan and conference room that are used as museum at present. In this museum there are more beautiful things that you can see going there.
If you want to enter into the Lalbag fort you have to buy ticket by 10 TK. The ticket are sold beside the gate of Lalbag fort. This fort is closed at Sunday for full day and Monday for half day.