In the southwest part of Dhaka, the Lalbagh of old Dhaka is standing proudly along the banks of Buriganga River in the 17th century, the unfinished Mughal fort Lalbagh Fort (whose epic name was Aurangabad fort). The construction was started in 1678 AD by Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah who was son of Emperor Aurangzeb and later emperor himself. His successor, Shaista Khan, did not continue the work, though he stayed in Dhaka up to 1688.
Paribah Bibi tombs are notable in the Lalbagh Fort. This is an excellent example of the Mughal period. The Lalbagh fort is located on a wide area. There are three structures in the premises of the fort:
Central Darbar Hall and Hammam Khan, Paribah Bibi Tomb, Shahi Mosque of the northwest. In addition, there are gardens on the south-eastern side of the lovely gate and on the roof of the southern wall.
Summer schedule: (April-September) – (Saturday-Wednesday) 10.30 am – 5.30pm Friday – 3.00 pm – 7.30pm
Winter Schedule: (October-March) – (Saturday-Wednesday) 9.30am – 4.30pm Friday – 2.30 pm – 7.30pm
Full day on Sunday, the half-day fort on Monday is closed. Besides, the Lalbagh fort remained closed on all public holidays.
How to go there?
It’s located on the bank of the Buriganga River in Old Dhaka. You can go easily from anywhere in Dhaka city by the public bus or CNG. CNG is very comfortable.