Lalbag Fort
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
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  • He Makes All Things Beautiful
    Bengaluru, India152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained Fort
    Located inside the busy Dhaka city, this small fort is well maintained by the Government. The fort has a tomb inside which is locked for entry, it has a man made fountain replicating the Mughal architecture of fountain with Garden as we see in most of the Mughal gardens in our India including Tajmahal. Garden is well maintained. This fort houses a mosque, a dried lake, residential buildings for officials of the rulers, water storage facility. Also it houses a bath house used by the royals with paintings of the usage of the bath house. The entry fees is 20 for Bangladesh citizens, 100 taka for Saarc countries' visitors
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shaista Khan Palace
    Entry is 400 taka for foreigners. Had a nice walk in the beautiful gardens, awesome architecture, rest area with Turkish hammam, approach the South Gate and secret tunnel where no one come out if they want to escape, saw Shaista Khan’s daughter graveyard, the royal mosque and many others. Nice canon with black stone around. Wonderful visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 February 2024
  • JFK777
    Colombo, Sri Lanka943 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant change
    Considering the limited number of places to see here, this is a worthy visit. But traveling to the place and specially finding the place is so difficult that I wanted to turn back many a time. But I was determined to somehow find this and I did. It is commendable that they preserve it but a lot needs to be done to make it an attraction. Better transport and directions to the place , better maintenance and management of the venue is absolutely essential. Better management of places liken this would go a long a way in making Bangladesh a tourist attraction too. And the concrete jungle country needs many more of this. It will not only beautify the land but also will also purify the polluted air at least a tiny bit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 June 2024
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JFK777
Colombo, Sri Lanka943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Considering the limited number of places to see here, this is a worthy visit.
But traveling to the place and specially finding the place is so difficult that I wanted to turn back many a time. But I was determined to somehow find this and I did.
It is commendable that they preserve it but a lot needs to be done to make it an attraction.
Better transport and directions to the place , better maintenance and management of the venue is absolutely essential.
Better management of places liken this would go a long a way in making Bangladesh a tourist attraction too.
And the concrete jungle country needs many more of this.
It will not only beautify the land but also will also purify the polluted air at least a tiny bit.
Written 5 June 2024
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AHMED S
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great to see this historic place!!! Stunning architectural beauty with natural beauty. It's a sign of Dhaka city. Located at the old Dhaka city.
Written 2 May 2024
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Entry is 400 taka for foreigners. Had a nice walk in the beautiful gardens, awesome architecture, rest area with Turkish hammam, approach the South Gate and secret tunnel where no one come out if they want to escape, saw Shaista Khan’s daughter graveyard, the royal mosque and many others. Nice canon with black stone around.
Wonderful visit.
Written 10 February 2024
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Aziz I
Dhaka Division, Bangladesh1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A wonderful place to spend a day with your family and friends. One on the best historical spot of Dhaka and Bangladesh. Have a walk in Old Dhaka after visiting a Fort to buy some souvenirs and nice desserts in the nearby local shops.
Written 20 November 2023
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He Makes All Things Beautiful
Bengaluru, India152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Located inside the busy Dhaka city, this small fort is well maintained by the Government. The fort has a tomb inside which is locked for entry, it has a man made fountain replicating the Mughal architecture of fountain with Garden as we see in most of the Mughal gardens in our India including Tajmahal. Garden is well maintained. This fort houses a mosque, a dried lake, residential buildings for officials of the rulers, water storage facility. Also it houses a bath house used by the royals with paintings of the usage of the bath house. The entry fees is 20 for Bangladesh citizens, 100 taka for Saarc countries' visitors
Written 16 July 2023
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niloy t
Bangladesh68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It was a couple tour with my wife. We went there by 12:00 pm. And, we have visited the fort together and clicked numerous photos.
This place is a heritage for Dhaka, aswell as Bangladesh.
Everyday, a good number of people visits here with their friends and family. Foreigners also come to visit here.
Written 7 April 2023
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Ador Al mamun
Dhaka City, Bangladesh24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Excellent place with full security for our family day tour.All are good to see but washroom is need to more clean and need 2 or 3 rest place for the visitor.I hope,enjoy everyone. Thanks to all.
Written 21 January 2022
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Nadim A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
The history and the witness of the Mughal era, founded in the 17th century. the construction was so affluent compared to that era. The founder of the Lalbagh fort Mughal prince Azam Shah started the construction back in 1678. however, the fort had never completed for other pathetic reasons described in history.
Written 28 March 2021
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sultanasalim
Manchester, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Great place historical place!
Lovely day out for family and friends.
Recommended it’s a great insight into how magnificent Dhaka used to be. You can imagine how much Mir their must have been !
Written 24 February 2021
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Arefin Hai
Dhaka City, Bangladesh6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
A nice place to hangout with friends and Family. Kids friendly.
Legendary leader Shayesta Khan made this place of Muslim heritage.
Written 24 February 2021
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