Lalbag kella ,The name of this fort was first named in the fort of Kellah Aurangabad. And this fort was designed by Shah Azam. Azam Shah, the 3rd son of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, started the construction of the fort as subdue of Dhaka’s subadar in 1678 AD. Just a year later, before the completion of the fort, the Emperor Aurangzeb sent him to Delhi to suppress the Maratha insurgency.
After the construction of a mosque and durbar hall, the construction of the fort stopped. Nawab Shaista Khan came to Dhaka in 1680 and started the construction of the fort again. After the death of Parsha Bibi, the daughter of Takashashita Khan, this fort was considered to be inadequate and Shaista Khan stopped construction of it in 1684 AD. This was the marriage of Prince Eli Shah with Prince Bibi. Fairy Bibi is buried in the middle of the Darbar Hall and the mosque.
Shaista Khan sat on the court while sitting in the court. In 1688, Shaista Khan retired to the successor of Agra when he retired. After Shaista Khan left Dhaka, the Lalbagh fort was reduced due to various reasons. In 1844 a semi-government institution called Dhaka Committee started the development work of the fort. During this time the fort was known as Lalbagh Fort. In 1910, the wall of Lalbagh fort was brought under the Department of Archeology as a protected architecture.
Finally, 300 years after the construction of the Lalbagh fort in the last decade of the last century, the earliest forms were redone and opened to the visitors. Under the deployment here, Paribibi’s grave is quite remarkable. This is an excellent example of the Mughal period. Lalbagh fort is located in a spacious area.
There is a ticket counter at the right side of the door of the Lalbagh Fort, but the tickets are worth twenty taka per person, but for a child under five, there is no need for a ticket. For any foreign visitor, the ticket price is two hundred taka.
The fort is open from 10am to 6pm in the summer. The middle is closed from 1pm to 1.30pm for half an hour. And it is open from 9am to 5pm in the winter. In winter, it is closed from 1pm to 1.30pm. And for the Jumma prayer on Friday, it is closed from 12:30 to 3 in the morning. The general holiday on Sunday and the Lalbagh fort is open from 2:00 on Monday. There is also a special day on the Lalbagh fort.
How to go
At Azimpur bus stand, 15/20 rupees can be rented out to Lalbag. You can walk to Lalbag if you want to see the Prophet. From Sadarghat Launch of Dhaka to Dhaka, you can go to Lalbag by Babu Bazar.