Kella Lalbagh, one of Dhaka’s must see attractions.
Its construction began in 1678 by a Mughal Emperor in the mid 1600’s. The emperor had a daughter daughter, Bibi Pari, who died here and after her passing the emperor left the site unfinished.
Today the fort is surrounded by the thick metropolis of Dhaka. The grounds and surviving structures are well kept and maintained making this spot one of Dhaka’s great tourist destinations. There are three main structures in the complex. Dewan-i-Aam, the governors residence and Hammam complex. The tomb of Bibi Para. And the Quilla mosque. Additionally, there is a utility building and the fort is surrounded by an original defensive fortification wall that remains mostly intact on the south and west side of the fort. Here are some of the cool pics from my visit to the Kella Lalbagh Fort during my Brac internship.
Diwan-i-Aam: Emperors living quarters and Bath House
Diwan-i-Aam, the two story residence of the Mughal Governor of Bengal sits on the east side of the complex. There are living quarters on each level of the two stories and a main central hallway connecting them. There is Hammam (bathhouse) complete with earthen pipes and plumbing for a bathroom as well as a heating room for boiling water for the Hammam.
Some extra shots around the Diwan-i-Aam
Tomb of Bibi Pari
The Quilla Mosque
The utility building, Fortification Wall and Corner Bastion overlooking Old Dhaka
I found the utility building and the original southern fortification walls of the fort very interesting.
On our way out we made some friends.
The kids in Bangladesh are very keen on making friends with foreigners. These guys asked us to take a picture with theme on our way out.