As Dhaka residents go about their regular hectic life, fatigue often sets in. This 400-year-old (some historians say older) city is dotted with historic places – fortresses, mansions and religious sites. A sightseeing tour of Dhaka with family or loved ones can give you some respite during the holidays. That being said, this article covers 10 such historic sites and landmarks in Dhaka city.
10 Historical Sites in and around Dhaka
Lalbagh Fort is located in the Lalbagh area of Old Dhaka on the banks of the Buriganga river in the southwestern part of the capital Dhaka. Emperor Aurangzeb started the construction of the Lalbagh Fort in 1678 AD.
Currently, the residence and Durbar Hall of Subedar Shaista Khan, Lalbagh Fort, is used as a museum. Lalbagh Fort has three gates, but two of them are closed. As soon as you enter through the gate, the lovely garden cheers up your mind. If you go straight ahead along the entrance road, you can see the tomb built for the memory of Paribibi, the daughter of Shaesta Khan.
Furthermore, there are some more attractions worth visiting in this place. You can visit the Lalbagh Fort Mosque, beautiful fountains, and some more tombs and cannons used in war during that time.
Ahsan Manzil is located on the banks of the Buriganga River at Kumartoli in Old Dhaka. A century-old history of Dhaka is connected with Ahsan Manzil.