Lalbagh Fort – Location, Visiting Hour, Entry Fees 2024

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Lalbagh Fort (লালবাগ কেল্লা) is located in the southwestern part of the capital Dhaka. It is located in the Lalbagh area of Dhaka district on the banks of the famous Buriganga river. Emperor Aurangzeb accepted the plan to build Lalbagh Fort, but his son Prince Shahzada Azam started the construction of Lalbagh Fort in 1678 AD. Initially the fort was named Aurangabad Durg or Aurangabad Fort. In 1844 Aurangabad area was renamed Lalbagh. Along with the name of the area, the name of the fort also changed and came to be known as Lalbagh Fort.

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What is the story of Lalbagh Fort?

Currently the residence and court of Subedar Shaista Khan is used as ‘Lalbagh Fort 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 the 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.

What is the entry fee for Lalbagh Fort?

Lalbagh Fort entry ticket price is 20 taka per person and SAARC Country Tourists: 100 Tk, Other foreign tourist ticket price is 200 taka per person. Children below 5 years of age do not need ticket to enter Lalbagh Fort.

lalbagh fort off day

Lalbagh Fort is closed on Sundays and for half a day on Mondays. Also Lalbagh Fort is closed on all special public holidays. Lalbagh Fort visit schedule varies according to summer and winter season.

Lalbagh Fort Visit Schedule

April to September (Summer)
Sunday – Closed weekly
Monday – 2:30 PM to 6 PM
Friday – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm)
Rest of the week – 10 am to 6 pm (closed between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm)

lalbagh fort opening time

Lalbagh Fort is closed on special government holidays

October to March (Winter)
Sunday – Closed weekly
Monday – 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Friday – 9 am to 5 pm (closed between 12:30 pm and 2 pm)
Rest of the week – 9 am to 5 pm (closed between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm)

How to go Lalbagh Fort Dhaka?

Lalbagh Fort can be reached from anywhere in Dhaka. You can come to Lalbagh by vehicle at your convenience. There are several routes to reach Lalbagh Fort, you can follow your convenient route.

Gulistan Golap Shah Shrine of Dhaka should come from Dhaka or any part of Bangladesh. From there you can go to the fort by rickshaw or Laguna.

From any part of Dhaka or Bangladesh, you can take a rickshaw to Lalbagh Fort from Dhaka’s Newmarket, Neelkhet, Shahbagh, TSC or Azimpur.

From Sadarghat you can go to Lalbagh Fort via Babubazar Bridge by rickshaw. Besides, you can come to Lalbagh Fort by CNG from anywhere in Dhaka. Have a nice trip.

lalbagh fort online ticket

As far as I know, no online ticketing process for Lalbagh Fort has been launched yet.

Three-domed mosque

Emperor Aurangzeb’s third son Shahzada Azam built this mosque in 1678-79 when he was the Subadar of Bengal. The rectangular (19.19 m: × 9.84 m) three-domed mosque is a classic example of the traditional Mughal mosque in the country. Even today, the mosque is being used for prayers.

Tomb of Pari Bibi

It is one of the three structures of Lalbagh Fort. Pari Bibi is buried here. Shaista Khan built this impressive shrine in memory of his daughter. Among the three grand gates of Lalbagh Fort are currently open to the public. If you enter through this door, you can always see Pari Bibi’s tomb. In fact, the picture which is better known as “Lalbagh Fort” is actually a picture of Pari Bibi’s tomb.