Lalbagh Fort - Dhaka

Lalbagher Kella/ Lalbagh Fort
Lalbagh Fort, an incomplete Mughal Place fortress at Dhaka on the bank of river Buriganga situated in the southern part of of the capital of Bangladesh. It is also known as Fort Aurangabad or Lalbagher Kella. It was commenced in 1687 AD by the Prince Mohammed Azam (son of one of the most powerful Mughal emperor Aurangazeb) during his vice-royalty period of Bengal. The main attractive monuments of the Fort are the tomb of Pari Bibi (Fairy Lady) who was the daughter of Shaista Khan (Subahdar and general in the army of the Mughal Empire) , Lalbagh Mosque located on the west, Diwan-i-Aam and the Hammam situated on its east side.

A water channel with fountains at regular interval attach with the three buildings (Diwan-i-Aam and the Hammam, the mosque and the tomb of Pari Bibi) from east to west and two related channels run from south to north, one through the center of the ground in between the Diwan-i-Aam and the tomb forming a rectangle tank with fountains at the intersection with the east-west channel, and the other from the water reservoir passing through the bottom of the tomb. Fountains and water channels are a very common feature of all Mughal architectures.

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