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Address: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Description: Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the...
Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
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Great History

a great historical place to look at. Beautiful architecture & nice place. you can have good foods around the fort to make u happy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lalbag means red gearden, its an incomplete 17th century Mughal fort complex that stands proudly before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka cith of Bangladesh. Historians said Construction began in 1677 under the direction of Prince Mohammed Azam, the third son of Emperor Aurangzeb, although he handed it to Shaista Khan for completion. However, the death of... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Its a historical place, although due to lack of preservation and renovation u are not allowed to enter the buildings, but the gardens are fine and can be a pleasant walk in the afternoon.Its corwdy on weekends.Not much of history is left behind, but its worth a visit.

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Suva, Fiji
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

this is a must see garden in Dhaka. Entrance to one building is allowed which Include photos and some other materials. Please visit after 2.30 as lunch continues till this time. Worth the visit.

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Hudson, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful gardens and able to walk around the ruins. Buildings are not open, but you can peer through gates. Nice place to relax and people watch. Buildings from Mogul era. 20 taka for locals; foreigners must pay 200 taka (about $2.50 USD) to enter.

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Delhi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nothing much to see except a huge lawn not very well maintained or having any unusual plants or features. However, it feels really good to be there when you see the ugly concrete building around it in the overcrowded old city of Dhaka

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Lalbagh Fort is a seventeenth century Mughal fortified palace in Dhaka which was never completed. In the mid-nineteenth century, the Lalbagh Fort was the scene of - ultimately unsuccessful - revolts by the local soldiers against the British during the Great Rebellion. The fort of Aurangabad, popularly known as the Lalbagh Fort, was built in 1678 AD by the... More 

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Kalyan, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I visited the Fort in Dec 2014 at evening before victory day. Unfortunately entry into the fort was closed. I could not enter the fort area, but got a beautiful view of fort. Its so quiet, beautiful. The area (Azimpur) is like a slum, but the fort surround is very much attractive. #TravelLykMe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

a great historical place to look at. Beautiful architecture & nice place. you can have good foods around the fort to make u happy.

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Noida, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After visiting Ahsan Manzil, I decided to visit the Lal bagh witht the hope to see some magnificent fort built by Mughals as they did in Delhi, Agra etc . A bit disappointment to see that it was started as a fort but abandoned by some commander of that time. However still, I found the big beautiful gardens along with... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Heard a lot about the fort. The route towards the fort goes through terrible small streets. Traffic is a nuisance. After reaching the area I went to get my ticket but I forgot to take my passport with me and was told to pay 500 Taka whereas maximum fee was 200 taka. Got the ticket and then went inside from... More 

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