Lalbag Fort
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
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  • He Makes All Things Beautiful
    Bengaluru, India152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained Fort
    Located inside the busy Dhaka city, this small fort is well maintained by the Government. The fort has a tomb inside which is locked for entry, it has a man made fountain replicating the Mughal architecture of fountain with Garden as we see in most of the Mughal gardens in our India including Tajmahal. Garden is well maintained. This fort houses a mosque, a dried lake, residential buildings for officials of the rulers, water storage facility. Also it houses a bath house used by the royals with paintings of the usage of the bath house. The entry fees is 20 for Bangladesh citizens, 100 taka for Saarc countries' visitors
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shaista Khan Palace
    Entry is 400 taka for foreigners. Had a nice walk in the beautiful gardens, awesome architecture, rest area with Turkish hammam, approach the South Gate and secret tunnel where no one come out if they want to escape, saw Shaista Khan’s daughter graveyard, the royal mosque and many others. Nice canon with black stone around. Wonderful visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 10, 2024
  • JFK777
    Colombo, Sri Lanka943 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant change
    Considering the limited number of places to see here, this is a worthy visit. But traveling to the place and specially finding the place is so difficult that I wanted to turn back many a time. But I was determined to somehow find this and I did. It is commendable that they preserve it but a lot needs to be done to make it an attraction. Better transport and directions to the place , better maintenance and management of the venue is absolutely essential. Better management of places liken this would go a long a way in making Bangladesh a tourist attraction too. And the concrete jungle country needs many more of this. It will not only beautify the land but also will also purify the polluted air at least a tiny bit.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 4, 2024
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Alberto M
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Beautiful and harmony dressed with history. Too hot outside? Look for the coffee restaurant opposite the main entrance to the fort and take the lift to the top floor. AC, terrace, nice sofas for your rest and meal with fantastic bird view over the fort. Not to miss if you know the city and feel comfortable with the crowds or ask a Bangladeshy friend to take you here to make you feel safe and local
Written January 5, 2020
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There are not many places in Dhaka which offer wide open spaces and picturesque views. Lalbag Fort is one of those few places. Consisting of surrounding walls, a mosque, diwan, and mausoleum, the entire area is a pink delight. Although the museum in the Diwan could be so much more, the overall ambience and interactions with local residents make this a great stop. There's not really that much to see but take time to wander and observe.
Written January 5, 2020
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AandMnotinChina
San Diego, CA58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited Lalbag Fort with friends while in Dhaka. The fort was our favorite of the buildings, even broken down it had some nice views. The tomb had some nice craftsmanship if one hasn’t made it to other more well known tombs. The gardens however, were quite lovely and a peaceful respite from the hectic streets of Dhaka. The people within the complex were very interesting to watch as well.
Written February 10, 2020
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He Makes All Things Beautiful
Bengaluru, India152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Located inside the busy Dhaka city, this small fort is well maintained by the Government. The fort has a tomb inside which is locked for entry, it has a man made fountain replicating the Mughal architecture of fountain with Garden as we see in most of the Mughal gardens in our India including Tajmahal. Garden is well maintained. This fort houses a mosque, a dried lake, residential buildings for officials of the rulers, water storage facility. Also it houses a bath house used by the royals with paintings of the usage of the bath house. The entry fees is 20 for Bangladesh citizens, 100 taka for Saarc countries' visitors
Written July 16, 2023
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Nadim A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
The history and the witness of the Mughal era, founded in the 17th century. the construction was so affluent compared to that era. The founder of the Lalbagh fort Mughal prince Azam Shah started the construction back in 1678. however, the fort had never completed for other pathetic reasons described in history.
Written March 28, 2021
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JFK777
Colombo, Sri Lanka943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Considering the limited number of places to see here, this is a worthy visit.
But traveling to the place and specially finding the place is so difficult that I wanted to turn back many a time. But I was determined to somehow find this and I did.
It is commendable that they preserve it but a lot needs to be done to make it an attraction.
Better transport and directions to the place , better maintenance and management of the venue is absolutely essential.
Better management of places liken this would go a long a way in making Bangladesh a tourist attraction too.
And the concrete jungle country needs many more of this.
It will not only beautify the land but also will also purify the polluted air at least a tiny bit.
Written June 5, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sarwar H
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
In the Dhaka city It's very hard to find a clean and refreshing place. This place is good for a small get together within short time. Although it’s a place of traffic jam. It will not feel bad after reaching inside of this place. Well organised garden with lots of colourful flowers will give the nice felling.
Written March 5, 2020
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Entry is 400 taka for foreigners. Had a nice walk in the beautiful gardens, awesome architecture, rest area with Turkish hammam, approach the South Gate and secret tunnel where no one come out if they want to escape, saw Shaista Khan’s daughter graveyard, the royal mosque and many others. Nice canon with black stone around.
Wonderful visit.
Written February 10, 2024
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niloy t
Bangladesh68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It was a couple tour with my wife. We went there by 12:00 pm. And, we have visited the fort together and clicked numerous photos.
This place is a heritage for Dhaka, aswell as Bangladesh.
Everyday, a good number of people visits here with their friends and family. Foreigners also come to visit here.
Written April 7, 2023
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MissAnd123
Canberra, Australia242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Business
We were fortunate to visit the Lalbagh Fort with a guide, which helped enormously - there isn’t much in the way of interpretive material on-site, yet the story of its history is so important to appreciating any visit. Our tour included an evening presentation comprised of light projections on the main fort building, along with a recorded history narrative, both very engaging. The incense did little to dissuade clouds mosquitos, but being a mozzie magnet I went prepared with tropical-grade inset repellant - highly recommended for any trip around Dhaka. Lalbagh Fort is definitely worth a visit, but take a local with you.
Written February 26, 2020
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