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a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of ha!a" #o$eti$es !nown as the %in! %ala&e, this building now houses a s'lendid $useu$" Basi&ally, it was the residen&e of the Nawabs" Nawab Abdul (ani renovated this building in the year 1872 and na$ed it after his son )ha*a Ahasanullah" -n the ban! of river Buriganga in ha!a the %in! $ajesti&, Ahsan Manjil has been renovated and turned into a $useu$ re&ently" .t is an e'ito$e of the nation/s ri&h &ultural heritage" 0odays renovated Ahsan Manjil a $onu$ent of i$$ense histori&al beauty"
.t has 11 roo$s with a huge do$e ato' whi&h &an be seen fro$ $iles around" .t now has 21 galleries in 11 roo$s dis'laying of traits, furniture and household arti&les and utensils used by the Nawab" -'en 2 a$- 3 '$ fro$ #aturday to 4ednesday and 1-3 '$ on 5riday" 0hursday is &lose" :: 6albagh 5ort 0he fort of Aurangabad, 'o'ularly !nown as the 6albagh 5ort, was built in 1778 A by the then 8i&eroy of Bengal %rin&e Moha$$ad A*a$, son of the Mughal 9$'eror Auranga*eb" 0he fort has a three storied stru&ture with slender $inarets at the #outh (ate" .t has $any hidden 'assages and a $os:ue of $assive stru&ture" -utstanding a$ong the $onu$ents of the 6albagh 5ort are the 0o$b of %ari Bibi ;5airy lady< and Audien&e roo$ and =u$$a$ )hana ;bathing 'la&e< of Nawab #haista )han, now housing a $useu$" 0he fort was the s&ene of bloody battle during the first war of inde'enden&e ;1837< when 27> s'ays stationed here ba&!ed by the 'eo'le revolted against British for&es" .t is one of the great histori&al 'la&es of Mughal era" A s$all $useu$ is there in this fort where you will find the &lothes and wea'ons of the Mughols"
n hundred years of their vigorous rule su&&essive (overnors and 'rin&ely 8i&eroys who ruled the 'rovin&e.. . the $ausoleu$ of Bibi %ari the re'uted daughter of Nawab #haista )han and the =a$$a$ and Audien&e =all of the (overnor" 0he $ain 'ur'ose of this fort was to 'rovide a defensive en&losure of the 'alatial edifi&es of the interior and as su&h was a ty'e of 'ala&e-fortress rather than a siege fort" :: Aentral #hahid Minar #y$bol of Bengali nationalis$" 0his $onu$ent was built to &o$$e$orate the $artyrs of the histori& 6anguage $ove$ent of 1232" =undreds and thousands of 'eo'le with floral wreaths and bou:uet gather on 21 5ebruary every year to 'ay res'e&t in a sole$n at$os'here" +#hahid Minar. aggressive tro'i&al &li$ate of the land and vandal hands of $an" But the finest s'e&i$en of this 'eriod is the Aurangabad 5ort +&o$$only !nown as 6albagh 5ort.t o&&u'ies the southwestern 'art of the old &ity. it also &ontains within its fortified 'eri$eter a nu$ber of s'lendid $onu$ents. whi&h indeed re'resents the unfulfilled drea$ of a Mughal %rin&e" .t is o'en 1> a$-3 '$ #unday to 5riday ? #aturday is &losed" 0he &a'ital &ity ha!a 'redo$inantly was a &ity of the Mughals" .ha!a. adorned it with $any noble $onu$ents in the sha'e of $agnifi&ent 'la&es. fortifi&ations and /)atras/ often surrounded with beautifully laid out gardens and 'avilions" A$ong these. it en&loses an area of 1>82/ by 8>>/ and in addition to its gra&eful lofty gateways on southeast and northeast &orners and a subsidiary s$all un'retentious gateway on north. overloo!ing the Buriganga on whose northern ban! it stands as a silent sentinel of the old &ity" +6albagh 5ort . few have survived the ravages of ti$e. $os:ues. surrounded by attra&tive garden" 0hese are a s$all 1-do$ed $os:ue. to$bs.6albagh fort is in the old town of ha!a at 6albagh" . @e&tangular in 'lan.
2 a$ to 7 '$" Cour $ind $ust be going to the old era when you visit this $useu$" +national $useu$. . $etal i$ages. silver filigree wor!s et&" 0hough established in 1211 it was refurbished and o'ened in the year 1281" .:: Bangladesh national $useu$ Bangladesh national $useu$ is situated in shahbag" 6o&ated at the &entral 'oint of the &ity" 0he $useu$ &ontains a large nu$ber of interesting &olle&tions in&luding s&ul'tures and 'aintings of the =indu. Buddhist and Musli$ 'eriods as well as ins&ri'tions of the =oly Buran in Arabi& and %ersian letters and Bengali wor!s in the Arabi& s&ri't" 0he $useu$ also has a ri&h &olle&tion of old &oins. boo!s on art.ts o'en fro$ 5riday to 4ednesday.
this #ta$bha was $ade" :: National %oet/s (raveyard @evolutionary 'oet )a*i Na*rul . #unday &losed" :: #&ien&e $useu$ 0he $useu$ is $odern learning &enter related to the latest s&ien&e dis&overies" .:: Bangabandhu $e$orial $useu$ Bangabandhu $e$orial $useu$ is situated at road no" 12 han$ondi @DA" 0he residen&e of the father of the nation Bangabandhu #hei!h Mujibur @ah$an has been turn in to a $useu$" . Bangladeshi Nation got the enthusias$ for our great 6iberation 4ar in 1271" 0o re&ogni*e the histori&al $e$ory.(arden< A %o'ular %ar!" 0he oath of inde'enden&e of Bangladesh was ta!en here and 5ather of the Nation Bangabandhu .tEs o'en 1>a$ to 7'$ fro$ 0hursday to 0uesday.t is situated at Agargaon" :: #hadhinota #ta$bha #hadhinota #ta$bha is the 'la&e where Bangabondhu #hei!h Mujibur @ah$an elivered his histori&al s'ee&h on 7th $ar&h 1271" 4ith his s'ee&h.tEs o'en 2a$ to 7'$ fro$ Monday to #aturday.t &ontains rare &olle&tion of 'ersonal effe&ts and 'hotogra'hs of his lifeti$e" 0his three. 4ednesday &losed" :: Mu!ti juddha $useu$ 0his is the $useu$ on our liberation war whi&h is well !nown as $u!ti juddha" Mu!ti juddha $useu$ situated at #egun Bagi&ha of the &ity the $useu$ &ontains rare 'hotogra'hs of liberation war and ite$s used by the freedo$ fighters during the 'eriod" .stored building as !nown as Bangabandhu Bhaban" 0his building turned in to a $useu$ in year 1227" .sla$ died on the 22 August 1277 and was buried here" 0he graveyard is adja&ent to the ha!a Fniversity Mos:ue" :: #uhrawardy Fddyan .
lo&ated in the &ity" -ne &an have an outside view of this grand 'ala&e" :: %arlia$ent =ouse Gatiya #angsad Bhaban . =ossain #hahid #uhrawardy and )haja Na*i$uddin" :: Banga-Bhaban 0he offi&ial residen&e of the %resident. it is the eternal resting 'la&e of great national leaders. #her-e-Bangla A")" 5a*lul =a:ue. .#hei! Mujibur @ah$an gave &larion &all for inde'enden&e on this o&&asion on the 7th Mar&h 1271" 0he 'la&e is fa$ous for its lush verdure and gentle bree*es" 9ternal 5la$e to enliven the $e$ory of the $artyrs of our 6iberation war has been blown here re&ently" :: Mausoleu$ of National 6eaders . it $ay be &alled an ar&hite&tural wonder of this region" :: @a$na %ar! +Gatiya #angsad Bhaban." )ahn.ts lo&ated at the southwestern &orner of #uhrawardy Fddyan.%arlia$ent =ouse< lo&ated at #her-eBangla Nagar has distin&tive ar&hite&tural features" esigned by the fa$ous ar&hite&t 6ouis .
A vast stret&h of green garden surrounded by a ser'entine la!e near the #heraton =otel" 0ravel Bangladesh : ha!a ivision :: .nstitute of Arts and Arafts #ituated in the 'i&tures:ue surroundings of #hahbagh" 0he . ha!a.t was here that the revolting se'oys and their &ivil &o$'atriots +Aur*on =all.nstitute of Arts and Arafts has a re'resentative &olle&tion of fol!-art and 'aintings by artists of Bangladesh" :: Aur*on =all Beautiful ar&hite&tural building na$ed after 6ord Aur*on" .t now houses the #&ien&e 5a&ulty of ha!a Fniversity" :: 1837 Me$orial . .1837-32< against British rule" .Bahadur #hah %ar!< Built to &o$$e$orate the $artyrs of the first liberation war .
. it illustrates a ha''y blend of 9uro'ean and Mughal ar&hite&ture" - +=igh&ourt Building . where you &an see the ani$als of Bangladesh and so$e ani$als fro$ abroad" 0his Hoo is also 'o'ularly !nown as Mir'ur Hoo" Aolorful and attra&tive &olle&tions of different lo&al and foreign s'e&ies of ani$als and birds in&luding the $ajesti& @oyal Bengal 0iger are available here" :: Botani&al (arden Botani&al (arden is also situated in Mir'ur just besides the National Hoo.ts o'en 1> a$ I 3 '$. :: National Hoo National Hoo is in Mir'ur. built on an area of 2>3 a&res of land" A''roJi$ately 3>. 7 days a wee!. 2> !$" fro$ the &enter of ha!a besides the river 0urag" .were 'ubli&ly hanged" :: -ld =igh Aourt Building -riginally built as the residen&e of the British (overnor.>>> 'lants and trees are there of 12>> s'e&ies" Main attra&tion of this garden is rose garden" A''roJi$ately 1>> s'e&ies of roses are there in this garden" +Botani&al (arden .ha!a.ha!a.
the 'ro'erty owner of BaldhaK the year of establish$ent of this garden was on 12>L" 0his garden has a ri&h &olle&tion of indigenous and eJoti& 'lants.>>> 'lants of 8>> s'e&ies are there in the garden" . it is advisable you visit National Hoo at a sa$e ti$e" :: Baldha (arden Baldha (arden is established in old ha!a na$ed 4ari.ha!a.f you go to this garden.t is o'en fro$ 8:>> a$-3:>> '$.t is o'en 7 days a wee!" ..Mughal style< is a fivedo$e $os:ue with hundreds of big and s$all twin!ling stars as surfa&e de&orations" 0he stars have been &reated by setting 'ie&es of &hinaware on white &e$ent" #een fro$ the front and fro$ far it loo!s as if shining above the surfa&e of the earth" 0he inside of it is even $ore beautiful that +0ara $os:ue or #tar Mos:ue . . the uni:ue &reation of the late Narendra Narayan @oy. whi&h is one of the $ost eJ&iting attra&tions for naturalists and tourists" A nu$ber of varieties tree are there in this garden" Near about 18. 7 days a wee!" :: #tar Mos:ue A very beautiful $os:ue of the &ity is situated at Mahuttuly on Abul )hairat @dK just west of Ar$anitola (ovt" =igh #&hool" Ar&hite&turally faultless .
east and north" -n the east is a vast veranda. whi&h is also used for 'rayer and 9id &ongregation" Below in the ground floor is a sho''ing &enter" ha!a is a &ity of $os:ues" -ther %ro$inent Mos:ues are the seven o$ed Mos:ue .the outside.11th Aentury< situated at the 'la&e where the old 'art of ha!a $eets the new 'art" 0his is the oldest =indu te$'le in + ha!eshwari 0e$'le. #tar Mos:ue . Ahaw!ba*ar Mos:ue and =useni alan Mos:ue" :: ha!eshwari 0e$'le ha!eshwari 0e$'le . . lovely $osai& floor and eJ&ellent tiles with $any floral 'atterns set on the walls. three storied and built after the 'attern of the )aba #harif" 8ery beautiful and &ostly de&orations in the interior" 6ong lawn.17th &entury<. are all in &o$'lete har$ony" 0he sitara Masjid was built originally with three do$es in early 18th &entury by Mir*a (hula$ %ir. garden and rows of fountains to the south and east" 0he $os:ue is on a very high 'latfor$" 6ovely flights of stairs lead to itK fro$ the south.18th &entury<. a highly res'e&table Ha$indar of ha!a" :: Baitul Mu!arra$ Mos:ue Baitul Mu!arra$ Mos:ue is situated at %urana %altan east of Bangladesh #e&retariat and north of ha!a #tadiu$" 6argest Mos:ue in the &ity.
1781 A" "< #t" Mary/s Aathedral at @a$na. #tar Mos:ue.11 Aentury<. Ahaw!ba*ar Mos:ue and =usaeni alan Mos:ue" HINDU TEMPLES: ha!a is not only fa$ous for the growth of Musli$ &ivili*ation as eviden&ed by the nu$ber of $os:ues" But the &ity bears witness to the eJisten&e of ri&h =indu &ulture that flourished till the arrival in 'hases of the Musli$ &on:uerors" es'ite the destru&tion that ensues any &on:uest there is still eviden&e of =indu history through the te$'les that not only bears histori&al interest but is still a 'la&e of worshi' and &ongregation a$ongst the =indu 'o'ulation" 5a$ous a$ongst these are ha!eshwari 0e$'le .17 Aentury<. Baitul Mu!arra$ National Mos:ue.18th Aentury<. Ahur&h of Bangladesh or for$er =oly @osary Ahur&h .ha!a Aity" 0he na$e ha!eshwari is also asso&iated with the origin of the na$e ha!a" :: Ahur&hes Ar$enian Ahur&h .1777 A" "< 0ejgaon" LALBAGH FORT: 0he Musli$ rulers were very fond of building forts as a sy$bol of strength and 'rote&tion" 0he advent of Mughals saw the building of forts in this &ountry" And in ha!a 9$'eror Auranga*eb/s son Moha$$ad A*a$ built the 6albagh fort in 1778 A" " 0he fort was the s&ene of bloody battle during the first war of inde'enden&e . . #t" Mary/s Aathedral at @a$na. Ahur&h of Bangladesh or for$er =oly @osary Ahur&h .1837 A" < when 27> se'oys stationed here ba&!ed by the 'eo'le revolted against British for&es" -utstanding a$ong the .1777A" "< at 0ejgaon" Dhaka : M-#BF9#: ha!a is !nown as the &ity of $os:ues and thus boasts of having several hundred $os:ues s&attered all over the &ity" Most of these $os:ues are old and bear so$e history" But 'ro$inent a$ong these are the #even o$ed Mos:ue .11th Aentury< and @a$a!rishna Mission" CHURCHES: Many &ultures and religions 'assed through the ban!s of river Buriganga and left its $ar!s in the &ity of ha!a" Ahristianity flourished in this &ity as well" And the an&ient &hur&hes of various orders bear witness to the arrivals of the Ahristians fro$ different 'arts of 9uro'e" %ro$inent a$ong these for histori&al site visit are the Ar$enian 0e$'le .
this $onu$ent was built to &o$$e$orate the $artyrs of the =istori&al 6anguage Move$ent of 1232 that was laun&hed to $a!e Bengali the national language of the then 9ast %a!istan" =undreds and thousands of 'eo'le with floral wreaths and bou:uets gather on 21 5ebruary every year to 'ay res'e&t in a sole$n at$os'here" Aelebrations begin at *ero hour of $idnight" NATIONAL MEMORIAL: 6o&ated at #avar. by the fa$ous ar&hite&t 6ouis . along with Musli$. is dedi&ated to the sa&red $e$ory of the $illions of un!nown $artyrs of the 1271 4ar of 6iberation that brought Bangladesh into being as an inde'endent &ountry in the world $a'" NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: Gatiya #angsad Bhaban . designed." )ahn. has distin&tive ar&hite&tural features" .1837-32< at the site where revolting se'oys and their &ivil &o$'atriots were 'ubli&ly hanged" 0oday it is dee$ed as a national $onu$ent refle&ting the 'ro&ess of the &ountry/s 'resent inde'endent status" CENTRAL SHAHID MINAR: #y$bol of Bengali nationalis$. there are s$all $e$orials to the lives lost for the inde'enden&e but one the land$ar! to leave history for 'osterity is the Bahadur #hah %ar!" Built to &o$$e$orate the $artyrs of the first liberation war .%arlia$ent =ouse< at #her-e-Bangla Nagar. Ahristian and =indu settlers there were Buddhist 'o'ulation as well that landed at the ban! of this &ity" And hen&e. 6albagh Mos:ue. the $e$orial. Audien&e =all and =a$$a$ of Nawab #haista )han now housing a $useu$" BUDDHIST MONASTERY: ha!a/s history is re'lete with se&ularis$ that is evident by the religious sites of the four $ain religions that &o-eJist in Bangladesh" 0herefore. a reli& of their 'ast &an be witnessed at the )a$ala'ur Buddhist Monastery" BAHADUR SHAH PARK: As a &ity see'ed in history ha!a bore witness to &on:uests. wars and revolutions" %ro$inent a$ongst these is the u' rising against the British @aj" Although. 13 !$" fro$ ha!a &ity.t $ay be &alled an ar&hite&tural wonder of this region" NATIONAL POET'S GRAVEYARD: @evolutionary 'oet )a*i Na*rul .sla$ died on the 22 August 1278 and was buried hare" 0he graveyard is adja&ent to the ha!a Fniversity Mos:ue" OLD HIGH COURT BUILDING: -riginally built as the residen&e of the British (overnor. it illustrates a ha''y blend of 9uro'ean and Mughal ar&hite&ture" SONARGAON: 6o&ated about 22 !$" fro$ ha!a it is one of the oldest &a'itals of Bengal dating ba&! to 11th &entury A" " A 5ol!-arts and &rafts $useu$ now runs here" .$onu$ents of the 6albagh are the to$b of %ari Bibi. designed by ar&hite&t Moinul =ossain.
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