Historical Places

Banglar Taj Mahal

Banglar Taj Mahal is a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal (a Mughal mausoleum located in Agra, India) located 10 miles east of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka in Sonargaon. Unlike the original, work on the building took only five years. Ahsanullah Moni, a wealthy Bangladeshi film-maker, announced his 'Copycat version of Taj Mahal' project in December 2008. The project cost about USD $5 Million, and was built 20 miles northeast of Capital Dhaka. Moni has explained that he built a replica of the Taj Mahal so that the poor of his nation can realise their dream of seeing neighbouring India's famed monument.

Banglar Taj Mahal & Razmoni Pyramid Entry Fee : Tk. 150/-
Contact Number for Booking : 017 1291 0157, 019 7291 0157

Panam Nagar lies 30 miles south east of the Capital Dhaka. The Rich Hindu traders laid the foundation of Panam Nagar in the early years of the 19th century. It consists of 52 buildings standing on both side of a road that stretches from east to south and measure 600 meters in length and 5 meters in width. Most of the buildings are rectangular north south stretched us and one to three storied.

As for the architectural design of these buildings European artistic skills have been blended with those of the Mughals. Moreover, the local architects. The buildings have been made up with bricks of various sizes and plastered with lime and brick dust, mosaic and colorful glasses and wooden beams for roofs.

There is a folk art and craft museum for the visitors & tourist travelling in Sonargaon. Sonargaon Folk Art and Craft Museum remains open from morning to afternoon (9 AM to 5 PM). Wednesday and the Thursday, this museum is closed for weekend. This is prosperous with several unique collection those you never find at any other place. Some are lost from our country, and only those are remains. The main museum building is placed at the “Sardar Bari. Sardar Bari was built by a Hindu Zamindar of Sonargaon in 1901. Alike the other Zamindar house of that period, this one also looks like Indian houses, but the shape of the house was looked like the European Palaces. The baroque decoration and the elaborated painting on the plaster of the building are really eye catching.

Lok Shilpa Jadughar (Folk Art and Craft Museum) of Sonargaon was established by Bangladeshi painter Joynul Abedin on March 12, 1975.

It will cost you 10 taka to enter the museum area. Its a vast area, and will take you lots of time to round the area. You find a art gallery of Zainul Abedin inside the museum area. There are two Exhibition Galleries inside the museum. Both of them consist of some status showing the local life of Bangladeshi people, for example farming, woman working etc. Also you find the miniature version of the several boats from my country, which are now a days vanished after competing with the mechanical vehicles.

It was official residential palace and seat of Nawab of Dhaka. The building is situated at kumartoli by the bank of Buri Ganga River at Dhaka. Construction was started in 1859 and was completed in 1872. In Mughal era, there was a garden house of Sheikh Enayet Ullah. Here he was built the palace, name rongomohol. He used to enjoy here keeping beautiful girls collected from the country and abroad. The foujder of Dhaka in that time was attracted to one of a beautiful girl. She invited sheik enayet ullah in a party one night and killed him. The girl also committed suicide with anger and sorrow.

It is an incomplete 17th-century Mughol fort complex which is standing by Burigonga River at Dhaka, Bangladesh. The construction was started in 1678 by mughol subahder Mohammad ajom shah who was the son of empire Aurongojeb . Shayesta Kha was the new subahdar of Dhaka in that time and he did not complete the fort in 1684. His daughter Pori Bibi died there. He started to think the fort as unlucky and left the fort incomplete among the three major part of Lalbagh Fort, one is the tomb of Pari Bibi.