Address: Dhakeswari Road, Old Dhaka
Open: Varies throughout the year, but generally at least 10am to 5pm Sunday to Friday and 3pm to 6pm Friday
The fort was built in 1678 by Prince Mohammad Azam, son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb, who was then Viceroy of Bengal, but it was never finished because of the death of a young woman associated with the family. It was the scene of a bloody battle during the first war of independence (1857) against the British.
The walled fort covers quite a large area, but inside, there are only three buildings. One is a mosque, another a mausoleum, and the third a hall of audience. This latter building is the most interesting. The two-storey structu...Read More