Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka

Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka



Ahsan Manzil is situated in old part of Dhaka (known as Old Dhaka), just beside the bank of the river Buri Ganga. The construction of the palace was begun in 1859 and completed in 1872. Nawab Abdul Ghani named it Ahsan Manzil after his son Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah. This is one of most famous palace from Bangladesh. If you want to read more about this palace, you can read it from Wikipedia


Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka



Ahsan Manzil is a two stored long building (which is one of the most beautiful palaces from Bangladesh) having a very wide staircase. When it was initially built the staircase was just beside the bank of the river. But in current days the river has moved a bit further. Now a days the building is organized as a museum which displaces plenty of used stuffs from the Nawab family. Ahsan Manzil museum is rich with collections and takes a bit of time to explore and understand.


Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka



How to go to Ahsan Manzil:

Ahsan Manzil is located at the Old Dhaka (at Islampur). It is quite impossible to go there using private vehicles. It is always suggested to take rickshaw to go there (or walk through the old town). Take a rickshaw from Motijheel area and they should be able to drop you in front of the palace gate. If they do not know abut the Ahsan Manzil then ask them to drop you at Islampur Bazar. Ask anyone from the Islampur to show you direction. GPS coordinate of the location is (23°42'30.6"N, 90°24'21.7"E).


Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka



Opening and Closing time:

Ahsan Manjil is closed at Thursday. At Friday its open from 3-5pm, and any other days it's open from 9-5pm. But at summer time, I meant after April, it uses to be open till 6:00pm. So before visiting the place, make sure you know about the timing of open/close. Finally, it will cost you only two Taka to enter the Ahsan Manzil. Using the same ticket you can visit the Museum too. So it's really cheap. For foreigners it may be slightly higher but still cheap.


Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka
A staircase goes to the upper floor. Looks like no one uses this anymore.



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka
A window or door is designed with colorful glasses.



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka
Brunfelsia blooming at the backyard garden of the Ahsan Manzil.



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka
Couple uses to come here to pass few moments in between them.



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka
View of the Ahsan Manzil from a corner with trees.



Ahsan manzil in old Dhaka
View of the Ahsan Manzil from the outside of premise. It was taken from a building nearby.



Ahsan Manzil,
Islampur,
Old Dhaka,
Bangladesh,
GPS Coordinate (23°42'30.6"N, 90°24'21.7"E),
List of Hotels from Dhaka.



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Saturday, 20 March 2010


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