A crash of drums, a cloud of incense and a bursting paintbox of colours signal a welcome to so-called Hindu Street . Lined on either...
Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection
This small area is known as Armanitola, and is named after the Armenian colony that settled here in the late 17th century. The white-...
Sadarghat Boat Terminal
Among all the large ships are the tiny wooden ones that you can hire. These are available almost everywhere along the waterfront, though...
Like Haji Biryani, this place has no English sign or menu, and there’s little English spoken, but persevere; Nana serves up arguably the...
Ahsanullah Rd · interesting places nearby
Ahsan Manzil information
Dating from 1872, the must-see Ahsan Manzil, aka the Pink Palace, was built on the site of an old French factory by Nawab Abdul Ghani, the city’s wealthiest zamindar (landowner). Some 16 years after the palace’s construction, it was damaged by a tornado. It was altered during restoration, becoming even grander than before. Lord Curzon stayed here whenever he came to visit. After the death of the nawab and his son, the family fortune was dispersed and the palace eventually fell into disrepair. It was saved from oblivion by massive restoration in the late 1980s, aided by photos of each of the 23 rooms, taken during the high point of the palace’s history. The photos are still on display, as are various family portraits and the skull of Nawab Abdul Ghanis’s favourite elephant, Feroz Jung.