Attractions

Palace in Natore

Natore Rajbari

One of the oldest rajbaris in Bangladesh (dating from the early 1700s), the magnificent but dilapidated Natore Rajbari was once the nerve-centre of undivided Bengal's second-biggest zamindari (land revenue estate), …
Palace in Rangpur

Tajhat Palace

The flamboyant and delightfully maintained Tajhat Palace is arguably one of the finest rajbaris in Bangladesh. The palace was constructed in the 19th century by Manna Lal Ray, a Hindu trader who was forced to emigra…
Fort in Dhaka

Lalbagh Fort

The half-completed Lalbagh Fort and its well-tended gardens are an excuse to escape Old Dhaka’s hustle and bustle for an hour or so. The fort is particularly atmospheric in the early morning light. Construction bega…
Palace in Dhaka

Ahsan Manzil

Dating from 1872, the must-see 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 damag…
Palace in Puthia

Puthia Palace

This stately, multi-columned, two-storey palace was built in 1895 by Rani Hemanta Kumari Devi in honour of her illustrious mother-in-law, Maharani Sharat Sundari Devi. She was a major benefactor in the Rajshahi regi…
Palace in Pabna

Taras Rajbari

Pabna's main palace, Taras Rajbari is a few hundred metres south of the town centre on the main road and can be viewed from the street through an unusually impressive archway. Dating from the late 19th century, this…
Palace in Pabna

Sitlai Rajbari

East of town, on the banks of the Padma River, Sitlai Palace, dating from 1900, is a grand rajbari that’s fairly well preserved. Today it’s occupied by a drug company, so you can’t see the 30-room interior. The exte…