Saturday, October 1, 2011


Ahsan Manzil  was the official residential palace and seat of the Dhaka Nawab Family. This magnificent building is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Bangladesh. The construction of this palace was started in the year 1859 and was completed in 1869. It is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture. To preserve the cultural and history of the area, the palace became the Bangladesh National Museum on 20 September 1992.For more information visit


Ahsan Manzil, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh|Ahsan Manzil, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh. During the Mughal Period, Sheikh Enayetullah’s the illustrious landlord of Jalapur Garden House was situated here. In about the year 1740, his son Sheikh Motiullah, sold the Graden House to the French traders who used it as their business center. Khwaja Alimullah, the father of Nawab Adul Ghani, purchased that French trading center building in 1830 and renovated it into his residence. Nawab Abdul Ghani built an enormous palace on the eastern side of the kuthi and named it Ahsan Manzil after his son, Khwaja Ahsanullah Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah.

How can i reach there

In Dhaka The exact location of the palace is at beside Islampur bazar. Also if you know the "Jagannath University", then it will be easier for you either. Cause its just few minutes of distance apart from the university.

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