Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dhaka: Bahadur Shah Park(Victoria Park)


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Saturday, 24th April 2010

bahadur shah park, victoria park, dhaka, lakkhibazar
Monument inside the park, to commemorate the Sepoy of 1857


Bahadur shah park which was known Victoria park initially. This is located at Lakkhi bazar(laxmi or lokkhi bazar) or old Dhaka. It has roads all around of it. This is a small park and it may appear to you as a road circle to you.

bahadur shah park, victoria park, dhaka, lakkhibazar

This park has a history. During the Sepoy's mutiny against British, hundreds of sepoys and their civil compatriots were publicly hanged. I think that was during 1857. Later on, at 1858, the Nawab Khwaja Abdul Ghani took an initiative to built a monument to commemorate the sepoys.

bahadur shah park, victoria park, dhaka, lakkhibazar
Top of the monument from inside.


This park was renowned as Victoria Park till 1947. But after that its renamed as Bahadur Shah Park after the name of "Bahadur Shah II", the last Mughal Emperor. But still now, local people used to call this park as Victoria park. So keep this on your mind when you'll visit the place, otherwise you may find difficulties to locate the park.

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The park view from the monument.


This park has a nice and healthy environment. Its not like the other parks of Dhaka. No obscene activities inside the park. Most of the people are here for walk, who are suffering from diabetics.

bahadur shah park, victoria park, dhaka, lakkhibazar
Twin Siamese Pine tree having same root


If you know the Jagannath University, then it will be easy to find the park. This is just near the university.

1 comment:

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