Rose Garden Palace - Dhaka

rose garden palace, dhaka

Rose Garden Palace is a privately owned beautiful mansion that is located at the Tikatuli of Dhaka. Despite of a private property, it is still possible to view the glimpse of the edifice from the outside. Specially at the other side of the pond, from nearby buildings, etc. I've observed the building from the outsdie (through the grilled wall).

rose garden palace, dhaka

Rose Garden Palace is a white colored palace. If you watch this from the far then it would look like a palace of wax. It's very cute and nice looking. This building was originally built by a Hindu zamidar somewhere around 1900. But later on handed over to several people. Current days it's now owned by Laila Raquib.

rose garden palace, dhaka

This rose garden palace is known as "Humayun Shaheber Bari" at that area. But later on the building is owned by someone Rashid, and he had renamed the building as "Rashid Manzil", but still people use to call it as "Humayun Shaheber Bari". You can read more about when and who built this beautiful mansion from wikipedia.

rose garden palace, dhaka

This magnificent flamboyant styled building was built during the early 1900. It has completely Mughal decoration. The Minaret at the top of the building, the columns of the building, and the window style everything supports the mughal style.

rose garden palace, dhaka

In front of the building there is a small pond. And the pond has a concrete ghat for the afternoon sit. Between the pond and the house, there is a small lawn which is covered with small grasses.

rose garden palace, dhaka

There are several white style statues are placed inside the palace premise. It looks like those were made by marble. The statues are Greek styled. Cause those were wearing gown or long skirt which my country women doesn't use to wear (specially that time).

rose garden palace, dhaka

How to Go:

Rose Garden Palace is located at the Shamibag of Dhaka. If you are not familiar about the location then best option is to take the rickshaw from the Motijheel. It should take around 15-20 minutes from there. Ask the Rickshaw puller about "Humayun Shaheber Bari" or Rashid manjil if they don't recognize the English name Rose Garden Palace. GPS coordinate of the location is (23°43'06.0"N, 90°25'34.2"E).

Note:

This is a private property. You have to request there for your entry. But there is no guarantee whether you will be permitted to enter or not. Best option is to view this from far, specially from the buildings nearby. I've requested the security to give me an access for 2-3 minutes, and that was also not very far from the entrance door. That allowed me to take few photos of the Rose garden palace from inside.


Rose Garden Palace,
Tikatuli,
Dhaka,
Bangladesh
GPS Coordinate (23°43'06.0"N, 90°25'34.2"E),
List of Hotels from Dhaka


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



Saturday, 24th April 2010


Comments

  1. অসাধারন ঐতিহাসিক কিছু দালানের ছবি সম্বলিত এই পোস্ট পড়ে খুব ভালো লাগলো, hope you explore more old buildings and add it later. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi the pictures are beautiful. Would you mind if I use one of the pictures in a brochure? Please let me know

    Anand from India

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  3. In contradiction of the content written above, the Rose Garden was the pleasure palace (natch ghaur) built by a Hindu zamindar during the early part of the nineteenth century. Later a Muslim family bought it and added a few bedrooms. The property was inherited by the two older sons of the new owner. The original palace remained in the custody of the younger of the two brothers (Rashid and Rana's father). For many years, the family of the youngest brother (3rd son)lived there. All the children were born there. Humayun Bashir who fathered twelve children, built a mansion across the pond, just to the right of the entrance gate of the Rose Garden. Originally, the long driveway was flanked by statues but most were removed because of the objection of Rashid's mother. I believe that originally the staircase was a musical one, i.e. whenever one climbed it, music would play. This was a trend of the times as other palaces of the era also featured this. I used to be a frequent visitor there since my cousins, children of the third son, lived there for many years.

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  4. Originally the Rose Garden was built by a Hindu zamindar in the early part of the nineteenth century. It was bought by a wealthy Muslim man. The second son of the new owner inherited it. Humayun Bashir, the oldest of the sons built a mansion across the pond to accomodate his twelve children. A few bedrooms were added since originally it was a natch ghaur.

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  5. I got a diminutive amount of time to visit this as it is a private property. Also I do not have sufficient information about this one.

    Thank you Tahera Rashid for providing valuable information... We do not have any public details about this gorgeous looking edifice anywhere... Your information will aid other people to know about it...

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  6. Hi demon and Tahera Rashid, Would you happend to know whom I can contact If I would like to visit the place or how I contact the ower?? This place is beautiful!!

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  7. Geri, I have no idea...!! Once upon a time they use to rent it to the video/film makers... Don't know about recent...!

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  8. Hi demon, thanks for you reply. I was going trough you blog about all the heritage buildings and I was hoping you could help me with some info. do you have a email add I can email you on?? many thanks. geri

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  9. Hi, just write your email here as a comment. I'll send you an email from my Id.

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  10. Is entry is restricted to the premises or only in the palace ?

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    1. That time... the whole premise... not sure about right now...!!

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  11. Sir, thank for your SPLENDID site, ideed.

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  12. This magnificent house was built by a Hindu landlord, Hrikesh Das

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  13. অস্থির পোস্ট ভাই। আর্মেনিয়ান চার্চ থেইকা ফিরায় দিসে। ঢুকতে দেয় নাই। আগেই এরকম একটা লেখা পাইলে ভালো হয়

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