Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dhaka: Rose Garden Palace


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Saturday, 24th April 2010

rose garden palace, dhaka, tikatuli, shamibag, humayun shaheber bari

I have started my today's old dhaka expedition with this nice palace. This one is situated at Shamibag area. The exact location is at the K.M Das Lane of Tikutuli. It will only take 15 taka rickshaw fair from Motijheel area.

rose garden palace, dhaka, tikatuli, shamibag, humayun shaheber bari

This is a white colored palace. If you watch this from the far side, it will looks like a palace of wax. Its so cute and nice. This building was originally built by the Nawabs of Dhaka as a pleasure lodge. But later on after handed over several people, its now owned by Laila Raquib.

rose garden palace, dhaka, tikatuli, shamibag, humayun shaheber bari

This rose garden palace is known as "Humayun Shaheber Bari"(Mr Humayun's House) 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 used to call it as "Humayun Shaheber Bari".

rose garden palace, dhaka, tikatuli, shamibag, humayun shaheber bari

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, tikatuli, shamibag, humayun shaheber bari

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

rose garden palace, dhaka, tikatuli, shamibag, humayun shaheber bari

There are several white status inside the palace premise. Its appear that those are made by marble. The statues are Greek styled. Cause those were wearing gown or long skirt which my country women don't used to wear(specially that time).

rose garden palace, dhaka, tikatuli, shamibag, humayun shaheber bari

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. So make your best try when you are making request. Good luck!

15 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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