Front view of Baliati Palace

Baliati Palace is a less known tourist spot in Bangladesh to the outer world located at Shaturia in Manikganj. It is one of the finest specimens of 19th-century monuments of the Renaissance colonial style in Bangladesh. The founder of the Baliati Zamindar was one Govinda Ram Shaha, who was a big salt merchant in the middle of the 18th century. He left four sons: Dadhi Ram, Ananda Ram, Pandit Ram, and Golap Ram. They built all these buildings in the palace complex. The famous Jagannath College in Dhaka was founded and endowed by a member of Baliati family, Babu Kishori Lal Roy Chowdhury.

Decoration on Baliati palace wall

Decoration on Baliati palace wall

The building complex consisted of seven separate blocks surrounded by a high enclosure wall pierced by three identical gateways, surmounted with a lion. The complex occupying an area of 5.88 acres of land and containing over 200 rooms of various shapes and dimensions. To the north, there is a tank with regular masonry landings. The central block of the upper story has a decorative hall called Rong Mohal, which is now used as a museum.

The palatial complex is now preserved as protected cultural properties (antiquities). The department of archaeology protected this site in 1987.

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Visiting Hours of Baliati Palace

Summer Season (April – September)
  • Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 AM – 01.00 PM, 01.30 PM – 06.00 PM
  • Friday: 10.00 AM – 12.30 PM, 02.30 PM – 06.00 PM
  • Sunday: Weekly Holiday
  • Monday: 02.30 PM – 06.00 PM
Winter Season (October – March)
  • Tuesday – Saturday: 09.00 AM – 01.00 PM, 01.30 PM – 05.00 PM
  • Friday: 09.00 AM – 12.30 PM, 02.00 PM – 05.00 PM
  • Sunday: Weekly Holiday
  • Monday: 01.30 PM – 05.00 PM
Eid Holidays
  • Baliati Palace will remain closed for visitors during Eid day and the previous day of Eid. It will remain open as usual from the next day of Eid day.
Govt. Holidays
  • Baliati Palace will remain closed during any govt. holiday.
Ramadan Timing
  • Baliati Palace will be closed at 04.00 PM during the holy month of Ramadan.

Further reading on Baliati Palace

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