The historical Baliati Jamidar Bari is located in the Saturia Sub District of Manikganj Sub District in the village of Baliati. The Baliati Jamidar Bari is about 200 years old. The Jamindar Bari is situated in a lush area filled with trees. Tourists will feel a relaxing aura due to the environment of the Baliati Zamindar Bari.
AT A GLANCE:
Name: Baliati Jamidar Bari Location: Baliati Jamidar Bari ,Manikghonj ,Bangladesh. Destination: Dhaka to Manikghonj Transport: Village Line, Subho Jatra, Padma Line etc bus services from Gabtoli . Fair: BDT 70 – 100 (Bus) Time: 2- 2.5 Hours (Bus) Explore: Baliati Jamidar Bari ,Manikghonj ,Bangladesh. Distance: 75 km from the port city Chittagong . Cost: Depend to coverage tourists spots. Accommodation: Hotels etc available in Manikghonj . Food: Available. Advice: Keep dry foods, water, medicines, saline, glucose, extra money, and kits.
In front of the Zamindar Bari, there is a small Dighi which increases the overall attraction of the place. There are approximately 200 rooms inside the Jmaindar Bari. The place is enchanting, an ancient structure bearing witness to past events some of which are lost in the sands of time. The Jamindar Bari and its ancient surrounding buildings are built in the 19th-century colonial style.
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Govinda Ram Shaha founded the place. He was a prominent salt merchant of Bengal in the middle of the 18th century. He had four sons Dadhi Ram, Ananda Ram, Pandit Ram, Gopal Ram. They built all the buildings which are currently present in the Baliati Jamidar Bari as some buildings are an extended version of the first Jamindar Bari. The famous Gajanath College of Dhaka was founded by one of the members of the Baliati Jamidar Bari. The building complex consists of seven separate blocks surrounded by a large enclosure with three identical gateways with a design of a lion which will make the tourists feel how grand the Baliatis were.
The overall area of the Baliati Jamidar Bari is on approximately 6 acres of land. The central block of the upper story has a beautiful hall which is now a museum. Tourists will be able to see the luxurious interior of the Zamindar Bari, the rich variety of design which consists of the interior of the Baliati Jamidar Bari. It is incredible to witness such a place which is surrounded by nature creating a peaceful environment, and at the same time, a place is a historical place with lots of things for tourists to see. Amongst the local people of Manikganj, this place is widely visited.
Visiting Hours of Baliati Jamidar Bari
April to September
Tuesday to Saturday- 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Monday- 2.30 P.M. to 6 P.M.
Sunday is closed
October to March
Tuesday to Saturday- 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Monday- 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Friday- 9 A.M. to 12.30 P.M., 2.00 P.M. to 5 P.M.
During Government Holidays and Eid days, Baliati remains closed. During Ramadan, the place stays open till 4 P.M.
Sunday is closed
How to visit Manikganj
Tourists will have to visit Gabtoli Bus Stand in Dhaka. There are various buses such as Village Line, Subho Jatra, Padma Line, etc. These buses are local buses and are below average regarding standard. The costs of these buses are very cheap, 70 taka per person.
Tourists can also hire a private car, microbuses through which they can visit Manikganj. The cost is 2000 to 3000 taka, and it takes around 2 to 2.5 hours to reach Manikganj. Tourists can stay at Manikganj or visit Baliati and return to Dhaka.
Places to stay at Manikganj
- Manikganj residential boarding (Private)
208, Shahid Rafique Road, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Room and bed number:
singel- 16, Double- 10
- Nobin Residential Boarding (Private)
Manikganj basstand, Beside Nobin cinema hall, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Room and bed number:
singel- 15, Double- 7
- District Council Board house (Government)
Beside Shahid Miraj Tapan Stadium, Manikganj, Bangladesh