The Baliati Jamidar bari alias the Baliati Palace, an unexplored and less known attractive place Near Dhaka, Bangladesh with aesthetic beauty of nature, remembrance of British colonial era of 19th century and royal heritage of the ancestors of Bangladesh

The Baliati Jamidar bari alias the Baliati palace, an unexplored and less known attractive place Near Dhaka, Bangladesh with aesthetic beauty of nature, remembrance of British colonial era of 19th century and royal heritage of the ancestors of Bangladesh

Location: Baliati Palace or Baliati Jamidar bari (Bengali: বালিয়াটি জমিদার বাড়ি), Saturia sub-district, Manikganj, Bangladesh

How to go to Baliati Jamidar bari:This is located near Saturia Upazila Sadar. One has to turn right from Kalampur of Dhamrai in the Dhaka-Aricha highway and go straight to reach to Saturia Upazila Sadar(Bengali: ঢাকা-আরিচা মহাসড়কের ধামরাইয়ের কালামপুর থেকে ডানে ঢুকে সোজা গেলে সাটুরিয়া উপজেলা সদর। উপজেলা পরিষদের পাশেই বালিয়াটি প্রাসাদ বা বালিয়াটি জমিদারবাড়ি).

1. One can go straight from Gabtoli, Dhaka to Saturia, Manikganj by Bus with the cost of Tk. 70 / 80 and from Saturia, Manikganj to Balihati Jamindarbari with the cost of Tk. 10 by CNG vehicle.

2. Even one can go from Gabtoli, Dhaka to Manikganj through bus with a cost of Tk. 70 / 80 and from Manikganj to Baliati Jamidar bari by CNG with a cost of Tk. 200 / 300 through local CNG vehicle.

Distance: About 35 KMs away from the Capital

Photographed time: 2016

Brief history and description: This place was made by Govinda Ram Prasad Saha (Bengali: জমিদার গোবিন্দ রাম সাহা) which is spread over nearly six acres of land with seven south faced structures. The place has more than two hundred rooms of different sizes. This palace is protected with high boundary walls and four entrance; each arcade with semi-circular arches in the shape of a lion carved.

Once reached into the arcade of the palace, one can see 4 different decorated palaces with Gothic-style which can remind you the British colonial era. All the palaces are protected by the Archaeological Department of Bangladesh Government. One of the palaces (no. 2) is used as museum. About 15 empty iron lockers have been in the ground floor of the museum. In the eighteenth century it was used to keep the valuables of the zamindars. There is a wooden stair to the first floor which is known as the Rangmahal, used as the museum.

There are also five rooms with big hall room in the Rangmahal. All the rooms are bright with the presence gramophone box, cash box, name plate, hurricanes, hazak lights, vessel, hanging lamps, the sacred seat, glass chimney, stone chaidani, wall mirrors, wood lockers, cows and tables of marble stone, chandelier, Shiva Lingam of stone, wooden cupboard / Almirah, vases, chairs, English rack, rifle stand, wooden Padastambha and Khat. The Zamindars were residing In the harem back of the palace. In this harem, there are bathrooms, kitchen and Prakkhalon room. Back of the Harem, there is a pond with 6 landing Whart. There are 6 wells inside or outside of the wells which were used to collect drinking water.The palatial complex is now preserved as a protected cultural property (antiquities). The department of archaeology protected this site on 1987.

Brief about the Jaminder or Jamidar:This is known that the founder of the Baliati Zaminder was Govinda Ram Shaha, who was a big salt merchant in the middle of the 18th century. He left four sons: Dadhi Ram (Bengali: দধিরাম), Ananda Ram (Bengali: আনন্দরাম), Pandit Ram (Bengali: পণ্ডিতরাম), and Gopal Ram (Bengali: গোপালরাম). Five Jamindar houses were built by 4 brothers-Baliati GolaBari, Purbo Bari, Poshchim Bari, Moddho Bari and Uttor Bari approximately by the year of 1790. 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 in 1884. Ronoda Prosad Saha (R.P. Saha) (Bengali:রণদা প্রসাদ সাহা(আর.পি সাহা)) a famous Danobir, was the son of law of this house who got married to the daughter Sambika Choyon (Bengali: শাম্বিকা চয়নে) Kiran Bala (Bengali: কিরণ বালা) A theater is still available here where the Durga pooja is observed every year. Theatre groups used to come to join here. The landlords were left the country in 1965 by boats fully loaded with things of their houses.

Opening day: All days except the Sunday and half-day on Monday.

Opening time: 9 AM to 5 PM

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