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Ahsan Manjil is one of the important historical sites of Bangladesh located in “Kumartoli” on the bank of river Buriganga. This is also known as “Pink Palace” for its colorful structure. This beautiful architectural monument is famous for some eventful history & its existence since Mughal Period. Though this palace is currently now preserved as a heritage site under Bangladesh National Museum and known as the “Presidential Palace” & “Kachari” of the Nawabs of Dhaka but the history is far old.
In Mughal period the landlord of Jamalpur Sheikh Enayet Ullah acquired a large area in Kumartoli and then built a beautiful palace named “Rangmahal” where he used to keep beautiful girls collected from the country & abroad. Those girls were dressed with gorgeous dress and expensive ornaments. After he was killed, his son Sheikh Moti Ullah sold the property to the French traders who already got a trading house behind this property. Later in 1830 they sold that land to the landlord of Dhaka, Khwaja Alimullah. Later Nawab Abdul Ghani, son of Khwaja Alimullah made some reconstruction and named it “Ahsan Manjil” on his son Ahsan Ullah.
The Palace (now) is divided into two parts: Eastern Part & Western Part. The eastern building is called “Rangmahal” & the western building is known as “Andarmahal”. The Rangmahal is consists of a high octagonal dome which is placed on the central round room with a large drawing room, card room, library room, state room & two other guest room. There is a ball room, the Hindustani room and few residential rooms are situated in the Andarmahal. Both of the buildings are well decorated with some beautiful architectural design.
The historical significance of this beautiful monument attracts thousands of tourists everyday including foreigners.