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Lalbag, Dhaka

Lalbag is a densely populated district known for having a traditional Old Dhaka vibe. It is part of Lalbag thana, which is bounded by New Market Thana on the north, Keranigonj Upazilla on the south and west, Chawkbazar Thana and Shahbag Thana on the east. The thana occupies an area of 2.04 square km.

According to the census (2011), the area has a population of 369,933 with an average household size of 4.4 members and an average literacy rate of 66.2%. A good thing about this area is, that almost every bank has an outlet in Lalbag.

The market that is quite famous in Dhaka city, Chawkbazar is in Lalbag. This is like a business hub, from where people find each and every necessity of their daily lives. Again, the middlemen of trade collect materials from Chawkbazar and sell them in local bazaars and to final customers. Lalbag has many popular attractions including Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Dhakeshwari Temple, and so on. People love to visit these places as these places had been established a long time ago. The history of Lalbag is still a myth to many people.

Overall, Lalbag is a place where people do live in a congested way, yet many of the modern facilities have been ensured to make the people live more peacefully.

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City Insights

tick iconThe area has been a picture of traditional Dhaka.
tick iconThe main attraction is the Lalbagh Fort, which was built as the official residence of the governor of the Mughal provinces of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. From this fort, the authority earns money by selling tickets to travelers.
tick iconLalbag is a place containing the history of Dhaka from Mughals to today’s Dhaka.
tick iconPeople living here in Lalbag do feel safe and secure because of their connectivity with each other, though they want more air as they live in a congested area.
tick iconDifferent types of people, from low-class to high-class people live here.

Known Landmarks

  • Ahsan Manzil

  • Dhakeshwari Temple

  • Sonargaon

  • Lalbagh Fort

  • Baitul Mukarram Mosque

  • Bahadur Shah Park


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Bus Routes

Azimpur - Lalbagh Thana
Azimpur - Chankharpul
Mugda - Chankharpul
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Nearest Train Stations

No Nearest rail station is available

New Developments

tick iconThe Lalbagh sub-branch of Meghna Bank PLC was inaugurated on 14 February at Hornath Ghosh Road, Lalbag, Dhaka.
tick iconLalbagh Fort cultural preservation project begins journey.

What’s great here?

tick iconLalbag is the picture of our Bengal.
tick iconIts central location and connectivity to other parts of Dhaka make Lalbag easily accessible, facilitating commuting and travel.
tick iconDirect bus services may not be available but rickshaws are available to go anywhere in Lalbag.
tick iconLalbag offers various facilities, including restaurants, schools, and recreational places.
tick iconWith a diverse population and vibrant cultural scene, Lalbag seems like a sense of inclusivity and community.
tick iconLalbag offers affordable housing facilities and it feels so safe and secure staying in a place where local people do behave well with one another.
tick iconLalbag, as a reputed and historical area, has security measures such as CCTV cameras and private guards, ensuring residents and travellers’ safety and peace of mind.

What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic Control
tick iconCongested Area
tick iconPolice security at Lalbagh Fort
tick iconMore green spaces
tick iconPollution of water and air
tick iconImplementing an efficient waste collection and recycling system

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment2.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Lalbag for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Tk. 3,021.07 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Negative Trend
Past 3 months 'growth
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