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Lalkhan Bazar, Chattogram

Lalkhan Bazar is an important residential and commercial area located in the center of Chittagong city. The area is Ward No. 14 of Chittagong City Corporation and a part of Khulshi Police Station. With various commercial services, banking, government and private offices, export-import facilities, bus stands, railway stations, and ports, all nearby, the area has become a hub of busiest and commercial activities. Karnaphuli River also serves as an important hub for import and export activities.

Also, Lalkhan Bazar is a well-known market area. It is one of the busiest markets in the city. From clothes to electronics, household items to ornaments, spices to cosmetics, you will find almost everything at Lalkhan Bazar. There are numerous shops, markets, and business establishments here. Being a port city and well-connected, the area is a hub of commercial activity and is travel-friendly for tourists.

Lalkhan Bazar is connected with other parts of Chittagong through various modes of transport. Intercity bus stand and railway station are located very close to the area. Also, public buses, auto-rickshaws, and taxis are always available. The area is bounded by Agrabad and Kotwali police stations on the south, Launch Terminal, Panchlaish, and Chawkbazar on the north, Rajon upazila on the east, and Sitakund upazila on the west.

The area is also rich in religious, cultural, and educational aspects. Jamiatul Uloom Al-Islamia is one of the leading madrassas in the country. The area also has several training centers including schools and colleges. There are hospitals, residential hotels, parks, and community centers.

Lalkhan Bazar is a densely populated residential area. The demand for residential buildings in the Lalkhan Bazar area is constantly increasing as it is convenient from all aspects, commercial, economic, educational, medical, and communication. Modern buildings and apartments are being built here to improve residential facilities. Almost all the necessary facilities including electricity, gas, water, and sewerage are available in the area. Lalkhan Bazar can be a good option for those who want a balanced lifestyle in an urban environment, a densely populated area with essential amenities.

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City Insights

tick iconLalkhan Bazar is situated in areas that include green spaces and hill ecology. The area is near Batali Hill, which is the highest hill in the Chittagong metropolitan area.
tick iconLalkhan Bazar is recognized for its vibrant and lively environment, with narrow alleys lined with shops and vendors selling everything from traditional Bangladeshi handicrafts to modern gadgets.
tick iconKarnafuli River serves as an important hub for import and export activities.
tick iconIt is surrounded by Agrabad and Kotwali police stations on the south, Launch Terminal, Panchlaish, and Chawkbazar on the north, Rajon upazila on the east, and Sitakund upazila on the west.
tick iconLalkhan Bazar is a significant commercial area known for its bustling markets and trade activities. It is famous for its wholesale and retail trade activities.
tick iconFrom textiles and clothing to electronics and household items, you can find almost everything in the markets of Lalkhan Bazar.
tick iconTransportation, banking, and retail services, also play a significant role in the economy of Lalkhan Bazar.
tick iconAkhtaruzzaman Flyover and CDA Avenue highway have taken the area's connectivity to unique heights. It is well-connected by roads within Chittagong city.
tick iconIt is linked to major thoroughfares such as the Chittagong-Kaptai Road, Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, and Chittagong-Coxbazar Road.
tick iconChittagong Railway Station is located approximately 5 kilometers away from Lalkhan Bazar.
tick iconLalkhan Bazar is known for its strong Islamic cultural influence. Jamiatul Uloom Al-Islamia (Lalkhan Bazar Madrasha) has a profound impact on the social norms and values of the area.

Known Landmarks

  • Zia Memorial Museum

  • Jamiatul Uloom Al-Islamia (Lalkhan Bazar Madrasha)

  • Radisson Blu Hotel

  • Chatteshwari Temple

  • Almas Cinema Hall


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Bus Routes

Lalkhan Bazar – Agrabad
Lalkhan Bazar – Uttar Pathantooly
Lalkhan Bazar – Dewanhat
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Nearest Train Stations

Chittagong Railway station
Jhautala railway station
Sholashosor railway station

New Developments

tick iconChattogram Elevated Expressway, which spans approximately 16 kilometers from Lalkhan Bazar to Patenga.
tick iconMuradpur-Lalkhan Bazar flyover.
tick iconPatenga Container Terminal.

What’s great here?

tick iconDampara Bus Terminal offers long-distance bus services to other cities and regions.
tick iconThe area is served by a variety of public transportation options, including buses, auto-rickshaws, and taxis.
tick iconThe roads and railways are well-connected. However, during peak hours, you will face traffic jams on the main streets.
tick iconLocal vendors, stores, and markets frequently crowd the streets. Street food vendors, restaurants, and cafes are common, providing meals such as biryani, kebabs, and desserts.
tick iconIt is a well-known neighborhood in the city because of its cultural diversity, educational institutions, healthcare services, shopping alternatives, and strong community spirit.
tick iconThe area is patrolled by local police, and there are police stations nearby that serve the community.
tick iconThe presence of well-maintained public facilities such as parks and community centers can enhance safety by providing safe spaces for residents.
tick iconThe presence of Batali Hill and Karnafuli River provides a green buffer, helps reduce the urban heat island effect, and offers recreational spaces for residents.

What needs attention?

tick iconHawker crowds and battery-powered rickshaws abound. Traffic is a serious problem in this area.
tick iconNeed to create playgrounds for children. Need to increase healthcare facilities and clinics.
tick iconIncidents such as pickpocketing and snatching are not uncommon, especially in crowded areas. Need to install surveillance cameras in key areas.
tick iconLalkhan Bazar faces challenges typical of urban centers, such as traffic congestion, waste management issues, and environmental pollution. Water scarcity is a growing concern in this area.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute3.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment3.5 out of 5

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