Published:  12:03 AM, 08 July 2017

Balapur Zamindar Bari

Balapur Zamindar Bari

In the different location of Narsingdi district there are a number of Archaeological sites which attract traveler and explorer to visit these places recurrently. Balapur Zamindar Bari is one of them. The Balapur Zamindar Bari in Paikarchar union in Narsingdi which is one of the old palatial buildings in this district. If someone interested to visit the oldest buried civilization area in Bangladesh named as Wari-Bateshwar, then it would be better to take a glance at Balapur Zamindar House while moving there.

This Zamindar House was built by local Zamindar named 'Nobin Chandra Saha' in 1906. It is also known as Zamindar Kali Babur Bari. It's a complex of buildings scattered in a particular zone. Basically, most of the buildings are three storied and some are one or two storied. Dept. of Archaeology in Bangladesh doesn't announce it as a protected site yet. So like many others old houses in Bangladesh it is on the way of ruining. The east side of the building is three-storeyed, the north side one-storeyed, the south side two-storeyed and the west side two-storeyed along with a nicely built arch.

The whole mansion was built with decoration and motifs on all sides. Each of the rooms is fitted with mosaic and tiles. The doors and windows were also decorated. There is also a big pond on the west side of the Zamindar Bari and a Durga Puja mandap on the east.

No matter how decorative and ornamented this house is, it's almost abandoned and some people who living in this house are so called ancestor of Zamindari estate at Balapur. Some local people are selling all the floor tiles made by white stone desperately. But, still today this beautiful palace standing with its own identity and spreading the essence of colonial palatial architecture in Bengal. If proper steps being taken this structure can be preserved & conserved for the future exhibition.

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