Moyez Manzil – The White House of Faridpur

screenshot_424Moyez Manzil is one of the most magnificent British period mansions ever presents in Bangladesh. Moyez Manzil stands adjoining the cicuit house of Faridpur in Bangladesh. The villa is also famous as the White House of Faridpur not only for its dazzling beauty of whiteness but also for the the seat of the governance of that district.

It was merchant landlord Chowdhury Moyezuddin Biswas who erected the aristocratic mansion in 1885. The construction cost was 11 Lac rupees and was collected from the annual income of each of the landlords belonging to this royal family. The palace was renovated again at 1916. As Chowdhury Moyezuddin Biswas was a legendary landlord and his estates occupies most of the regions of Faridpur his family also built several palaces across the estates which includes Biswas Bari Palace, Chowdury Bari Palace and Biswas Bari II.

Moyez Manzil Palace complex stands over 30,000 sq.feet of land which includes five buildings (about 40 rooms combinedly), two fabulously decorated embellished mausoleums, a six minar mosque and entire area surrounded by a beautiful lawn, gardens, trees and many more. The main house building comprises of a two storied Victorian style mansion which includes 20 rooms. The mansion was made in a architectural combination of Islamic and Victorian style. Rather than standing in a simple row, the rooms are lined up between of over 300 feet verandah and are interconnected.

Moyez Manzil was popular not only for its glorious beauty but also for some historic agendas. Due to the Anti-British conceptualization of Chowdhury Moyezuddin Biswas many political leaders regularly made visit to the Moyez Manzil which became the second important meeting place outside Dhaka among the whole East Bengal. The legendary leaders who visited Moyez Manzil are Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose, Sher-E-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, Hossen Shahid Suhrawardy, Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, Mahatma Gandhi and many more. Many actors and actresses of Indian film industry of 1930’s and 1940’s paid visits to the historic house.

Each and every brick of this mansion bears the testimony of many historical issues as well as describes the supreme beauty of this superb villa.