Motijheel used to comprise of a palace and a beautiful lake. The lake still survives, while the palace perished. Motijheel is one of the few places that reflects both Indian and British history.
This beautiful horseshoe shaped lake was excavated by Nawazesh Mohammad, the husband of the famous Ghasseti Begum. Motijheel later served as a residence for Lord Clive, Warren Hastings and a host of other important British Lords. Due to its affinity to the British officials, it popularly came to be known as 'Company Bagh'. The only building still standing is the Mosque of Shahamat Jang
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