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"Government Office Building" Kolkata (Calcutta) Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

Kolkata (Calcutta) Things to Do: 225 reviews and 580 photos


Built just before the British shifted their capital to Delhi, in the early 1900s, this building once again reminds all that the British wanted to create in Calcutta, a city on the lines of their beloved London. The wide verandahs and recessed rooms, with a large central court yards are concessions and improvisations, made for the difference in climatic conditions between the two cities. The space in front of this building is now used for political meetings by almost all parties.

Address: Esplanade east

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  • Written Aug 18, 2007
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