The Dalhousie Square or the B.B.D. Bagh

Dalhousie or popularly called BBD Bagh serves as the city’s political and financial nerve center. The place is named after three revolutionaries Benoy, Badal and Dinesh who killed the then Inspector General of Prisons, N.S. Simpson, as a mark of protest against the brutal oppression on the Indian prisoners in the colonial jails

BBD Bagh Map
Check out some of the Heritage Buildings of the B.B.D. Bagh. This part of the city holds immense historical as well as social importance to the culture of the city. Being the site of early settlement of the British East India Company, now it is the political and financial center of Kolkata.

The unique architecture of the place adds to its grandeur and can easily take you back to the bygone era. The entire locality was modeled as the second city after London and every kind of European and western influence is evident in all the buildings . Some of the buildings even date back to 1695, which are considerably in well off position. So, below are some of the captures taken during one such evening when there was relatively less hustle and bustle around.

 St. John's Church Kolkata
The St. John’s Church is one of the oldest buildings of this area which has been dubbed as a Heritage Building. It has beautiful stained glass windows reflecting its architectural resemblance with the St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London’s Trafalgar Square. This church also houses the mausoleum of Job Charnock, who is often credited as the founder of Kolkata
Buildings of BBD Bag Kolkata
One of the few important buildings which can be found here. Others are Indian Railways, Coal India, HSBC, Allahabad Bank, Calcutta Stock Exchange, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Allahabad Bank, United Bank of India, BSNL, etc.
 Grand Post Office Kolkata
It is being said that where the Grand Post Office stands now, earlier this was the first site for the Fort William. This marvelous building came up in the year 1968, and ever since, it is the main post office of this city.
Writers Building Kolkata
The official seat of the state machinery of West Bengal, this building is definitely the icing on the cake. First designed by Thomas Lyon in 1777, it has gone several changes over the centuries. Presently it has been vacated in order to carry on an extensive restoration activity undertaken by the Government. Popular legend says that it is one of the few haunted buildings of this city. If one gets the chance to talk to the people working in and around the Lyon’s Range, they can tell you several stories which established this urban folklore. But at the end of the day, it all depends on human perception! Be cautious while photographing buildings like these as the patrolling police can get irked by the peeping toms.

While visiting this beautiful city, also check out the other places to visit like Victoria Memorial, Park Street, Jorasankho Thakur Bari, Fairlawn Hotel near Esplanade, Dakshineshwar Temple and many more. If you have a weekend more to spare then you may also visit the enticing Bakkhali Beach or can stay at relaxing Sobujbon near Shantiniketan.

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