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Dalhousie Square, now known as B. B. D. Bagh was what was once the central business district. It was the nerve centre of Job Charnock’s Calcutta. Rudyard Kipling in his “A Tale of Two Cities” writes :
“Thus the midday halt of Charnock -- more's the pity! Grew a City. As the fungus sprouts chaotic from its bed, So it spread -- Chance-directed, chance-erected, laid and built On the silt -- Palace, byre, hovel -- poverty and pride -- Side by side;”
This tour – which serves as a wonderful introduction to the city - takes you through the hows and whys of Calcutta helping you retrace the steps that gave birth to this second city of the Empire. Liberal doses of history with lots of photographic opportunities make this heritage site a must-do if you visit Calcutta. Calcutta which was once tipped as not only the most handsome town in Asia but one of the finest in the world is an enigma waiting to be discovered.
Come and see the past come alive on this tour with us.
Wear comfortable footwear. Some areas could be noisy but then again if you are already in India, you are ready for this! We recommend an early morning start to avoid noise, heat and chaos and to appreciate the beauty of this place.
Recommended start times:
Summers : 6:00 a.m. Winters : 6:30 a.m.
Afternoons : 2:00 p.m.
This tour is available throughout the year.
Duration of tour:
Approximately 3 hours.
Great Eastern Hotel.
Images are for illustrative purposes only. We might use similar items as replacements in case of non-availability of the showcased items.