In a bid to establish Calcutta as the second capital of the British empire, the colonial rulers incorporated aspects of Greco-Roman architecture into the local landscape. The erstwhile “white town” stands as a testament to these efforts to adapt this alien building style for the unforgiving conditions of Calcutta’s climate. On this walk we explore the area which grew from a village on the outskirts into an entertainment and recreational hub of the city, giving Calcutta its moniker the “City of Palaces” - Chowringhee. The walk traces the history of the area and beyond through its planning, architecture, establishments, and people.
Start Point: In front of Asiatic Society entrance (https://goo.gl/maps/RhSFLirkUPTLRPtJ6)
Start Time: 07:00 am
Duration: Approx 3 hrs
Price: INR 650/person
Walk Leader: Anmol Grover
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