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 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: 07:30 am
Duration: Approx 2.5 hrs
Price: INR 650/person
Walk Leader: Anmol Grover
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