When the British East India Company decided to settle on the eastern banks of the Hooghly river over three hundred years ago, little did they know they were laying the foundation for the “Second City of the Empire”. What started as a colonial settlement nestled among native villages, Dalhousie Square and its environs swiftly turned into the heart of the colonial city of Calcutta. Adorned with buildings built in styles ranging from Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic and Victorian alongside modernist styles such as Art Deco, the architecture of the area always served as a direct reflection of the political and societal scenario at the time.
On this walk, we aim to explore the history and growth of the area through its imposing architecture, that still reserves an esteemed place at the heart of the modern city of Kolkata.
The walk will be conducted via Zoom. Participation link will be shared with all those who have registered 12 hours before the tour via email. Please check your Spam folder in case you have not received the link or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
Timing: 19:00-21:15 (IST) | 13:30-15:45 (UK) | 8:30-10:45 (US-East Coast)
Walk Leader: Anmol Grover