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BBD Bagh N | Dalhousie Square, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India
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Reviewed 11 September 2019

This is a built occuping a vast area on one of the main streets of Kolkata. We didn't go inside but just had a panoramic view from across the road,.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kaepagavalli
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Its a huge building, use to be the State Secretariat. Now its under renovation to bring its old glory back.The grand structure and its design attracts everyone. although going inside the building is not permitted to all.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

An iconic building built by the British and now neglected by the TMC Govt. In the mornings, especially winter mornings one can get good photo of this place, and infact of this area (BBD BAG) if one is interested in a photowalk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank iamArnabPal
Reviewed 19 April 2019

We could not see inside and we went round about the building sitting in the Car. as the building is under renovation.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Padmanabhangagan
Reviewed 1 March 2019

This was once a very fine building and hopefully will be restored to its original state and used for a museum or worthwhile enterprise rather than be allowed to decay

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Penwyllt
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

Writer's Building is located in the Dalhousie area of Kolkata. It is the main building where all the official work of West Bengal Government is done. Now it is closed for renovation and all the official departments and works have been moved to Nabanna in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Soumyajit S
Reviewed 26 December 2018

This was the first building which Brtish started in Kolkata. Here all officials of East India Company were writing all the records required for transacting business and subsequently about governance of areas where they expanded. After 1947 this became an office of Chief Minister and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmolakRattanK
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This old building brings up visions of the olden days of the city. Could be a lot more well maintained

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Krishhere
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Passed this building often. This was a place where chief minister of the state would hold office. No longer so now.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Indira2011
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The British era complex is an iconic building of Kolkata.Once it housed Chief minister office but now many offices moved out.It is a ‘drive by ‘ attraction and can be skipped if short of time.It is remembered as ‘impressive first colonial building in Kolkata.

Date of experience: May 2018
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