- Kolkata White Town
- Old Kolkata Heritage Walk
St John’s Church
The General Post Office
St Andrew's Church
Kolkata White Town trail
Kolkata was divided into White Town and Black Town. The White Town was centered around Dalhousie Square, which is the oldest square in the City.The most iconic buildings of Kolkata are located in this area. We would be starting our walk from the Great Eastern Hotel and cover the marked historic monuments.
This palatial mansion in North Kolkata was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a wealthy Bengali merchant with a passion for collecting works of art. Built in Neoclassical in style, the house contains plenty of Western sculpture and Victorian furniture, paintings by European and Indian artists, and other decorative objects including large chandeliers, clocks and floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
Built by Raja Nabakrishna Deb, the Shobhabazar Rajbari is famous for its grand celebration of Durga Puja. This has been a tradition ever since 1757 when the victory of the British over Siraj-ud-Daulah at the Battle of Plassey was celebrated with much fanfare. Lord Clive and Warren Hastings were in the list of invitees. This place is a must-visit during the durga puja festival.
Kumartuli is a traditionally potters' quarter in North Kolkata. This neighbourhood not only supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to various Barowari (public organisation of a religious festival) in Kolkata and its neighbourhoods, but also exports its beautiful creations.