About the walk

The former Dalhousie Square, now known as Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh, is a retreat at the centre of present-day Kolkata. Spread across an area of two square kilometres, the square is surrounded by some famous Victorian-style buildings and offices, banks and marketplaces. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Calcutta was the capital of British India, and Dalhousie Square was the city’s financial, social and political hub. After the capital was moved to New Delhi in 1911, the buildings circling Dalhousie Square were overlooked over time and occasionally obliterated. 

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
07:15 am
A Trail in the Footsteps of the Raj

Walk Leader

Rituraj Banerjee
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Duration

07:30 am - 09:00 am

Meeting Time07:15 am

Meeting Point

In front of Grand Hotel

MediumBengali, English

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About the Walk

The former Dalhousie Square, now known as Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh, is a retreat at the centre of present-day Kolkata. Spread across an area of two square kilometres, the square is surrounded by some famous Victorian-style buildings and offices, banks and marketplaces. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Calcutta was the capital of British India, and Dalhousie Square was the city’s financial, social and political hub. After the capital was moved to New Delhi in 1911, the buildings circling Dalhousie Square were overlooked over time and occasionally obliterated. 

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

  • Parking facilities are not available near the meeting point, hence we recommend that you use public transport.
  • Entry fees are to be paid by the participant.
  • Photography allowed.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry water.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Esplanade Metro Station

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