Kolkata - The Second City of The Empire Walk


The area covered by this walk was originally known in the eighteenth century as ‘Lal Dighi’ (Red Lake), and later as Tank Square. Later still, in the heydays of the British administration, it was called Dalhousie Square, after Lord Dalhousie who was the Governor General in the 1850s. Later on, it was renamed as Benoy – Badal – Dinesh Bag (popularly known as BBD Bag) in the memory of three Indian nationalist martyrs – Benoy Krishna Bose, Badal Gupta and Dinesh Chandra Gupta. The area near around the Dalhousie Square provide one of the most interesting walks through eighteenth and nineteenth century history and architecture of Kolkata.


Places Covered : Raj Bhawan – Treasury Building – St. John’s Church – Secretariat Offices – Kolkata GPO & Postal Museum – Collectorate Building – Writers Building – St. Andrew’s Church – Old Currency Building – Central Telegraph Office – Great Eastern Hotel


It starts from the Governor’s House (Raj Bhavan) goes past the Treasury Building to St. John’s Church, up to the Kolkata General Post Office (GPO), and around past the Collectorate Office and the Writer’s Building – the seat of the state government. Then you can take a quick round of St. Andrew’s Kirk, take a straight walk down the Old Court House Street and go past the Old Currency Building. Cross over to see the Postal Sorting Office, the Central Telegraph Office. Then turn left into Wellesley Place (now Red Cross Place), past the Raj Bhavan outhouses and left again to the Great Eastern Hotel. This would bring you out very near Curzon Park where you would have started off from.

India - Kolkata


From R 1 105.00*

per person, 2 pax group

*Inquire with us on pricing for bigger groups

Tour Time: 2 Hours

Validity: Immediately to September 2020


  • Pickup & Drop form your Hotel

  • English speaking local guide

  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all hotels.

  • Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.

  • All currently applicable taxes including service tax



  • Optional excursions and activities

  • Entrance fees at all monuments.

  • Meals

  • Drinks

  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

  • Tips

  • Insurances

  • All not mentioned above

  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)


Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

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