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BBD Bagh N | Dalhousie Square, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India
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Reviewed July 13, 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.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Its located on the Heart of the city one the oldest building... its basically Government building...

Thank VINAYS1251
Reviewed April 29, 2018

On 8th December 1930 freedom fighters Benoy Basu, Badal Gupta and Dinesh Gupta dressed in European outfits shot dead the notorious Inspector General of Police, Colonel N.S. Simpson, infamous for his brutal oppression of the prisoners in the jail, in this Writers' Building. Now Dalhousie...More

Thank asis2015
Reviewed March 29, 2018

I visited it once for an official purpose with documents. It is the worst place to be. It is crowded, dusty and dirty. But the worst thing is the amount of papers they keep inside. Guys, that is astounding! Papers stuck in huge piles reacher...More

Thank Jam4ika
Reviewed March 19, 2018

This building has been around since many years, it was built a ong time back during the British empire.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

It used to be the seat of power till the current Chief Minister shifted the main offices to the other side of thy. From the time of the British to that of the Left front, it was from this place that all major decisions took...More

1  Thank Ambarish2012
Reviewed December 7, 2017

After buying tickets from Fairlie place, this place is at a walking distance of a minute. Previously used as a British servants' dorm, this is now used as police HQ of Kolkata police as far I heard. So didn't enter the building.Just took some front...More

Thank Rezwanur R
Reviewed November 22, 2017

The building got its name as the office of the administrative staff of the East India Company. After independence it accommodated some departments of the West Bengal government. The inside of the building is undergoing extensive renovation. You can admire the facade, next to the...More

Thank ACL3112
Reviewed November 21, 2017

After the fall of the Red Bastion Kolkata got a change of colour..everything that was red was turned to blue: buildings, street lights etc save a few and the Writers happens to be one of them. Actually this building was supposed to be used by...More

2  Thank JharnaS10
Reviewed September 28, 2017

one of the famous building in kolkata. This is the place built by British and later the sitting place of the State ministry. One cannot enter but see it from outside.

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