General Post Office
General Post Office
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Prasanta Kr Das
Kolkata (Calcutta), India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Kolkata GPO..... Celebrating 250 Years ! Established in the year 1774 by Warren Hastings, the first Governor General of India. West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose inaugurated the historic 250 years celebration of Kolkata GPO. A special cover on 250 years of Kolkata GPO along with other Philatelic material released by the Governor.
Written March 20, 2024
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Shreya Sharma
Kolkata (Calcutta), India281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The place looks quite historic with a magnificent building. The services provided in the post office is pretty good.
Written January 30, 2020
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ankan146
Mauritius353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
general post office,, is a huge building with vast pillars and giant structure, first day covers and excusive coins are availble.along with stamps and whole lot of speed post courier/mailing service.millenium park and ferry ghat is nearby. (giv vote if liked)
Written January 27, 2020
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RameshKN
Bengaluru, India117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
An Old historic, Iconic building, really amazing from inside and outside. Visit casually and enjoy the beauty
Written December 31, 2019
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India2,987 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Built in the Eighteenth century, this building was created to make a reliable Postal System. Architectural beauty and a real hub for millions of letters and parcels are handled every day.
Governor Amolak Rattan Kohli
Written April 19, 2019
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Janice W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Our search for the Black Hole of Calcutta began when we went to St John's Church to view the Memorial down in the back section of the gardens. It is a lovely Memorial and a walk through the church is advised; ancient open bible at the front, memorials to British officers around the side and a lovely peaceful atmosphere. It was at this point that we discovered that a visit to Fort William was irrelevent, the Fort in the era of the British was situated in a completely different place...and that is the General Post Office. So having found the monument, we discovered that we needed to head to the Post Office to find the original location. Head to the side entrance, past the parcel stitchers outside, and you will find a magnificent but decaying staircase inside. This section of the building houses an extremely interesting museum of the postal history of India. You will be followed by the ladies who are custodians of the place to ensure you see every exhibit and do not take any photographs. When you have finished, they will allow you into a private office to view the plaque that was originally situated over the site of the 'black hole', no photos mind, and then they will stand over you until you sign the address book. We got the impression that the whole sorry incident is not something that is celebrated in Indian history. After viewing the plaque, head outside and around to the front of the Post Office where you will see an alley way that is fenced off...that is the location of 'The Black Hole of Calcutta'. It took a retired Air Force Officer and a Teacher Librarian a full morning and a lot of tenacity to find this but a journey to India was not complete without finding 'The Black Hole'
Written February 25, 2019
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RadhikaRoehampton
Roehampton24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Haven't been there recently but if one wanted unusual stamps and firstday covers that is the place to go
Written February 13, 2019
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Sudipta Shaheen
Bengaluru, India1,158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is on of the biggest post office in India. It is near BBD bag in Kolkata. The building is old and it is a british era building.
Written January 18, 2019
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kamakshi2015
Bengaluru, India1,859 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This building of the GPO of the city is truely stunning and imposing at the same time . Located in the Busy BBD Baugh it has stood witness to the history creating the aura of the dept . The architectural importance of the landmark creates a sense of the awe . The location is easy to reach and it is well connected by buses , metro .
Written January 17, 2019
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gastronaut_11
Perth, UK2,146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Underneath the building lies what remains of the black hole of Kolkata. The building itself is good viewing.
Written January 1, 2019
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