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Writers' Building

BBD Bagh N | Dalhousie Square, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India
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Horrible

I visited it once for an official purpose with documents. It is the worst place to be. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jam4ika
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Moscow, Russia
Very old and Prestigious building

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
prabhavmusaddi89
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Bengaluru, India
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BBD Bagh N | Dalhousie Square, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed December 8, 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
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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
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Reviewed November 22, 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

Thank Jharna S
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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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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Writer's Building is located in the oldest established region of Kolkata. This building's architecture represents British Era.

Thank jyotibhagat7
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

this is the oldest British building in kolkata that is on the BBD Bagh road. it's on Dalhousie square, kolkata 700001

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

This 18th century heritage building, built way back in 1777 for the lowly writers of the East India Company served as State Secretariat of West Bengal Government, housing officials including Chief Minister of the State. It is under renovation since 2013 when most of the...More

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