BBD Bagh (formerly Dalhousie Square), Kolkata (Calcutta)

B.B.D. Bagh, formerly called Dalhousie Square, is the shortened version for Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh. It is the seat of power of the state government, as well as the central business district in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.Origin of nameB.B.D. stands for three young Indian independence freedom fighters — Benoy, Badal and Dinesh — who on 8 December 1930 shot dead the Inspector General of Prisons, N.S. Simpson, in the balconies of the Writers' Building of the then Dalhousie Square. The square had been named after Lord Dalhousie, Governor General of India from 1847 to 1856. At different times it has been called ‘The Green before the Fort’ or Tank Square.GeographyThe B.B.D. Bagh area is near the Hooghly River in the western part of central Kolkata and is a square built around the old Lal Dighi tank. The old fort built by the British was near where the General Post Office now is. The area was in the heart of Kalikata or the White Town in old Calcutta.
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  • To see the old "RAJ" days buildings and the surrounding areas is worth a 1 hour walk. This has history of per British and current Kolkata.  more »
  • Before I went to Kolkata, I felt that I 'knew' the city through the many novels I'd read that were set there and so some of the places I sought to visit were places I knew from literature. One of my f...  more »
  • This is a great place for a late afternoon stroll, as the setting sun highlights these old colonial building with light contrast.  more »

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