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

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3.1/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
B.B.D. Bagh (Bengali: বি.বা.দী.বাগ), formerly called Dalhousie Square, is the shortened version for Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh (বিনয়-বাদল-দীনেশ বাগ). 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 fighter — 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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  • the new generation is shunning this place. moving to new locales. but this where it's all at. the old calcutta. still incredibly crowded. and the list of do-ables here is simply endless. also the arch...  read more »
  • BBD Bag, dalhousie whatever name you say, this place is the hub for small offices ok Kolkata along with head office of Banks and may boards such as Tea Board of India. I had my office during article s...  read more »
  • Colonial Architecture at it's best - ots of old world charm. Worth walking past just to see the place. Would have been great to see it in its prime (now old and worn - but still loved). 
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