BBD Bagh (formerly Dalhousie Square), Kolkata (Calcutta)
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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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  • its a very busy street full of hawkers. fresh fruits, offices. Old time charm. liked the feel. must try few bread items. chai , cut fruits. 
  • The mix of old Majestic buildings from the colonial period, Monsumspuren and always green is impressive. Street food in between time and again. Great photo opportunities.
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  • Named after Binoy Badal Dinesh (BBD), this famous square is now part of the business capital of the city. A park, few tall buildings, banks, tram lines,etc. Still having an old charm.