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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India2,987 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
To visit this attraction,you need prior permission from the office of Governor of West Bengal. Once you visit,you will enjoy and appreciate everything of this Grand Attraction.
Governor Amolak Rattan Kohli
Written 10 April 2019
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Dipeeta D Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
I went to Raj Bhavan for some official business and was impressed. From outside, one hardly can tell what's inside, being surrounded with long trees, etc. But, once you walk past the security clearance, everything right from the pebbles on the walkway to the buildings will impress you.
Written 19 June 2015
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RameshKN
Bengaluru, India117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
really majestic building with each side having big gates, visible clearly form public transport which take round of it to go from one place to other
Written 31 December 2019
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C M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Good Restaurants which saw in world good in Rajasthan please when you visit in rasthan then please visit.
Written 13 November 2019
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Nish0901
New Delhi, India1,133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Raj Bhawan is a beautiful building near Eden Garden. Tight security was there outside. I didn't go inside but from outside, the building looks beautiful.
Written 24 July 2019
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Gaurav S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
i have been fortunate enough not only a sojourn in Raj Bhavan but also met with the honourable governor of West Bengal Mr. Keshari Nath Tripathi . It was totally an unforgettable.. indelible moment of my life !!!
Written 22 May 2018
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Suvarghya
Kolkata (Calcutta), India593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Raj Bhavan is a heritage building, used as the residence for the governor of West Bengal. It is not open for general public.
Written 23 April 2018
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,946 contributions
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Dec 2017 • Solo
The Raj Bhavan is not just a heritage building, it is Kolkata's outstanding landmark evoking the past and sublimating it.Raj Bhavan, Kolkata, the erstwhile Government House, used to be the seat of British Imperial power.
Built in the years 1799-1803 when Marquis Wellesley was the Governor General, this historic and magnificent building was designed on the lines of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, the ancestral house of Lord Curzon who later lived here as the Viceroy and the Governor General exactly 100 years after Wellesley.
This three-storied building with a magnificent central area consisting of large halls has curved corridors on all four sides radiating to detached wings, each constituting a house in itself. Raj Bhavan, Kolkata, was built over 1799 and 1803.
Governor General Lord Wellesley took up residence in Government House, as it was then called, in 1803, even before the last of the artisans had vacated the mansion. Such was his impatience to live in a home worthy of a ruler of the British Empire in India. The magnificent edifice of Kolkata's Raj Bhavan, or the Government House, was completed on January 18, 1803. Twenty-three Governors-General and, later, Viceroys lived in this house, until the capital shifted to Delhi in 1912.
In keeping with Lord Metcalfe's imperial vision, this meticulously structured building was specially created away from the rest of the metropolis, magnificently proportioned amidst acres of formal gardens. Tall intricately patterned wrought iron gates with massive lions perched atop reiterated the same regal majestic message. The 'plebeian' and the 'common man' were to be kept out of what was the abode of the Governor General, the symbol of the power and might of the Monarch and the Throne.
The total area occupied by the Raj Bhavan is 27 acres. The Raj Bhavan building has 84,000 sq.ft of floor space. The residential suites are in the four corners of the second floor while the main suite - the Prince of Wales suite-used by visiting dignitaries, on the first floor North West. In the ground floor the central area is called the Marble Hall. The first floor central area consists of the Throne Room, Banquet Hall and the Blue Drawing and Brown Dining Rooms. On the first floor, North East corner has the Council Chamber, in which major Government decisions were made during British rule. The second floor has the Governor's apartments and the Ball Room.
The Government House retained this awe-instilling quality even after the departure of the last British incumbent, Sir Frederick Burrows, and the assumption of office by the first indian Governor, the illustrious Shri C. Rajagopalachari in 1947. But the imposing gates began to open for a steadily increasing stream of visitors from all classes.
Written 25 February 2018
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Seema Hazari
Chandigarh, India2,982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
We were staying at The Great Eastern, and would walk past the Raj Bhavan on our evening walk. Was able to see the beautiful, imposing colonial structure only from outside.
It is the official residence cum office of the Governor, and one can catch a glimpse from behind the large gates.
Written 15 June 2017
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Ashmita12
188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
A true beauty this place is! However, its not open for public hence have seen it from the outside only. Have heard that during the annual flower festival, this place opens up for public..however, I have never been able to make it to Raj Bhavan during those days of the year. Its on my "to do" list though...
Written 21 December 2015
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