Writers' Building
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Abovetheclouds
1,998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
History. Stunning architecture and colour. Worth having a guide and taking a walk in the area so you can learn more, otherwise you will just look.
Written 12 January 2024
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Sonal Agarwal
Bengaluru, India383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends

The 242-year-old and prominent red-brick building is what makes the building noticeable even from a distance. I was so fascinated by the architecture of the building. The moment I Planned for Kolkata, I wanted to visit this place. Was a little disappointed by the fact that we can’t enter the building, so got a chance to gaze from outside. The entire structure is 150 metres long. It was once the place of work as well as residence for junior servants of East India Trading Company. The Writer’s building is open throughout the day. There is no particular timing for visiting. 
Written 6 November 2023
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Chasy1642
London, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
A grand colonial building which has a long history behind it. It looks quite elegant and used to house a the clerks of the East India company
Written 25 July 2022
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India3,380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The 240 years old historic building, currently home to the State Government of West Bengal, was house to junior servants of the East India Company. The Writers’ Building has since then witnessed centuries of political and cultural changes and developments in the city.
Awesome red colored structure
Written 7 April 2020
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adityainc
bhagalpur447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The chief minister of the state used to sit in the office located here earlier. Nowadays it is a place for different offices.
Written 26 January 2020
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Anuradha
New Delhi, India823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
One of the most iconic buildings in Kolkata. In this building Binoy, Badal and Dinesh hasve shot an English officer, during freedom struggle. That’s why this locality is also termed as BBD Bagh, where this building is situated.
Written 21 January 2020
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RameshKN
Bengaluru, India117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The second most powerful office of erstwhile british east India company, now a Govt. office, its so beautifully created and painted and kept, sadly you cannot really enjoy the full beuty as its Govt office now
Written 31 December 2019
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Karpagavalli
Chennai (Madras), India479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This is a built occuping a vast area on one of the main streets of Kolkata. We didn't go inside but just had a panoramic view from across the road,.
Written 11 September 2019
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Travel with Hemant
India282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Its a huge building, use to be the State Secretariat. Now its under renovation to bring its old glory back.The grand structure and its design attracts everyone. although going inside the building is not permitted to all.
Written 6 September 2019
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iamArnabPal
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
An iconic building built by the British and now neglected by the TMC Govt. In the mornings, especially winter mornings one can get good photo of this place, and infact of this area (BBD BAG) if one is interested in a photowalk.
Written 2 July 2019
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