Heart Of The Empire Walk 25 June 2016 7 AM

Heart Of The Empire Walk 25 June 2016 7 AM

 

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About The Event

Date - 25 June 2016

Event Details 

After booking your tour, call or text Anthony(9934994919)/Deepayan(9674917877)

From Afghanistan to Hong Kong, the eastern wing of the British Empire was head quartered right here in Cal. The very heart of this was Dalhousie Square - from the nerve centre at Writer's, to the financial centre at the Currency Building, the gigantic rail wing was controlled from the Eastern Railways HQ, the Governor General lived at Raj Bhawan, the main church was St. John's, the drinking water supply was Lal Dighi. 

As a consequence of the HQ being at Dalhousie, the square has a number of firsts - India's first gas powered street lights, later, the first electric street lights, the first ATM, first Tram, the first Rail network, first Metro, we were the city of firsts!

In this walk you will visit the following :

Writers Building

Holwell Monument

Eastern Railway HQ

GPO

Lal Dighi

Standard Life Assurance Building

Currency Building

Raj Bhawan

St. John’s Church

and many more....

Start Time - 7.00AM 


Starting Point - Writers Building


Inclusion:

1.Tea
2.Guide Fee
3.Other Charges Related to the Walk

Exclusion:

1.Transportation
2.Anything which is not mentioned above

About LetUsGo's Explorer: 


Anthony, a philanthropist and descendant of Johness Carapiet Galstaun, creator of most of the Raj era buildings in Kolkata - has started Ghost Walks as an interesting way of showcasing the city's built heritage. Ghost walks are big business in cities like Edinburgh, New Orleans and Sydney. His family built 350 buildings across Kolkata - Nizam Palace, Freemasons Hall, Queens Mansions, all of Ballygunge, big donors toward the construction of Victoria memorial. He was born here but grew up, studied, worked and live in the UK. Was with the famous ''Scotland Yard'' for 10 years. Returned to India to start Swachh Bharat, a year before the present govt, in 2013, by setting up an NGO - ''Garbage Free India''.