General Post OfficeCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: Fairlie Place, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-3322105150
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Heritage Building
General Post Office - Review
A visit to General Post Office is must for those who wish to capture the true essence of the city, as this is one place that will certainly remind you of those good old times when the Kolkata was at it flourishing best. The major post office, not only in the city, but in the entire state, GPO has another charm to it that draws lots of visitors everyday. Its architecture! The imposing building of GPO was built in 1868 with a cost of whopping 6 lakh rupees(a great amount at that time) and was all adorned with beautiful Ionic-Corinthian pillars, marblesque structure and all elegant decor. You can come here during visiting hours to check out the interiors or walk around the premises indulging in its calm surrounding. Ensure to click a picture or two while you are at it!
General Post Office Information
- Additional Contact Details : +91-(033) 22105048
- You can enter the building if you are visiting during office hours.
General Post Office Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
General Post Office Hours
- The outside premises can be visited anytime during the day.
How To reach General Post Office by Public Transport
- Bus Station : Bankshal Court
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Things to Know Before Visiting General Post Office
0.39% of people who visit Kolkata include General Post Office in their plan
40% of people start their General Post Office visit around 3 PM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see General Post Office
80% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting General Post Office
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General Post Office, Kolkata Reviews
Indian Postal system is going down hill. With the passage of time the services rendered by the post office should have improved. But unfortunately the reversed has happened. Instead of improving the skills of its employees, a kind of decay , a rot has set in the whole postal system. The Postal department has become one of the most corrupt department of the government. The postal employees should be sensitive to their customers. But in reality the postal employees are very rude and arrogant. There is no work culture worth mentioning. The bottom line is the situation is really very grim and sad.
Its on of the Iconic heritage building, the head office of postal service in west bengal. The post-office handles most of the city's inbound and outbound mail and parcels. Situated in the B. B. D. Bagh area. International Speed Post is available. Their service is also very fast. They didn't accept single parcel to post. they required only in large numbers. For single parcel you have to wait till the next counter open at 10.30am.
The site where the GPO is located was actually the site of the first Fort William. An alley beside the post office was the site of the guardhouse that housed the infamous 1756 Black Hole of Calcutta (1756). The General Post Office was designed in 1864 by Walter B. Grenville (1819-1874), who acted as consulting architect to the government of India from 1863 to 1868. The staircase at the eastern side of the GPO features a brass plate, which marks the eastern end of the Old Fort William. This is probably the only remaining of the ancient fort of Calcutta. Recently a marble plaque has been installed on the Eastern walls of GPO, which highlight the Brass Plate.
Very very slow service..!!! Waiting from the last 1 hr.! They need to be fast.. Even maximum fans are not working..! Making it more conjusted..!!
Opens Mon-Sat 10AM-8PM. Services are good. International Speed Post is available.