General Post Office

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  • 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 Opening and Closing 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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TripHobo Highlights for General Post Office

  • General Post Office Address: Fairlie Place, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
  • General Post Office Contact Number: +91-3322105150
  • General Post Office Timing: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • General Post Office Price: Free
  • Best time to visit General Post Office(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit General Post Office: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting General Post Office

  • 2.43% of people who visit Kolkata include General Post Office in their plan

  • 61.82% of people start their General Post Office visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see General Post Office

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

83.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting General Post Office

People normally club together Hatibagan Market and Swabhumi - The Heritage Plaza while planning their visit to General Post Office.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GPO of West Bengal, but more looks like a heritage building than a post office. Built by the colonial period of British. Great architecture and great place in a crowded place like fairly place. You will be amazed by entering inside by feeling of coolness though the outside temperature is a bit high, the results of great architectural design and extensive use of lime in construction.

  • GPO or the General Post Office of Kolkata is the central post office and heritage building also.it is also the major post office of West Bengal. The post office manages majority of the outbound and inbound mail. GPO is one of the most important landmarks located B. B. D. Bagh area of Kolkata.The star feature of the grand structure is the towering Ionic-Corinthian pillars.

  • The General Post Office, Kolkata, is the central post office of the city of Kolkata, India, and the chief post office of 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, the imposing structure of the GPO is one of the landmarks in the city... 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 1756Black 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. To the north of the GPO is the Kolkata Collectorate, which was once the office of the regional ‘Collector’, a designation invented by the British Government after 1857 to replace the traditional Zamindars. Building..... The GPO is notable for its imposing high domed roof (rising over 220 feet) and tall Ionic-Corinthian pillars. A Postal Museum that was built in 1884 displays a collection of artefacts and stamps. The Philatelic Bureau is located on the southwestern end of the building. Location...... It is located on Netaji Subhas Road in B. B. D. Bagh area of Kolkata.

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