Writers BuildingCurrently Open
- Address: BBD Bag N, Lal Dighi, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +9133-22145600
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Heritage Building
Writers Building - Review
Writer’s building is one of the most prominent buildings in Kolkata attracting thousands of visitors to it every year. The place used to be the house of State Government of West Bengal a few years back, but today it stands as a great example of city’s history and victorian era architecture. Most of the people come here to watch and admire its structure and design that is around 150 years old. Not only that, there is a certain history to this place too that you must definitely delve into. Located in the northern part of BBD Bagh, this beautiful building got its name from the fact that it was once accommodated by a bunch of Junior writers of East India Company who transformed this place with their Baroque statues and noirish interiors. A must visit for history lovers and curious souls.
Writers Building Information
- Entrance in the building may not be allowed but you can visit its surrounding and view the architecture.
Writers Building Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Writers Building Hours
- The surroundings are open throughout the day.
How To reach Writers Building by Public Transport
- Bus Station : Kalighat Fairly
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Things to Know Before Visiting Writers Building
1.29% of people who visit Kolkata include Writers Building in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
38.1% of people start their Writers Building visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Writers Building
88.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Writers Building
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Writers Building, Kolkata Reviews
Established in 1777 for accommodating Jr. Sarvents or Writers of the East India Company. It is having stunning archeture and design. After several renovation it was started functiong as prime adminstration office of Govt. Of West Bengal.
Former seat of West Bengal Goverment machinery. Now shifted to Nabanna. Historic building.Housed lower division clerk of East India Company called 'Writers' and thus this building got it's name. Now nearly empty.
The Writers' Building (Bengali: মহাকরণ, translit. Mahakaran), often shortened to just Writers', is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal in India. It is located in West Bengal's capital city of Kolkata. The 150-meter long Writers' Building covers the entire northern stretch of the a water body locally called Lal Dighi in the B.B.D. Bagh area. This originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company, hence the name. Designed by Thomas Lyon in 1777, the Writers' Building has gone through several extensions over the years. It housed the office of the Chief Minister of West Bengal until 4 October 2013. Now most of the departments have moved out to another building named Nabanna in Howrah on a temporary basis for facilitating renovation.
Once upon a time it was the seat of power of the east India company and from here the east India company oversaw its territorial expansion over the Indian subcontinent. After the sepoy mutiny in 1858 when the power to administrate India changed hands, from the east India company to the British parliament, even then this remained the seat of British power in India till 1911, when Delhi became the capital of India. After that the writers' building was used for controlling the province of Bengal and till 2011 it remained the seat of power in west Bengal. The present government of West Bengal due to its ignorance of historical knowledge and insight is giving a step motherly treatment to this historical writers'building and it is so unfortunate and demeaning that because of political ideologies or rather lack of it and to be specific, if I can take the liberty to say so, because of its colour red, this writers' building has lost in shine and glory in the present day Bengal and today it bears the sad testimony of desertion and decay.
Historical building. Where Westbengal State government all elected mla sitting in this building.