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The Grand Hotel is, as its name suggests, the grande dame of the Calcutta hospitality scene. Located, as it was and still is, on Chowringhee Road, it is situated right in the centre of the city’s social and entertainment scene. … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Calcutta, Chowringhee Road, Heritage, History, India, Kolkata, The Grand Hotel, The Grand Tour, The Grand Tour of the Subcontinent, The Oberoi Grand Hotel, Travel
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No visit to Calcutta is complete without a day-trip to two of its most important Hindu temples and pilgrimage sites, and without a stroll along the city’s waterfront from Prinsep Ghat to Babughat – perhaps the most Romantic spot in … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Calcutta, Dakshineshwar, Heritage, History, Hooghly River, India, Kalighat, Kolkata, Prinsep Ghat, The Grand Tour, Travel
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The second part of my virtual tour of European, or “White” Town, Calcutta, has the armchair traveller exploring the two most fashionable thoroughfares in Calcutta – Chowringhee Road (today’s Jawaharlal Nehru Road), which was the centre of the city’s cultural and … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Bengal, British India, British Raj, Calcutta, Chowringhee, Heritage, History, India, Kolkata, Maidan, Park Street, Port Cities, The Grand Tour, The Grand Tour of the Subcontinent, Travel, Victoria Memorial
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Calcutta’s former European Town is a large, sprawling, highly-planned city that occupies much of the southern reaches of Central Kolkata today. At its heart is Fort William, the fortified, walled settlement that the English East India Company established here, along … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, BBD Bagh, Calcutta, Dalhousie Square, European Town, Heritage, India, Kolkata, Port Cities, The Grand Tour, The Grand Tour of the Subcontinent, White Town
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It’s been 14 months since I concluded the second leg of The Grand Tour here on Dream Of A City. And since it is becoming increasingly clear that I’m not going to be able to secure a contract just yet … Continue reading
Tagged Ceylon, Heritage, History, India, Pakistan, Palaces, Port Cities, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka, The Grand Tour, The Grand Tour of the East, Travel
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The Port and Historic Waterfront in Hakodate also contains a high concentration of historic buildings from the city’s Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras, and is well-worth a walk. The highlight of the historic Waterfront is the Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses … Continue reading
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Motomachi 元町 is the erstwhile Foreign Settlement in the Treaty Port city in Hakodate. Even today, it contains many examples of well-preserved buildings from the Treaty Port era. Like the other foreign settlements we’ve encountered on the Japanese leg of … Continue reading