Calcutta was the capital of British India till 1911. Of course, the summer capital was in the pleasant Simla.
The British had systematically constructed the capital city with a good number of beautiful buildings in their own styles, different from the Moghul type buildings. The Writers Building which accommodated the government offices, the Viceroys Residence, Post Office, Telephone Exchange, Telegraph Office, Imperial Bank of India, the law courts – all are around this area.
While I was on my morning walk in Calcutta today, 28th July 2016, I visited these places. My main intention was to visit the Post Office, Telegraph Office and Telephone Exchange. These beautiful buildings are still being utilised, although new buildings have been constructed for Telephone Exchange, Post Office etc.