Jamai Sasthi

Raj Bhavan


The former headquarters of the British government, which now bears the name of Raj Bhavan. The building was constructed in 1803 on the model of Kedleston Hall, a country house located in Derbyshire, and is currently the official residence of the Governor of Bengal.

Former residence of the governors-general and then the Viceroy of India until 1912, Raj Bhavan is now home to the governorship of West Bengal. It is a huge three-storey building, built between 1798 and 1805 in Neoclassical style. It is about midway between Dalhousie Square Shaheed Minar and Indian Museum.