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.