Heritage Tourism
Heritage  /  Published 18.12.18

Chandernagore is a hidden gem with a French past

Some members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is working to secure the history and revive the cultural heritage of Chandernagore are launching a tour to give visitors a feel of the town w...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.18

Night stay at restored Danish tavern soon

The Denmark Tavern, the riverside heritage property in Serampore that has recently been restored, is almost ready to receive overnight guests.“We have six rooms — four on the first floor and two o...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Serampore(Hooghly)

India  /  Published 14.01.20

Murshidabad heritage tour

Murshidabad, the capital of undivided Bengal, has restored at least 10 heritage buildings, some of which will soon be included in a heritage tour that will start later this month. “Murshidabad is re...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.19

Focus on heritage hurdles

The owners of a number of old properties along the Hooghly, some of which have the heritage tag, sat down with architects, planners and conservation workers at Chandernagore on Sunday to discuss how t...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Tie-up boost for Chandernagore heritage tourism

Heritage and tourism in Chandernagore got a boost with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday evening between France and the Bengal government on the sidelines of the Bengal Global ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


Travel  /  Published 24.12.18

3 recommended day trips from Calcutta

Moghulmari, NikursiniLearning quotient: Archaeological remains of a Buddhist monastery built in early Medieval AgeIn 1996, local schoolteacher Narendranath Biswas informed Asok Datta, a professor of A...
By Paromita Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 08.12.18

Howrah station book stall given heritage tag

The wooden bookstall at the Howrah station concourse from where you may have picked up a paperback on several occasions was built in the UK — without a single hinge, nut or bolt — and shipped to ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.19

Old mansion with new look for tourists in Bengal

In yet another marriage of conservation and tourism, a beautiful riverfront property close to Belur Math, belonging to the Daw family of Jorasanko, has been renovated as a homestay for tourists. The D...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Travel  /  Published 29.12.18

Saint Petersburg, a city of inexplicable sadness

The sweep of these buildings only highlighted the pathos of the hawkers crowding the pavement. There they stood at 3° Celsius, ill-clad, selling fruits, toys; all elderly. Later, I learn that seniors...
By Abahan Datta in

Heritage  /  Published 04.12.18

Conserving 'Little Europe' on the banks of the Hoogly

Four centuries ago, the shores of the river Hugli (or, Hooghly, as it is called now), a branch of the mighty Ganges, had turned into “Little Europe”, attracting maritime traders from as many as fi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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