Vande Mataram Bhawan – Chinsurah

Growing up in Bangalore in the late ’80s and early ’90s had its charm. The city was about to boom into its Information Technology space but it was not just there yet. The school that I and my sister went was relatively small back then. One of the most interesting things about that school was … Continue reading Vande Mataram Bhawan – Chinsurah

French Cemetery Chandannagar

Once there was a French cemetery in Calcutta (Kolkata) but now that is sadly not preset anymore. So, my next bet to explore the French connection of Bengal was obviously the town of Chandannagar which in this blog I will keep referring to as “Chandernagore” which was known back then. Weekend travel during pandemics has … Continue reading French Cemetery Chandannagar

Canning House – Port Canning

I have traveled to the Canning town several times when my dad used to go there as a part of his NGO activities. All I knew back then was the sweet meat “Ladycany” (Lady Canning) was named after the wife of the first Viceroy of India, Charles Canning. It was a tradition to name different … Continue reading Canning House – Port Canning

Places To Visit Around Serampore

I have almost covered all the important places around Serampore in individual blog posts. Apart from these individual blog posts, I have quite a few of them which I plan to post altogether making a big list of places around Serampore. So in this blog, I have listed down all the famous places in Serampore … Continue reading Places To Visit Around Serampore

Serampore College

I visited this place way back in 2001 and back then I had no clue as to why I had to accompany my father’s friend all the way from Kolkata for a trip to Serampore College. He seemed to be very excited about the visit and I for some reason could not figure how a … Continue reading Serampore College

Henry Martyns Pagoda

While researching on places that one can visit while visiting Serampore I stumbled upon Henry Martyn’s Pagoda. Now both the things don’t match, first of all, why would there be a Pagoda in the middle of nowhere right at the banks of Hooghly River, and secondly why would a pagoda be named after an Englishman? … Continue reading Henry Martyns Pagoda

Danish Government House Serampore

After covering the Danish church, cemetery now in this blog I take you to the center of Danish rule of Serampore that is their main government building known as Danish Government House. Now before going into the architecture and its details it’s time for a little more detailed description of the Danish rule of Serampore. … Continue reading Danish Government House Serampore