Government House

Local nameRaj Bhavan
LocationHowrah, India

Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal, located in the capital city Kolkata. Built in 1803, it was known as Government House before the independence of India.

After the transfer of power from the East India Company to the British Crown in 1858, it became the official residence of the Viceroy of India, shifting here from the Belvedere Estate. With the shifting of capital to Delhi in 1911 it became the official residence of Lieutenant Governor of Bengal. Since independence in 1947 it serves as the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal and came to be known as the Raj Bhavan, a name it shares with the official residences of other states' governors.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Bhavan,_Kolkata

Address Marx Engels Beethi Rd Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Coordinates 22°34'2.474" N 88°20'50.766" E

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