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About General Post Office

A splendid white structure, the General Post Office of Kolkata is a humongous dome gracing slight columns, topped by attractive leaves & scrolls along its sides. Commissioned by the British Government of Bengal it was designed to ease the management of the postal & telegraph network of the province of Bengal. Designed by Walter L. B. Granville (1819-1874), it is a popular tourist spot in Kolkata. It exhibits a compilation of stamps and postal artifacts such as letter boxes and seals. The GPO also highlights a Philatelic Bureau, which is a stamp collector’s pleasure. The General Post office in Kolkata administers outbound and inbound mail and parcels of the city with amazing accuracy till today. The procedure of this inspiring organization was commenced in the year 1864, and it was accomplished in 1868 at the cost of Rs. 6,30,510.

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  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
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