Britain’s last stand

Until 1947, Kolkata, India, was home to its British rulers, and lots of colonial architecture still stands

Posted: April 22, 2018 at 2:17 a.m.

This vast early 19th-century mansion, modeled after a stately home in England, was once home of the British viceroy who ruled over India. The house and grounds is now seat of the government of West Bengal State.

KOLKATA, India — The British left footprints across their far-flung colonial empire from Toronto to Yangon. But nowhere is there as vast and varied a collection of heritage architecture than in Kolkata.

If you go

OBEROI GRAND HOTEL: 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-kolkata. Rooms from $170. CALCUTTA WALKS: 9A Khairu Place, calcuttawalks.com. Heritage Walk is $30 per person.

TIPS: Best international air connections through Bangkok or Delhi. Best time to visit: November through February.

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