Kolkata | 14.11.2021 | 08:00 am ~ 10:30 am

From Beadon Street to Nimtala Ghat: A walk of historical anecdotes

About the walk

Sir Cecil Beadon, a Lieutenant Governor of Bengal (1862-1867), previously had a street, a square and a row named after him.  At present Beadon Street has been divided into two parts and renamed into Abhedananda Road and Dani Ghosh Sarani. Beadon Square was renamed into Rabindra Kanan. Only Beadon Row’s name stays unchanged. However, old habits die hard. Beadon Street is still known by its old name, just like Park Street still goes by its old name rather than Mother Teresa Sarani. 

The stretch from Beadon street to Nimtala is dotted with nooks and crannies whispering historical anecdotes. Several historical mansions stand tall on this route. Did you know Aurobindo Ghosh delivered a speech at Beadon Square in 1909? Or, which legendary wrestler practiced in a gymnasium located in the area?

Walk with us to find out about the histories this road has witnessed and be a part of it.

 

Meeting Time
07:45 am
Event Date
Event Time
08:00 am ~ 10:30 am

In Partnership With

Break Free Trails

About the walk

Sir Cecil Beadon, a Lieutenant Governor of Bengal (1862-1867), previously had a street, a square and a row named after him.  At present Beadon Street has been divided into two parts and renamed into Abhedananda Road and Dani Ghosh Sarani. Beadon Square was renamed into Rabindra Kanan. Only Beadon Row’s name stays unchanged. However, old habits die hard. Beadon Street is still known by its old name, just like Park Street still goes by its old name rather than Mother Teresa Sarani. 

The stretch from Beadon street to Nimtala is dotted with nooks and crannies whispering historical anecdotes. Several historical mansions stand tall on this route. Did you know Aurobindo Ghosh delivered a speech at Beadon Square in 1909? Or, which legendary wrestler practiced in a gymnasium located in the area?

Walk with us to find out about the histories this road has witnessed and be a part of it.

 

Led By

Amitabha Gupta
Amitabha Gupta is a heritage enthusiast, travel writer, photographer, and blogger. He has contributed to several magazines such as The Telegraph, Statesman, Outlook Traveller Magazine, Discover India, Travel Plus, Jet wings, and National Geographic Traveller. He has been conducting walking tours for around two years. His focus area is the heritage of West Bengal.

Meeting Time

07:45 AM

Meeting point

Maniktala Clock Tower

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Maniktala Bus Stop

Disclaimer

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Maintaining safety during our events is our main priority. We have implemented several social distancing and safety measures to limit physical interactions between all attendees at the walk. Sahapedia/ India Heritage Walks is not responsible for any illnesses developing due to participation in physical events. 

 

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