A Blend Of Past And Present: Explore Kolkata's Historic Hotels

Adaptive reuse projects are turning historical buildings into atmospheric stays in Kolkata

Calcutta Bungalow draws inspiration from North Kolkata's extensive history Photo: On special arrangement

Kolkata is a city where one can discover marvels of the past simply by walking around the streets and lanes. Once the epicentre of the British Empire, the city has held on to an extraordinary variety of historic houses with a signature style—a mix of colonial-era looks and local elements. With louvre windows, cast-iron railings, vintage mosaic floors, central courtyards, and red oxide floors, these family residences add to the city's unique character.