Once the proud capital of the British Raj (rule), Kolkata today is a unique blend of ancient and new. The city is rich in cultural, literary and religious flavors. Your walking tour concentrates on what was White Town in Old Kolkata. White Town was centered on Lal Dighi, a water tank which provided drinking water to the area. It is the oldest square in the city. Some of the city’s earliest and grandest buildings are located in this square. These impressive edifices are still in use, providing a glimpse of Kolkata’s British colonial grandeur and influence. A walk through this area tells the story of the growth of this important British outpost, from its early years to modern days.