Since I visited Calcutta for the first time, in 2011, I immediately realized that I would return there soon.  It is an amazing city with a lot of old buildings with stunning and unique architecture. Calcutta was the capital of British India since 1911, and hence, the British invested hugely in the architectural heritage of the city. It is also possible to find some glorious remnants of the colonial era. 

One of the most surprising places was the High Court and all the area around. The Calcutta High Court is the oldest High Court in India. It has jurisdiction over the state of West Bengal and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The High Court building's design is based on the Cloth Hall, Ypres, in Belgium.

The Calcutta High Court is one of the three High Courts in India established at the Presidency Towns by Letters patent granted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria, bearing date 26 June 1862, and is the oldest High Court in India.

It was established as the High Court of Judicature at Fort William on 1 July 1862 under the High Courts Act, 1861, which was preceded by the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William.

Despite the name of the city having officially changed from Calcutta to Kolkata in 2001, the Court, as an institution retained the old name.


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