Bow Barracks

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Bow barracks on the eve of Christmas

Bow Barracks is a locality in the central Calcutta region. The locality is a small hub of Anglo-Indian population who have lived here for generations.[1]


Bow Barracks is located in the central Kolkata area — just behind the Bowbazar police station, off the Central Avenue. Bow Barracks was a Garrison's mess during 1st World War.

the Christmas tree

The easiest way to get to Bow Barracks irrespective of the distance is to catch an underground train on Kolkata Metro. Central Avenue and Chandni Chowk are two metro stations that would get you within a 2 minutes walking distance radius from Bow Barracks.

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  1. ^ Mukherjee, Mita; Mandal, Sanjay (September 28, 2005). "Estate, 90, under threat". The Telegraph. Retrieved January 15, 2012.