The area through which the river Ganges traverses around Calcutta is steeped in history. British empire started its Indian journey after they sailed through this river over three centuries ago.
As a result, volumes of historical data can be found existing in various nooks and cranny of this piece of historic land.
Kings, nobles and rich merchants who flourished in that era have left series of legacy in the form of exquisite mansions, palaces and any visitor inclined to see old vestibules of time will be left surprised as few of them have stood the test of time, and quite a big number of them have succumbed to the nature's elements.
The ones which by chance, attracted the attention of few sympathizers of historical monuments got a fresh lease of life as the broken structures were given a complete renovation. Most of the personally owned palaces remain neglected by the authorities across years. It is slightly different where the present generations of these nobles who are able to maintain remain resplendent with their glory and provides a glimpse to the by gone era.
The lost grandeur was painstakingly brought back...this effort is humongous and an enthusiast needs to seriously study history to take on a task as complicated as this; however, when passion takes over, I guess, there's no dearth of interest and every challenge becomes a milestone.