Asia's oldest hotel in Kolkata, was built 182 years ago, do you know the name?

Asia's oldest hotel in Kolkata, was built 182 years ago, do you know the name?

There are many such hotels in India which are famous for their unique design and beauty. Some adopted the changing times and became modern, while some are still known for their traditional methods. Many hotels were established after independence and are serving people till date, but some hotels are running before the independence of the country. One of these hotels is in Kolkata (Asia's oldest hotel in Kolkata), the great thing about which is that this hotel is the oldest hotel in Asia, not only in India.

The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel Kolkata is not only the pride of Kolkata but it is also the pride of India. The reason for this is that this hotel is not only the oldest hotel in India but also in Asia. According to the hotel's official Instagram account, it was built in 1840 by David Wilson. Before starting the hotel, Wilson used to run a bakery at the same place. When he got the hotel built, it was named Auckland Hotel in honor of George Eden. George was the first Earl of Auckland during that time and the Governor General of India.

Hotel started with 100 rooms The hotel started with
100 rooms while a departmental store was opened on the ground floor. The hotel was expanded in 1860 and its managing company was renamed the Great Eastern Hotel Wine and General Parving Company instead of Dee Wilson & Company. Let us tell you that this was the first hotel in which an Indian board of directors had joined for the first time in the year 1859.

India's first hotel to be lit with electricity
In the year 1883, the hotel was electrified and then this hotel became the first hotel in India to be lit by electricity. In the year 1915, the name of the hotel was changed to Great Eastern Hotel. In the olden times, the hotel was called the 'Jewel of the East'. The famous writer and poet Rudyard Kipling has mentioned this hotel in his short story City of Dreadful Nights. The management of the hotel was taken over by the state government during the 1970s. Management remained with the government for 30 years. In 2005, the hotel was sold to Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. It was closed in the year 2005 due to renovation and renovation of the hotel. Till then it was the longest running hotel in Asia.

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Bravery: This brave man saved the calf from among the hungry crocodiles

Bravery: This brave man saved the calf from among the hungry crocodiles

1- Sometimes there is such a moment that it is very difficult to forget, something similar happened when a brave crocodile brought a calf from among the hungry crocodiles. A calf was trapped in the middle of a mud field full of crocodiles. The mud was so much that even the calf was failing to walk. The incident took place on the Banal Island of Brazil. 

2- This video was shared on social media on 24 October. After which this video went viral. When the young man went into the mud to save the calf, the crocodiles also attacked him but he pulled the calf by the ear with great bravery. When the calf came out of the mud, the young man breathed a sigh of relief. Banal of Brazil A river flowing on Iceland has now turned into a mud field. 

3- The name of this river is Araguaia. Hundreds of crocodiles live in this river. When the rescue team saved the calf, another cow was seen there. The team also pulled that cow out of that mud. The boy, wearing a yellow jacket and a cap on his head, went into the mud with great care and then with the help of his ear, rescued the calf.

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