The General Post Office

Just behind the Victoria Terminus, the General Post Office, completed in 1909 is a prime example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The dome is modelled after the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur. The building was designed by John Begg. Inside, the marble topped tables, the high vaulted ceilings, and the sweeping staircases are designed for an ostentatious show of the wealth and power of the last few decades of Imperial British rule in India.

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