Lal Dighi is an artificial water tank that is said to have been built before the British arrived in India. The British used to call it 'The Great Tank' or 'Dalhousie Square'. During Holi or Dol festival, its waters would turn red because of the colours of the festival and hence it was named 'lal dighi', which literally translates into red water in Bengali. While tourists can admire its heritage, there are options for angling as well. The tank enjoys a serene surrounding as it enveloped by tall trees and lush bushes. Several other heritage buildings like Andrew's Church, Writers Building, High Court, General Post Office lie in close proximity to the tank. Lal Dighi is situated at the centre of BBD Bagh.

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