Arshinagar – Achipur

Arshinagar – Achipur

Named after the Chinese businessman Tong Achew, Achipur is the site where one of the earliest sugar mills in India was set up in 1780. Governor General Warren Hastings offered land to Achew to set up his factory, which mostly had Chinese workers. The Chinese settlement in Kolkata owes its origins to Tong Achew. Presently, you would find a Chinese Temple here built by Tong Achew in 1718 and the tomb of Tong Achew by the river.