Birla Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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A grandiose white marble structure in Kolkata's busy neighborhood, Birla Temple offers a sanctuary from the city bustle. An interesting blend of modern design and traditional stone masonry, the temple features indigenous carvings, as well as two main statues of gods dedicated to Krishna and Radha. Built by the industrialist Birla family, its construction started in 1970 and took 26 years to complete. The landmark temple offers a spacious, cool respite, and is well-lit at night and during festival times. To visit Birla Temple and other attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta), use our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Lovely Radha Krishna temple situated at famous area of Kolkata called Ballygunge. We went in the evening around 7pm temple was illuminated and was looking very beautiful.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    As this is a temple it is frequented by hordes of devotees. I think it is too crowded to actually have a few minutes of peace and reflection.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Very well maintained temple. Felt very peaceful visiting the temple. Would recommend going in morning.  more »

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