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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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Kolkata boasts a variety of deluxe, high-end hotels, situated especially in the heart of the city and in the upscale neighborhoods of the South Kolkata district. While both mid-range and budget options are plentiful and can be found all over town, if you're not looking to splurge, consider booking ahead, as decent but affordable establishments fill up quickly.
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  • it is situated in centre of south kolkata...very big temple....people go here for offering prayer and take peace here..sitting on marbleflooring and breeze blowing will make u fell energetic...  more »
  • the birla temple is beautiful.You instantly feel calm inside the premises. The architecture is beautiful. The only bad point about it is the temple staff asking for tips,which is unnecessary and highl...  more »
  • Have plenty of time, have a visit here, you ll feel good no doubt !..An architectural marvel..A very good place to spend your free Evening time for the Peace of your Mind..  more »