Birla Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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. Put Birla Temple and other Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions into our Kolkata (Calcutta) online holiday planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a very clean and well maintained temple in the city. Located between Gariahat and Park Circus. The temple is made up of white marble.  more »
  • We visited this temple few months ago. And we were left mesmerized to see the beautiful architecture of the huge temple complex in white marble. The temple compound is very serene and peaceful.  more »
  • Viral Temple is likely one of my most favorite temples I’ve ever visited. It is simple in layout, ornate in construction, and just gorgeous in general. Take photos from the stairwell or around the wal...  more »

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