Shaheed Minar, Kolkata (Calcutta)

See a standing monument to the victims of many wars waged in the area, Shaheed Minar. Built in 1828 in tribute to Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, by whom was named as the Ochterlony Monument, and with its original role of revering his defense of Delhi and the victory over Nepal, it stands today in the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom movement, as it names means “martyr’s monument” in Bengali and Hindi. Observe the architecture of the tower, with the influences of Egyptian, Syrian, and Turkish styles. The tower stands 48 m (157 ft) high. You can’t climb it without permission from the police. Work out when and for how long to visit Shaheed Minar and other Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions using our handy Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planner.
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  • You will see it several times on your way to and from everywhere, and you may not even notice it. Drive by at best.  more »
  • Dedicated to shaheeds the pillar is built very nicely but not well maintained. It shall be maintained regularly  more »
  • Basically its a memorial and avenue near by maidan drive through is recommend for this place easily visible from your vehicle.  more »
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  • Lovely place.You can always sit by it and relax.You will find a lot of people around. I love sitting here in the evening when the lights come and the minar changes it's colour.Whenever you get time you should just come here and have a ice cream or a cup of tea and just watch the monument.
  • A historical place and the park around it is also beautiful. Come here in Day light, at night it doesn't look that attractive. The eden gardens and Victoria memorial is nearby so visit there as well. but the surroundings are not clean due to the crowds for Bus depo and local market, which might make you nauseated.
  • Shaheed minar is located Dharmatalla bus stop popularly called "Monument" is a landmark of the 'city of joy' Kolkata. It is dedicated in the honor of those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India. Its good place to hangout with friends. I would like to give 4 star
  • Shaheed minar is a monument in Kolkata that was erected in 1828 in memory of Major General Sir David Ochterlong, commander of British East India Company to commemorate both his successful defenseman of Delhi armed forces over the Gurkhas in Ango Nepalese war.The monument was constructed in his memory.It was designed by J.P.Parker and paid from public funds..
  • An evening visit to this place lands you in a mysterious and gloomy environment with the colourfully lit monument standing tall amidst the dark. The lighting may please you. It's a great place to spend some time, and relish in the presence of one of the most famous monuments of eastern India. However, it's a request not to litter this place and its surroundings. People throw waste products indiscriminately here and there, which is a very painful experience to the heart. Such a monument should not face such plight.
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