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Shaheed Minar, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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. By using our Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Shaheed Minar and other attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta).
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  • The Shaheed Minar is a monument in Kolkata that was erected in 1828 in memory of Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful def...  read more »
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  • If you want to travel there for one day at winter vacation of you want to go there for picnic, then it is one perfect place for you. This will remind the patriotism of Kolkata. 
  • This oldest monument is very famous and pride for Kolkata. The monument is so tall that it can be seen from few miles. It was built to the memory of the martyrs (in Bengali Shaheed). Thanks to government of West Bengal recently they illuminated the tower and night view is awesome. Officials are planning to allow visitors to go to the top of this minar.
  • This monument is also known as Ochterlony Monument it was erected in 1828 !! In memory of major general sir david ochterlony !! lovely place to visit..!!
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  • It is a very populer minar in world
  • Established in the year 1848, the 48 meter high Shaheed Minar or Ochterlony Monument happens to be one of the oldest monuments in Kolkata that provides a mesmeric panorama of the beautiful city.
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