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Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Admire the grandiose architecture of Victoria Memorial Hall, made entirely out of white marble and housing an extensive art collection. Completed in 1921, the building was dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria, and was designed by William Emerson in an ornate Indo-Saracenic revival style. Take a relaxing walk through the manicured lakeside gardens, or step inside to explore the lavish galleries adorned with historical books, period paintings, relics, and portraits of British royals. With our online itinerary creator, Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions like Victoria Memorial Hall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A must visit place in Kolkata, lots of trees, super green, walkways, lake and everything else made this place very beautiful. Also the place will remind you about British empire and their lavish life....  more »
  • We had the feeling of beeing cheated After beeing in the memorial. First the indian people had to pay 10 percent of our entrance Fee (20rupee). Second it was very loud inside because the securitys whi...  more »
  • This monument is well maintained and having historical importance. Nice place to click pictures for the album and to complete your Kolkata visit!! Though inside in big halls the historical information...  more »
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  • Architectural beauty it is! The construction will drive you into thoughts. Lawns are well maintained but the pond has stagnant water. Wifi is an added feature. Museum pieces are quite boring.
  • The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata , West Bengal, India, which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The Memorial lies on the Maidan (grounds) by the bank of the Hooghly River, near Jawaharlal Nehru road.
  • Victoria Memorial Hall is wonderful architecture of India as like as Taj Mahal. Well decorated garden. Well planned roads and statues are notable. It is a large marble building in Kolkata , West Bengal, India, which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.
  • Victoria Memorial is the example of Wonderful architecture in India as like The Taj Mahal. Well decorated garden. Well planned roads and statues are noteable. I just like its environment. Must see.
  • Very beautiful place....one can easily fall back into the colonial era of british raj...this place shows how the british used kolkata as a center for colonisation through east india company