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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  • Nice place for lovers, couples A must to see place if someone visiting Kolkata, it's crowded in evening hours, good place for selfi & photography. Tanga ride was awesome outside Victoria.  more »
  • Best time to visit is second half so that you get time to visit the museum and then can see light & sound in the evening.  more »
  • Kolkata the cultural capital of India always attracts for beauty of sculpture and music. Victoria Memorial is the ensemble of culture, beauty, and silent music of water and breeze, in the full moon ev...  more »
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  • The Victoria memorial is a huge and very beautifully crafted building of the British architecture. It was build in the memory of queen Victoria and it's surrounded by precisely Cut Gardens and if you are a typically history student then you should try once visiting this place but not for visiting in summers as because of the hot climate of Kolkata and also because of the hall is not totally air conditioner. Once you will enter into it then you feel that you have entered into the time when Britishers were in India it's really how marvelous building from inside
  • A huge and beautiful building surrounded by lush green gardens. Even an entire day is not enough to go through all the history.You get a feel of nature's beauty.You will have a good time.Nice and beautiful parks all around the memorial. The museum has all memories of Queen Victoria .The things present there depicts the life style of QUEEN VICTORIA .It is not only the museum you like but also the garden and aesthetic beauty of the surroundings.The emblem as an eagle and evening lighting is catchy to the viewers. The ticket does not cost much , it is very cheap. I feel it is totally a value for money.... :)
  • The fast glance of it is itself superb. The statues that are present almost all round the Victoria Memorial depicts history and is seriously beautiful. Some of them are so old that they have a different beauty if you can feel it. Green lushes, Old Green Tree, Beautiful small ponds and guest walks are amazing. Bachelor's can have fun, family can enjoy everything and couples can have nice time and sometimes you can encounter unpleasant scenes for kids and families.
  • The Victoria Memorial is a magnificent marble building in Kolkata which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is built in the memory of Queen Victoria. Nowadays it is used as a museum and tourist destination. The place is best to revisit our history as well as to spend some picnic time with family. The lush green gardens and small fountains add to its beauty. At last, one of the best places in India to visit.
  • Good place to go if you are a history enthusiast or want to hang out in the park. Not a place to go in the summers because it gets very hot and the ball doesn't have complete air conditioning. Not many wow artifacts!