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Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • Magnificent building converted in to museum. One can see the pictures and narration in detail on Indian national movement. The contribution of dare and intellect Bengali leaders who struggled to chang...  read more »
  • Its a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L structure.... the history that goes with it is even more grand. has a museum inside for all kinds of paintings and artifacts etc... i like the magnanimity of it...well kept and...  read more »
  • Articles used during British rule, including swords. There is a very beautiful garden outside.t here is a iron fairy which rotates with wind. 
  • Beautiful structure, though the museum is small inside still its worth entering because it depicts old kolkata images and historical painting of some eminent personalities. The garden and lakes inside the campus are well maintained. Photographers love this place situated at the heart of Kolkata. The lawns are very big and doesn't even feel crowed during the peak winter season.
  • Very beautiful place, the entry fees is very nominal. The building is very exquisitely made and is maintained well. A must visit for Indian history aficionados, one can spend the entire day experiencing and reading inside the museum. The whole atmosphere was very quaint, a must see when in Kolkata.
  • The garden is very beautiful. The water body adds to the glory of the garden. The structure of the memorial is beautiful. Their is a museum inside. Tickets are of two kinds one for visiting the garden and the other for the museum. The garden can be a great picnic spot. Toilet and drinking water available.
  • The Victoria Memorial is simply a symbol of Calcutta, especially of its colonial history. Today, it is an excellent place to visit, not only if you're a history-buff, but also if you just want to have a breath of fresh air. The memorial itself houses a sprawling museum with many interesting statues, weapons, paintings, models etc. The surrounding garden, too, has its fair share of statues, all beautifully carved from marble. And the North gate has the famous 'Rex Imperator' gate.
  • It is said that British took inspiration from Taj Mahal and built this truly inspiring piece of beauty. Built from white marbles that give sense of serenity, peace and stability. At the top of this building is statue of an Angle watching the world beneath with motherly eyes.
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