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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  • victoria memorial to kolkata is what qutab minar/ red fort is to new delhi, a landmark monument. built in white marbles, it looks resplendant and impeccable. the huge garden surrounding it has is the ...  more »
  • Superb architectural structure but not well maintained. One of main was robbed in front of the main gate and not safe in evening.  more »
  • Victoria Memorial is the hangout place for Kolkatans as well as tourists. It is one of the landmarks of Kolkata, the city of Joy. It is the best place for hanging out and having a good time with frien...  more »
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  • A very very good place to visit. Nice place to hang out with friends and loved ones. One can spend their time peacefully. There are many seats to take rest.. There are lakes which adds to its beauty. It makes more beautiiful when the reflection of Victoria Memorial is seen on the Lake
  • A beautiful place to absorb fresh oxygen. The trees and lakes make you happy every time. The huge marble building attracts your attention completely. The Museum inside this building is very impressive and full of antique things . You must visit this Museum . But avoid afternoon to visit this park inside Victoria if you are with your family.
  • 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
  • If you visit Calcutta you must visit this place. The garden is the main attraction here, more than the museum. You may like to spend an evening sitting in the garden beside the ponds. You will get some good clicks and moreover enjoy your time here.
  • A great place to get in touch with the imperial capital of Kolkata. The place takes about 2 hours to roam around the halls and galleries and showcases many paintings, photographs and articles from different eras. This place would have gotten a 5 star from me if it had some provision for parking. The lack of parking space creates a problem for people travelling in private vehicles. I suggest you opt for a public transport if you wish to go here. Otherwise, the place is magnificent, inside and out.

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