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Victoria Memorial-Historic Monument

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The Victoria Memorial, Kolkata is considered to be the pride of the city. Made up of white marble, it is one of the most famous monuments in West Bengal as well as India. This huge monument has now been converted into a museum and park. The Victoria Memorial architecture displays an excellent architectural gem and also seems to be a copy of Taj Mahal. The grand and exquisite Victoria Memorial of Kolkata is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is a popular tourist spot in the Kolkata Metro City.

The Victoria Memorial Hall has 25 galleries including the royal gallery, the sculpture gallery and the Calcutta Gallery. Several western paintings and rare photographs of British era are portrayed inside the Victoria Memorial Hall of Kolkata. The National Leader's gallery displays the relics and portraits associated with Indian independence. The park area of the Victoria Memorial is open for morning and evening walkers. The Victoria Memorial looks beautiful in the evening under the light and sound spread across the garden and Hall. The Victoria Memorial Kolkata ticket price is INR 20 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners.

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West Bengal, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
22.5449000°N, 88.3425000°E
Distance from Kolkata city center to Victoria Memorial
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Victoria Memorial..

Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
"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. "
  '5' out of 5
"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."
  '5' out of 5
"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."
  '5' out of 5
"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. "
  '4' out of 5
"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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