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Victoria Memorial
Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

8.937 reviews
Outdoors, History Museum, Garden
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Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071, India
+91 33 2223 1890
http://www.victoriamemorial-cal.org/
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Built by the British East India Company to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, this 1920's-era colonial edifice is perhaps the best-known symbol of the modern city of Calcutta, and certainly ... Read more
one of its most beautiful buildings. Surrounded by well-kept garden, it has an interesting museum charting the city's history. There's a sound-and-light show in the evenings (excepting the sweltering summers).

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Foster City, California, USA

One of the must see places to visit in Calcutta as a tourist. It’s built in memory of Queen Victoria, in English colonial days.

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Local from Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Now this is the heart of my city (Kolkata). This is a great historic place one can visit with family. Food items are not allowed to be carried inside. One can reach there by a metro rail. The nearest metro station is PARKSREET.

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New Delhi, India

It is spread over 57-acre area and has 21 green gardens with 3,900 artistic paintings and 2800+ artifacts. With all these elements, Victoria Memorial is among the best places in Kolkata that you must visit.

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Singapore, Singapore

This memorial is very poorly maintained. The entry fee is just 30 rupees but there is nothing to see inside. You can see pipes running through corridors. Clearly no effort has been put to make this place presentable

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San Francisco, California, USA
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A stunning piece of architecture and a remnant of British colonial history in India, the Victoria Memorial is a must-see when in Calcutta. There's a fine museum inside as well that's worth visiting.

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West Chester

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours here. A monument built in honour of Queen Victoria. It's a museum too with well-laid gardens around the main structure. A must-see place while in Kolkata.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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Gorgeous building and one of the most beautiful in all of India, the Victoria Memorial is surrounded by a nice park. If you have at least one day in Kolkata, you should try to make it here.

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Khurda, India

Nice place

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Toronto, Canada

Another lovely Kolkata spot - can get a little crowded

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Local from Kolkata (Calcutta), India

my first dating place.

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pride of kolkata.....eighth wonder of the world

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Asansol

Its one of the most historical interest of Kolkata!

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