Shaheed Minar, Kolkata (Calcutta)

See a standing monument to the victims of many wars waged in the area, Shaheed Minar. Built in 1828 in tribute to Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, by whom was named as the Ochterlony Monument, and with its original role of revering his defense of Delhi and the victory over Nepal, it stands today in the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom movement, as it names means “martyr’s monument” in Bengali and Hindi. Observe the architecture of the tower, with the influences of Egyptian, Syrian, and Turkish styles. The tower stands 48 m (157 ft) high. You can’t climb it without permission from the police. Work out when and for how long to visit Shaheed Minar and other Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions using our handy Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planner.
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  • At Esplanade, we saw the pre-historic trams on the roads, and out of the smoggy night, we saw a brightly lit Shaheed Minar. Shaheed Minar, whose meaning in English stands for, ‘tower for the martyrs’ ...  more »
  • Its a monument now rededicated to the memory of Indian freedom Movement. its height is around 48 mt and combination of Egyptian style Foundation, Syrian style upper portion and Turkish Dome.. there ar...  more »
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  • The lighting of the monument was beautiful, the field it was overlooking could be a bit greener also it lacks a lot of benches. The view of 42 from the field is pretty awesome. Cool place to spend some time with friends
  • Good for evening chats! There are benches where you can sit and enjoy with your loved ones! Snacks are also available at affordable prices. Just one single problem here is that, its too crowdy!
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