Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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. Using our world travel planner, Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions like Victoria Memorial Hall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Dont bother. Poorly kept. A colonial vestige for the poor population to gawk at. Terrible ticketing service. No shelter from rain or sun Avoid  more »
  • The memorial is very beautiful with beautiful architecture, the park is beautiful and remains the part we preferred. The place is clean and nice.
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  • Iconic symbol of the city. It is one of the best heritage place in the middle of busy city. The best thing about this place is the wonderful architecture of the monument. Victoria Memorial is known worldwide built during British rule in India for the queen. Today it is an iconic and landmark build as well as serve as a museum. The white behemoth has some splendid architectural features. The most notable being the rotating angel on the top. The dome is amazing and the restoration work carried out is commendable. Many tourist come through out the year and on idle getaway for the family during the winters. Tickets are very cheap. Rs 10 for accessing garden and Rs 30 for accessing both garden and inside premises of the memorial. Overall perfect place for outing with friends and family.
  • I loved the place...Inside the memorial there is a museum where you can see the dresses of the queen....There are different kinds of weapons which are kept over there that were used during that era. There are various other things as well that you can see .....One can explore inside Victoria memorial. The structure of the memorial is just amazing and mesmerizing.... It is very attractive to look at. The chariot ride in front of the Victoria Memorial gives a memorable experience to all the person. The fountain show in front of the memorial is just awesome and gives immense pleasure to the people visiting there...
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