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Victoria Memorial Hall

1 Queen's Way, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
91 33 2223 1890
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Type: Museums, History Museums, Monuments/ Statues, Gardens
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Nairobi, Kenya
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The monument itself was built for Queen Victoria- it is a castle. Unfortunately whilst we were there, we could not access it fully as there was a lot of renovation/preservation on going. However, the garden stroll was very refreshing and for the 1st time in Calcutta, you could actually feel a COOL BREEZE. The architecture is simply superb. Picnics are... More

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Thaks to the person who thought of building this in kolkata. The best time to visit the place is early morning and in the after noon. You would get a loads of food options there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Its a majestic building which was built somewhere between 1905-1920 in the memory of the Queen Victoria - hence aptly named the Victoria memorial. Its built of white marble on the maiden - the latter being on the banks of the river Hooghly. There are massive gardens in front of the building itself and is a favorite picnic spot for... More

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Visakhapatnam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

you can see pebbles down on the floor water down the bridge architectural excellence it makes us remember about the historical exploration of british in india but once you entered into it you dont need any cooling devices as it was so pleasant the garden and greenery make you delighted if you are a greenery freak lets go to kolkata

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Victoria Memorial Hall ,opened in 1921, is a museum where people can see before them pictures and statues of men who played a prominent part in the history of India and develop a pride in their past especially in relation to the history of the then Calcutta . Lord Curzon conceived it. Presently it is the finest and most... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The gardens are good, spacious and calm. The museum is interesting. May be a bit expensive. The memorial is well preserved and you can take some good pictures there. Has nothing to do with the Taj Mahal as I read is some previous comments...

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Bhubaneswar, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Another British monument which makes us remember dominance of British empire on us.Being an independent Indian don't want to see these monuments which remember our bad past and cruelity of the British empire over innocent Indian.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a beautiful monument and a must visit if you are heading to Kolkata. It has a museum and some very rare pictures of india and some significant people who have fought for the independence of our country. This place also has a huge park where a lot of people go for a picnic.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a wonderful place to visit in Kolkata at any time of the year.The place is historic as well as a very good place for travel and to be around for past time.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

u have to get lost in this beautiful place. if ut n sound pres - ligh wait till evening there is a lovely show which is excellent light n sound presentation

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