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Victoria Memorial Hall

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Address: 1 Queen's Way, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Phone Number: 91 33 2223 1890
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Victoria Memorial - a "HISTORY" lesson

Victorial Memorial just has to be your first place of visit in Kolkata. A complete history lesson on the birth of British India, it's gradual spread and glory. Victoria Memorial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Victorial Memorial just has to be your first place of visit in Kolkata. A complete history lesson on the birth of British India, it's gradual spread and glory. Victoria Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901). It is arguably Kolkata's most famous landmark. In January 1901, on the death of Queen Victoria, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to see some of the history of when the British where in Kolkata. It was extremely hot inside this time of year.

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Yorketown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very grandiose monument. Large, almost the size of St Peters in Rome. No wonder the Indians got to dislike the English. Nice gardens and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A visit to Kolkata will be incomplete without coming here. Both the museum and the gardens around the hall are, in one word, grand.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing good to see there. The museum has artifacts and historical portraits and collections from all india with bengali descriptions of them.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a real great place to visit, the main building is surrounded by lush green garden and water bodies, the inside hall is a great museum which houses reminences from the British raj age. Particularly it houses the paper and photographs of my great grandfather editor Naren Sen of the Indians Mirror paper.

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Gelephu, Bhutan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Victoria Memorial is an amazing piece of architecture and a shrine to Kolkata. But the authorities should take proper care about maintaining the places, its cleanliness and about the activities of people in the premises. That if controlled and maintained would make this place much better one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I went with my parents, wife and daughter for a routine family outing to the Victoria Memorial Hall. We were planning to have a cursory look inside the historical artifacts in the museum (like a well preserved armour used by a Mughal time army-man) and enjoy sitting on the well maintained lawns. However, we were pleasantly surprised to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you are in Kolkata, you should definitely visit this historical monument. Its beautiful and well maintained. It has got a museum also which is situated inside the memorial.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Victoria Memorial is an excellent monument to visit. Don't be put off by the queues or the crowds. The excellent architecture of the monument, the unique paintings, sculptures and exhibits inside and the paintings on the roof of the dome combined with the beautiful gardens make it a must see in Kolkata! Only issue is that the restrooms are quite... More 

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