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Marble Palace Kolkata

46 Muktaram Basu St | off Chittaranjan Ave, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700040, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just so interesting. For those from other parts of the world, or even from India, it is worth exploring.

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Indonesia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place is so stunning: full of art and very well preserved. Too bad you're not allowed to take pictures so you could keep on marvelling at it.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

a brilliant collection of all kinds of antics dating back to medieval period. a must see 35kg pure gold table clock... sorry no photography inside as the place are full of priceless treasures... in the compound you will find beautiful birds inside big brass and gold cages....

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Marble Palace is a must in a tourists visit to Kolkata. It is a personal collection of marble status, paintings by a businessman in the 19th century. Everyday thousands of people throng the place to see the collection. There is a zoo with various birds and children do go and visit that too. Its one of the best attractions of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you want to see how the Zamindars of Bengal lived you must visit the Marble Palace (of the Mullicks) at Muktaram Babu Street 5 mins away from Jorasako Thakurbari. You might have to bribe the Security Gaurds/Darwans at the Gate to enter but it is worth it. These Gaurds and errand boys will be your guide round the palace... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The good thing is that all the things which you see outside the building and inside the building are made up of Marbels. Inside the building you get to see some of things which is worth millions and billions of rupees in today's market, that's why photography is strictly not permitted inside or outside the building. The guide and guards... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

You must take a tour with a guide whose knowledge of English may be very limited. He may try to guide you around as rapidly as possible, which is a pity because there is so much to see. Our guide spoke a minimum of English and would accept a 'tip' of not less than 150 Rs.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place was amazing. Don't forget your permit and be aware the guards/tour guides are absolute rip off merchants and useless. Don't let this stop you as the collection, the house and the gardens are worth the hassle.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are looking for an over the top past splendor that has known better time, this is the place. The raja certainly had something for Queen Victoria and Napoléon, they present in almost every room. Too bad pictures are not allowed. The “guides” are most annoying and ask for a ridiculous amount of money without telling much.

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Foreign tourists need to be made aware first and foremost a Bengal travel authority permit is required to visit the Marble Palace as it may prove difficult to gain entrance (Understandably, Indians are allowed entrance without this). My wife and I did not have this but as I am of Indian Origin and able to speak the language, my wife... More

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