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“Ode to Queen Victoria” 5 of 5 stars
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Victoria Memorial Hall
1 Queen's Way, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
91 33 2223 1890
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“Ode to Queen Victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful places of kolkata. If you live in one of the swanky hotels on Park street or the Esplanade area then definately try to come to this place for a nice morning walk. Otherwise try to come in the early evenig so you can visit the museum inside and have nice stroll round the sprawling property. (Avoid visiting with your parents....the couples around the bushes may embarass you.) once you are done with the stroll and thinking what to do next, just come out of the enrance and travel through time taking a ride on the chariots. You have to hackle the price a bit,quote half of what they are quoting and settle for 3/4 th price. It generally works. He will take around Maidan, a sprawling open grounds which belongs to the Indian army, but is the heart of kolkata sports lovers. you may catch glimps of budding cricketers or footbllers in the making in this place. once you are done with the ride you should come back to victoria to enjoy the light and sound show. Not very sure of the timing just check befor you leave for your sweet chariot ride.

You will be transformed into the historic past of this wonderful city when you visit this place

Visited February 2014
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“A real beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

In the middle of the city, is this oasis. A visit here is a must for any traveler to Kolkata. Especially, late evenings gives you a very good view of the awesome structure. The lawns and the lakes are very nicely maintained and you can appreciate the effort being put to maintain this. The crowd, of course, if maddening if you are there on a weekend, so it’s best to avoid those days.

Parking is a hassle. You have to find a slot quite some distance away and then come here. Best would be to park your vehicle at any convenient close by place and take a taxi to see Victoria memorial and the other places close by.

Visited December 2013
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“Peaceful and tranquil in a very noisy city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is probably my favourite place in Kolkata! It's a well kept and well managed museum/ attraction. The architecture is breathtaking, and it's clean!! The gardens are well kept and pleasant to walk around, a real treat in Kolkata.... I recommend this place to tourists and locals alike. A must see!

Visited March 2014
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“A piece of heaven in Kolkata”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Quite different from the rest of Kolkata. A good escape from the dust and noise of the city. Beautiful manicured gardens around. Nice green spaces. Very clean compared to the rest of the city. There was a nice art exhibit at the time of visit as well. IMO, 1 of the 3 places to visit in Kolkata, if you are really pressed for time, in addition to Mother's House and South Park Street Cemetery. All within walking distance of one another in town. Then, go for a nice dinner at Marco Polo (~USD20/pax) then shop around at night bazaars at Park Street.

Visited December 2013
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“a well-managed Oasis in Kolkata”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Kolkata is a chaotic and bustling city. This place gives you a very peaceful and memorable experience in Kolkata. The architecture is marvellous. Well worth a visit. But the ticket seller tried to cheat me with the insufficient change so BEWARE.

Visited February 2014
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