Shaheed Minar
Shaheed Minar
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India3,374 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Gracing the vast green fields of the Maidan with its pristine white,160-foot-high presence, the Shaheed Minar is among Kolkata’s most visited sites.
The cloud-kissing monument was built in early eighteenth century by British East India Company. It was renamed as SHAHEED MINAR in the memory of martyrs of the Indian freedom movement after the country achieved independence.
Written April 6, 2020
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ankan146
Mauritius354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
open from 10am to 5pm .entry free. visitors allowed go go up. the oberoi grand and espalande metro is nearby, busiest area of kolkata. evening time MINAR is decorated with colorful light.
Written February 8, 2020
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Manjusree N
Manjusree N
Nainital, India1,855 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
People who has sacrifice their lives for independence of the country,this Tomb has been built in their memory there is a gate to get inside the tomb for climbing, but not allowed for general public,so you can take pictures from outside there is big ground can be seen few benches around the pillar to sit for relax,there are number of hawkers who sell various things like Tea, Atificial Jewellery, local made oils and medicine...It can be reached easily through walking distance from Esplanade,near tlo bus stand.
Written January 26, 2016
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RameshKN
Bengaluru, India117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I felt really sad to see the place is littered and filled with hawkers, a remembrance of the martyrs of the war, hardly anyone pays respect there
Written December 31, 2019
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Sheel
Calcutta, West Bengal, India66 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
In ANY other city on earth, something like the Ochterlony Monument would be treated as a national treasure. In Calcutta, it's treated as an open air urinal.

The Ochterlony Monument (as the Shahid Minar was originally known) stands tall amid the environmental wasteland that is the Esplanade Bus Stand. Bus drivers and passengers litter and urinate freely without fear of censure. You have to be really careful where you walk and it is advisable to visit as early in the morning as possible, unless you REALLY enjoy inhaling toxic bus exhaust fumes. The delightful addition of drunks and drug addicts lolling around at the base of the monument after dark mean you are either very brave or stupid, or both, to try visiting this at night, which is a pity really because it looks even better when its lit up.

Instead of attempting to recreate ersatz Big Bens and faux Calcutta/London eyes, the city would do better to protect and project its rich cultural heritage. But that's clearly beyond the very limited imagination of the current dispensation.
Written March 2, 2017
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shanta816
Kunming, China97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
Kolkata is a nice city full of archeological sites. One of them is Shaheed Minar which has long historical back ground. I visited this place in a fine morning. There are other sites also near by. you can have a cup of tea `gorom chaye' and enjoy the view of Maydan and Shaheed Minar.
Written December 7, 2016
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman3,282 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
No entry fees
The place is unclean
Alot of homeless are sleeping in this area
We found a huge died Rat in main walkway
Hope the government do something for maintainance of this place
Written January 19, 2024
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Faizan Ahmed
Bhopal, India57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
it was rededicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom movement, the tower illuminate during evenings and allow visitors to the top
Written January 2, 2020
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Dr Ujjawal P
Patna, India580 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is near Esplanade
This long statue visualise from kms
Not very much attraction added with this Long statue structure of kolkata
No need to stop but on the way you can enjoy the structure
Written June 29, 2019
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abhi0804
Bankura, India53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
this place is situated in esplaned. you can get buses from howrah to esplaned in every 5-10 minutes.if you want to go top of sahid minar then you have to get pemission from lal bazar police station. which is easily arranged. once you go on top of tjis minar then you will enjoy views of kolkata. this place give you chance to see kolkata from well hight, and you will enjoy scene very much.
Written August 28, 2018
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