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“A Magnificent piece of architecture”

Victoria Memorial Hall
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Victoria Memorial (Garden & Gallery) Admission...
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We walk from our hotel to see the Victoria Memorial Hall on a Sunday afternoon - it is just beautiful on the outside but unfortunately it was closed. The surrounding gardens were well kept & full of people/families all dressed up in their colorful saris & dresses.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

very nice garden, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. great place to relax and unwind. cost for garden very cheap hence affordable even everyday

Thank mariella m
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Easy to reach by bus, metro. The white marble building is truly one of it's kind. The green around it creates such a contrast that no one can help but surprise. The bronze work never get old. I can spend every evening in Victoria, this is the symbol of Kolkata. Love it!

Thank Joygant
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Victoria was built Queen Victoria. The landmark near Victoria Memorial Hall Opposite Birla Taramandal, Nandan, Beside Mohar Kunja & Maidan & 10 minutes walking distance from Park Street & Museum.
The Victoria Memorial Hall is THE most popular landmark in Kolkata. It has become the foremost symbol of the city. The exquisite architecture of the museum and the sculptures are marvelous. The beautiful garden is well maintained and is a favorite with joggers, and couples. Peaceful ambiance. The view is at its best at sunset. On the contrary, the inside of the museum and the galleries are very boring and unappealing, though it serves huge information on colonial India. Tickets- Garden Rs 4/- Museum Rs 10/- (Rs 150/- for foreigners)
The Victoria Memorial Hall is THE most popular landmark in Kolkata. It has become the foremost symbol of the city. The exquisite architecture of the museum and the sculptures are marvelous. The beautiful garden is well maintained and is a favorite with joggers, and couples. Peaceful ambiance. The view is at its best at sunset. On the contrary, the inside of the museum and the galleries are very boring and unappealing, though it serves huge information on colonial India. Tickets- Garden Rs 4/- Museum Rs 10/- (Rs 150/- for foreigners). Two beautiful pond situated in victoria memorial hall. When the wind is flowing then we fell lot of comfortable here. Lover point of view it is attractive placve for lover but maintain your diclipline otherwise you will be trouble. Everyday lot of people came here this nice place, but 25 th december & 1st January the victoria memorial hall crowded every year. Actually it cross over 55 thousnd two particular day victoria memorial hall. More than 200 Police & Security guard avilable. Toilet facility avilable for Ladis & Gents. Parking facility availble outside victoria memorial hall. Inside some food avilable from hocker but it is too much high. Outside food avilable some like lasri, mineral water, Cold Drink, Cigerate, Vel Pri, Puchka, Some resturant avilable in Maidan, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street.

Now a days our West Bengla goverment more concious about victoria memorial hall for protect people, chanding newly setup. Every year more than 50 times came here this nice place.

Thank lipikachakraborty
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Victoria Memorial was built by the British in dedication to Queen Victoria. The white marble building is an impressive construction, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Unfortunately, the exhibitions housed inside the building are of lower quality and arranged without any passion. The museum has the atmosphere of a pawn shop rather than a museum. Hence, I recommend saving the entrance fee (which happens to be Rs 150 for non-Indians and Rs 10 for Indians) and enjoying the splendid exterior, which can be done from outside of the premises.

Thank Alex E
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