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“A sad place”

Marble Palace Kolkata
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Private Full-Day North Kolkata Tour
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Think twice, or thrice before you deicide to visit the Palace.

You can't get inside without permission, but if you slip some money into the guards hand, you can go in. You have to leave your footwear outside and you can't take photos. That's on the outside.

Inside, the carpets are rolled up and the lighting is poor. On a overcast monsoon day, you can't see very much. And, what you can see, is not that exciting. There are supposed to be some masterpieces (originals), but you could miss them!

Room after room is stacked with stuff, some nicer than others. But, there is no love for the place. managed by the Mullick family trust, its just there.

Easy to give this place a miss!

Thank Phooldevi
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a magnificent 19th Century Indian Palace still owned by the same family. The style is Neo-Classical and the house is huge. Photos are forbidden inside. There are many rooms surrounding a courtyard and the house is filled with a wide range of European and Indian furniture, paintings and sculpture. The house is in need of restoration. For enthusiasts of Anglo-Indian furniture there is a magnificent set of four sofas in a drawing room on the second floor. The whole house shows the level of opulence of rich Indian families 100 years and more ago. The property has a garden and a zoo.

Thank DohaInternational
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

You will see all over the palace beautiful paintings, sculptures and massive mirrors supposedly from greek as per the guides information. The Marble Palace is a worth watch. Although its very well maintained but the floor is rough at places due to the bleach they use to clean it. If they switch on the chandeliers for the visitors I am sure more people would like to visit this place.

This place needs prior permission as the owners stay in the other side of palace. Do findout the ways to take the permission.

Thank Samata2k
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

It can be difficult to locate this hidden treasure since it is in the by lane. However the building and the surrounding gardens have a majestic feel. The collection of art, sculpture and paintings in remarkable. The inside of the building could do with some renovation.The surrounding gardens have an interesting collection of birds. Certainly worth a visit

Thank travelerKolkata
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

A nice, big, grand looking building, in a big compound, somewhere in a crowded part of Kolkata. Basically the whole structure is marble, with many marble sculptures in the (not so well maintained) compound.

Apparently need to get permission fr the tourist dept to enter, which costs Rs100/pax, but (not sure if I should mention this), we just went there and paid Rs100 to a guide for both of us, which was quietly accepted.

It was rainy season, and the road going there was flooded, but our car managed to drive through. (The watchman at the gate need to paid Rs100 per car).

Inside, it was a reflection of former British glory and opulence. (Camera strictly prohibited, so no pix available). The place is full of great number of paintings, sculptures and ornamental furnitures. It is awespiring alright. Have to be seen to be believed.

Rajendra Mullick Bahadur certainly had a very highly refined taste. Not sure why he is obsessed with British art, but he certainly had the money to support it.....which the current owner apparently doesn't.

Anyway, don't miss this if you are interested in Culcutta'shistory.

Thank Morgan R
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