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“Must see when in Kolkata” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marble Palace Kolkata

Marble Palace Kolkata
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Must see when in Kolkata”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Among the many palaces that were built by the erstwhile zamindars (super rich land lords) of Bengal during 1800 and 1880, the Marble Palace is certainly the most outstanding. Built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, this edifice, in the north Kolkata is worth a visit. Besides a vast and rare collections of paintings, sculptures and furniture, a single piece rose wood bust of Queen Victoria makes it a connoisseurs delight.

The large garden around the palace also houses a personal zoo. You may wonder what it was really like during the times of Raja Rajendra Mullick, when you step into the music and dance hall with awesome chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. The direct descendants of Rajendra Mullick still live on a part of the palace, which is out of bounds for tourists.

Visited November 2012
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“A sad place”
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited July 2013
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“Do Not Miss This”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful for your eyes”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2013
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“Hidden Treasure with little dust”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited February 2013
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