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“Overwrought behemoth of a palace”

Marble Palace Kolkata
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$432.00*
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Private Full-Day North Kolkata Tour
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Overwrought behemoth of a palace”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Some elements of this place are lovely: the sheer size of the rooms, the mirrors, chandeliers - one can only imagine what it looked like in its heyday. But that time is long gone, even though the family still lives on the property. One expects to see Miss Haversham lurking in a corner. Like so much of Kolkata, it's deteriorating rapidly. The builder had a fetish for 19Century European furnishings, and I must say, it's the ugliest collection of Victorian sculpture, furniture and painting that I've seen in quite a while.idnt help that we saw a rat scampering around the bird cages on the second floor gallery.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Beautiful marble floor”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a private residence open to the public. The marble floors were amazing but for me there were far too many objects in the rooms to really appreciate them. Didn't like the cages of birds

Visited October 2013
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Bangalore
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“Corrupt Place!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Place stinks of corruption. First at the gate security asks if you have permission for govt. and goes on to suggest pay me and guide inside if you still want to see the palace.
Post this the guide talks rudely says not permission no entry! Post this he asks us to see all the animals in the mini zoo around the palace first. Jus to create a scene of demand and use he same to loot money.

Visited October 2013
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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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43 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“dissapointing”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Except the fact that this palace is located in a very bad area, on a narrow crowded street, in order to visit it, you should take your shoes off. No problem with this,if the place was clean....Also, no photos are allowed. Neither inside, neither outside. Moreover, i truly recommend to visit this place only with a tour guide.

Visited October 2013
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Kolkata
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“Days of glory and splendour”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very well preserved memories of the aristocratic life of Zamindars. You will be lost in the days of bygone days of culture that prevailed within the elite class of united divided Bengal.

Visited September 2013
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