Victoria Memorial

The architectural gem was built to commemorate the glory of Queen Victoria's 25 years of reign.Signup for full VR Experience Book a holiday package to Victoria Memorial.

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Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

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Standing as a veritable icon of the city of Kolkata, the architectural gem was built to commemorate the glory of Queen Victoria's 25 years of reign in India. With the Indo-Saracenic revivalist style of architecture, the dome and other structural elements echo the design of Taj Mahal. Like Taj Mahal, this 184-feet high building is constructed with Makrana Marble, brought all the way from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The central dome of the white marble brilliance is crowned with a statue weighing 3-tonne and is 5m tall ‘Angel of Victory’, crafted in Italy.

With over 25 galleries, including the Royal Gallery, the National Leaders Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery, the Portrait Gallery, the Central Hall and the Calcutta Gallery, the Victoria Memorial has an excellent collection of works of rare and antique books. These include the illustrated works of Shakespeare, the Arabian Nights and other books on music and dance. The monument is a treasure trove of remarkable collections of paintings, weapons, textiles, artefacts, stamps, etc. It is a paradise for the people who take a keen interest in history, literature and art.

Spread over a vast land of 64 acres, it houses lush green gardens and several lakes, which are inhabited by statues of various dignitaries. You can plan your visit when Victoria Memorial holds a light and sound show, called Son-et-Lumiere, from October to June.

 

 

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