Victoria Memorial Hall

VICTORIA MEMORIAL HALL, KOLKATA , INDIA

Whether you are a resident of Kolkata, or visiting the city of Joy for the first time; Victoria Memorial Hall, is one of the attraction that you cannot fail to visit!

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

How to Reach: The nearest metro station is Rabindra Sadan. It is about 5 to 6 minus walk to reach the entrance.

Map:

Victoria Memorial :

victoria memorial

Victoria Memorial is a memorial building dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria , in Kolkata, west Bengal , India. Victoria Memorial is a fine example of architectural splendor in Kolkata and a famous tourist destination. It was designed by architect Sir William Emerson.

view from the entrance

I’ve visited Victoria Memorial for the first time with my best friend , nearly 3 years ago. The Memorial lies on the Maidan Ground . The memorial has a museum ,  a total 25 number of galleries and 64 acres of garden areas.

main entrance

There are many marble structures all round and many mythological structure surround the central dome. On the top of the central dome lies the 16 ft tall figure of the Angel of Victory . I’ve heard stories where the   angel used to rotate and was the center of attraction . This is only story to me , because never seen it rotate since it stopped due to some technical problems . But , I wish one day will see the Angel of Victory rotating again , and watching and guarding  over the  city of Joy.

motherhood

There are sitting arrangements in the garden . You can sit in solitude and enjoy the nature , cool bridge and many squirrels playing . (*this reminds me of the kit-kat ad though 😛 *)

I love this picture , gives me a certain  calmness

  

structure on the entrance of the museum

Couldn’t take any photograph inside the museum as it was restricted . The museum is a must visit. There are so many marble statues , marble work , stone framework over the door, The Mosaic work on the ceiling of the durbar hall is priceless. Wish I could sit there all day long and stare at the ceiling. There are many paintings from different era for exhibition.

The Victoria memorial has a resemblance with the Taj Majal , Like the Taj Mahal , Victoria Memorial too is built of white makrana marble.

Somewhere , amidst all ,the beauty, history and architectural marvel  the Victoria Memorial has been forgotten. It has only became and remembered as a lovers’ spot . Most of us don’t know about the museum inside. Even if we’ve heard of it , never care to take a look inside. But once , please do visit the museum, even with your loved one. You’ll not regret it . Its a earnest and humble request .

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Great clicks. When I visited, there were crowds everywhere 🙂

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    1. Thank you. 🙂
      The place is usually crowded always. We entered just after 10am and luckily were able to avoid the congestion:)

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