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Victoria Memorial Hall

victoria memorial hall in kolkata
Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata

Victoria Memorial Hall is dedicated to the Queen of United Kingdom, Victoria. She was also the Empress of India during British rule from 1876 to 1901. After her death in 1901, Lord Curzon who was the Viceroy of that moment in India, had decided to build a memorial hall for Queen Victoria. the construction of the builind was st ared in 1906 and it was completed in 1921.

The Victoria Memorial hall is the most beutiful construction during the British Raj in India. it was constructed by Lord Curzon, the President of the British Institute of Architects, in 1921. It is just like a museum and you will found here lots of memorabilia relating to Queen Victoria and a Royal Gallery housing a number of portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Husband of Victoria) and paintings illustrating their lives.

Architecture of Victoria Memorial

The building was designed by the architect Sir William Emerson and the Garden in front of the building were designed by Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain. Victoria Memorial hall was totally made of with huge white marble, named, Makrana from the western state of India Rajasthan.

Basically the architecture is mixture of British and Mughal architecture. The Memorial hall is placed on an area of 64 acres in Kolkata and the main building is covering an area of 338 ft by 228 ft with maximum height of 170 feet. This historical architecture is one of the finest monuments during colonial rules and it remain totally unchanged still today.

Hotels around Victoria Memorial

You will get some suitable Hotels, accommodations and restaurants around Victoria Memorial. Some major of these are given bellow.

Astoria Hotel Kolkata
Near Park Street Metro
Phone: 033-22261230 / 22529679

Lindsay Hotel Kolkata
Opposite to new market, Lindsay Street
Phone: 033 22522237 / 22522238

Hotel Kenilworth
Little Russel Street
Kolkata 700 071, India
Phone: 033-22823939 / 22823940

Hotel Victerrace International
Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani
Phone: 033-24869531 / 24869532

Basic Info of Victoria Memorial

Country India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
District Kolkata
Address Postal Address - Victoria Memorial Hall
1, Queen's Way, Kolkata – 700071
West Bengal. India

E-mail : victomem@cal2.vsnl.net.in
Tele - (+91) 033-22235142 / 1890
STD Code 033
Route Nearest Airport - Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (locally called as Dumdum Airport)
Circuler Ralway Station - B.B.D. Bag Railway Station located approximately 1.4 km away from Victoria memorial.
Metro Ralway Station - Maidan or Park Street Metro Railway station. You can hire a taxi or travel by bus to reach Victoria Memorial from these stations.
Best time to visit Any Time
Attractions Architectural excellence and beautiful carved design in the shape with white Makrana marble.
Clothing Summer Season - Light Cottan
Winter Season - Light Woolen
Fooding Rice (Vaat), Dal, Fish - Hilsa, Katla, Misti (sweets) - Rasogolla, Sondesh, Laddu and many more.
Language Bengali (main language), Hindi and English
Climate Summer Season - vary from 25°C to 45°C
Winter Season - Minimum temperature 10°C
Tour Spots near by Victoria Memorial Fort William, Eden Gardens Stadium, Birla Planetarium, Howrah Bridge, Marble Palace, Nicco Park, Saheed Minar, National Library, Botanical Gardens, Science City, MP Birla Planetarium, Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) and Alipur Zoo.
Restrictions There have no restrictions for visitors in Victoria Memorial.
Geographical characteristic The location where Victoria Memorial situated is plain and metropolitan area.
Police Station Lâl Bazar Police Station
42, C.R Avenue, Kolkáta-700069
Telephone : 033-22143230
Open Days Every Day except Mondays and Public Holydays
Visiting Hours Victoria Memorial Hall : 10 am to 5 pm
Victoria Gardens : 5.30 am to 7 pm
Entry fees Victoria Hall - 10 Rupees (for Indians) and 150 Rupees (for foreigners)
Victoria Gardens - 4 Rupees.

N.B. Free for school children up to 12 years in uniform and Army personnel in uniform
Enquiry Tourism Centre (Kolkâta)
3/2, B.B.D. Bag (East), Kolkáta - 700001

Phone Numbers:
(+91) 033-44012659/60/61/62/65
(+91) 033-22437260

Fax Number: (+91) 033-22485168
E-mail : vistwestbengal@yahoo.co.in