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.
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.
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
Little Russel Street
Kolkata 700 071, India
Phone: 033-22823939 / 22823940
Hotel Victerrace International
Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani
Phone: 033-24869531 / 24869532
|Address||Postal Address - Victoria Memorial Hall
1, Queen's Way, Kolkata – 700071
West Bengal. India
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tele - (+91) 033-22235142 / 1890
|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
Fax Number: (+91) 033-22485168
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