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Marble Palace

This is a palatial residence of North Calcutta which was built in the 19th Century and named by Lord Pinto. The beautiful residence was built by Raja Rajmohan Mullick who was the adopted son of Nilmoni Mullick. As the name suggests this building was made up of 126 varieties of Italian Marble imported overseas. This is a lavishly built structure where the descendents of Raja Mullick still reside. The whole mansion is surrounded by luxurious gardens with eccentric seating arrangements in the form of marble table tops and chairs. There are fountains and statues of mermens and mermains that are now not in very good conditions. The palace zoo does not function anymore though the aviary is still a place where birds migrate down especially during winter. As you enter the mansion you will find yourself awestruck with the beauty, grandeur and classic taste of everything. There is also a small statue of Raja Mullick near the entrance. The wooden staircases with beautiful chandeliers and huge rooms are a symbol of the lavishness of rich men during the 19th century. There is also a statue of Queen Victoria beautifully carved inside a room that was dedicated to her. All around the house you will find statues of lions spread around in different positions and also other statues including one of Christopher Columbus. There are rooms also on the first floor with billiards tables and musical instruments. Parts of the palace are inaccessible as people stay in these parts. To visit the palace you need a permission from the tourism Department one day in advance.
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Not a very popular destination because of its location, this is notoriously close to Tagore House. Previously a Royal home, a part is still a residence and the other half has been turned into a museum displaying a sprawling Private Collection. From replicas of Venuses, The Last Supper, to gigantic, ornate mirrors and ballrooms that would transport you back 200 years.