Best time to visit11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open hours10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (park and museum timings), 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (light and sound show), museum closed on Sundays, Mondays and Government holidays
Things to doMuseum tours, picnics, photography, light and sound show
BudgetRs 10 for Indians, Rs 150 for foreigners
Best MonthsAll year
Contact91 33 2223 1890
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends, Couples
Rank3 out of 199 attractions in Kolkata
The Marble Memorial is a popular attraction in the whole world and people who come to Kolkata make sure they visit this place. The beautiful marble marble monument is built in Indo- Saracenic style with a blend of Mughal style opf architecture. This is also a symbol of British victory in India. The foundation was laid down in 1906 by the Prince of Wales and the building was built in the memory of Queen Victoria and also named after her. The memorial houses a beautiful museum which is also one of the most prominent if you want to know about the British Era. The whole complex covers a huge area and is surrounded by beautiful gardens which is also a popular picnic destination. Inside the museum you find photographs of people who had contributed in some way or the other towards the development of the state as well as the country. There are also a number of ancient artworks and weapons inside the museum. The light and sound show in the evenings is nerve wrecking as the sound of the British armies walking past behind you thrills you and the light work is done inside the memorial. It is like a time travel and is a place where people of all ages can enjoy.
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Reviews of Victoria Memorial Hall • 14
1) Victoria Memorial -Built in the earlier part of the 20th century, as a memoir and symbol of gratitude to the queen "Her Majesty Queen Victoria", this piece of magnificent architecture and the aura it has, is surely going to impress you. It was constructed using White marble all over, and while there's a lot of history associated with this building (which you can obviously google), the best part about this building (which I used to love as a child), is a black fairy just at top of the mausoleum, and which is visible from a distance. There's a huge park surrounding the monument, and the timings of the park is 10 am- 5 pm , you can spend a pleasant evening with friends,family and kids, or can even have a sort of picnic in the winters. Not to mention the Tonga rides, which take you for a 20 minute ride at a very minimal price.
Victoria Memorial: The beautiful structure is made of White Marble which will take you back to the British Era. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest buildings in India which has picturesque views in every direction. The city's history is beautifully exhibited on the inside. It remains closed on Mondays and there is a light and sound show in Winter evenings.
The next morning we headed straight to the Victoria Memorial, a visual delight in Indo-Saracenic Revivalist style made from white Makhrana marble. The monument dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria is distinctly European with a formidable collection of paintings and artifacts. The first half of the day was spent absorbing and assimilating the unparalleled historic wealth of a city that has somewhat lost its past glory. By noon we vacated our room at Hotel Lindsay and checked into Hotel Eastern Plaza on VIP road, close to the airport. Moving from the ancient quarters steeped in antiquity to the urbanized half of the city was a long leap. The former sported an old world charm that was lost upon the modern aura of the newer half. Post lunch, we visited Science City, the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent and a distinguished landmark in post-independent Kolkata. Later that evening we caught up with an ex-colleague of Azal's at a nearby mall that had not yet come out of the festive mood of Christmas and New Year. The chit-chatting continued over dinner at her cozy little apartment where we hogged on authentic Kolkata biriyani from Arsalan and guzzled some chilled beer.
As soon as I arrived in the city of joy, I had an unnerving experience with the Ola cab driver. I managed to see and admire Victoria's Memorial, anyhow, on my way and met my friends at the arranged accommodation. It was a budget travel so my friend and I decided to stay at a PG facility in Bhawanipore. There I met a common friend who is a resident of Kolkata and she took it upon herself to make our experience in Kolkata worth cherishing! We went for lunch at 6th Ballygunj - Flavours of Kolkata and I was simply left in awe of the place! From the food to the tastefully done interiors, everything shouted 'Bengal' in that place and the start of our trip couldn't have been better!
to victoria memorial and you know what we didfound a good shaded tree and slept for 2 hoursI was like I am living this day from many many years, it was 5pm by now, aur fir bhaagte bhaagte hum memorial me gayeMy friend told "Yaar bus aisa hi ghar ho apna to"
Made of white marble. It gives a great deal of knowledge about the British History.
As a kid, I always wanted to travel to Kolkata alone, and start my day with visiting the glorified Victoria Memorial at the time when the first ray falls on the spectacular monument. The gardens were well trimmed, and the look of the place - SPELL BOUNDING. Nostalgia train had left its station. And there are more halts to come.
The regality of Bongs.
This large building of marble was built between 1906 - 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. The building is surrounded by lush green gardens. It is now a museum and a tourist destination. Visitors have to pay the fees to enter the building. Inside the building, one can see the British India memorabilia - the large collection of oil paintings by famous artists of that period.
A gaze into the history of British India. It also has a museum which has some exquisite oil paintings and a lot of extra artifacts.
Victoria Memorial is the world renown curator, known to have preserved and properly described the British Raj from the beginning to the end. With an art gallery of artists who've been to Africa to painting by artists of every important event, this place is bound to take you back to the 19th and 20th Century. Also, the park around the museum is beautifully maintained. Though Kolkata tops the charts of being The Most Polluted City in India, these places seems to contradict this fact.
A museum and a seat of history. Then walk along to visit the Indian Museum, the Government Art College and Birla Planetarium.
White in Color stands tall with beautiful carving along with greenery, Victoria Memorial Hall. it is huge in size. Surroundings of this Hall was full of greenery were couples and families comes and enjoyed themselves under the shades of Trees. Inside this Hall there are some historic stories. It is like Museum. As i don't have the inside clicks becoz photography is strictly prohibited.
One of the most famous landmarks in Kolkata, Victoria Memorial is another piece of historic architecture left behind by the British. The memorial lies on the grounds next to the arterial Hooghly and is almost as famous for its flamboyant gardens as it is for its imposing, stark-white façade.