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Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

This astounding marble building is probably the most impressive colonial structure in India. It was built to commemorate Queen Victoria and only completed in 1921, after 20 years of solid work. Inside is a fascinating museum of Indian history, including some wonderful sculptures. The monument is situated on 64 acres of land, which includes lakes, gardens and walking paths.

Address: Queen's Way, Central Kolkata
Opening Time: Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4:30pm. Sound-and-Light show: 7:15pm (October to February), and 7:45pm (March to June). Closed on Sundays, Mondays and national holidays.
Admission: Monument: Rs. 150; Sound-and-Light show: Rs. 20

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