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5 Lesser Known Facts About Victoria Memorial Every Indian Should Know

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5 Lesser Known Facts About Victoria Memorial Every Indian Should Know:

  1. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata (West Bengal)

1. The Victorial Memorial Was Built Between 1906 and 1921 In The Memory Of Queen Victoria

The Victorial Memorial Was Built Between 1906 and 1921 In The Memory Of Queen Victoriasource: indiadailyphoto.com

HolidayIQ traveller Munna Prasad shares, "The monument is in the heart of the city. There is a huge huge playing ground in front of the Victoria Memorial. Horse riding is common here. It looks very beautiful from the ground through the green plants. Hooghly River is hardly 5 km far."

2. It Is A Blend Of Mughal And European Architectural Styles

It Is A Blend Of Mughal And European Architectural Stylessource: itchotels.in

HolidayIQ traveller Pratik Gore shares, "Queen Victoria's Palace is marble construction. It is mixture of Indian, British, Mughal and Egyptian artery. Best time to visit Kolkata in winter. Eden garden is opposite to this memorial, well-maintained and looks fantastic. Located in the Kolkata city. You can get there by auto, metro or local transport."

3. The Total Cost For The Construction Was 1 Crore, 5 Lakh Rupees When Completed

The Total Cost For The Construction Was 1 Crore, 5 Lakh Rupees When Completedsource: tourismandfood.com

HolidayIQ traveller Sahil Kamble shares, "It was really a brief visit to Victoria Memorial, it was not in the list initially and then some local suggested it so we did a small tour and what a lovely place it is. Definitely worth visit and recommended."

4. The Victoria Memorial Houses A Museum With Memorabilia Of Victoria And Paintings From British Era

The Victoria Memorial Houses A Museum With Memorabilia Of Victoria And Paintings From British Erasource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ traveller Arjun Pramanik shares, "The Victoria Memorial hall is one of the best constructions of India. It is a beautiful place to visit in Kolkata. The garden is a very good place for spending time in afternoon with friends. The place is a 184 ft tall edifice that was constructed on 64 acres of land. I love this place very much and I want to go there again and again. If you visit Kolkata don't forget to visit this beautiful place, must visit this place."

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5. Black Bronze Statue On The Dome Is Angel of Victory And It Rotates With The Wind

Black Bronze Statue On The Dome Is Angel of Victory And It Rotates With The Windsource: thehistoryhub.com

HolidayIQ traveller Venktesh Mohan shares, "Its beautiful, it's elegant and it's right here in Kolkata, I just loved this palace, what an example of art if those days. Still shining in the sun, superbly designed and well maintained. This is just awesome to revisit the history, definitely recommended."

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