Victoria Memorial – Kolkata (West Bengal, India)

Victoria Memorial built in the memory of Queen Victoria is an outstanding and fine piece of architecture located in Kolkata city of India. The construction of Victoria memorial was completed in 15 years starting from 1906 and ending in 1921 during the British Empire. Presently, it has been transformed into a museum.

Victoria Memorial
Victoria Memorial

The foundation stone of Victoria Memorial was laid down by Prince of Wales. The Memorial was opened to general public for the first time on 21st December 1921 after its inauguration by Duke of Windsor. Sir William Emerson was the designing architect of Victoria Memorial. The architectural style is a fusion of Mughal and European.

Victoria Memorial in Kolkata
Victoria Memorial in Kolkata

An Interesting feature of Victoria Memorial is a black bronze Angel of Victory with a bugle in her hand. The Angle of Victory is placed on the top of the dome built in the geometric center of the building. The bronze Angel of Victory is mounted on ball bearings, which results in its rotational movements during windy weather.

Victoria Memorial India Kolkata
Victoria Memorial India Kolkata

Victoria Memorial was constructed with a total expenditure of 1, 50,000,000 Indian rupees. The total area of this magnificent building is 64 acres. This museum has a collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the era of Queen Victoria and subcontinent. The collection includes paintings, weapons, maps, coins, textiles and stamps.

Victoria Memorial Culcatta
Victoria Memorial Culcata

The current Google rating of Victoria Memorial is 4.5 stars. Most of the tourists are foreigners. Visitors appreciate the white marble architecture. It is a great historical spot that serves great purpose of educating people. Victoria Memorial is without any doubt, a must see spot of Calcutta (Kolkata).

Victoria Memorial Culcutta India

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Victoria Memorial India
Victoria Memorial India

Victoria Memorial Kolkata India
Victoria Memorial Kolkata India

Victoria Memorial Kolkata Night View
Victoria Memorial Kolkata Night View

Victoria Memorial Kolkata
Victoria Memorial Kolkata

Queens Hall of Victoria Memorial
Queens Hall of Victoria Memorial

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