February 2018: The Victoria Memorial is located in the “city of Joy” Kolkata, Bengal, India. It was built between 1906 and 1921 in the memory of Queen Victoria, presently it is a museum and one of the best tourist attraction in Kolkata. It is a grand marble building and the several gardens and water body in the complex add value to the grandeur of the building. There is a throne seated statue of Queen Victoria in between the way to Victoria Museum Hall after entering the complex and there is a standing statue of Lord Curzon behind the Victoria Museum Hall. The statue of Angel of Victory is placed at the top of the middle tomb. The museum contains the rare collection of arms, books, paintings, coins etc. There are six galleries in the museum. The collection there is very rich. This museum has lot of thing to see and learn about. There is a statue of Sri Aurobindo at the roundabout just outside the entry of Victoria Memorial. There is no parking available in or outside the memorial complex. Many horse carriage keep waiting for the visitors for providing them ride nearby the round about. This is one of the best tourist attraction in Kolkata. Opening hours are 10 am to 5 pm all days except Monday and National Holidays. There is an option to visit only garden also and accordingly ticket can be bought from the ticket window.
Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, India
Sachin Dev Sharma
Sachin Dev Sharma is an Indian Author, Travel Reviewer & Blogger, Human Resource Professional & Founder of Popular Travel Blog Website YATRAVRIT.COM . His travelogues, travel reviews and other articles have been published in quarterly Hindi Magazine Maun Mukhar, Uttaranchal Patrika, Dainik Jagran, Trip Advisor & Yatravrit.com etc. His travelogue book "Dosti Ek Yatra" has been admired a lot by his readers. सचिन देव शर्मा एक युवा लेखक, यात्रा समीक्षक व ब्लॉगर, मानव संसाधन विशेषज्ञ एवं लोकप्रिय यात्रा ब्लॉग वेबसाइट Yatravrit.com के संस्थापक हैं। उनके यात्रावृत्तान्त, यात्रा समीक्षाएं व अन्य आलेख समय समय पर मौन मुखर, उत्तरांचल पत्रिका, दैनिक जागरण, ट्रिप एडवाइजर, यात्रावृत आदि पत्र-पत्रिकाओं व वेबसाइट्स पर प्रकाशित होते रहे हैं। उनकी यात्रावृत्तान्त पुस्तक "दोस्ती एक यात्रा" पाठकों के द्वारा खूब सराही गई। View all posts by Sachin Dev Sharma