Victoria Memorial Hall
Victoria Memorial Hall
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • postpics
    Doha, Qatar35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History
    Victoria Memorial The white elephant stands tall, amist green pastural surroundings. Lush green garden and lake enhance the beauty of the place. Made by the British East India company is magnificent in its own self. The beauty of the humongous structure is striking at first sight . Inside is mesmerising with the art of great artists and the statue of Empress Victoria. A must visit place for history and art lovers.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Ankita152014
    New Delhi, India53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit in Kolkata
    If you are in Kolkata you cannot miss a visit to this place. It is massive with a total area of 62 acres. Amazing gardens and the property is made of the same marbles as Taj Mahal. Just one tip not to visit on Mondays. The building is closed. But you can walk around the garden area on that day. It also has a beautiful lake with ducks. And the street food outside is amazing. Do try the Bhel Puri
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Sonal Agarwal
    Bengaluru, India47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    largest monument to a monarch anywhere in the world
    I was amazed by its beauty and grandeur. The entire white marble building stands in the middle of a lush green garden, surrounded by fountains and statues. The memorial has art galleries where one can see beautiful and old art pieces. They have displayed portraits, coins, pillars, arches and sculptures. You can also some of the personal belongings of Queen Victoria which were used by her. It is one of the landmark and signature locations of the City of Joy Kolkata. It is a must-visit place for all. It represents majestic British architecture. There is a huge park inside and it takes around 1.5 hours to visit the whole palace. One can spend time sitting in the park with the family and kids. The ticket price is 30 (keep a change) and weekdays are less crowded. Ticket Counter closed at 5 PM. There is availability of drinking water inside. In the evening, they also have a half an hour light show which starts at 6.30 pm and the ticket price is 100 per person. The ticket window opens at 6 p.m.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, United Kingdom5,908 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Certainly impressive whatever your views on the Raj
    I was thinking a statue to Victoria - wasn't expecting this. Yes, there is a statue to Victoria in the grounds but the white marble building accompanying it is so over the top. Apparently made in the same marble as the Taj Mahal. You can wander around some of the rooms and there are displays. Our guide who was Indian did explain about the mixed feelings of something so grand celebrating Victoria and the Raj. He did say though, you need to balance out the good and the bad of Victoria's Empire. Can't help but be impressed though with the building and the gardens.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 December 2023
  • cutelady Baluch
    Muscat Governorate, Oman1,777 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Victoria during British India
    117 years old. .. Victoria memorial Entrance fees for only garden is 20 INR and if include the museum inside then it's 30 INR Beautifull marble palace with huge garden and lake. Inside the museum there is Queen Victoria's Statue and the story of the Indian revolution during British India And many other things Worth to visit
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 December 2023
  • skdel2016
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the must see place at City of Joy
    A majestic white marble edifice situated in the middle of 64 acres of sprawling gardens, dominating the centre of the Kolkata, Made of Makrana marbles.The Victoria Memorial is a large marble monument on the Maidan in Central Kolkata, having its entrance on the Queen's Way. It was built between 1906 and 1921 by the Government of India. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria, the Empress of India from 1876 to 1901. It is famous for its british architecture, Museum and paintings. Garden has European style with pond and benches makes an ideal place to spend some time. A must place to visit. Museum is closed on Monday so check before going.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,501 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning.
    Beautiful building and gardens. You can pay to just enter the main gardens or for an extra cost the museum as well. Huge grounds but stunning. Definitely take a walk around this stunning monument made entirely of white marble. Very busy!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Aruna D
    Pomona, New York12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Engish Garden and Story of Queen Victoria's Subjects.
    If you know and understand the Indian history and it's "Raj" this will show you. Example 1860's. Paitung, Jaipur Maharaja rides with Prince of Wales at the front of procession. 1900's Curzon and his wife are in the front. Clive statue is in one room, he defeated India in 1790,'s and rest is history of Queen Victoria's Subjects.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 January 2024
  • texas6006
    Texas130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get the free guided tour
    It is a memorial to Queen Victoria who had never even visited India! Beautiful building that the architect was influenced by Taj Mahal (used same source of marble) and Parthenon in Greece with the curved pillars, etc. You will get a nice free tour if you go ask for the guide. Getting a ticket at the entrance is a whole another story. You have to be part of the mob at the ticket counter elbowing your way. Some things never change in India.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 January 2024
  • John
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    fdf
    , epitomizing Kolkata's rich history. Its exquisite blend of British and Mughal influences mesmerizes visitors. The sprawling gardens and striking marble structure create an aura of grandeur, offering a serene escape. A must-visit for anyone seeking a glimpse into Kolkata's regal past
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 February 2024
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Nigel D
Worcester, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Really enjoyed my visit. The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained.
I didn’t go inside to the museum - much too hot.
The pool areas were cooling and well planted.
Written 19 April 2024
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SSDelhi
New Delhi, India127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Strongly recommend the sound and light show. Its a monument you wouldnt want to miss when in Kolkata. Been there on a weekday, and it was still bustling with visitors.
Written 18 April 2024
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,878 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Solo
Not knowing what to expect prior to my visit, other than that I wanted to see it based on a TripAdvisor recommendation, it was spectacular to wander around... So glad to have visited.
Written 16 April 2024
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Ramon Club Inn
Kolkata (Calcutta), India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A great experience which I will not forget in my life. A must visit place to visit if you are looking to explore best places in Kolkata
Written 11 April 2024
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regi g
Salem District, India120 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
very underwhelming , the pictures we had seen were great and we thought that inside too there will be a lot to see - but the inside is just a hall , nothing great
Written 16 March 2024
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Sangeeta Shah
Mumbai, India802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Victoria Memorial, is one of the most famous landmarks in Kolkata. It’s a greatest heritage, majestic and largest monument to a monarch anywhere in the world with impressive architecture. It was built in remembrance of queen Victoria on 4 January 1906, at Kolkata and was opened to the general public on 21 December, 1921.
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*The surrounding green lawn looks splendid around the white marbled palace. The garden is open from 5:30 am to 6:15 pm on all days. It has Wheelchair accessible entry. The entry fee for the garden is ₹10, ₹100 for monthly and ₹1,000 for yearly for senior citizen morning walkers and ₹2000 for regular morning walkers. There’s water reservoir beside garden where you can sit for a calm atmosphere. Toilet facility avilable here for Ladis & Gents. You can take food inside the garden area but it’s not allowed inside the museum. Photography is allowed in the garden. It’s opened every day
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*If you wish to go inside the monument, the entry fee is ₹20 per person for Indians and Rs. 200 for foreigners. School children up to class 12 in uniform are free along with Army personnel in uniform. It’s a short 1 - 2 hour visit, preferably done in the morning around 11 AM or so. There’s a good cloak room facility in both the gates of victorial memorial, where you can store your luggage and baggage there. The museum inside offers a fascinating glimpse into India's colonial history by displaying India's freedom fighters and their struggle. The audio guide enhances the experience. Photography is prohibited inside the museum. The museum will remain open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday. On Mondays the Gallery is closed.
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*Victoria Memorial holds a light and sound show of 45 minutes called as Son-et-Lumiere around 6:30pm in the evening, in Bengali and English for which you need to buy the ticket separately, are held here every day. The fee for the Light and Sound Show is Rs. 10 for kids and Rs. 20 for adults. The ticket is sold from the ticket counter from 12:30 pm. This interesting show does not showcase on Monday, Holi festival, national holidays and also remains closed from July to September.
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*Overall, a splendid place for history enthusiasts and a picturesque spot for a leisurely stroll.
Written 12 March 2024
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jameslingam
Kolkata (Calcutta), India20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Sharing u will not have the feeling it only information... Come and see, feel the experience.. what a lovely place Victoria will tell you the story of Calcutta....
Written 11 March 2024
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Kiran B
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This monument is not to be missed. It was build to commemorate queen victoria to rival the taj mahel. The ground was beautiful mentained and is worth viewing at any time
Written 3 March 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This monument is apparently the largest monument in the world that is dedicated to a monarch. The monarch being our dear Queen Victoria, the Queen of U.K and Empress of India. The monument is large because it’s the size of a palace. The building is a mix of Victorian and Indo-Islamic architecture, the most prominent features are the central dome and subsidiary domes at the corners of the building. The memorial hall contains a white marble statue of a young Victoria, holding the imperial sceptre and staff.

The building is now partly a museum with galleries for paintings and a large exhibition hall dedicated to the Indian independence struggle.
Written 2 March 2024
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John
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
, epitomizing Kolkata's rich history. Its exquisite blend of British and Mughal influences mesmerizes visitors. The sprawling gardens and striking marble structure create an aura of grandeur, offering a serene escape. A must-visit for anyone seeking a glimpse into Kolkata's regal past
Written 13 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Victoria Memorial Hall admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 3,077.95, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 2,007.36 per person.


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