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“must see in Kolkata” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Victoria Memorial Hall

Victoria Memorial Hall
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Private Tour: Kolkata Sightseeing Including Mother House, University of...
Ranked #3 of 203 things to do in Kolkata
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“must see in Kolkata”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Probably the biggest attraction of Kolkata (Previously Calcutta). Built during the British rule, the main idea was a replica of the Taj Mahal which the British weren't successful.
However the lush green well maintained Garden and the Museum, with its magnificent paintings, collection of weapons and also stone statues are a treat to watch. The paintings throw light on the socio-culture situation of Bengal and India in the 19th century.
The best time to visit is from December to February. The Garden is open on all days only the Museum is closed on Mondays.

Visited April 2012
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“wonderful outside, empty inside”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

this building of the british colonial time is wonderful outside, it reminds you of a little bit the taj mahal architecture but really empty and boring inside. it was also weird the presence of many armed soldiers inside, i said weird cos many of them were so bored that even fell asleep with a rifle in the hand. i got very angry with one of them for this reason.

Visited November 2011
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Kolkata
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Nice place however is usually crowded on weekends... well maintained and beautification is done properly. The lagoons in the premises are also well maintained. a souvenier shop was missing.. some day we would expect govt to provide audio tour with translator facility..

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Interesting colonial attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

the history and culture. Beautiful grounds and great to see local people visiting.

Visited January 2012
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Impressive building which looks like it'll last a thousand years. Interesting but a bit of a rambling mixture of artifacts which are probably only there because they didn't have anywhere else to put them. Nice to walk around he gardens. Didn't see one beggar so perhaps they have days off.

Visited April 2012
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