Birla TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: 29, Ashutosh Chowdary Ave, Ballygunge, Opposite Ballygunge Post Office, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019 , India
- Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Birla Temple - Review
Even if you are not a devotee of Radha Krishna, the Birla temple is a sanctuary of calm and peace. The Bhajans resonate positive vibrations in your ears and the hymns touch your spiritual chords. Architecturally too, the temple seems like a masterpiece made by highly skilled craftsmen. If crowds are any judge of the popularity of a temple, the Birla Temple is one of the most famous in Kolkata.
How To reach Birla Temple by Public Transport
- Tram no 25, 26, 26/17 to Ballygunge Post Office Railway Station.
- Bus AC-17, S-2B, S-19 to Ballygunge bus stop.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Birla Temple
95% of people who visit Kolkata include Birla Temple in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
59.44% of people start their Birla Temple visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Birla Temple
90.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Birla Temple
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Birla Temple, Kolkata Reviews
Birla Temple is a glowing structure that adorns the streets of Kolkata and is a shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. An imposing structure amalgamating traditional style of architecture with modern reflections, the temple is the perfect specimen of craftsmanship and engineering genius. The construction of this splendid edifice began in the year 1970 and after meticulous work spanning over 26 years, it reached its completion on 21st February 1996.
Birla Mandir is a peaceful place. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to enter and come out. Good to know: You will be asked to switch off your mobile phones while going inside. There is a separate counter to leave your footwear. We were asked to submit the umbrella which we were having in hand at the same footwear counter. Any handbags will be thoroughly checked by the security. We reached the temple around 4.20 PM and we had to wait for ten minutes for the temple to open (they re-open by 4.30 PM after closing in the noon)
Birla Mandir is about 22 years old Mandir made of Marble stone, including the Gods and Goddesses. The ideal time to visit this Mandir is at the evening when sandhya arati takes place. This is perfect place to come sit and relax after a long day, it calms down your mind and freshens your mood. There are some restrictions in the Mandir like you cannot carry any bags inside, so it's better not to take any when visiting the Mandir. There's a place under the Mandir where shoes can be kept though. And photography or any usage of mobile phones is strictly prohibited here. Also if you are willing to sit in the Mandir anywhere just make sure you are facing the main Mandir and not turning your back to it. P.S. Don't miss the chandeliers and the architecture and design of the Mandir... They are the greatest attractions after the finely crafted marble idols.
Very good place but such strange timings. It never opens at 5am and strangely likewise never opens in the second half at 4pm. During active day hours it's closed when most of the visitors would like to come to the place. Anyways that is more for the management to think of.... Place is good and just like other Birla Mandirs
Its has a huge and intricately designed sanctum. One can sit here and feel peaceful. The idols are also beautiful. Only thing is that you are not allowed entry with a bag.