Shaheed Minar

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  • Address: Dharmtalla bus stop, Dufferin Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture

The Shahid Minar is located at Esplanade in central Kolkata, towering 48 m (157 ft) high. It has a foundation based on the Egyptian style. Offering bird’s eye views of Kolkata, the two balconies at the top of this Minar are privy to some spectacular scenery. Unfortunately, a visitor needs police permission to get up top and the process is quite lengthy and tedious. Even so, a visit to this attraction is warranted just to see the unique architectural influences of the structure.

  • Visitors are not allowed to go upstairs without appropriate permissions.

  • Bus no C-20, E-7/1, E-7, S-11, T-AC-1 to Espalande Bus stop.
  • Trams 1, 5, 6, 8, 12/1, 12/7, 14, 16, 17, 29, 36 to Esplanade Tram Depot.

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  • Shaheed Minar Address: Dharmtalla bus stop, Dufferin Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069, India
  • Shaheed Minar Timing: 24-hrs
  • Shaheed Minar Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shaheed Minar(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shaheed Minar: 00:30 Mins
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  • 54.4% of people who visit Kolkata include Shaheed Minar in their plan

  • 54.17% of people start their Shaheed Minar visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shaheed Minar

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

94.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shaheed Minar

People normally club together Howrah Bridge and The Victoria Memorial while planning their visit to Shaheed Minar.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Nice place but could have been maintain in so many other efficient ways... Needs to clean the place...

  • On 9 August 1969 it was rededicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom movement and renamed the "Shaheed Minar," which means "martyrs' monument" in both Bengali and Hindi, by the then United Front Government in memory of the martyrs of the Indian independence movement. The present government has decided to illuminate the tower during evenings and allow visitors to the top. The last people to have been up there were former governor Gopal Krishna Gandhiand his famil

  • Beautiful environment on a city beside dharmatala Central Bus traminal and another one have Babu Ghat Central Bus stand.

  • The vast field to the south of Shaheed Minar, is known as the Shaheed Minar Maidan or the Brigade Ground. It has a history of being the site of political rallies and fairs.The first political meeting on the ground was presided over by Rabindranath Tagore to condemn the killing of a youth in Hijli by the British in 1931.The central bus terminus of the city is around the monument. Good place to click picture

  • Shaheed Minar is a monument in Kolkatathat was erected in 1828 in memory of Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful defense of Delhi against the Marathas in 1804 and the victory of the East India Company’s armed forces over the Gurkhas in the Anglo-Nepalese War. The monument was constructed in his memory. It was designed by J. P. Parker and paid for from public funds.

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