Shaheed Minar, Kolkata

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

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.

Shaheed Minar Information

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

How To reach Shaheed Minar by Public Transport

  • 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.

Restaurants Near Shaheed Minar

  • Dominoes
  • KFC
  • Aaheli

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Things to Know Before Visiting Shaheed Minar

  • 60.94% of people who visit Kolkata include Shaheed Minar in their plan

  • 49.23% of people start their Shaheed Minar visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shaheed Minar

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

90.32% 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

Shaheed Minar, Kolkata Reviews

  • Historical place. Good ambience. A vast open space appears suddenly with a magnificent structure in the heart of the crowded noisy daily humdrums of the city. It looks awesome at night.

  • An evening visit to this place lands you in a mysterious and gloomy environment with the colourfully lit monument standing tall amidst the dark. The lighting may please you. It's a great place to spend some time, and relish in the presence of one of the most famous monuments of eastern India. However, it's a request not to litter this place and its surroundings. People throw waste products indiscriminately here and there, which is a very painful experience to the heart. Such a monument should not face such plight.

  • The Shaheed Minar is located at Esplanade in central Kolkata in the north east facet of the Maidan the tower is 48 metres (157 ft) high. It has a foundation based on the Egyptian style.The column is a combination of styles with a classical fluted column, a Syrian upper portion, and a Turkish dome. It has two balconies at the top. The top floor of the minar is accessible by a serpentine staircase, a total of 223 steps.

  • The position and maintenance is great. As its height is great, it is visible from any place in dharmatala esplanade. Seat available here for seating here with free of cost. Its also a meeting point for people because of its visibility from anywhere in dharmatala...

  • its a great place which remind us that we established our mother tongue(bengali) by sacrificing lives and blood.

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