Shaheed MinarCurrently Open
- 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
Shaheed Minar - Review
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.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shaheed Minar
95% of people who visit Kolkata include Shaheed Minar in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
32.19% of people start their Shaheed Minar visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shaheed Minar
94.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shaheed Minar
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Shaheed Minar, Kolkata Reviews
Iconic Kolkata Monument. Situated near Esplanade Metro Station. It's a very well known hangout place in the Maidan area. Here you can hangout for hours. There are benches for sitting.Enjoy the light show at the evening.
A landmark of Dharmatala/Esplanade also for Kolkata. A great hangout place. A good decorated place. Near Esplanade metro station.
শহীদ মিনার Shôhid Minar; formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument is a monument in Kolkata that 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.
The Shaheed Minar (Bengali: শহীদ মিনার Shôhid Minar; English: Martyrs' Monument), formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument (Bengali: অক্টারলোনি মনুমেন্ট), is a monument in Kolkata that 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. 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[clarification needed]. 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 Gandhi and his family.
Shaheed Minar, popularly called the “Monument” is a prominent landmark of Kolkata. Formerly it is known as the Ochterlony Monument. The architecture of this monument is inspired from the famous kutub minar. You can view sunset peacefully and after twilight you can see the beautiful lights projected in the shaheed minar tower, the surrounding garden is also very beautifull. Nearest metro station is Esplanade.
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