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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 Get To 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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Address: Dharmtalla bus stop, Dufferin Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069

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  • One good place in the Kolkata Metropolis to hang around with friends or family for some time in the twilight. In the evening the entire Minar gets illuminated with with a band of various colours lighting adding a breeze of thrill in the surrounding. On special occasions and events, the theme of lighting changes to match the climax. To sum up, it's a nice and unique feeling to be here in the region during the evening!

  • i really loved this, as i went there in dark evening it was continously lighting different colors. Big field with many couples and guardians enjoying bhelpuri, icecream and many more.

  • Shôhid Minar 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

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  • Formerly octarloney monument.Contrusted to commemorate Nepal victory by Octarloney.In 1969 name changed to SHAHID MINAR(Martyrs' monument).At Esplanade area in Kolkata.

  • Historical place. The Shahid Minar gets illuminated in the evening which provides for a mesmerising view.

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