The Victoria Memorial

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  • Address: 1 Queen's Way, Kolkata, India
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 200 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Memorial, Family And Kids

The Victoria memorial is a glorious reminder of India’s colonial past and it’s present obsession of all things western. Even so, it has assimilated well in Kolkata’s mind and soul; it is now also part of their pride. A gorgeous marble building houses a museum and various exhibitions that enlighten the visitor with Kolkata’s colonial history. The statues of King George V and Queen Victoria are stately and frankly a bit out of place in this era where Victoria memorial has become more about Kolkata than a tribute to the Queen.

A beautiful monument of Colonial Era that still adorns a part of Kolkata and serves as an interesting tourist attraction. While The Victoria Memorial Ticket Prices varies for locals and foreigners, The Victoria Memorial Ticket Cost remain same for all. Don’t forget to visit the museum while you are at it. The entry to museum is free with The Victoria Memorial Tickets. Buy Tickets for The Victoria Memorial and spend some nice time indulging in the remnants of the past. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kolkata itinerary 5 days.

  • Photography is not allowed.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Wheelchair access is available.

  • Indians: INR 20
  • Free for school children up to Class XII in uniform and Army personnel in uniform.
  • Garden ticket: INR 10
  • Light and sound show ticket: INR 10 and INR 20

Light and Sound show:

  • October to February: 6.15 pm to 7.00 pm(Bengali), 7.15 pm to 8.00 pm (English)
  • March to June: 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm (Bengali), 7.45 pm to 8.30 pm (English)

Garden timings:

  • March to September: 5.30 am to 6.15 pm
  • October to February: 5.45 am to 5.30 pm
  • Gardens are open all days.

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  • Metro Kavi Subhash: Noapara to Rabindra Sadan
  • Bus no: AC-12, AC-20, AC-44, C-11, C-20, E-7/1, S-39A, S-45 to Exide stop

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  • The Victoria Memorial Address: 1 Queen's Way, Kolkata, India
  • The Victoria Memorial Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • The Victoria Memorial Price: 200 INR
  • Best time to visit The Victoria Memorial(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Victoria Memorial: 02:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Memorial_(India)
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  • 95% of people who visit Kolkata include The Victoria Memorial in their plan

  • 67.48% of people start their The Victoria Memorial visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Victoria Memorial

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

94.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Victoria Memorial

People normally club together Indian Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral while planning their visit to The Victoria Memorial.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • 1)In Hindi; जनवरी 1 9 01 में, क्वीन विक्टोरिया की मृत्यु पर, केडलस्टन के पहले बैरन कर्जन (बाद में केडलेस्टन के पहले मार्क्सेज़ कर्ज़न को बनाया गया), भारत के तत्कालीन वाइसराय ने एक उपयुक्त स्मारक के निर्माण का सुझाव दिया। लॉर्ड कर्ज़न ने एक भव्य निर्माण का प्रस्ताव दिया एक संग्रहालय और बगीचों के साथ इमारत। प्रिंस ऑफ वेल्स, बाद में किंग जॉर्ज वी ने 4 जनवरी 1906 को नींव रखी, और औपचारिक रूप से 1921 में जनता के लिए खोला गया। 1912 में, विक्टोरिया मेमोरियल के निर्माण से पहले राजा जॉर्ज वी ने कलकत्ता से नई दिल्ली में भारत की राजधानी के हस्तांतरण की घोषणा की। इस प्रकार, विक्टोरिया मेमोरियल का निर्माण राजधानी के बजाय एक प्रांतीय शहर में किया गया था। 2)In Bangla; 1901 সালের জানুয়ারি মাসে রানী ভিক্টোরিয়ার মৃত্যুতে, কেডলস্টনের প্রথম ব্যারন কারজন (পরবর্তীতে কেডলস্টনের প্রথম ম্যাক্যুজেস কারজন তৈরি করেছিলেন), তখন ভারতের ভাইসরয়, একটি উপযুক্ত স্মৃতিস্তম্ভ নির্মাণের পরামর্শ দেন। লর্ড কারজন একটি জাদুঘর এবং বাগান নিয়ে একটি বিশাল ভবন নির্মাণের প্রস্তাব দেন। প্রিন্স অফ ওয়েলস, পরবর্তীকালে রাজা জর্জ ভি, 1906 সালের 4 জানুয়ারি ভিত্তি প্রস্তর স্থাপন করেন এবং 19২1 সালে এটি আনুষ্ঠানিকভাবে জনসাধারণের জন্য উন্মুক্ত করা হয়। 191২ সালে ভিক্টোরিয়া মেমোরিয়াল নির্মাণ শেষ হয়ে গেলে, কিং জর্জ ভি কলকাতা থেকে নয়া দিল্লিতে ভারত রাজধানীর স্থানান্তর ঘোষণা করেন। এভাবে, ভিক্টোরিয়া মেমোরিয়ালটি রাজধানীর পরিবর্তে একটি প্রাদেশিক শহর যা হবে তাতে নির্মিত হয়েছিল। 3)In English; In January 1901, on the death of Queen Victoria,The 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston (later created The 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston), the then Viceroy of India, suggested the creation of a fitting memorial. Lord Curzon proposed the construction of a grand building with a museum and gardens.The Prince of Wales, later King George V, laid the foundation stone on 4 January 1906, and it was formally opened to the public in 1921.In 1912, before the construction of the Victoria Memorial was finished, King George V announced the transfer of the capital of India from Calcutta to New Delhi. Thus, the Victoria Memorial was built in what would be a provincial city rather than a capital.

  • I like the place best during monsoon. It is one of the best places bang in the middle of a busy and crowded city. One can just come and sit either on the lawns or on one of the benches and gaze all around and enjoy the nature. The Victoria memorial stands in its splendour, looks beautiful from any angle, from a distance. The silhouette of the memorial is at its best when viewed or captured in a camera at daybreak or at dusk.

  • Personally like this place. Very spacious outside as well as inside the building. Architect of this building is fantastic. See the way it's designed, structure & painting... it's grand. You may need to engage someone that really know the history of India to explain to you, then you find it interesting.

  • A very beautiful place.. The palace was made by stone and those stone was some hundred years ago.. But it looks like new.. Queen Victoria was the leader of those time. Many historical things are gathering here. The outside garden is just awesome.

  • I love this place. This place has historical touch which will make your heart feel great. Victoria Memorial is also very clean and the official staffs are all friendly! Anyone who wants to learn more about India and the British rule can find this place a perfect location. Even many tourists come here as a regular basis to enjoy the beauty of this place and also to learn the emphasizing knowledge of the history. This is the most popular place and in Kolkata, the city of joy. I hope you all guys will tour this place as everyone wants to go to place which has historical and cultural inheritance. Thank you!

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