The city of Kolkata has many glorious monuments and buildings but none acts as perfect a reminder of the British Raj as the Victoria Memorial does! Famous and beautiful, this enormously huge white-marble museum is situated on a land of 64 acres and was built between 1906 and 1921. Further, tourists here can find a vast collection of remnants from the British period in India.
Victoria Memorial is an iconic structure and perhaps one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. It looks dazzling during the day and mesmerizing at night drawing tourists, artists and those interested in taking a peek into the rich slice of Indian history. Located by the banks of Hooghly River, it is now a museum, this structure is basically a memorial to Queen Victoria.
The Victoria Memorial is truly a landmark building and holds a place of pride in the history of Indian architecture. A visit here lets tourists enjoy a big assortment of oil paintings and water colors by some of well-known European artists. From the dagger of Tipu Sultan to a cannon from the battle of Plassey to rare books dating back to 1870 – a lot of valuable collections are available here.