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"Victoria Memorial" Victoria Memorial Tip by global-drifter

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata (Calcutta): 21 reviews and 53 photos


Victoria Memorial - At the bargain rate of 4 rupees, I am able to wander freely through the elaborate gardens that surround this beautiful monument. The building itself lies on the banks of the Hooghly river, which provides a refreshing breeze amidst the hot and humid Bengali climate. It is also one of the few places in Kolkata where there are rubbish bins, and each is a different cartoonish design. They range from sailors with bow-ties to dolphins in coitus, and are eye-catching if a little strange. Upon leaving the site, there are open paddocks with free roaming cattle and pony-wallahs selling their wares. Horse rides go for 100 rupees per hour, after hard bargaining.

Address: Queens Way Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Phone: 009133 2223 1890

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 9, 2010
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