Victoria Memorial- Famous Tourist place of Kolkata
Bengal is a place where a number of tourist spots and religious places are present. These places are center of attraction for the people of Bengal as well as people from all over India come to these places to get mental peace and for fun. One such place is Victoria Memorial. In this article I will discuss everything in detail about Victoria Memorial at Kolkata including its main attractions.
Victoria Memorial attracts a number of tourists from all over the India throughout the year. The place got its name after the name of the Queen Victoria of United Kingdom and empress of India. The place is also known as Victoria Memorial hall. It is lust like a museum and has a collection of huge number of unique items. The place has its own charms and noe of the favorite destinations of tourists.
Design and construction of Victoria memorial
The credit for the Design of Victoria memorial goes to Sir William Emerson. It has been built in the Indo-Saracenic style. It is also influenced by the Mughal design and a number of mughal elements had also been added. The design of the garden at Victoria memorial was given by Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain.. The foundation stone was set up in the the year 1906. It was however inaugurated in the year 1921. The dimensions of the Victoria memorial hall are 338 feet (103 m) by 228 feet (69 m) and height is 184 feet (56 m).
Use of Victoria memorial hall in Kolkata
At present Victoria memorial hall is a very popular museum . It displays a number of items showing the presence of british in India. The place has become a medium for people to know about the british rulers of that time. There are also paintings of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert which show various parts and incidents of their lifes. In 1947 a national leaders gallery was also added here containing pictures and information about the leaders of India who helped to get freedom. You will also find the fascinating are oil paintings and portraits of Queen Victoria and her marriage with Prince Albert in the year 1840 at Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace at this place.