One of the most popular tourist attractions in India, the Victoria Memorial Hall is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. The memorial was laid back in 1906 by the Prince of Wales. The Victoria memorial hall was built in the memory of Queen Victoria. Today, Victoria memorial hall is considered one of the finest art museums in Kolkata. Apart from being a memorial, the hall serves as a tribute to the success of the British Empire in India. Designed by William Emerson, the hall features Indo-Saracenic revivalist style. The style is an amalgam of British and Mughal elements. The memorial is huge in size and houses beautiful gardens which are spread over an area of 64 acres.
Victoria Memorial Hall deserves a must visit tourist attraction tag from all those who wish flip back the pages of the British era. Here you find many photos and effigies of prominent personalities who played a key role in contributing to the glory of India. People from different corners of the world visit this major tourist attraction in Kolkata.
|Entry fees of Museum||Entry fees of Garden||Hall Opening Timings||Light & Sound Show (October to February)||Light & Sound Show (March to June)|
|For Indians - Rs. 20/- (per head)||Daily ticket : Rs. 10/- per person||5:30 AM - 6:15 PM (Garden Timings)||6.15 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (Bengali)||6.45 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. (Bengali)|
|For foreigners - Rs. 200/-(per head)||Yearly ticket : Rs. 1000/-||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Museum Timings)||7.15 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (English)||7.45 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (English)|
Tickets of light sound show
Rs. 10/- and Rs.20/-. Counter opens at 12.30 p.m. (Church Gate). No advance booking. Full ticket for children above three years. No shows on Mondays, National Holidays and Holi and between July to September.