Monuments in Kolkata
Some of the famous monuments in Kolkata are:
Important Facts About Shaheed Minar:
Type : Monument
Location : Kolkata Maidan
Address :11,Rani Rashmoni Avenue
Kolkata,West Bengal, India
Height :48 m (157 ft)
Important Facts About Fort William :Address: Khidirpur Rd, Kolkata, WB
Type : Fortress , garrisoned and armoured Army Headquarters.
Controlled by:Indian Army
Marble PalaceMarble Palace is one of the famous monuments at Kolkata which speaks of the grand old days of the British Empire. The mansion is famous for its beautiful marble walls and floors, huge lawn and magnificent interiors with which it has been adorned.
Built for residential purposes, by Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835, this wonderful mansion is still used by his heirs. As the palace is privately owned, one has to obtain a pass from the West Bengal Tourist office, 24 hours prior to the time of entry.
Important Facts About Marble Palace:Location: 46, Muktaram Babu Street,
Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007
Timings:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Note:Marble Palace is open from 10am to 4pm on all days except Mondays and Thursdays.)
Phone:033 2269 3310
Raj BhavanRaj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal. Built in 1803 it was known as the Government House in the pre-independence days.
The residential portion is divided into four suites. The Prince of Wales Suite in the north-west wing of the first floor is where the President, Vice-President and the Prime Minister of India and head of state of other nations reside when visiting the state of West Bengal.
Important Facts About Raj Bhavan Kolkata :Construction started :1799
Owner :Government of West Bengal
Floor area : 84,000 sq. ft
Number of rooms : 60
Writers' BuildingCenturies ago during the British Raj it formed an epicenter of all political decisions and so is the situation today when it is secretariat building of the Government of West Bengal.
Important Facts About Writers' Building :Construction started :1777
Owner : Government of West Bengal
Architect : Thomas Lyon
Once you are in Kolkata you must take out some time to visit these popular monuments that reminds one of colonial past and also about the richness & diversity of its city life.