Victoria Memorial Hall the Wonderful Historical Architecture
History of Victoria Memorial Hall
Victoria memorial hall founded in the memory of Rani Victoria. The foundation stone of the memorial was laid in 1906 by the Prince of Wales, Fifth journey king. After the queen victoria’s death first carjon barron proposed for a memorial. Therefore, lord carjon proposed to build a museum and a garden with the queen’s memorial. Anyhow, the construction process starts in 4th january in 1906. And it took almost 15 years to complete the whole construction. And finally , on the year of 1921 , Victoria oped for the general people.
This iconic structure was built during the British Empire, when the capital of India shifted from Kolkata to Delhi. The total cost of the construction of the memorial was one crore and five lakh indian rupees. However, indian princesses and british government London bear the major part of this cost .Willam Emerson, then the president of Royal institute of British architects, designed the primary layout of victoria memorial hall. The design of this memorial reflects the art and culture of indo saracenic
The famous Victoria Hall is situated in Queens’ way at Kolkata in West Bengal, India. On the opposite of Victoria, the Maidan ground is situated. The Jawaharlal Nehru Road is one of another landmark for Victoria. If you want to visit that place, then at first you should reach Kolkata. There are a lot of ways to reach Kolkata from anywhere in the world, Airways, waterways, rail, road everything is connected to Kolkata). From Kolkata, you easily reach your destiny Victoria Memorial Hall. The nearest metro station is Maidan. From Maidan, you can easily reach Victoriya memorial via St. Pauls cathedral and Birla Taramondal.
Inside of the Victoria Memorial Hall
There are two visiting parts on the Victoria memorial campus. Those are the Victoria Memorial Garden and Gallery or Museum. The Garden is situated surrounding Victoria Memorial . The garden increases the beauty of Victoria as well as creates a wonderful natural atmosphere in Kolkata. Four ponds were build-up surrounding the Victoria Palace. The length of the garden surround of the Victoria is almost 64 acres. Twenty-one Gardeners are engaged in maintaining the Garden. The most attractive part, the museum is situated inside the Victoria. A lot of ancient things are preserved there.
What makes the place unique?
The Gallery or museum, which attracts people most.The collection inside the Museum are western painting, Indian painting, contents of the ancient war, manuscripts, rare photographs, etc. Those things have carried the history of a thousand years. Among those, oil painting, Royal dress, Swords, coin etc are stored there. Rear Indian photographs are kept in this museum for exhibition.The great artist Abanindranath Tagore’s painting is also kept here for the exhibition. At the core of the dome, a statue of the angel Victoria (4.6 m) was established. In front of the dome, a beautiful motherhood statue is situated.Indo-Saracenic revivalist Architectural style is noticable all over the memorial.overall as a visiting spot or adventurous tour, The Victoria Memorial hall would be going to a perfect place
Entry fee of Victoriya Memorial:
To types of tickets issued by Victoriya authority. Once for the garden and second for the museum is Victoriya. There is no time limit to spend time inside the ground. The garden of Victoriya spends over 57-acre land. let’s talk about the fee structure.
- For Indian citizen, Musuam fee is 30 INR ( including Garden and museum)
- The entry fee for foreigner is 500 INR ( including Garden and museum)
- The foreign citizen from SAARC countries has to pay 100 INR per head by the basis of Orginal identification basis.
- Only the garden fees are 20 INR. Authority offers an annual ticket for the garden in Rs. 1000/ ( for senior citizen ) and Rs. 2000/ for normal.
- Ticket counter closes before half an hour of Gallery closer.
Timeing sheadule for Gallery ( museun)
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am – 06: 00 Pm
- Saturday Sunday : 10:00 am – 08: 00 Pm
- The gallery closed on Monday and other National holidays.
- The Ground open every day in the week from 05:30 Am – 06:00 Pm