Places around Kolkata with Architecture

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1/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Belur Math Shrine
10 kms from Kolkata city limits
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Belur Math or Belur Mutt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions around Kolkata. Belur Math, sprawling over forty acres of land on the western bank of the Hooghly river, is a place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world professing different religious faiths.

This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement and has become the hub of a worldwide spiritual movement ...

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2/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Birla Temple
Within Kolkata city limits
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Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple in the city of Kolkata. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir. The construction of the temple began in 1970. It took 26 years to complete the entire structure.

The temple manifests a blend of Dravidian, Rajasthani and Utkala architectureal styles. It is constructed of 2000 tons of pure white marble. The granite idol of presiding deity Lord Venkateswara is about 11ft tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the top. There is a brass flag...

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3/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
12 kms from Kolkata city limits
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Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal.

Built in the traditional 'Nava-ratna' or nine spires style of Bengal architecture, the three-storeyed south-facing temple has nine spires distributed in upper two storeys, and stands on a high platform with a ...

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4/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Marble Palace
16 kms from Kolkata city limits
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Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth-century Calcutta. The mansion is famous for its marble walls and floors, from which its name derives.

The house was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a wealthy Bengali merchant with a passion for collecting works of art. The house continues to be a residence for his descendants, and the current occupants are the family of Raja Rajendra Mullick Bahadur. The house is basically Neoclassical in architectural style, while the plan with its o...

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5/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Netaji Bhawan
Within Kolkata city limits
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Netaji Bhawan or Netaji Bhavan is a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalistic leader Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. The house, built by Bose's father in 1909, is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library. It is a documented museum which shows the struggles faced by Netaji Subhash chandra bose and Azad hind Fauj whilst fighting for India's Independence . Any Indian Would be filled with pride knowing about his story.

The house of Netaji is typically like any Bengali household....

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6/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Parshwanath Temple
Within Kolkata city limits
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Calcutta Jain Temple is a Jain temple at Badridas Temple Street is a major tourist attraction in Kolkata. The temple was built by a Jain named Rai Badridas Bahadoor Mookim in 1867. The Pareshnath Jain temple of Kolkata is one of the most revered and holy shrines of the Jains in Kolkata.

The temple is dedicated to Parshwanath, who was the 23rd Jain Tirthankar and this is one of the most important Jain temples in Kolkata. The place is quite famous and Jains from distant parts of India flock to the Temple precincts all round the year. The temple consists of four temples inside of it. T...

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7/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Princep Ghat
6 kms from Kolkata city limits
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Prinsep Ghat is a ghat built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India. Located between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William, the monument to Prinsep is rich in Greek and Gothic inlays. It was restored by the state's public works department in November 2001 and has since been well-maintained. Located along the banks of the beautiful Hooghly River, the Ghat is surrounded by greenery and overlooked by the Vidyasagar Setu.

Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata. After restoration, it has now tran...

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8/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Shaheed Minar
Within Kolkata city limits
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The Shaheed Minar is a monument in Central Kolkata that was erected in 1828 in memory of Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful defense of Delhi against the Marathas in 1804 and the victory of the East India Company’s armed forces over the Gurkhas in the Anglo-Nepalese War. In August 1969, it was rededicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom movement and hence renamed the "Shahid Minar" which means "martyrs monument" in both Bengali and Hindi, by the then United Front Government in memory of the marty...

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9/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture

The Basilica of the Holy Rosary commonly known as Bandel Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal, situated at around 80 km from the city of Kolkata. Situated in Bandel, Hooghly district of West Bengal, it stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Founded in 1599, it is dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Our Lady of the Rosary. It is one of the most prominent historical churches in West Bengal as well as in India.

On November 25, 1988, Pope John Paul II declared the sanctuary a minor basilica. A historic 500 year old ship's mast stands in ...

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10/10 Places to Visit in Kolkata with Architecture
Victoria Memorial Hall
6 kms from Kolkata city limits
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The Victoria Memorial is a large historic marble building in Kolkata which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The Memorial lies on the Maidan by the bank of the Hooghly River, near Jawaharlal Nehru road.

The architectural design is in the Indo-Saracenic revivalist style. This style uses a mixture of British and Mughal elements as well as Venetian, Egyptian, Deccani and Islamic architectural influences.The Victoria Memorial's architect was William E...

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