Victoria Memorial – The white beauty of Kolkata

Speak of the white marbles, there aren’t many structures in the world that are beautifully designed and stand for its grandeur. After Taj Mahal, I guess Victoria Memorial is the only building built with white marble that is standing true to its age and still is an awe inspiring beauty.

Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India, proposed to build it in the memory of Queen Victoria, then empress of India. He once said, “Let us, therefore, have a building, stately, spacious, monumental and grand, to which every newcomer in Calcutta will turn, to which all the resident population, European and Native, will flock, where all classes will learn the lessons of history, and see revived before their eyes the marvels of the past.”

Queen Victoria statue under the central dome.

With a number of art galleries and a grand museum, The Victoria Memorial is a must visit to have a glimpse of how India was in the British Raj.

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