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About Shaheed Minar

Shaheed Minar Kolkata is a Qutub-Minar-like monument built in a mix of Egyptian, Turkish and Syrian style. Shaheed Minar with a height of 158 feet has an Egyptian base, a pillar of Syrian design and a dome following the Turkish Ottoman design. It was also called Ochterlony Monument and was built in 1848. It was renamed in 1969 and has two balconies from where the view is spectacular and breathtaking. However, prior permission is required to ascend to the top of Shaheed Minar which commemorates those brave men who laid down their lives in the freedom struggle. Some of the hotels near Shaheed Minar within a 1 km range are Oyo Hotel Victoria Inn, Swissotel, and the Kenilworth Hotel. Among the worthwhile places to stay near Shaheed Minar Kolkata are Takdah Heritage Colonial Bhavan, Band B, and The Kolkata Homestay. The best time to visit Kolkata is during the months of November to February when the weather is cool and pleasant. If interested in other tourist places, do not miss the Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art, Academy of Fine Arts, and Church of Christ the King close by.

Historical Context: Iconic Landmark in kolkata. Established in the year 1848.
Pro Tip: One needs to climb 218 steps to reach the tower, so be sure to wear comfortable footwear while visiting Shaheed Minar.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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