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About Victoria Memorial

The Victoria Memorial is located in the area near the banks Of Hooghly River, near Jawaharlal Nehru Road. The construction of the building started in 1906 and was completed in 1921. Sir William Emerson had designed the plan of Victoria Memorial. The monument has a fusion of Mughal and British architectural styles. The foundation of the building was laid by Princes of Wales, and the monument was inaugurated in 1921. The building stands upright with a height of 184 feet. The Victoria Memorial is made up of white Makrana marbles. The architecture and the aesthetic appeal are amazing. The Victoria Memorial Hall has many showcases which include paintings from the British Rule and other artifacts. You will find coins, maps, textiles, sculptures, stamps, and old weapons which are preserved in this museum. Fine portraits of the Queen and Prince Albert can be seen in the Royal Gallery. Several other paintings which depict the life of Queen Victoria are also displayed in the Museum. One of the most exquisite articles is the painting made by Russian artists, Vassili Verestchagin. This painting illustrates the arrival of Prince of Wales in Jaipur in 1876. The building looks stunning in the evening when it is lighted.

Historical Context: This monument was constructed to commemorate the peak of British empire in India. It was inaugurated in 1921 and is 184 ft tall.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult: INR 20 Foreign Tourist Adult: INR 200
  • Allowed Camera, Footwear

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