Victoria Memorial is the large marble building which was built between 1906-1921 for the memory of Queen Victoria to celebrate her 25 years of rule over India. Actually it is almost a replica of the Victoria Memorial in London. It was conceptualised by George Curzon, viceroy of India. Architecture style is Indo-Saracenic revivalist. It is a landmark in the history of Indian architecture.
Howrah Bridge was built over Hooghly river. Construction time was 1936-1942 and was opened in 1943. Official name is Rabindra Setu. We take the facility of ferry ride as it runs Kolkata & Howrah, from the launch ghat. It carries daily traffic of over 100,000 vehicles.
The beautiful 19th century Marble Palace was built by a rich Bengali merchant, Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835. That was built with a mix of neoclassical style with traditional Bengali elements & additional touches of Chinese style.
Princep ghat is one of the oldest spots in Kolkata. It was built in 1841 during the British Raj along the river bank of Hooghly. There is a railway station which is part of the Kolkata Circular Railway. This railway is mentioned by Eastern Railway. The station code is PPGT. There is a jetty nearby called the MAN-O-WAR jetty which is mainly used by Indian Navy. We found there a beautiful view of Vidyasagar setu which is also known as Second Hooghly bridge.
Indian museum is the largest & oldest museum in India. It was founded in 1814. There are rare collections of antiques, armour & ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies & Mughlai paintings. Here we gain our knowledge about the culture and tradition of our country.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral that operates under the Church of North India. The building construction was started in 1839 and was completed in 1847. It is the largest church in Kolkata & the first Anglican cathedral in Asia. Primarily it was built to accommodate the increasing Christian community in Kolkata.