Calcutta - Howrah and Victoria Memorial Hall

It was my first visit to Kolkata (also known as Calcutta). Having heard a lot about it and its contribution to Science I was thinking to visit this place at least once. The first thing I noticed coming out of Howrah railway station is Howrah Bridge connecting Howrah and Calcutta.

Howrah Bridge connecting Kolkata and Howrah


Also went for a ferry ride from Howrah to Calcutta - Babughat. It was a nice trip seeing the side by buildings. Visited nearby market but being Sunday most of the shops were closed except street vendors.

By afternoon went to explore Victoria Memorial Hall built in memory of Queen Victoria. One can witness the huge collection of things belonging to Historic times. Also, the information about all the Vice Roys’ ruled India for almost two hundred years can be found there.

Victoria Memorial

Procession depicted in Bronze

Victoria Memorial

Interior of Victoria Memorial Hall

outside view from Victoria Memorial Hall

Without much time to explore anything returned back with Rasgulla, special milk made sweet of West Bengal. 


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