Kolkata is every traveller’s dream, because it evokes images of the bygone regal era amidst a splash of colours. If monochrome is your style, then you also can enjoy the brown hues of the Palaces in Kolkata. This region has an awesome mix of ancient history, sprawling palaces and forts, beautiful lakes, and all of that is brought to life by the warm and welcoming people of Kolkata.
- Victoria Memorial
Another symbol of the British Raj in India, the Victoria Memorial is located in the heart of Kolkata, which was formerly known as Calcutta, in West Bengal, India. This white marbled beauty, which can rightly be called the epitome of grace and elegance, was built in memory of Queen Victoria to celebrate her 25 years of rule over India. Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India, undertook the task of putting up this magnificent monument for people to see and appreciate, and today the Victoria Memorial is counted as one of the best places to visit, not only in Kolkata but the entire country.
The site looks breathtaking and marvellous, especially at night, when it is illuminated. The Son-et-Lumiere shows that take place in the evening are an added delight, and a must watch for all people who choose to visit this place. All in all, the place is a must visit for people to wish to relive the essence of the Victorian era in the modern day world.