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Kolkata's Victoria Memorial Hall Garden

This is the Victoria Memorial Hall, the imposing structure in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India. Built by Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India on the occasion of the death of Queen Victoria as a memorial to her in 1901.

The memorial is a fusion of Greek as well as Italian architecture. The centre of attraction here is its museum, with Victoria memorabilia, British Raj paintings and other displays. A notable collection of weapons, sculptors, paintings, maps, coins, stamps, textiles etc. can also be seen. A series of paintings, which illustrate the life of Queen Victoria throws light into the life of the British monarch.