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St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral of the Church of North India - a united Church which is part of the Anglican Communion - in Kolkata. Built between 1839 and 1847, St Paul's Cathedral is one of India's most important Churches. It's east of the Victoria Memorial at the South end of the Maidan. Inside there's some interesting memorials and stained glass, including the west window by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. The building was initiated by Bishop Daniel Wilson in 1839 and was completed in 1847, in Gothic Revival style with stained glass windows and two frescoes in Florentine Renaissance style. The Bishop's House across the street is also architecturally notable. St. Paul's was consecrated in 1874.

The building was initiated by Bishop Daniel Wilson in 1839 and was completed in 1847, in Gothic Revival style with stained glass windows and two frescoes in Florentine Renaissance style. The Bishop's House across the street is also architecturally notable. St. Paul’s was consecrated in 1874.

Birla Planetarium
Birla planetarium of Kolkata is one of the largest Museums in Asia. It came into existence in the year 1962 and the credit for establishing this wonderful centre of science, communication environment goes to Birla Education Trust. It is situated at the Eastern metropolitan bypass of Kolkata.

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BIRLA PLANETARIUM

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By Road : From St. Paul Cathedral via Cathedral Rd it will take nearly 9 minute (700 m) to reach at Birla Planetarium.

Shaheed Minar
Shaheed Minar, situated near Esplanade on the Kolkata Maidan, was initially known as Ochterloney Monument. It was named after its founder, Sir David Ochterlony. This magnificent monument was established in the year 1848 so as to mark the founder's victory in the Nepal War (1814-1816). Its foundation is based on the Egyptian style, whereas the main Shaheed Minar in Calcutta and its dome follow Syrian and Turkish designs respectively. It was in 1969 that the Ochterloney Monument got the name 'Shaheed Minar'. It was renamed in the honor of those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country. Presently, the political parties convene meetings over here. Various rallies and seminars also take place behind the Shaheed Minar of Kolkata, India. The tradition of holding political meetings began in 1931when Rabindranath Tagore presided over a convocation meeting held over there.

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SHAHEED MINAR

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By Road : There are two ways to reach at Shaheed Minar From St. Paul's Cathedral via Chowringhee Rd/Jawaharlal Nehru Rd will take nearabout 14 min (3.5 km), but another Fastest route via Kolkata-Diamond Harbour Rd will also take same time to reach at the Minar.

Public Buses can be hiered also from Rabindra Sadan/Nandan Cinema in regular interval of approx 8 to 10 minutes.

Victoria Memorial

The Victoria Memorial was built to commemorate the peak of the British Empire in India. The Victoria Memorial, conceived by Lord Curzon, represents the architectural climax of Kolkata city. Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy specified its classical style but the actual plan of Victoria Memorial was laid down by the well-known architect, Sir William Emerson.

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VICTORIA MEMORIAL

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Howrah is the nearest major Railway station. Rabindra Sadan is nearest Metro Railway station. Exide More is nearest bus stop to reach this place. Many buses are available from several part of Kolkata to reach this place.

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

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1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
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