Advantages A pretty cheap to visit tourist attraction
Disadvantages Some might feel there's not enough to see in the museum
Victoria Memorial Hall is based in Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) in India and is a tourist attraction which was dedicated to Queen Victoria and inaugurated in 1921. The building and surrounding grounds were built as a tribute to the British Empire although from my knowledge locals in Kolkata who visit tend to just see it as a place to visit for fun rather than as a remembrance to why it was originally erected. I had heard of this attraction many times over the years but never got around to visiting myself until December 2009 and enjoyed my visit so much that I went back again in ...
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HOW CALCUTTA GOT ITS NAME: Kolkata as the city called now was known as Calcutta till 2001 A.D. There are four distinct schools of thought as to how Kolkata got its name. It’s a derivation from Kalikata which again is derived from the Bengali word Kalikshetra meaning “Ground of the Goddess Kali”. There people who say that it is a name derived from the location of its original settlement on the bank of a canal which in Bengali is known as a Khaal. Again there is a school of thought the name matches Bengali word for lime (kali) and burnt shell (kata) as the place was very well known for ...