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Victoria Memorial

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Built to commemorate Queen Victoria´s 1901 diamond jubilee, it is a India´s greatest building, but the arquitecture is totally colonial although it is built in white marble.
Inside, you can visit some galleries about the history of the city and outside you can enjoy walking along the garden with the beautiful sunset from there.
There are the north, south and east doors.
Admission grounds 4Rs, interior 150Rs
Open from 10:00 to 17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday.

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Kalighat

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Kalighat is one of the main holiest spot of the city. Built in1809, but the place is many centuries older and propably the inspiration for the name of the city. The built is colorful paint and many pilgrims arrive there every day. "Donation" around 50Rs is obligatory if you want to see the Kali image.
Surronding the alleys are full of market stalls. Right next door is the Mother Teresa's home for the dying. Near are some canal with interesting ghats.
Open from 5:00 to 14:00 & 16:00 to 22:00

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Three things to do when in Calcutta as I like to call it:

1. Go shopping- make the most of the street markets and don't forget to bargain.
2. Eat street food- Pau Bhaji, Jhal Moori some items that are absolutely delish. But remember if you can't take the heat, maybe ask them to make it less spicy.
3. Watch a Bollywood film- when in India! An absolute must do.

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Maidan

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The Maidan is a large green lung in Calcutta, like Central Park in New York.
It is more than 3 km long, but looks abandoned, it is highly recommended, especially on Sunday stroll through the park and see how Indian families enjoy their day off free.
Inside the area, is the Fort William, and old fort built in 1758.
Today it is used by the army and it is forbidden to visit.

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Indian Museum

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Already flamboyant, this old colonial palace is the largest museum in the city. Inside you can see pieces from Hindu bronze to the contemporary period.
Don´t miss the life-size reproduction of the Barnhut Gateway, 2nd century BC.
Admission fee: 150Rs, camera 50Rs
Open from 10:00 to 16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday

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