Shaheed Minar

Shaheed Minar – Cloud Kissing Monument

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Shaheed Minar in the evening sky.

Before starting the blog about Shaheed Minar – Cloud Kissing Monument, first make it a point what the word SHAHEED signifies …Shaheed, both Bengali and Hindi term, means the soldier or revolutionist who really love their mother land, can sacrifice their life with a smile on their face, that soldiers are honored as Shaheed…Shaheed for country..

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ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL – Asia’s First Episcopal Church.

“The Church is designed to nourish the imperfect, the struggling and the exhausted….”

While visiting the “Island of Attractions” in Kolkata, a 201 feet tall spire will definitely catch your glimpse.  After visiting Birla planetarium,Rabindra Sadan, Nandan,Victoria Memorial , don’t forget to visit Kolkata’s another most important cultural heritage that is St. Paul’s Cathedral- Asia’s First Episcopal Church. The Cathedral is just beside Birla Planetarium. It is visible from Rabindra Sadan and Victoria Memorial.

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ST. PAULS CATHEDRAL Church – Kolkata, West Bengal, India

St.Paul’s Cathedral Church, constructed in between the year 1839 – 1847 by Major W. N. Forbes and C.K. Robinson and founded by Daniel Wilson in the year 1847.

 

It was the first Episcopal Church in Asia and the largest Cathedral in Kolkata. It is an Anglican Cathedral in Kolkata under Church Of North India.

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National Library

National Library – Welcome to the Book World

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The National Library of India.

Are you a bookworm and you are very fond of reading books then National library is the perfect place for you to enhance your knowledge.  This Library on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume and India’s library of public record. At the latest count, it has a collection of over 2200,000 books, Over 86,000 maps and Over 3,200 manuscripts. This Library also covers an area of 30 acre. The reading room can accommodate over 550 people

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M.P. Birla Planetarium

M.P. Birla Planetarium – Exploring TaraMandal

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Aerial view of Birla Planetarium- Kolkata

At first when you take a glimpse of M.P. Birla Planetarium, it appears like a Buddhist Stupa for its dome shape architectural structure. Columns have been allocated across the circumference of the place. But don’t be misguided. It is the famous Birla Planetarium of Kolkata, the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. In Kolkata, M.P. Birla Planetarium profoundly known as “TaraMandal” which means “Galaxy of Stars and Planets”.

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Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat – Walking around Ganges

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The Palladian porch of Prinsep Ghat

Hey…Reader…still now you didn’t visit Prinsep Ghat? Waiting for what.
If you are in Kolkata Just pack some little needful ingredients. Don’t forget to carry a camera for clicking and make your day a perfect refreshing one along with your family or loved ones or group of friends. Not only that, it’s a perfect place for adding some awesome photographs in front of monuments and river Ganges, in your sweet album and also for sharing with your social friends who can also enjoy the place by seeing the photographs and videos.

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