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The Howrah Bridge is a suspension type balanced cantilever bridge that spans the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it links the city of Howrah to its twin city, Kolkata (Calcutta). On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra [...]
The Shaheed Minar(Martyrs’ Monument), formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument is a monument in Kolkata that was erected in 1825 by Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful defense of Delhi against the Marathas in 1804 and the [...]
The Victoria Memorial, officially the Victoria Memorial Hall, was built in the memory of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom. Lord Curzon had planned for the Victoria Memorial Hall. King George V, then the Prince of Wales, laid the foundation stone on [...]
The Belvedere Estate consists of Belvedere House and the 30 acre (120,000 m²) grounds surrounding it, in which the National Library of India is housed. It is located near the Alipore Zoological Gardens, in Calcutta. Belvedere House was the former Viceregal Palace for the Viceroy of [...]
The National Library was opened to the public on 1st February, 1953, inaugurated by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. But it has its roots way back in time during the early days of Kolkata, in the first [...]