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Home>>East India>>West Bengal>>Historical Places of West Bengal

Historical Places of West Bengal

Academy of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts travel, Academy of Fine Arts tourism, Academy of Fine Arts Historical Place Academy of Fine Arts

Established in 1933. Collections include contemporary Indian Art including specimens of art of medieval Bengal and Indian textiles, Kashmir shawls, medieval Indian miniature paintings, 19th century prints and some stone sculptures.

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art

On display are basalt sculptures from Pala and Sena periods with us distinctive blend of Hindu and and buddhist styles, as also sculpted clay panels from temples of the Vishnupur region.

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Asiatic Society is the first modern museum in Asia founded by Sir William Jones in 1784 under the patronage of Governor Warren Hastings.

Bangiya Sahita Parishad Chitrasala

Bangiya Sahita Parishad Chitrasala was established 1910. Collections include valuable mediaeval stone and metal sculptures, manuscripts, letters of famous Bengali author, art and archaeology objects depicting the past and culture of Bengal.

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Birla Academy of Art and Culture Museum, Birla Academy of Art and Culture Museum travel, Birla Academy of Art and Culture Birla Academy of Art and Culture Museum

Birla Academy of Art and Culture Museum was established in 1966. Collections include paintings of the mediaeval era as well as modern art and a few archaeological specimens.

Birla Industrial And Technological Museum

Birla Industrial and Technological Museum was established in 1956. It was built by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

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Crafts Museum was recognized in 1950. (Formerly of the Indian Institute of Art in Industry). Collections include rural arts and crafts of diverse regions of India including ivories, metal objects and textiles from West Bengal

Ethnographic Museum

Established in 1955, by the Cultural Research Institute, Govt. of West Bengal. Objects on view contain hunting-tools and equipment, fishing gears, dresses and ornaments, utensils, furniture, spinning and weaving aids and also objects about to art, religion and 'magic'.

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Situated near the river Hoogly, this is one of the biggest parks in India. It covers an area of 3 sq km. On the west of the Maidan is Fort William.

Government Industrial and Commercial Museum

Government Industrial and Commercial Museum was recognized in 1939. Collections include handicrafts, cottage and small-scale industry products of West Bengal.

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Gurusaday Museum is located 15 km. from the BBD Bagh on Diamond Harbor Road.

Howrah Bridge

It is considered to be an engineering marvel, which took six years to construct in the 1940s. Over 2,590 metric tonnes of high tensile steel make up this unique cantilever bridge that joins the main Railway Station (for Calcutta) and the industrial city of Howrah with the city of Calcutta.

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Indian Museum, Indian Museum travel, Indian Museum tourism, Indian Museum Historical Place, travel to Indian Museum Indian Museum

One of the oldest museums in Asia, the Indian Museum was founded in 1814. You'll need an entire day, or more, to fully enjoy the fossils, coins, stones, Gandhara art, meteors and much more that go to make up this museum.

Industrial Safety Health and Welfare Museum

This Museum is run by the Regional Labor Institute, Ministry of Labor and Employment, Govt. of India.

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Jute Museum, Jute Museum travel, Jute Museum tourism, Jute Museum Historical Place, travel to Jute Museum Monument Jute Museum

A Departmental Museum under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research displays various facets of the jute and allied fabrics, charts showing chemical properties

Marble Palace

Located on MG Road, you can check out this palace for its opulence. This palace was the home of a rich Bengali landlord in the 1800s.

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Nehru Children's Museum, Nehru Children's Museum travel, Nehru Children's Museum tourism, Nehru Children's Museum Nehru Children's Museum

 It's a great entertaining place for the children, named after the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It's located at Jawaharlal Nehru Road (formerly Chowringhee Road).

Netaji Museum

Netaji Museum was established 1961. Collections kept in the family house of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose include private effects, photographs, letters of Netaji and other documents.

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South Park Street Cemetery, South Park Street Cemetery travel, South Park Street Cemetery tourism, South Park Street South Park Street Cemetery

This cemetery is located at the Park Street. It was built in 1767 to accommodate the large number of the British people who died for their country.

Victoria Memorial

This is a memorial dedicated to Queen Victoria, built between 1906-21. The architectural blend of this monument is interesting. Mughal domes in tandem with Sarcenic and Renaissance styles.

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Vidyasagar Setu, Vidyasagar Setu travel, Vidyasagar Setu tourism, Vidyasagar Setu Historical Place, travel to Vidyasagar Vidyasagar Setu

Vidyasagar Setu is a current day engineering marvel and is the biggest cable stayed bridge in Asia. Near the Race Course, It is the imposing and ultra-modern Second Hoogly Bridge.


More Historical Places in West-bengal  

>> Academy Of Fine Arts

>> Ashutosh Museum Of Indian Art

>> Asiatic Society

>> Bangiya Sahita Parishad ...

>> Birla Academy Of Art And ...

>> Birla Industrial And ...

>> Crafts Museum

>> Ethnographic Museum

>> Fort William

>> Government Industrial And ...

>> Gurusaday Museum

>> Howrah Bridge

>> Indian Museum

>> Industrial Safety Health And ...

>> Jute Museum

>> Marble Palace

>> Nehru Childrens Museum

>> Netaji Museum

>> South Park Street Cemetery

>> Victoria Memorial

>> Vidyasagar Setu


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