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Victoria Memorial

This astounding marble building is probably the most impressive colonial structure in India. It was built to commemorate Queen Victoria and only completed in 1921, after 20 years of solid work. Inside is a fascinating museum of Indian history, including some wonderful sculptures. The monument is situated on 64 acres of land, which includes lakes, gardens and walking paths.

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Queen's Way, Central Kolkata
Monument: Rs. 150; Sound-and-Light show: Rs. 20
Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by about 40 percent of the population. Urdu is the language common with the Muslim demographic. India has a total of 22 official languages

The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paise (singular paisa). Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorised bureaux de changes. It is impossible to obtain rupees outside India, but no matter what time you arrive in India there will be an exchange office open at the airport. It is illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small denominations. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are not generally available.

Opening Times
Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4:30pm. Sound-and-Light show: 7:15pm (October to February), and 7:45pm (March to June). Closed on Sundays, Mondays and national holidays.
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