Indian Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting
27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016, India
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About Indian Museum
Also known as Imperial Museum at Calcutta It is the ninth oldest museum of the world, the oldest museum in India and the second largest museum in India. has rare collections of antiques, armor and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata.
Attractions Near Indian Museum
Park Street is a major access route in Kolkata which begins at Chowringhee Road or JL Nehru road and stretches till Park Circus crossing. Being a major hangout spot in the city, it has many pubs and restaurants. Several important routes intersect or originate from Park Street.
Trams were the lifeline of the city for a very long time before the advent of modern-day technology that brought about metros. The museum was inaugurated in 2014 and also goes by the name of ‘Smarnika’ which means remembrance. The museum truly pays homage to trams and to the memories of thousands of people who traveled every day in trams and still do.
The 48 meters high Shaheed Minar, popularly called the “Monument” is a prominent landmark of Kolkata. Established in the year 1848, it was named Ochtorloney Monument to honor, Sir David Ochterlony who served in the Nepal War .‘Shahid Minar’, which means “Martyr’s Tower” to honor the sacrifice of Indian freedom fighters. .The architecture of Shaheed Minar shows a brilliant blend of Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish styles of designing.
Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata established in 1864. It is also called as the Mecca of Indian Cricket. Home venue of the Bengal cricket team and the Kolkata Knight Riders. The stadium currently has a capacity of 66,000.
This is an iconic structure whose architecture is based on the famous Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. It is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest in the world. It has an electronics laboratory, Astronomy gallery and observatory and so more.
One of the earliest cemeteries not connected to a church. Opened in 1767 and used actively until the 1830s, the eight-acre necropolis is enclosed by a high brick wall that protects the eclectic mix of tombs, cenotaphs, and mausoleums. It is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.