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Shahid Minar - Things to Know Before Visiting

Unnamed Road, Maidan, Maidan, Esplanade, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069, India

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About Shahid Minar

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.


Attractions Near Shahid Minar

Smaranika Tram Museum
Smaranika Tram Museum0.02km from Shahid Minar

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.

Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens0.7km from Shahid Minar

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.

Indian Museum
Indian Museum0.82km from Shahid Minar

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.

Park Street
Park Street1.2km from Shahid Minar

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.

Rail Museum Howrah
Rail Museum Howrah1.8km from Shahid Minar

Considered as the second rail museum to be constructed after National Rail Museum, Delhi. There is a vivid collection of preserved old and rare steam engines, electric locomotives, tracks, and signals. Tourists visit here to explore the history of Indian Railway.

Fort William, India
Fort William, India1.9km from Shahid Minar

The mighty edifice Fort William is situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River in the city of Kolkata which is spread over 70 acres. This is an example of ancient British architecture. Now it serves as a famous tourist spot in Kolkata and a lot of tourists visit this place every day to explore the wonders of the fort.

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