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Shahid Minar

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

Man-made Structures- Other
Monument

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.

Location of Shahid Minar