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West Bengal

 

Academy of Fine Arts - Kolkata: 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 - Kolkata: On display are basalt sculptures from Pala and Sena periods with us distinctive blend of Hindu and Buddhist styles, as also sculpted clay panels from temples of the Vishnupur region.

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

Bangiya Sahitya Parishad Chitrasala - Kolkata: 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.

Birla Academy of Art and Culture Museum - Kollata: 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 - Kolkata: Birla Industrial and Technological Museum was established in 1956. It was built by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Crafts Museum - Kolkata: 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 - Kolkata: 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'.

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

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

Howrah Bridge - Kolkata: 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.

Indian Museum - Kolkata: 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.

Jute Museum - Kolkata: 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 - Kolkata: 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.

Nehru Children's Museum - Kolkata: 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 - Kolkata: 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.

South Park Street Cemetery - Kolkata: 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 - Kolkata: 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.

Vidyasagar Setu - Kolkata: 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.