Another relic of the British Raj in India, the Victoria Memorial is located in the heart of Kolkata, in West Bengal. This white marbled opulent structure was built in memory of Queen Victoria to celebrate her 25 years of rule over India and is almost a replica of the Victoria Memorial in London. Victoria Memorial is an iconic structure that is synonymous with the city of joy!
The memorial is surrounded by a lush green and well-maintained garden, which spreads over 64 acres and has numerous statues and sculptures in it. A sixteen-foot tall bronze statue of victory at the top of the memorial, serves to heighten the overall appeal and grandeur of the entire complex. The Sound and Light shows that take place in the evening are an added delight, and a must watch.
Day 2: Part 1: Driving tour of London and then guided tour of the Tower of London
1. Buckingham Palace
2. Queen Victoria Memorial
3. Prince Albert Memorial
4 and 5. Westminster Abbey
6. Tower of London Ravens
7. Bloody Tower at Tower of London
8. White Tower at Tower of London
10. Entrance to see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London