Birla Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)

#4 of 56 in Historic Sites in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A grandiose white marble structure in Kolkata's busy neighborhood, Birla Temple offers a sanctuary from the city bustle. An interesting blend of modern design and traditional stone masonry, the temple features indigenous carvings, as well as two main statues of gods dedicated to Krishna and Radha. Built by the industrialist Birla family, its construction started in 1970 and took 26 years to complete. The landmark temple offers a spacious, cool respite, and is well-lit at night and during festival times. Put Birla Temple and other Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions into our Kolkata (Calcutta) online holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Though I stay in Kolkata, it was my first visit to Birla Mandir on the auspicious day of 'Dhanteras' I went around 7:45pm and no other devotees to be seen around. I had the pleasure to be blessed...  more »
  • Birla Mandir, stunning structure which adorns the streets of Kolkata is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. An imposing structure amalgamating traditional architecture with modern...  more »

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