Places to visit in Kolkata
The Marble Palace is an architectural wonder built by Zamindar Raja Rajendralal Mullick in 1840. Located in the northern part of Kolkata, the Marble Palace still houses some original works of renowned painters like Peter Paul Rubens and Sir Joshua Reynolds.
This resplendent 1835 raja’s mansion is overstuffed with dusty statues of thinkers and dancing girls, much Victoriana, ample Belgian glassware and fine if bedraggled paintings, including supposedly original works by Murillo, Joshua Reynolds and Rubens. Read full review
One of the strangest buildings in Kolkata was the inspiration of Raja Rajendra Mullick Bahadur, a member of Bengal’s landed gentry. Read full review
Up a back street, in what was once known as Black Town, stands a vast mansion — a wonder to behold — sporting a plush Romanesque veneer that incorporates at least 90 different varieties of marble. Read full review
The Marble Palace, one of Kolkata’s (Calcutta) odder landmarks, was constructed in 1835 by a wealthy merchant and art enthusiast by the name of Raja Rajendra Mullick. Read full review
Built by one of the wealthiest merchants in West Bengal in the nineteenth century, the Marble Palace Mansion stands today as one of the best preserved monuments in Kolkata. Characterised by its intricately carved marble pillars, flooring and walls, this place bears a close resemblance the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Read full review