West Bengal is rich when we talk about the cultural traditions. The state is worth to describe the variety of diverse cultures and hence culmination of such varied cultures has ever grown by giving birth to an inimitable Bengali culture. The culture of the state lies in manifested literary heritage, cuisines, cinema of Satyajit Ray, Rabindrasangeet and various myriad facets. The heart of the state is Kolkata, which is founded long back around hi400 yrs. The Kolkata is commonly known as “City of Wonders” is mentioned many times in Ain-E-Akbari, that is truly an encyclopedic which is compiled by the Prime Minister Abul Fazl of Emperor Akbar. You will observe very few historical monuments in West Bengal, but they are truly worth to describe.
Though there is a huge contribution done by Britishers in structuring those monuments, but later our revolutionaries successfully spread hand by creating a remarkable history. Few of the monuments has helped in developmental purposes, few are associated with monumental stature and few with Indian Freedom Struggle. Some of the prominent monuments in West Bengal are Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Raj Bhawan, BBD Bagh, Buxa Fort, Kurumbers, Shaheed Minar and Fort William.
Howrah is a pictogram of West Bengal’s modernization. Victoral Memorial is exceptional and excellent crafted legacy during the British Era. It also featured with the royal statue of Queen Victoria which is made with Bronze. Raj Bhawan is another piece of art built in 1800, a exceptional example of Gothic Architecture. Saheed Minar is called as the “Monument of Martyrs”, as exceptional Egyptian Minaret styles which is almost 158 feets. This was built by the Britishers as commemorate to celebrate their winning battle against Nepalese Army in the year 1814. Let’s take a brief overview on the prominent Forts and Palaces that includes Buxa Fort, Kurumbera and Fort William.