By train it takes between 13 hours 45 minutes and 16 hours 15 minutes to complete the 881 km journey from Visakhapatnam to Kolkata depending upon which train you take. The train services listed below all depart from Visakhapatnam Railway Station and terminate at Howrah Junction Railway Station in Kolkata City Centre.
Train Times to Kolkata
There are 8 train services from Visakhapatnam to Kolkata which are available to book online, only 5 of which operate every day of the week.
- Fastest Train: The fastest train from Visakhapatnam to Kolkata is the Coromandel Express (Train #12842) departing at 22:10.
- Slowest Train: The slowest train from Visakhapatnam to Kolkata is the East Coast Express (Train #18646) departing at 23:55.
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Location of Visakhapatnam Railway Station
Visakhapatnam Railway Station is 4.2 km by road from Ramakrishna Beach.
Location of Kolkata Railway Station
Howrah Junction Railway Station is 6.3 km by road from the Victoria Memorial.
About Victoria Memorial
Victoria Memorial is a grand building set within 64 acres of gardens to the south of Howrah Junction Railway Station in the city of Kolkata, which was known formerly known as Calcutta. The Victoria Memorial was constructed on the initiative of Lord Curzon, who served as Viceroy (colonial ruler) of India from 1899 to 1905. as a memorial to the British Queen Victoria who died in 1901. Construction of the Victoria Memorial did not commence until 1906 and the building then took 15 years to complete opening to the public in 1921.
The reason it took so long to build the Victoria Memorial was not because of a lack of funding, which came from voluntary donations from both British and Indian donors, or a shortage of labour or effort on the part of those involved, but because the building is very large: its 103 metres long, 69 metres wide and 56 metres high. Like the Taj Mahal, the major building component was white marble from the town of Makarana in Rajasthan. Transporting the marble 1,638 km from Makrana to the site of the Victoria memorial was a massive achievement in itself. The Victoria Memorial was built in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style which was commonly used for major public buildings across the British Empire, including Merderka Square in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Indo-Saracenic architecture features a blend of Mughal, Moorish and European design features which is indigenous to no country in particular but is reminiscent of many, and deeply symbolic of British aspirations to create an Empire in which many countries were joined together as a single entity. The main features of the Victoria Memorial are its central dome, topped by a 4.6 metres bronze statue of the Angel of Victory, and the 21 galleries inside the building itself, which are still in use today to house exhibitions and paintings.