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National Library of India

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Why locals love it

India's largest library by volume - the National Library is a place worth visiting. Built in the campus of Belvedere, which is spread in 30 acres of land, this library has an extensive collection of over 2.2 million books.

Why you should visit it

A treasure trove of knowledge, National Library is surrounded by subtropical trees, flower plants and verdant lawns from all sides. The grand white structure of the building that flaunts an impressive façade, with tall pillars, arches and green doors, is an attraction in itself. The interiors boast of Corinthian pillars, Roman beams etc.

Special tip

Opening and Closing Time
9 am to 08 pm (Monday – Friday)
9:30 am to 6 pm (Saturdays, Sundays and other holidays)

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Asia's oldest running library must watch place
July 13, 2019
Good collection of books started by the Brtishers
December 8, 2018
  • National Library of India

    Belvedere Road, Block A, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027
  • Mo-Fr: 09:00-20:00
    Sa-Su: 10:00-18:00

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