5 years ago24 views
The sheer size, massive architecture and priceless collection of this historic library, built in 1836, would simply overwhelm you, and would take ages to explore! The library is justifiably located in Kolkata – the cultural and intellectual capital of India. This building, which used to be the Governor General’s residence during the British Raj period, is house to the largest volume of collection in India (reportedly over 2.2 million books) and India's library of public record. The library is a delight for book readers and scholars alike, and is located just one block away from the Kolkata Zoo and Aquarium.