With reference to the rich history of India, the national library of India was earlier home to the governor general of East India Company, Warren Hastings. Apart from books, this library holds a huge collection of rare manuscripts, journals, periodicals, etc. If you are an avid reader book lover, then this is your paradise. A place that provides unimaginable and a storehouse of knowledge for its readers.
The architecture of this library boasts of roman beams. The green window set on the backdrop of the white colored building is a class apart. Spread on thirty acres of land, this place holds natural beauty in its truest form. Not only this, the interiors of the library hold the British heritage and its culture.
The library is approximately 4 kilometers away from Esplanede. Hence, if you get off at Esplanede metro station, you can take a local taxi to reach the library. If you are coming from Howrah station which is approx. 10kms and from the Airport it is 20kms, booking a private cab or taking a taxi will be more time effective and hassle free. Buses are available too.
National Library Kolkata open at 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM