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National Library of India, Kolkata

This is the largest library in India by volume and India’s library of public record. It has a huge collection of over 2.2 million books. If that’s not enough, the library is situated in a scenic part of the bustling city of Kolkata, on a 30 acre green, lush plot. The building housing the library was once the official residence of the Lt. Governor of Bengal. (Image attribution: By Biswarup Ganguly [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons)

10 biggest, oldest and beautiful libraries you'll find in India

For all the bibliophiles out there, here’s something that will perhaps excite you. Some of the most beautiful pieces of literature can be found in right here in our country, in the best national libraries of India.

Even if technology takes over the books (in the form of tablets and kindles), nothing can take away the charm of reading a paperback book or even the romance of being in a library surrounded by books.

So take a look at 10 must-visit libraries in India that house some really amazing collection of books.