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Anil kumar

Anil kumarratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

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Old Kolkata shaby

Old Kolkata shaby looking. Most backward metro. On last fifteen yrs all over india developed much. But Kolkata no progress. Bad government by left and mamtha. Poor become more poor in Kolkata. Very unfaortunate to have a bad metro in india. All Kolkata people should try to improve Kolkata

Akansha Pandey

Akansha Pandeyratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

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Superb place

I came to Howrah with my father and mother in the semester break of my college. We stayed in the flat of my elder sister who works in TCS. Next day, we booked a taxi and planned to visit the famous places of Howrah. We visited place like Howrah Bridge, Alipore zoo, Victoria Memorial, Dakshineswar, Belurmath and Science City. We enjoyed a lot especially in Science City and Alipore zoo. We ate different types of food like fish chop, Chicken momo, Jeera rice, Chatpata paneer, Bhelpuri, Rosogula and many more items. So, I highly recommend other to visit Howrah.

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Howrah Overview

Howrah is a municipal corporation located in the Howrah District in the state of West Bengal. In fact, it is the headquarters of the Howrah District as well as the Howrah Sadar subdivision of the district.

Situated on the west bank of the Hooghly River, Howrah is the twin city of Kolkata and is connected over the Ganges by four bridges – the Vivekananda Setu, Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge), the Vidyasagar Setu and the Nivedita Setu. Moreover, the Howrah Station also serves as the terminal for both the South Eastern Railway and the Eastern Railway.

Tourists visiting Howrah have a lot of attractions to look out for. A trip to the city would be incomplete without a visit to the Great Indian Banyan Tree at the Indian Botanical Gardens. This banyan tree is famous for having the biggest canopy in the world. The botanical garden is also the oldest in the country and was established in 1786.

Near the Botanical Garden is the technical institute of the Bengal Engineering College. The temple of Madangopaljiu Bagnan at the Mellak village was constructed in the year 1651 and is popular for its unique display of terracotta art. Besides, the city has a big temple of Lord Rama which also hosts a grand fair during the festival time. The Santragachhi Jheel is an equally popular attraction that sees good number of migratory birds in winter.

The village of Gadiara, located at the meeting point of the Rupnarayan, the Damodar and the Hooghly River is popular as a weekend destination. The village also has a lighthouse and Fort Mornington Point which attract tourists. Belur Math is another important destination to visit. It is a monastery devoted to Ramakrishna Order and was founded by the followers of Sri Ramakrishna after he passed away.

Howrah is known for the Howrah Bridge and the Howrah station. The Howrah Bridge, also known as Rabindra Setu, was opened to the public in 1943 and is one of the biggest cantilever truss bridges in the world. The bridge was given the name of Rabindra Setu in 1965 and is presently used by over 400,000 pedestrians and 150,000 vehicles every day.

The Howrah Station was made operational in 1854 and has one of the largest railway platforms in the world. Tourists visiting the station will find the old charm of the colonial era still looming large.

Howrah can be reached easily by air from the Kolkata Airport, by rail from any corner of India and by road from the neighbouring states and most of West Bengal. Transportation within the city is well served by buses and taxis.