Howrah Tourism

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A Good mall at Howrah

A Good mall at Howrah  Video Review
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Forum Rangoli Mall

Susanta Sadhukhan
2nd Jan 18

Best mall of Howrah

Best mall of Howrah  Video Review
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Forum Rangoli Mall

Swakhar Pachal
3rd Jan 18

Must visit place for Birds lovers

Must visit place for Birds lovers  Video Review
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Santragachi Jheel

Amitava Sasmal
12th Jan 17

BELUR MATH

BELUR MATH  Video Review
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Belur Math

Chandra Sadhukhan
25th Dec 17

Aurobindo Mall

Aurobindo Mall  Video Review
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Aurobindo Mall

Chandra Sadhukhan
25th Dec 17

Shiva idol on the bank of river Ganga

Shiva idol on the bank of river Ganga  Video Review
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Seth Bansidhar Jalan Smriti Mandi

Swakhar Pachal
29th Nov 17

Beautiful Rail Museum

Beautiful Rail Museum  Video Review
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Rail Museum

Swakhar Pachal
18th Nov 17

Rail Museum

Rail Museum  Video Review
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Rail Museum

Susanta Sadhukhan
18th Nov 17

Paradise for bird lovers

Paradise for bird lovers  Video Review
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Santragachi Jheel

Amitava Sasmal
12th Jan 17

Kalyaneshwar Temple

Kalyaneshwar Temple  Video Review
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Kalyaneshwar Temple

Susanta Sadhukhan
25th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Howrah

1For a view of its jheel
For a view of its jheel

HolidayIQ Reviewer Swakhar Pachal adds, “The Jheel is just beside the Santragachi railway station and about 14 km from Kolkata. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Santragachi is to take a local train from Howrah station towards Medinipur...The jheel is a normal water body actually, but in winter it becomes a birdwatchers paradise. Annually a lot of migratory birds especially water birds visit the Jheel every winter.”

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2For its majestic bridge and waters
For its majestic bridge and waters

HolidayIQ Reviewer Swakhar Pachal shares, “The Jheel is just beside of Santragachi railway station and near about 14 km from Kolkata. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Santragachi is just take a local train from Howrah station towards Medinipur (Kharagpur local, Medinipur local, Panskura local). Santragachi is just after three stations from Howrah station (nearly 10 km. ) and it costs you only 5 rupees. From Santragachi station you don't require any transport to reach the Jheel , it is just beside the railway station. The Jheel is a normal water body, but in winter it becomes a birdwatchers paradise. Annually a lot of migratory birds visit the Jheel during winter and we has loads of fun here.”

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Reviews (23)

Dharajiya kalpesh

Dharajiya kalpesh3.6/5

1 review

Cool city

Heritage city .. Very good in West Bengal ..
Good fo4 food. Most famous eden gardens ..
Kali ghat is religious place ..
Most fun in science city in Kolkata ..
For children geological gardan is best hangout place ..
Howrah bridge site little bit dirty and Kolkata is very good. Most famous rasgulla.

Anil kumar

Anil kumar3.6/5

2 reviews

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

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.

Photos of Howrah

Santragachi Jheel, Howrah

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Swakhar Pachal

Santragachi Jheel, Howrah
Howrah, West Bengal

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Dharajiya kalpesh

Howrah railway station, Howrah bridge.
The Indian Botanical Garden, Howrah

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Apurba roy

B GARDEN, HOWRAH, WEST BENGAL
Howrah, West Bengal

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Vikram munjam

Howrah, West Bengal

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