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Built over the Hooghly River, Howrah Bridge is the remarkable bridge in the West Bengal and holds a significant international laurel. Formerly, the bridge was named as Pontoon Bridge. Later, it was named as a New Howrah bridge. Now, it is colloquially called as Howrah Bridge. It is one of the most beautiful and eye-catchy attractions of Kolkata. It is situated in Howrah in the metropolitan city of West Bengal. The Bridge is an iconic landmark which is known to almost everyone in the country and beyond. It is suspended over the Hooghly river and view is nothing less than mesmerizing. It is extremely easy to reach to the place since it is in one of the biggest cities of West Bengal

Top Attractions of Howrah Bridge

Sundar Houseboat- You can explore the mystical Sundarbans by cruising through its dense forest networks and backwaters.

Rail Museum- Know the history of Rail transport right from the British Era in India. The museum exhibits vintage railways that were in service.

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Agni Mandir- It is one of the famous sacred sites for Hindus in Kolkata. The fine architecture with beautiful carvings makes it one of the most interesting destinations in India.

Things to Do in Howrah Bridge

Burman Market- Explore the place for not only the classic and traditional attire to the antiques that tell a lot about the history of West Bengal.

Best Time to Visit Howrah Bridge

The magnificent Howrah Bridge is the face of the Kolkata that truly represents the immensity of the city. The spectacle is absolutely breathtaking but you can preferably visit the Howrah Bridge in the evening to space up yourself with utmost serenity.

How to Reach Howrah Bridge?

Air-The city is conveniently connected with major international & domestic airports. The Netaji Subhash Airport (Dum Dum Airport) is 20km away from the city. The ‘to and from’ Kolkata service directly serves the main cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow etc.

Rail-The major two railway stations are  Howrah and Sealdah stations in Kolkata. The railway line is connected to major cities all over the country.

Road- Buses mostly depart from the Esplanades bus stand in Maidan near Chowringhee Road. Also, there are multiple private companies who provide bus service.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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