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Howrah Bridge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Howrah, West Bengal 700001, India

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About Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal. The bridge is one of four on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.


Attractions Near Howrah Bridge

Howrah Junction Railway station
Howrah Junction Railway station0.44km from Howrah Bridge

This is the oldest station and largest railway complex in India with a maximum number of platforms in the entire railway system of India. It is one of the four intercity railway stations serving the city of Kolkata,

Rail Museum Howrah
Rail Museum Howrah0.98km from Howrah Bridge

Considered as the second rail museum to be constructed after National Rail Museum, Delhi. There is a vivid collection of preserved old and rare steam engines, electric locomotives, tracks, and signals. Tourists visit here to explore the history of Indian Railway.

Marble Palace
Marble Palace1.41km from Howrah Bridge

The Marble Palace in Thakurpukur is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Kolkata, built in Neoclassical style, is very well known for its architecture, and its vast collection of sculptures, furnishings, and paintings. A lot of tourists visits this place everyday.

Jorasanko Thakur Bari
Jorasanko Thakur Bari1.6km from Howrah Bridge

This is the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It is currently located on the Rabindra Bharati University. It is the house in which the poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born and he spends his childhood here. and currently, it serves as the Tagore museum for Kolkata.

College Street
College Street1.85km from Howrah Bridge

This is a 1.5 km long street in the heart of Kolkata stretches from Ganesh Chandra avenue to Mahatma Gandhi road. There are several shops here. This is the main shopping hub of Kolkata and this street is always busy at all times. We will get everything we want from this market.

Shahid Minar
Shahid Minar2.24km from Howrah Bridge

The 48 meters high Shaheed Minar, popularly called the “Monument” is a prominent landmark of Kolkata. Established in the year 1848, it was named Ochtorloney Monument to honor, Sir David Ochterlony who served in the Nepal War .‘Shahid Minar’, which means “Martyr’s Tower” to honor the sacrifice of Indian freedom fighters. .The architecture of Shaheed Minar shows a brilliant blend of Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish styles of designing.

Where is Howrah Bridge

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Howrah is the second-largest city and second smallest district after Kolkata. It is one of the highly urbanized areas of West Bengal. The Howrah city called “Glasgow” of India and "Sheffield of India".

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