Top 8 attractions to explore in Howrah
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".
Attractions in Howrah
Also known as Indian Botanical garden and it exhibits a wide variety of rare plants and a total collection of over 12,000 specimens spread over 109 hectares and it is under the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
This temple is one of the architectural wonders of India that represents the idea of Universal Faith founded by Swami Vivekananda. This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement. The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist art motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
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.
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,
Nivedita Bridge is an extradosed bridge over Hooghly River connecting Howrah with Kolkata. The bridge is named after Sister Nivedita, the social worker-disciple of Swami Vivekananda. The bridge is designed to carry 48,000 vehicles per day. Another wonder of West Bengal.
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.
This is the house of Bengali novelist, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay located in the banks of the Rupnarayan river. it now serves as a museum which comprises the works of him and the things he used and all. The house is very old and we can study the architecture of ancient Bengali houses from here.
Map of attractions in Howrah