8 attractions you should visit in Howrah - With photos & details

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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".

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic GardenShibpur, Howrah, West Bengal 711103, India
Grasslands
Outdoors- Other
Plantations

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.

Belur MathBelur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202, India
Hindu Temples
Notable Architectures

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 BridgeHowrah, West Bengal 700001, India
Bridges
Man-made Structures- Other
Notable Architectures

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.

Howrah Junction Railway station12322, Station Rd, Howrah Railway Station, Howrah, West Bengal 711101, India
Man-made Structures- Other

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 BridgeNivedita Bridge, May Dibas Pally, Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Bridges
Notable Architectures

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.

Rail MuseumRail Museum Toy Train Line, Howrah Railway Station, Howrah, West Bengal 711101, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums

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.

Santragachi LakeSantragachi, Howrah, West Bengal, India
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Bird Sanctuaries

This is a beautiful lake located in the heart of Howrah and is home for several migratory birds. This lake attracts a lot of tourists as well as bird watchers. This calm ans quiet place is a beautiful picnic spot to spend with the family.

Sharatchandra Smriti MandirUnnamed Rd, Debanandapur, Bandel, West Bengal 712123, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums

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.

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