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Howrah Bridge

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Address: Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Phone Number: 91 033 2220 5370
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What a unique structure & how well it's used (go on Fri eve). I had always thought it was hyped up but seeing is believing. Not for the faint hearted- so many people!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

What a unique structure & how well it's used (go on Fri eve). I had always thought it was hyped up but seeing is believing. Not for the faint hearted- so many people!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A genuine Heritage to really have a look, i would suggest any on who visits Kolkata should go their...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The heart of Kolkotta and must say it is really keeping Kolkota on the high. Very beautiful, visible just outside the station and is really huge and beautiful. Must drive once through the bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This steel structure was built during early 1940's, it is single span bridge. Main railway terminus for long distance trains from Kolkata to Delhi / Mumbai/ Chennai or Gawhati is located at the Howrah end of this bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One the best place in kolkata this huge bridge which is heritage symbal of indian history, love to walk there in evening with view of river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Howrah bridge is the shaaaan of kolkata. If u r frustrated and want some peace then howrAh bridge is the best place to chillexx The awsomest part is the breeze It can blow u up So beware if u r a lightweight😉😉😉

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Howrah bridge over Hooghly river is the symbol of Kolkata & lively connection between Howrah & rest of Kolkata (Sealdah side). It is the longest Canti-lever bridge in India with a majestic view day & night. Anybody landing at Howrah station has to cross the bridge to reach Sealdah & Eastern Kolkata. Almost a million people cross the bridge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Its an old bridge which connects two ends of Kolkata. It has an un-modernized appeal which makes it look straight from some "Bengali movie". We crossed the bridge twice in yellow cab but due to heavy traffic could not halt over it. If you have time then cross the bridge by foot to enjoy its beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Amazing bridge...!!! worth visit. The view in the night is breathtaking and awesome. we were group of 5 frends visited in jan -2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Travelling by train great to travel to places from Howrah station. very accessible. Not a lot on offer food wise or shops. Notice most Indians carry their own food. There is an ac Lounge room to sit in whilst waiting for trains. Small charge.

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