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Howrah Bridge

Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Howrah bridge is among the few monumental structures of kolkata which it in known for. It was built was Britishers and was the first link between the twin city kolkata and howrah. This bridge does not have any underwater pillars nor its on cable. It's connected by huge steel structures with nuts and bolts. A must see if you are... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We went by Tram to Howrah bridge. After getting down, you have to walk a little bit. A very good experience to see the Engineering marvellous. If you visit in the evening, you can also see Ganga Aartahi from the bridge. Overall very good experience.

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pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

when you are in Kolkatta you can't miss this monument.It looks like a huge mechano. Kolkatta & Howrah bridge are nonseparable. It's overpowering.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

An engineering marvel which has endured over the years . Having endured the load of people and transport vehicles of all types the bridge is a testimonial to time and history of the city . it is a vital link to the Howrah Railway station and on has to plan for slow moving traffic on the approach road as well... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

nice, big bridge from Calcutta...with old charm :)) U can get good views from the bridge What else to say about the bridge????

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wiltshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

what more can i say. it takes you very efficiently i might add, from one side of the river to the other.

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Prague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visiting Howrah bridge was one of the highlights of my Calcutta visit. I made my driver cross there and back. Impressive piece of engineering

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Duliajan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Its indeed a great pleasure to cross the Howrah Bridge. This time it was different as it was Puja time and there was no rush. We enjoyed the beauty of the river and the bridge with a few vehicles plying around.

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Pokhara, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Really. Why wouldn't you want to add yourself to the hordes of people crossing the Howrah Bridge every day? It's a cultural experience! A way to mingle with the locals and see the city from an impressive vantage. Not to mention that you get to look down at the flower market from one end... Also, you can get manhandled by... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Howrah Bridge is the first landmark that one sees when lands in Kolkata, while traveling by railways.The structure is humongous and beautiful to look at but a major turn off is --- its an over crowded place. Also,would love to see the surroundings more clean but one must visit this bridge for its "Engineering Marvel".

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