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Howrah Bridge

Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The Howrah bridge was built as a part of colonial Kolkata, connecting Kolkata and Howrah. Kolkata's major commercial hub Burra bazar can be reached through this on one side and the Howrah station on the other side. Just stand on the bridge and experience the beauty of Ganga through the different phases of the day. Hawkers selling multitude of items,... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I hired about Howrah bridge when I was child. When reach here I wanted to take some Pictures I did not know that Prohibited to take Pictures here so Police took my camera I did not take Pictures of Howrah but Police ask me money but I refused to give him so they delete all my Important Pictures...so sad and... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It was like a journey down the memory lane!! We got to cross this historic symbol more than three times during our stay and each time it was a distinct experience and fresh feeling. The same can not be said of the new bridge, though.

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Hong Kong
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is an excellent structure although the bridge is not too long. It is interesting to see pedestrians walking on both sides of the bridge. At one end of the bridge is the Howrah Railway Station which is known to be one of the busiest in the country. The Station is also an ancient building but well maintained from outside.... More

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What do you say about a bridge which was and is the lifeline of the city connecting the busy Howrah station to it? Its an icon for the city and deserves a walk down at least.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Every time I visit Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge reminds me the sweetness of old Kolkata culture, the old classical movie "Howrah Bridge". Each time I find it fascinating me towards it, that I will never like to miss. I wish my old age should pass near Howrah Bridge.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The name "Howrah Bridge" is sparkling because it is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. The Howrah Bridge, is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

good one nice view of the city from the bridge... old legacy which is following though its congested to go the bridge

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Keeping it's date of construction in mind it is an engineering marvel that captures the minds of the architect and artist in you. Must visit if you are in Calcutta

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calcutta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

kolkata and howrah bridge go hand in hand... both are known by each other's name.. a must visit by every traveller.

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