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Address: Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Phone Number: 91 033 2220 5370
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Had a great view from the Ferry

The bridge is fascinating. We got on the ferry from babughat (kolkata) and went across the river to Hawra Station Ferry Terminal. A great way to see the bridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The bridge is fascinating. We got on the ferry from babughat (kolkata) and went across the river to Hawra Station Ferry Terminal. A great way to see the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Howrah Bridge is the first cantilever bridge in India and one of the best engineering marvel of India. A mind-blowing sight with only pillars at the two ends and none in between in the river. Fresh air and the sweet smell of Ganges can be felt here. Overall a great piece of engineering gifted to Kolkatta. If you are in... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Why go to Paris for Eifel Tower when we have our own towering majesty right here in Kolkata. A unique heritage made of steel and part of daily life of Kolkata people. Its unique like London bridge. Its a beauty in steel but yes its not been hyped as in London or Paris, but that doesn't undermine this architectural masterpiece.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Built by the Britishers howrah bridge is one of the iconic bridges of India. The view of the ganges with the sun setting beside is one of the best experience for a tourist.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Howrah bridge in Kolkata is an engineering marvel. I wonder the brain and technology behind it. It is an experience in itself to walk through it with magnificent Ganges flowing beneath and to travel on it with Ganges view. It is wonderful to say in one word

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I travel over River Ganges everyday on my way to IIEST,Shibpur through this 2nd Hooghly Bridge.Also called Vidyasagar Setu the bridge was the first PPP project in Bengal and was the largest in Asia & 3rd largest in World during its commissioning.But technology has beaten us and now it may be ranked within top twenty bridges in the world.The first... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great example of British Marvel hv stood d test of time and continues to do so. Really nice feel when u travel by boat underneath it in d evening. Calmness and tranquility will seize u.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

At any part of the day whenever you glance at Howrah bridge it looks magnificent. one must take a boat/steamer ride to see it from down too.

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Bokaro, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is ever going marvel of engeeriing feat.Kolkotta visit is not complete without passing underneath f this bridge by boat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We crossed and recrossed the Howrah because it was such a fascinating walk. Many, many, many people and vehicles to observe. Big bonus is the Flower Market across the river from the Train Station which is worth a visit.

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