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Howrah Bridge

Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
91 033 2220 5370
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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you are moving on the bridge and that too when there is lot of traffic its a complete "No..No.." Yes having a glimpse from jetty/ferry could be a good idea.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Certainly a great spectacular bridge to see. Since there aren't too many of this kind in India, this is indeed a must watch if you are in Kolkata

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had only seen the howrah bridge in movies or heard about it but i finally got the chance to travel on it and see it. I was awed by the construction of the bridge and was mesmarised throughout my ride. It looked even more beautiful at night.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I am thankful to our corporation for maintaining it so well. When ever I cross the bridge I become nostalgic. after coming out from the Howrah station when we see the Howrah Bridge we feel at home.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The iconic landmark of Kolkata. A cantilever bridge built over the Hoogly river connecting the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata. Numerous films (English/Bengali/Hindi) have been shot on this famous bridge which has no nuts and bolts.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One of the oldest relics of Kolkatta but it looks brand new when you drive on the same. I am sure they must have beefed up the bridge. The beauty of the bridge is seen when you take a boat ride on the river Hoogly

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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