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Address: Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Phone Number: 91 033 2220 5370
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I liked the crowde of people and buses going through the bridge in each minute.I had visited this 2 years back and felt visit again.I stayed there looking at the vehicle movement... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I liked the crowde of people and buses going through the bridge in each minute.I had visited this 2 years back and felt visit again.I stayed there looking at the vehicle movement and this time it is more peaceful and disiciplined.trafice police is doing good job

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

First thing that you think of when you hear kolkata is the famous Howrah Bridge. It is damn near majestic in person. The architecture is truly amazing. One of best feats of 19th Century British engineering. It's a sight to behold. At night, lighting effects make it look too beautiful. In morning, before traffic comes, it is heavenly.

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Howrah bridge is the signature icon of the city of Kokata It is a treat to have a look at this wonderful bridge. Howrah bridge is an important link between Howrah railway station and Kolkata. A Cantilever bridge with a suspended span built without nuts and bolts over the river Hoogly. It is too busy and crowded and is better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The bridge is only a short walk from the city centre. Built of steel it is a landmark and imposing site in the area carrying lots of traffic over the river. The best part of going to see the bridge is the fantastic flower market directly below the stat of the bridge. I have never seen so many flowers being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Build by the britishers, you can only feel its existence once you see it with your naked eyes. it's well maintained and over the years it is decorated with different colour light in the evening. must see if anyone visits Calcutta.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Excellent. Very nice view of large ships and buildings lined up in shores of river. Also really impressive Ganges flow.

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Udupi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

During our visit to Kolkata, we passed through the Howrah Bridge a few times - during the sunny day time as well during the evening times! Our experience has been different both times. During the day time one can see the depths and the vast Hoogly River flowing silently beneath it and sometimes you can few large boats passing through.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you visit Kolkata, you simply cannot miss Howrah Bridge (now called Ravindra Setu). If you arrive by train, you will cross this bridge to cross the Hooghly from Howrah to Kolkata. Of course, you could cross by the newer Vidyasagar Setu, but you still cannot miss seeing its magnificent span.You can see Ravindra Setu from a high building from... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Been "through" this a gazillion times but I still marvel it in the same manner I did when I first saw this beauty over two decades ago. Now with the beautiful lighting, it glows in the evening/night sky. Best time to visit is around early evening and DO walk across the bridge. It's always crowded but the soothing breeze over... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was so dirty, so crowded and so noisy. I did not enjoy my time in Kolkata a tall, but Howrah was the worst part. You would be advised to avoid it all costs.

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