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Howrah Bridge

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Address: Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Phone Number: 91 033 2220 5370
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Old World Charm, An Engineering Marvel

Howrah Bridge has a very old world charm to it. It is an engineering marvel to its true sense. Crossing the Howrah Bridge is a real experience because of the density is such that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Howrah Bridge has a very old world charm to it. It is an engineering marvel to its true sense. Crossing the Howrah Bridge is a real experience because of the density is such that pedestrians must tack at any time through the crowd. Diverse groups of people: porters, employees from the nearby train station, schoolchildren, beggars, merchants, Etc. I suggest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A massive box girder structure towering over the river and nearby area. The true scale cannot be comprehended until one is standing near it. A great feat of engineering and also apparently the busiest bridge in India? Walk across it for great views of the river.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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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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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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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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