Howrah Bridge, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Linking Howrah and Kolkata across the Hooghly River, Howrah Bridge spans 705 m (2,312 ft), making it one of the longest cantilever bridges in the world. Completed in 1943, the busy bridge, a Kolkata landmark, was featured in countless Indian movies. An architectural marvel, it was constructed without the use of nuts and bolts. Drive or walk across the bridge, enjoying the views of the city skyline and the flowing river below. Make Howrah Bridge a centerpiece of your Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary app .
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  • Good place with a nice view of river. You can experience both peace and rush of the city here, peacefulness of river and busy life of the city. Good place to visit in the evening on a windy day. This ...  more »
  • Well the bridge vibrates but it offers a view of the flower market which is impressive... don't be afraid of crowds...
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  • Howrah bridge is one among the oldest brigades in India and its known for its single beam structure. One can take a fairy ride from here to travel to different ghats and the best time is evening and it's very cheap also. Railway station and even bus stand also is few steps away from here means an easy access to diff parts of city and County
  • Excellent bridge to look and photograph. Best time to visit is around sundown or after that. The bridge looks excellent after its lit up with lights and vehicles moving along! Beautiful!
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