Howrah Bridge
Howrah Bridge
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  • Ankita152014
    New Delhi, India53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic bridge
    Very beautiful bridge Takes to back in time. One of the main attractions of Kolkata over the Hooghly river. Must take a ferry around to see the bridge And a walk at the bridge is also very cool
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Sonal Agarwal
    Bengaluru, India47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view from the bridge
    I loved walking on the bridge. it's the most beautiful attraction of the city and one must spend sunrise and sunset on the bridge. The most important fact about the bridge is that there is no nut or bolt. Also, enjoy the scenic view from the ferry. The view of yellow taxi is fabulous and it is just WOWWWWW...... Book a ticket for Launch to Howrah Junction for 6 Rupees (one side) and go to the other side of the river by the Bridge and then take a walk back over the bridge to the other side again. It will be a great experience for sure as it combines both the view from river and view while waking down the path. Howrah Bridge is a must visit attraction in Kolkata. Built on the river of the Hooghly, it's not only just the medium of transportation, it's more of a heritage.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best viewed from different angles. Stunning bridge and an iconic symbol of Kolkata.
    Best viewed from different angles. Stunning bridge and an iconic symbol of Kolkata. Old and new. Drive or walk across. We drove across and walked part of it. Also take a boat ride where you can see the bridge in full. Highly recommend. Just to note, apparently if you walk across, you cannot take 'professional camera photographs'. Not sure how true this is.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 January 2024
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman1,774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
81 years old bridge..
The Howrah Bridge is a balanced steel bridge over the Hooghly River , linking the cities of Howrah and Kolkata.
Written 20 February 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
Howrah bridge is one of Kolkata’s oldest & most famous landmarks. While passing by it & seeing the traffic around, couldn’t help wondering how it has stood the test of time!
Written 5 February 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Best viewed from different angles. Stunning bridge and an iconic symbol of Kolkata. Old and new. Drive or walk across. We drove across and walked part of it. Also take a boat ride where you can see the bridge in full. Highly recommend. Just to note, apparently if you walk across, you cannot take 'professional camera photographs'. Not sure how true this is.
Written 13 January 2024
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
One of the must visit sights of Kolkata. It's an iconic structure from a past age. Apparently it's one of the busiest cantilever bridges in the world and it certainly looks it as you watch the usual Indian chaos travelling over it. We visited after going to the nearby flower market - this bridge connect the railway station to the market and the rest of Kolkata.
There are signs saying that you're not allowed to take photos on the bridge. Occasionally the local police issue fines to anyone doing that.
Written 20 December 2023
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Sonal Agarwal
Bengaluru, India47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I loved walking on the bridge. it's the most beautiful attraction of the city and one must spend sunrise and sunset on the bridge. The most important fact about the bridge is that there is no nut or bolt. Also, enjoy the scenic view from the ferry. The view of yellow taxi is fabulous and it is just WOWWWWW......
Book a ticket for Launch to Howrah Junction for 6 Rupees (one side) and go to the other side of the river by the Bridge and then take a walk back over the bridge to the other side again. It will be a great experience for sure as it combines both the view from river and view while waking down the path.
Howrah Bridge is a must visit attraction in Kolkata. Built on the river of the Hooghly, it's not only just the medium of transportation, it's more of a heritage.
Written 9 November 2023
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Vikas Singh
Ghaziabad, India4,061 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Howrah Bridge is currently ranked the sixth-longest bridge of the balanced cantilever bridge type in the world. When commissioned in 1943, it was the 3rd-longest cantilever bridge in the world.
Written 19 October 2023
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Ankita152014
New Delhi, India53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Very beautiful bridge
Takes to back in time. One of the main attractions of Kolkata over the Hooghly river. Must take a ferry around to see the bridge
And a walk at the bridge is also very cool
Written 18 October 2023
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Elijah J
Spain4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The Howrah Bridge is an iconic landmark of Kolkata and a must-see attraction for visitors to the city. The bridge's unique design and historic significance make it a fascinating sight to behold. The view of the Hooghly River from the bridge is breathtaking, especially at sunset. The experience of crossing the bridge on foot or by car is unforgettable, providing a glimpse into the daily life of the bustling city of Kolkata.
Written 1 April 2023
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EasyBob
England256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
What an amazing place to visit. This bridge is always busy, so many people, cars, tuktuks, carts, going to and fro on it. It was such a great feeling walking on it, and experiencing this.
Written 13 March 2023
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Agni1
Munich, Germany213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I just love this bridge. It is worth a visit, without a doubt.
The bridge was commissioned in 1943 and opened for use in 1945. It carries six lanes of traffic and you really hear it. It's a hell of a noise, nice that you don't have to sleep down there. But the sight is overwhelming.
Written 7 February 2023
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