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Howrah Bridge

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Address: Jagganath Ghat | 1, Strand Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India
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aWEsOME bridge..

Its a fabulous bridge with an amazing view in kolkata. During night it really looks very beautiful. Architecture of this bridge is Amazing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a fabulous bridge with an amazing view in kolkata. During night it really looks very beautiful. Architecture of this bridge is Amazing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is surely an engineering marvel. Happen to travel over it in the car and then walked back on the pedestrian footpath. Has a view of the river below and the banks and the jetty. Its also lit-up with colored lights on a few occasions.

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South East London
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing bridge and viewable from the river's edge. People walk across this bridge in their hundreds and look like ants scurrying along.

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Rajshahi City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Howrah Bridge is the icon of Kolkata! Just walk over there and feel the mesmerizing feel. There is Cruise also on evening with food. Recommended

Thank Shushom
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built in the 1940's, the Howrah Bridge still continues to be amongst the longest cantilever bridges in the world. Not only does it serve as a connection between Kolkata and Howrah, it is known to be amongst the busiest bridges across the world. If you are in Kolkata for the first time, a glimpse of the bridge is what will... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Vivada offers river cruise in morning afternoon and evening. We took evening 4-7PM cruise from Jetty to Bellur Math and back. It was just fantastic. It offers panaromic view of both the sides of river from the boat, with a guide explaining the history. Snacks / also included.food

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an iconic feature of Calcutta. It's easy to get a taxi over the bridge, or if you have time you could walk over and back. Great way to see the river and the bathing ghats on the edge of the river. It's best to buy a ticket through to the first ferry terminal as from there you get... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I crossed the bridge (better known as Rabindra Setu) while leaving the city, travelling towards Howrah Station. It is at a stone's throw distance from the Howrah Station. I have been seeing it since my childhood trips to my native place and it has still not lost its touch.

Thank ashishdebu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visited Kolkata, then you have to go Howrah Bridge (specially in night 8:00 - 9:00 PM) and nearby market.

Thank anjul b
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Howrah bridge is one of the famous architecture of the British rule in India. It was inaugurated in the year 1943 and has been the major connector for Kolkata with rest of India. It is the 6th largest suspension bridge of the world and do not use nuts & bolts. No-doubt, it is still a wonder architecture carrying thousands of... More 

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