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Howrah Bridge-Lifeline of Kolkata

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Howrah Bridge is the iconic symbol of Kolkata city and West Bengal. The world famous Howrah Bridge renamed as Rabindra Setu is built over the Hooghly River and connects the cities of Kolkata and Howrah. The Howrah Bridge facts state that a daily traffic of around 100,000 vehicles and 150,000 pedestrians travels through the bridge making it the world's busiest cantilever bridge.

The Howrah Bridge of Kolkata is the world's sixth longest cantilever bridge. The bridge is a complete riveted structure with no nuts and bolts. One of the most celebrated landmarks of Kolkata, the Howrah bridge is also a great tourist attraction of Kolkata and the state. Tourists generally start their Kolkata tourism from the Howrah bridge only. Clicking pictures on this bridge from different angles is something that every tourist wants. You can also enjoy some shopping on the various street shops near the bridge. A number of movies have been filmed on the Howrah bridge. The Howrah Bridge movies connect contains a long list of great Bollywood movies.

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Location:
Kolkata
West Bengal, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
0.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
22.5853000°N, 88.3469000°E
Distance from Kolkata city center to Howrah Bridge
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Read traveller's reviews about Howrah Bridge..

Overall Rating:4.5

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  '5' out of 5
"Most inpotend to tha rabendro shathu "
  '5' out of 5
"You can't visit Kolkata and not visit Howrah Bridge. Its like the Eden Garden of bridges. Best use is to cross the bridge (it shakes a little which is fun) on foot then take ferry at the end terminal for Dakshineshwar & Belur Math. The bridge is not connected to a Metro line so you either depend on bus/cab or ferries. Don't be late. It does not light up at night."
  '4' out of 5
"taking walk over this bridge at night makes feel awesome...the bridge vibrates because of the load of vehicles ..in the beginning u may feel quite fearful but later you enjoy it..the river has special sense in this feeling....many vendors use to sell vegetables and other small things ...it's not a very clean area but very important in aspects of transport"
  '4' out of 5
"A fine specimen of engineering. You will be amazed to see this bridge spanning across the Hoogly river. It is a "must see" place for anyone who will ever come to Kolkata. The construction is one of its kind."
  '5' out of 5
"An engineering marvel connecting Kolkata and Howrah from british-era. Its an enormous hanging bridge. Its a place of many bolly-tolly movie shootings."

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