Howrah Bridge And Other Monuments


12 m

STD Code


Best Season

Oct - Mar




Bengali & Hindi


Howrah Travel Guide

The ancient city which traces back to 500 years old reign of Bengal rulers is now an important transportation hub and is considered as the gateway to Kolkata and West Bengal.

The city which is filled with fun and colors has been considered very important in the tourists list of the state and especially for its Howrah Bridge which is worldwide famous. The charming town’s name name comes from the Bengali word, Haor which indicates the fluvial swamps. The city occupies around 1500 square kilometres area of the state and is very popular among visitors and tourists for these 4 places found here.

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best tourists places in Howrah

  • The Howrah Bridge
  • The Belur Math
  • The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden
  • The Rail Museum

The Howrah Bridge

Well the first in the list is the iconic bridge having the same name of the city. The remarkable construction of the massive bridge along the Hooghly River is listed to be one of the longest cantilever bridges in the globe. This bridge connects Howrah and Kolkata and allows you to take an awe-striking ferry ride especially during the nights when the entire bridge just glows up. Howrah Bridge is the sixth-longest bridge which spread around 1500 ft over the Hooghly River. There is total 8 lances as the bridge is 71 ft wide and it stands strong with the support of rivets..

The Belur Math

The religious place is located on the banks of Hooghly river and is one of the most attractive locations in the city. The temple is a symbol of unity for all the religions and was built by Swami Vivekananda. There is a huge museum present here and the architecture of the temple indeed blends with nearby surrounding scenic beauty very well.

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

The stupendous garden is also known as the Royal Botanical Garden of Kolkata and has wide range of plants and trees. Around 1400 plant species are present in the beautiful place and they are well-maintained. The fresh atmosphere here and filled greenery with so many varieties of plants will make your day for sure. Also, the garden gets visited by many botanists or the students studying in the same field as it provides a detailed information of several rarely found plant species.

The Rail Museum

The second rail museum constructed in India is this one located in Howrah which is famous for its unique collection. From oldest steam engines to electric locomotives and much more, there have been some highly cherished engines and trains, tracks present here which describes the evolution of the rail industry in our country. There is also a renowned toy train located here which is very fun to ride and tourists can also check out the handmade replicas of several trains which used to once ride on the tracks of Kolkata. It is a great place to explore the history of the region and to know much about Howrah and Kolkata.