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Howrah Bridge, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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. Arrange your visit to Howrah Bridge and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta) using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is really a landmark which represents Kolkata..just out of Howrah station you get it's grand view..and after crossing numerous taxi lines...bus lines..vendors and gutters you finally reach this b...  more »
  • Howrah Bridge is the icon of Kolkata. The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Kolkata is Howrah Bridge. It used to be the life line of the city until Vidyasagar Setu was built. The b...  more »
  • Superb view gentle breeze.... U may not lik it in say time but its just auperb in early night magnificient bridge... One thing to keep in mind is that photography is not allowed here..  more »
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  • No doubt it's a Great civil work by engineer. A walk over the bridge is awesome except for one thing. People and govt both need to work for the cleaning of this beautiful work.. dustbins is only missing part of the Howrah
  • It's the perfect building of the civil engineer. When you walk on it you can fell that the bridge is moving that can make you afraid. The experience of the walking cannot be explaine with word. Everyone should visit this. Thank you
  • A world class structure, one of the few cantilever bridges left in the world. Take a walk across and feel the super structure while being in it. Its an experience you will never forget.
  • Amazing piece of art. Near to Howrah Railway Station. One of the best architectural structure. Having support just at the endpoints no support in middle. Bus stop is also near which contain buses to all routes.
  • Great place to visit. A memorable ride through it will give you a amazing experience. A great view of city of joy.

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