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. Make Howrah Bridge a centerpiece of your Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary app.
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  • Howrah Bridge also known as Rabindra setu is a cantilever bridge that connects the twin city of Kolkata and Howrah. Commisssioned in 1943 the bridge is an important landmark of Kolkata.  more »
  • A bridge without any stand is worth visiting.You can get a amazing view from AC waiting hall present at howrah railway station.  more »
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  • Howrah bridge is one among the oldest brigades in India and its known for its single beam structure. One can take a fairy ride from here to travel to different ghats and the best time is evening and it's very cheap also. Railway station and even bus stand also is few steps away from here means an easy access to diff parts of city and County
  • Excellent bridge to look and photograph. Best time to visit is around sundown or after that. The bridge looks excellent after its lit up with lights and vehicles moving along! Beautiful!

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